A comiXologist Recommends:
Kate Kasenow recommends Thor #1

I will be the first to admit that Thor has never been one of my faves. That isn’t to say I didn’t like him, just that he’d never done anything to show up on my radar. Then came Thor: The Mighty Avenger, from Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee (chrissamnee), and I was intrigued. Shortly after, the Thor movie debuted, with all its wit and charm. The final straw however, was the release of Thor: God of Thunder, written by Jason Aaron with lead artist Esad Ribic. This series literally combined the past, present, and future of Thor to expose not only a powerfully endearing god, but also the struggle of a hero to be worthy. It’s a truly compelling series that you should definitely read and it’s the series that’s lead me here today…to tell you about the old Thor and the new.

Written once more by the incredible Jason Aaron and illustrated by the shining talents of Russell Dauterman (russelldauterman) and colored by the continuously brilliant Matt Wilson, Thor #1 starts out not at the beginning but at the end of the Odinson’s tale. Having been mysteriously deemed unworthy by his enchanted hammer, he is distraught and rushes headlong into a situation he probably shouldn’t. Old enemies are stirring and war is afoot in Midgard and the Thor we knew has lost his way. But, as the unknown figure in the last pages of the comic says, “There must always be a Thor.”

So at last we come to it. Our new Thor may still be a mystery, but it’s obvious that she’s ready to take over for the Odinson while he rediscovers what it means to be worthy.

There’s been much controversy surrounding the shift from the male Odinson to a female Thor, but what really matters is knowing will always be at least one deity ready to hit frost giants in the face with a hammer at the drop of a prayer.

[Read Thor #1 on comiXology]

Kate Kasenow is a comics artist from Indiana currently living in Manhattan. She works at ComiXology  as a Lead Digital Editor and spends most of her spare time re-reading J. R. R. Tolkien.

It was a time of great change. A time when heroes fell. And worlds burned. A time of war and sacrifice. Of upheaval. Of cosmic decay. A time when even the greatest of all the gods…

         …was laid low.

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