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Celebrate Thor: Ragnarok with Three FREE Thor Graphic Novels

Thor: Ragnarok opens in North America today and Amazon is celebrating Thorsday with three free graphic novels featuring Thor from Marvel. No strings at all.

Today, November 2 only, get these three classic Thor adventures FREE on Kindle.

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Vol. 1 is written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Olivier Coipel and collects Thor (2007) #1-6. Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes – but in a world that may not want them back!

Thor: God of Thunder Vol. 1 is written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic collects Thor: God of Thunder #1-5. In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher’s beserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape!

Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson Vol. 3 collects Walt Simonson‘s work from Thor #360-369. 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.

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So what’d folks think of Gotham last night? We talked about it on Graphic Policy Radio, which will be posted tomorrow for folks who missed it.

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CBLDF – 22 Banned and Challenged Comics – 22 Examples of idiocy.

The Beat – The Bendis Board goes bye-bye and so does a slice of comics history – A little bit of history gone.

ICv2 – Bryan Singer to Direct ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – It was said he was going to a while ago, but it’s official now.

Kotaku – Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes: The Kotaku Review – Who’s getting this?


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CBR – Daredevil #8

Talking Comics – Oddly Normal #1

CBR – Thor: God of Thunder #25

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It was new comic day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What did you like?

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Graphic Novel Reporter – Alison Bechdel wins MacArthur “Genius Grant” – Congrats!

Publishers Weekly – Bookscan: Graphic Novels Up 10% In 2014 So Far – This is good news.


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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #32

The Spire – Batgirl: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin: Futures End #1

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Comic Vine – Deadpool Bi-Annual #1

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CBR – Edge of Spider-Verse #2

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Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #4

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #33

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #4

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #25

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

BOOM_Sirens_001_coverBWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

Pick of the Week: George Perez’s Sirens #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The name George Pérez should say it all, but one of comics’ living masters is back with his own original title courtesy of BOOM! As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are?

The Delinquents #2 (Valiant) – The first issue had me laughing the whole time. Just an amazing limited series that brings together Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong and Quantum & Woody.

Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne (Titan Comics) – A stunning new comic adaptation of the classic Elric of Melniboné novels by Michael Moorcock! The ancient island of Melniboné has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for his strength and prolonged life, Elric’s grip on Melniboné is crumbling, as his people slide into decadence. Now his envious cousin Yyrkoon, Prince of Melniboné, plots to overthrow him and claim the Ruby Throne for himself!

Meka (Magnetic Press) – The sci-fi action novel tells the story of two soldiers who pilot giant humanoid war vehicles called “meka” in an interstellar war. When their vehicle is disabled in the opening sequence, they must rely on their wits and each other to survive in the ruined warzone they inadvertently created.

Oddly Normal #1 (Image Comics) – It looks like a new all-ages comic from Image (though could be wrong on the all-ages part).  Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair–a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school!

Stray Bullets: The Killers #7 (Image Comics) – Each issue is fantastic. What happens when when you find out you’ve been living in a prison your whole life and had no idea?

Thor: God of Thunder #25 (Marvel) – It’s an over-sized final issue before the brand new series featuring the brand new female Thor! One chapter in the God of Thunder’s life reaches its end…and another begins.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #33 (IDW Publishing) – IDW has been knocking it out of the park with their Transformers universe that moves the story along, but at the same time feels familiar for long time fans. What’s scarier than Megatron? Try a Megatron that’s a religious fanatic trying to do good.

Trees #5 (Image Comics) – Luca has a plan for Eligia. It is not the plan she thinks it is. She is his knife now. Warren Ellis’ series has been weird and fascinating with each issue.

The Wicked + The Divine #4 (Image Comics) -Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie’s fantastic series continues. The mystery is solved. But does pop-god Lucifer like the answer? The answer is a word that rhymes with “Go”, “Blow” and “Pro.”

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘God of Thunder #25’ Exclusive Variant Cover By Tom Raney For Nashville Comic Con

God of Thunder #25Marvel Comics and Wizard World have revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of God of Thunder #25, drawn by noted artist Tom Raney. VIP attendees at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, September 26-28 at the Music City Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Raney is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of God of Thunder #25 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The exclusive version of God of Thunder #25 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Nashville Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

Raney has drawn for some of the most iconic titles in comics, including Avengers Academy, Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe, X-Men Legacy, Thor, Superman and more. Recently he has been focusing on creator owned work.

Redefining the word “epic,” it’s the god-sized 25th issue of Thor: God Of Thunder featuring an amazing artistic line-up: Young Thor vs. Frost Giants. It’s the untold origin of Malekith the Accursed. King Thor’s granddaughters uncover a startling secret chapter from the history of the Thunder God, and Thor deals with the shocking fall-out from Original Sin.

William Shatner, Lauren Cohan, WWE Superstar Kane, WWE Divas The Bella Twins, Evan Peters, Eliza Dushku, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause and Alan Tudyk are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, September 26-28 at the Music City Center. It is the 12th of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

In addition to Raney, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Ron Garney, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Ortiz, Arthur Suydam, Golden, Horn, and many others.

Preview: Thor: God of Thunder #25 Assembles Epic Artist Lineup For God-Sized Issue!

On a bellow of thunder and the crack of lightning comes the Thunder God, one last time! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at Thor: God of Thunder #25, the oversized final issue from New York Times Bestselling writer Jason Aaron as he assembles a bevy of the industry’s greatest artists for a titanic tale that should not be missed! Witness new stories of the Thor from each era as well as the untold origin of one of the God of Thunder’s greatest foes! Plus, before Thor #1 hits in October, be there when the new Thor makes her thunderous first appearance inside this epic, oversized issue!

First, it’s Young Thor vs. the Frost Giants as Jason Aaron and artist Simon Bisley tell you a tale the brash, youthful God of Thunder as he wields his enchanted battle axe Jarnbjorn against the worst Jotunheim has to offer! Then, Aaron reteams with his artistic collaborator from Scalped, R.M. Guera, to bring you the blood-soaked origins of one of the God of Thunder’s most maniacal villains – Malekith the Accursed! Witness the untold origin of the ruler of the Dark Elves as he cuts a bloody swath across the Ten Realms in his rise to power and prominence!

Finally, as the Thor of today deals with the startling fallout of Original Sin, fast forward to the future as Aaron and blockbuster Thor: God of Thunder artist Esad Ribic bring you a new tale of King Thor and the Girls of Thunder. Deep in the halls of Asgard, Thor’s granddaughters have uncovered a startling secret chapter of Thor’s past. A secret long since buried. Who is the new God of Thunder and why was her existence kept secret?

Be there when one chapter in the God of Thunder’s life reaches its end…and another begins. No fan can afford to miss out on the epic, oversized Thor: God of Thunder #25 when it thunders its way into comic shops and onto digital devices this September!

Written by JASON AARON
Avenger Thor Variant by MILO MANARA (JUL140658)
Young Thor Variant by SIMON BISLEY (JUL140659)
King Thor Variant by RM GUERA (JUL140660)
FOC – 08/25/14, On-Sale – 09/17/14


The Case of Two Manara Covers

Much has been made this week of the Milo Manara variant cover for Marvel‘s Spider-Woman #1. The issue has been covered by numerous comic focused blogs, but has also spilled over into the mainstream media including Time and The Guardian among others.

Many have made the excuse that the depiction of Spider-Woman by Manara matches his erotic style, something he’s known for. This is what he does, and should be expected. But, released today was another variant cover by Manara for Thor: God of Thunder #25.

They’re both below, side by side, and I think comparing the two, one depicting a woman the other a man, sums up the issue.

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Clearly Manara can do more than “erotic” covers, sadly he only chooses to do that when a woman is not involved.  Check out more covers of his below the jump.

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Kotaku – I’d Take This Fan Animation Over Transformers 4 Any Day – Hells yes.


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Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #24

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What did everyone get?

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The Beat – HeroesCon unveils harassment policy – Your move SDCC.

ICv2 – Fox Nabs Rights to ‘Malignant Man’ – Congrats!


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Comic Vine – Wonder Woman #32

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I was up late watching X-Men: Days of Future Past! Expect a review today.

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The Beat – And by the way, DC Entertainment is hiring in publicity, develoment, online, etc etc – Some jobs folks!


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