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IF you have a friend who has watched and enjoyed Thor Ragnarok and wants an accessible and fun set of stories about Lord of Thunder, you might not choose the current Marvel series. An unworthy, one-armed Odinson and a years long war of the realms does not make a series new-reader friendly. You could try the original Journey into Mystery stories, but they are a bit exhausting to read. The Simonson run will be prominently displayed in all good bookstores, but that's also a long story to commit to.

And if you don't have a friend who enjoyed Thor Ragnarok, you should get one.



The only answer must be Thor The Mighty Avenger by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee. It was released to little fanfare in 2013, but it's bloody brilliant. It has more of the humour of the original Thor film, but comes with a huge amount of heart.

It covers Thor's banishment from to Midgard, where is alone and a bit confused. Each issue is a standalone adventure with different guest stars. Towards the end of its run it starts to build a multi-issue story arc, but that is where it was cancelled and not completed.

What has Thor the Mighty Avenger got to offer you?  )

Thor The Mighty Avenger - The story of finding your place in a lonely and strange world and the friends you make along the way.
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Knock Knock
Who's there?
Heimdall
Heimdall who? )

Post-Ragnarok, and post Thor #700, I've been on a mission to re-read Jason Aaron's Thor. Last night I got up to the end of God of Thunder, with the God Butcher/God Bomb storyline and the start of Malekith the Accursed's* war of realms and the beginning of Roxxon's pillaging of the ten realms' natural resources. That still leaves me with all of Thor, Thors, Mighty Thor and Unworthy Thor to read.

I found at the end of God of Thunder #25 a preview of the future of the series, as Thor became Unworthy (in Original Sin. Should I bother with Original Sin?)
A chilling vision of the future, from 2014 )

*Malekith the Accursed? Malekith the fucking prick, more like.
**Did Rip Hunter's Blackboard in 52 originate this?
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The fun part of this book was that I originally had developed some of the pitch as a mini-series around Crusher. Just around the time I was getting ready to pitch it to Marvel, editor Wil Moss came to me and said that since I have a background in science fiction and fantasy he was thinking about me for “Black Bolt.” I said, “It’s funny, because I have this back pocket pitch that I was going to send you.”

Then when we bounced these things off of each other they just immediately meshed. That’s where this story came from. So Crusher predates Black Bolt as far as Marvel characters I’ve wanted to write about. He’s a hero to me, even if he’s a villain.
-Saladin Ahmed

Images behind the cut. )
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This week Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor came out. If you like Jason Aaron's Thor run (which stretches back to November 2012*) then Jason Aaron's enerations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor is another issue of Jason Aaron's Thor. I enjoyed it immensely.

Unfortunately, the labelling makes it slightly confusing as to who actually appears.

While there is no doubt as to who is the Mighty Thor, the Unworthy Thor isn't who might first come to mind. A better term might be the Pre-Worthy Thor who has not yet proved himself worthy of wielding a Mjolnir, rather than the Post-Worthy Thor with the Uru arm, who lost Mjolnir and took up Jarnbjorn because Nick Fury whispered to him on the moon.

Generations is a decent self-contained story (but with a shoe-horned in epilogue that does nothing for me) about why a Thor needs Midgard and what it means to be a God and when Thor first met Thor )
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About a month ago, I really wanted to post a scene from Uncanny Avengers where Thor and Wasp had to face Sentry ressurected as a horseman of death. Sadly, four pages have already been posted and the scene was way too long, so I scrapped it. However, after I was reminded of Fallen Son, I decided to post the last two pages of it anyway to feel better.
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