(W) Robert Rodi (A/CA) Mike Choi
The God of Thunder faces the fury of living planets! When terrible storms threaten to tear our world apart, Thor traces the cause to Ego, the Living Planet – out of his orbit and rocketing across the solar system on an unstoppable quest to rescue his long-lost brother, held captive by the cosmic entity the Collector. But there will be no happy reunion at the end of his journey – for when Ego and Alter-Ego meet, only one can survive…and Earth surely will be destroyed. Only Thor has power enough to avert the pending apocalypse – but to do so, he’ll have to rely on the help of a wind goddess with questionable motives…and a stormy history with the God of Thunder. Collecting ASTONISHING THOR #1-5. 120 PGS./Rated T+
(W) Robert Rodi (A/CA) Esad Ribic
There are two sides to every story. You’ve heard Thor’s — now it’s time to hear Loki’s. Odin’s least favorite son rewrites Asgardian lore from his perspective, featuring the breathtaking painted artwork of Esad Ribic (WOLVERINE). In this story, Loki’s insatiable lust for power, his conflicted sentiments toward Sif, his antipathy toward Balder, and the deep-seated feelings of longing and resentment toward his older brother, Thor, and uncaring father, Odin, will take on new meaning. And if that’s not enough, just stare at the lush painted art by Ribic – you won’t be disappointed! This collection comes packed with extras including the original series pitch, cover sketches, character studies and more! Collecting LOKI #1-4, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85, THOR #12 and material from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #112. 152 PGS./Parental Advisory
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
Odinson’s desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson’s redemption – but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxious to get their hands on it as well. Can The Odinson reclaim his honor, or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? The quest for the hammer begins here. Rated T+
(W) Robert Rodi (A/CA) Simone Bianchi
Beginning an epic adventure showcasing the God of Thunder as you’ve never seen him before! The vassals of Asgard are in armed revolt… Odin is missing… Balder is dead… and the entire continent is battered by a years-long winter. How can Thor put the empire back together, especially with his mighty hammer Mjolnir mysteriously denied him? Collecting THOR: FOR ASGARD #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory
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(W) Karl Bollers (A) Randy Green, Carlo Pagulayan (CA) Greg Horn
Learn the secret of how the X-Men’s diamond-sculpted?seductress became the formidable woman she is today. Witness the first time her mutant powers manifested, her difficulties at home and in school, and her early first love that explains how she blossomed from an innocent teenager into the wealthy, ruthless, feared and desired White Queen who has fought alongside and against the X-Men! Collecting EMMA FROST #1-18.