As Dlw's and others have suggested, to decrease the workload on the servers and avoid burying old topics too quickly, we should compress all the web reviews (IGN, Newsarama etc) in a single topic in each section.
So from now on, we should post all the ones about Thor here only, ok?
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Penciled & Cover by CARY NORD Did Thor snap? After an epic battle against the Frost Giants, the Thunder God is accused of murdering innocent Asgardians. It sounds impossible...except that Balder the Brave is an eyewitness to the carnage. Did the mayhem and stress of war finally push even the greatest of heroes over the edge?
THOR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 3 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by WALTER SIMONSON Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON & SAL BUSCEMA Cover by WALTER SIMONSON It was a time of magic... Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson’s work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This third volume continues the collection of Simonson's epic run. Collecting THOR #360-369.
Written by STAN LEE & GERRY CONWAY Penciled by JACK KIRBY, NEAL ADAMS & JOHN BUSCEMA Cover by JACK KIRBY "The Fall of Asgard!" "The End of Eternity!" "A Time of Evil!" If it's not one thing, it's another — but everyone's favorite thunder god is on top of it all...even when he's inhabiting his evil foster brother's body! Trouble comes from all directions with cosmic clashes against Galactus and the Stranger; demonic doings from Surtur and Mephisto; and Dr. Doom, the Wrecker and Mangog picking up the slack! Plus: giants, trolls, demons, robots and more! Collecting THOR #167-195.
Post by goldenfist on Apr 21, 2009 11:24:24 GMT -5
THOR #603 Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils and Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC The people of Asgard are fractured, as Loki’s scheming plans start to bear poisonous fruit. In Latveria, Balder and his loyal followers have a home at the tender mercies of Victor Von Doom. Out in the wide open world, Thor and his followers in exile roam without a country. As Loki puts the final calculated moves in play...will the spirit of Asgard itself be destroyed? Don't miss the critically acclaimed, fan-favorite, multiple-Eisner-nominated THOR!
Post by goldenfist on May 20, 2009 11:52:43 GMT -5
THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 2 TPB Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL & MARKO DJURDJEVIC Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL In the wake of Ragnarok, and after awakening from the sleep of the gods, Thor has set about restoring Asgard to its former grandeur — making it more majestic, more magnificent than ever. He has revived countless fellow Norse gods, from the brave Balder to the voluminous Volstagg to the treacherous Loki. But what of Odin, the All-Father? Where is the lion of Norse legend, the son of Bor, the one who took a godhood of rambunctious rabble-rousers and made of them a pantheon without peer? Why is he yet to be awakened? The answer is a secret known only by the God of Thunder — a secret buried deep inside a soul filled with the kind of fear and humiliation only a son can feel in the immense shadow of his father. Though, as Loki’s master plan will soon attest, Thor is not the only one with a secret to share. Collecting THOR #7-12; #600
I picked up Thor: Tales of Asgard #2 today ( I somehow missed #1) at the comic shop. The book reprints the old "Tales of Asgard" back-up feature from the early days of Thor. I bought this even though I already have most of the issues these were originally featured in because I want to support Marvel doing more books like this.
The main thing I am curious about though, is what did people think of the art? The stories have been re-colored and of course the paper is glossy, not the old newsprint style the stories originally appeared on. While I am sometimes not crazy about the coloring jobs done on some reprints, I have to say I actually liked what they did here. The Kirby-Colletta art -which I've always liked - looks much more vibrant here. Metallic objects look shiny. Things have depth. The colorist is Matt Milla. I have no idea who he is, but it's nice to look at!
THOR ANNUAL #1 Written by PETER MILLIGAN Pencils by MICO SUAYAN & CLAY MANN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC The mighty Thor has been exiled from Asgard. Without his allies at his side, the wounded and isolated God of Thunder discovers that time does not heal all wounds...especially when it’s the Egyptian pantheon bearing the grudge!! Seth! Grog! The enemies from Thor’s past have returned...and they are howling for revenge, ready to exploit Thor’s misery and finish him off once and for all. Don’t miss this action-packed, Midgard-shattering annual! All this and a reprint of Journey Into Mystery #83 remastered with modern coloring!
Post by goldenfist on Aug 18, 2009 12:47:55 GMT -5
THOR #604 Written by KIERON GILLEN Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN Gatefold VariantCover by OLIVIER COIPEL (see pg. 118 for full cover image) Has Doctor Doom crossed a line...? And what role did Loki play in Doom’s sinister plans? What did Loki know...and when...? Now, as Thor heads to Latveria to settle the score, only one thing can happen: Thor sitting Doom down and having a serious chat about their feelings. By which we mean, STATE-OF-THE-ART SLEDGHAMMER SKY-SCRAPING SUIT-SMASHING SUPERHEROICS! Billy Tan (NEW AVENGERS) draws the action-packed escapades while Kieron Gillen (NEW UNIVERSAL: 1959, DARK REIGN: ARES, Phonogram) starts his six issue run. Hold onto your runestones, True Believers – things get hectic quick!
Post by goldenfist on Aug 19, 2009 22:45:45 GMT -5
Kieron Gillen to take over Thor!
If you guys haven’t had a chance to look at Marvel’s November solicits on the Mothership, one particular listing really caught my eye — the fact that Kieron Gillen will be taking on Thor!
According to solicits, Gillen will be teaming up with Billy Tan to create some “STATE-OF-THE-ART SLEDGHAMMER SKY-SCRAPING SUIT-SMASHING SUPERHEROICS,” with the God of Thunder taking on the monarch of Latveria himself — Doctor Doom!
This is a pretty big coup for the guy, who is hitting three Marvel books (Thor, Dark Reign: Ares, and S.W.O.R.D.) all at once, while still working on Phonogram for Image. Of course, Gillen has a tough act to follow, since he will be assuming the reins of the series after Babylon 5 mastermind J. Michael Straczynski. This isn’t the first time that Gillen has hit Asgard, however — he held Stormbreaker earlier this summer, writing Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter. The run is currently listed as six issues. Stay tuned to the mothership for more info soon.
Post by goldenfist on Sept 22, 2009 13:41:18 GMT -5
THOR #605 Written by KIERON GILLEN Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN The invisible hand of Loki’s sly tricks has made plain the treachery that lay in store...and after the devastating events of THOR: DEFINING MOMENTS GIANT-SIZE and THOR 604, everything comes to a head! The volatile balance of power in Latveria is tipped, and all sides march toward all-out war!
Post by goldenfist on Oct 20, 2009 14:51:37 GMT -5
THOR #606 Written by KIERON GILLEN Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN THE FINAL BATTLE! Dr. Doom has committed barbaric atrocities against the Asgardians living in his realm of Latveria. Now Balder has marshaled his forces, and called upon the counsel of his general, Tyr, the God of War. Even the outcast Thor has rallied to the defense of his people. But what secret weapon has Doom wrought with secrets plundered from Asgard?! And whose side is the duplicitous Loki truly on...?
Post by goldenfist on Oct 20, 2009 15:00:03 GMT -5
THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Has Thor turned his back on Asgard? Has Asgard turned its back on Thor?! After a series of monumental and cataclysmic events, the God of Thunder’s life has changed completely! What unexpected way do his true friends figure out to help him? And what could possibly be the next step in the devious Loki’s sinister schemes and machinations? Then, in Thor: Giant Size Finale, all bets are off as the curtain falls – will friendly faces and a new, long-lost ally make all the difference for Thor? What are Loki’s treacherous plans for the Asgardians in their new home of Latveria...and does the scheming Dr. Doom have an agenda of Doom’s own? Collecting THOR #601-603 and THOR: GIANT SIZE FINALE.
Post by goldenfist on Nov 17, 2009 13:55:37 GMT -5
THOR #607 Written by KIERON GILLEN Penciled by BILLY TAN Cover by MICO SUAYAN Special Variant by TBA SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! Asgard lies under SIEGE! As the evil eye of Norman Osborn falls on Asgard, what happens to neighboring Broxton, Oklahoma? What unexpected enemies will be drawn to the scene like carrion to a carcass? And what unlikely heroes will rise to the town’s defense? The Asgardians face the battle of their lives...and the showdown that’s coming may end their new life on Earth as quickly as it began! Kieron Gillen and Billy Tan kick off their second spectacular arc!
Post by goldenfist on Nov 27, 2009 12:56:30 GMT -5
Thor#604 Preview Thor vs Dr.Doom
Written by KIERON GILLEN Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN Gatefold Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL Has Doctor Doom crossed a line…? And what role did Loki play in Doom’s sinister plans? What did Loki know…and when…? Now, as Thor heads to Latveria to settle the score, only one thing can happen: Thor sitting Doom down and having a serious chat about their feelings. By which we mean, STATE-OF-THE-ART SLEDGHAMMER SKY-SCRAPING SUIT-SMASHING SUPERHEROICS! Billy Tan (NEW AVENGERS) draws the action-packed escapades while Kieron Gillen (NEW UNIVERSAL: 1959, DARK REIGN: ARES, Phonogram) starts his six issue run. Hold onto your runestones, True Believers – things get hectic quick!
The invisible hand of Loki's sly tricks has made plain the treachery that lay in store…and after the devastating events of THOR: DEFINING MOMENTS GIANT-SIZE and THOR 604, everything comes to a head! The volatile balance of power in Latveria is tipped, and all sides march toward all-out war!
Post by goldenfist on Dec 22, 2009 13:55:55 GMT -5
THOR #608 Written by KIERON GILLEN Penciled by BILLY TAN Cover by MICO SUAYAN SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! War has often come to Asgard before...but never like this! As the Shining City suffers the most brutal earthly attacks in its history, Thor and his allies fight to stay alive and save what they can! Might be a lost cause...The critically acclaimed breakout THOR run by Kieron Gillen (DARK AVENGERS: ARES) and Billy Tan (NEW AVENGERS) barrels on strong and takes turns you won’t want to miss!
Post by goldenfist on Feb 15, 2010 16:06:42 GMT -5
THOR #610 Written by KIERON GILLEN Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover by MICO SUAYAN Heroic Age Variant by TBA THOR vs. THOR! Standalone issue! You’ve heard the word of mouth about Kieron Gillen’s critically acclaimed run on THOR...now he teams with the legendary Doug Braithwaite (THOR: GOD-SIZED SPECIAL) to bring you the God of Thunder’s fight of the decade! The Siege of Asgard has devastated the Shining City, and the Norse heroes have suffered tremendous losses...but the worst is yet to come! Taking advantage of the chaos, the insane clone of Thor called RAGNAROK comes to Asgard to kill Thor and all his kind! Will Ragnarok be the end of what little was able to survive the Siege?!
Post by goldenfist on Feb 16, 2010 13:42:36 GMT -5
THOR: LATVERIAN PROMETHEUS TPB Written by KIERON GILLEN, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, STAN LEE & CHRIS GIARRUSSO Penciled by BILLY TAN, RYAN STEGMAN, DAVID AJA & CHRIS GIARRUSSO Cover by BILLY TAN Dr. Doom has committed barbaric atrocities against the Asgardians living in his realm of Latveria. Now Balder has marshaled his forces, and called upon the counsel of his general, Tyr, the God of War. Even the outcast Thor has rallied to the defense of his people. But what secret weapon has Doom wrought with secrets plundered from Asgard?! And whose side is the duplicitous Loki truly on? Also, finally restored to her own body, Sif sets out with Beta Ray Bill to fight her way back to true warrior's glory! Plus, a story by Stan Lee in celebration of THOR #600! Collecting THOR #604-606, SIF #1 and material from THOR #600.
Post by goldenfist on Mar 22, 2010 23:03:24 GMT -5
THOR #611 Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
All new creative team! The perfect jumping-on point! A bold new era for THOR begins under writer Matt Fraction and artist Pasqual Ferry!
In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor's home isn't just a beacon... it's a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds -- including Earth! -- when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?
Post by goldenfist on Mar 23, 2010 13:50:20 GMT -5
THOR BY DAN JURGENS & JOHN ROMITA JR. VOL. 3 TPB Written by DAN JURGENS, KURT BUSIEK, ROGER STERN, HOWARD MACKIE & JOE CASEY Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., MIKE MCKONE, LEE WEEKS, TOM GRUMMETT & TERRY SHOEMAKER Cover by SEAN CHEN The writer who remade Thor for the 21st century continues the buildup in the "Eighth Day" event! Asgard's in shambles, Odin's not who he seems, and Enrakt the Enchanter has been following the thunder god far more closely than suspected! Thor also faces earthly foes in the Absorbing Man, Titania and the unstoppable Juggernaut...who GETS stopped by seven similar superhumans who want him as one of the new gods on the block! Plus: subplots galore! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Iron Man and Professor X! Collecting THOR #14-17, IRON MAN #21-22, PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #11, and JUGGERNAUT: THE EIGHTH DAY.
Post by goldenfist on Apr 20, 2010 13:23:19 GMT -5
THOR #612 Written by KIERON GILLEN Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover by MICO SUAYAN Thor goes to Hell! In the aftermath of SIEGE, heavy metal horror and adventure! Fan-favorite writer Kieron Gillen continues his bestselling and critically acclaimed THOR run, reteamed with Doug Braithwaite. A lingering menace created by fiendish Loki as an afterthought returns to wreak havoc on the Asgardians! Can Thor and his unlikely allies defeat this devastating force of destruction?! Or in their weakened state after the battles of Siege, will this new, ancient enemy prove too strong?