Monday, September 23, 2019

Review: Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder

Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR.”

Or she.

The events of the latest crossover have left the mighty Thor unworthy in Mjolnir’s judgement so the hammer is just sitting on the surface of the moon. Then when frost giants rise out of the ocean’s depth and Thor tries to stop them he gets his arm chopped off by the dark elf Malekith.

Talk about a bad day

Fortunately, there’s a mysterious lady who can wield the hammer as the new Thor.

Thor is a character that I never really gave a damn about in the comic books. After reading this, I do. Not just because there’s a new Goddess of Thunder, but because the old Thor is going through a lot of crap in this one, and that’s a lot more interesting than just the big blonde dude who talks funny and has a stupid helmet like the Thor of my youth.

There’s just a lot of intriguing stuff going in with the mystery of the new Thor, the turmoil of old Thor, and Odin being a real overbearing jerkface ruler on Asgard. There’s also a lot of fun action with new Thor battling frost giants as well as then having to take on old Thor when he shows up thinking that the hammer is still is. Best of all is the new Thor, and I particularly like how her thoughts tell us that she is not an Asgardian even if her speech comes out just as flowery and bombastic as old Thor’s at times.

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