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Thor, Vol. 1 Paperback – August 13, 2008
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Michael Avon Oeming's excellent 'Ragnarok' story arc that concluded "Thor v.2" ended with the twilight of the Gods, where Thor realized that they had been enslaved in cyclical birth and death for years by beings known as Those Who Sit Above In Shadow. Thor broke the cycle, allowing him and his fellow Asgardians to at last rest. It was a brilliant story, and it left a new Thor series to go in virtually any direction it wanted. JMS opts here to advance into a new status quo, making the explicit point that the cycle is now broken, and the Asgardians' future is now completely open for them to decide; to a point, at least. Men, it is argued, decide if the Gods exist, and Thor's old alter ego Donald Blake, somehow now a mystical entity, recalls Thor from the void in order to revive the gods and face the future, which without them is perilous. So Thor returns to Earth, merged with Blake in a relationship that now resembles that of Rick Jones and Captain Marvel (the Marvel one).Read more ›
This book opens with the human Donald Blake, who once hosted Thor's spirit, calling the God of Thunder from the Void of nothingness. The cycle of endless Raganaroks had been broken, but humanity still needs the gods. Thor chooses to be reborn, and he uses his power to rebuild Asgard - in Oklahoma! He then begins searching the world for his people, bound within humans waiting to be awakened. He intended not to awaken certain Asgardians, Loki, Enchantress, et al, but while engaged in battle was forced to awaken everyone at once. Loki is somehow reborn as a woman, and Sif cannot be found. The stage is set. The most exciting part of this book is the clash between Thor and Iron Man, when Thor reveals just how powerful he is - that he had always held back before.Read more ›
This book was fantastic. JMS' story is about Thor trying to pick up the pieces of his life after an absence in the 616 universe. He rebuilds Asgard, looks for old friends, and tries to make sense of what has happened since he's been gone. The best chapter would have to be issue #3, where Thor visits a section of New Orleans, still stricken by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. He realizes that if he were around, he could have stopped the storm and saved countless lives. He also questions why did no other superhero do anything.
Issue #3 is also where Iron Man shows up and wants to talk to Thor. Thor is quite aware that Stark made a Thor clone for his own personal use, and Thor isn't happy with it at all. Without giving too much away, Thor, quite easily, gives Iron Man what must be the most embarrassing defeat he's ever gone through. If you hate Iron Man, you'll love it. Even if you do like Iron Man, like me, you'll love how badass Thor comes off there.
If you never knew just how powerful Thor or his trademark weapon Mjolnir are, this book gives great examples, and you get a real sense of it early on. The god of thunder has to be hands down one of the most powerful characters ever created. I was in awe looking at what this guy could do.
A lot of people have complained that the book is slow placed and needs more action. I do not agree with either statement. It's just fine with it's compelling story telling and exciting action sequences. In fact, it's great. If you've ever thought about reading Thor, this would be a great start.
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I've been on a bit of a ''Thor' kick recently so I decided to read from the JMS/Coipel run through the current run. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bobby Nash
This is a terrific Thor series, only the classic Lee and deservedly venerated Simonson rival it. Terrific, creative "down to earth god"-ly and magical. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hans Sachs
A really cool take on Thor and the other Norse gods. But taken holistically with the rest of JMS' authorial run, it ends kinda flat.Published 8 months ago by Bobby B.
Really, really fun read. Thor comes to life, and the story is compelling. A fun book to reread over and over and over.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thor, Vol.1 was great, it was interesting to read this story about the return of the God of ThunderPublished 10 months ago by Matthew Galvez
This is the best Thor story i ever read!!!! This collection shows the God of Thunder in all his glory, with great graphics and great story!!!! The colors are magic!!!! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Fluminense Rio