Thor, Volume 1 by Jason Aaron

Thor, Volume 1

Who is the Goddess of Thunder?The secrets of Original Sin have laid low one of Marvel's greatest heroes. The God of Thunder is unworthy, and Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, a new hand will grasp the hammer--and a mysterious woman will take up the mantle of the mighty Thor! Her identity is secret to even Odin, but she may be Earth's only hope against the Frost Giants. Get ready for a Thor like you...


Details Thor, Volume 1

TitleThor, Volume 1
ISBN9780785192381
Author
Release DateMay 26th, 2015
PublisherMarvel
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics
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Reviews Thor, Volume 1

  • Anne
    2015-02-27
    I've been waiting quite a while to get my hands on all 5 of these issues, and Marvel Unlimited finally came through for me!Most of this story was worth the wait! Loved the new chick, loved the politics on Asgard, loved Maaal...Maleket...the badass dark elf's part in everything, and loved how Thor reacted for the most part.So, Thor lost his worthiness to wield Mjolnir at the end of Original Sins. And nobody knows what the hell Fury whispered in hi...
  • Sean Gibson
    2015-06-08
    Do I have issues with "Thor" being a title instead of name? Yes. (Like, if someone nicks my magic colostomy bag, they're not going to run around calling themselves "Sean" just because they have something that once belonged to me...and, frankly, if someone's weird enough to steal a colostomy bag, magic or not, I think we can come up with far better nicknames for them.)I mean, the inscription says "Whosoever holds this hammer, if (s)he be worthy, s...
  • Sam Quixote
    2015-02-26
    "Whosoever holds the hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of... Thor" – inscription on the side of Mjolnir. In the Marvel event comic Original Sin, a secret was whispered to Thor in the midst of a battle – a secret that made him unworthy of his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir! The hammer now rests on the surface of the moon, unmoved by Thor and even its creator, Odin. Freyja, the All Mother, has been running Asgard while Odin has been w...
  • Sarah Churchill
    2016-01-11
    Let's be honest, the plot itself plays second fiddle to the fact that this is Female. Thor.The big draw of this series is so far (after just one volume granted) its biggest flaw for me. It plays so much on the fact that she's female - and that the males around her are sexist, pig headed oafs - that that BECOMES the story. Everyone thinks her puny, there's comments on her being 'Thor' and not 'Thorina' or something equally as rubbish, there's talk...
  • Terence
    2015-10-30
    Ever since the events of Original Sin, Thor has been on the moon trying to lift his hammer.It seems someone else had done what Thor and Odin could not.So there is a new Thor. A woman who just happened to show up on the moon when all of Asgardia went home. I have to say I've never been a fan of Thor and giving his hammer to a woman makes no difference to me. Thor and Asgard and all that stuff just aren't very interesting. Anyway I wish they didn't...
  • Sesana
    2015-02-04
    I was really looking forward to this. Aaron's done a great job writing Thor for a long time now, and I was interested in seeing female Thor. I was not at all disappointed. If anything, this is even better than Aaron's previous Thor work.The new Thor (whose identity is still a mystery at the end of the volume) is absolutely the star, and I loved her. There's no question that she's worthy of Mjolnir. She's determined, wield the hammer well (it's im...
  • emily
    2015-05-07
    I!!!! LOVED!!!!! THIS!!!!!!! SO!!!!!!!!!!! MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!The transition from the Thor everyone knows to the new female Thor was done so seamlessly and fits the universe so well, oh man. Also female Thor is so great, I love her little though bubbles as she's trying to figure out exactly how to navigate being the new Thor. Everything about this was just so awesome and I cannot express how excited I am to see where Thor's story is going to go!!!!!...
  • Mariℓina
    2015-10-19
    There is a new THOR in town! To tell you the truth i wasn't very sure of what to expect from this new comic series. I love THOR, the real one, with the bulging muscles and the red cape but this new Goddess was an absolute delight too.Thor lost his Mjölnir after Nick Fury whispered something(?!) in his ear -yeah, i know weird and tacky way to make Thor unworthy- and even though he spends all his time trying to make it cooperate again that's just ...
  • Cheese
    2015-07-26
    I really enjoyed this as a follow on from the God of thunder run. They handled the handover to the female Thor really well and the whole story is packed with great action. In this volume we see the return of Malekeith the accursed trying to retrieve a powerful artefact from Midgard (of course where else?!) along with the ice Giants. Female Thor turns up and everyone is a bit confused as male Thor is still sitting on the moon because he couldn't l...
  • Scott S.
    2018-05-25
    "What the hell kind of Thor are you?" - Crusher 'Absorbing Man' Creel, bad guy"The kind who just broke your jaw!" KRRRUNG! (a punch to the face) - Thor, Goddess of ThunderAnother successful bid by Marvel Comics to update their legendary name characters (see also Miles Morales as Spider-Man, Amadeus Cho as Hulk, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, etc.) for a 21st century audience, this introductory volume shows our new Thor "worthy" of wielding Mjolnir d...
  • Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
    2017-03-26
    3.5? I guess? This book was not made for me and that's just fine. It's still a good book. Just not one I got super invested in. Jorge Molina's art is freaking gorgeous! I am in love with the way he draws the Thors. I mean, who wouldn't want to find themselves in a Thor sandwich? This guy should draw everything, in my opinion. So, I went into this wanting to love it because dudebros threw bitchfits over a female Thor and it was sad. If you can't t...
  • David Schaafsma
    2015-11-04
    I read the first two issues of this comic in a class I was teaching. The focus was on the shift to more representations of women in comics of all kinds, so we read She-Hulk, women's memoirs, Ms. Marvel, a few other things online, and this. Early on, in those issues, we were just getting into this shift, but we most of us liked it a lot. The thing I most admire about this is that he is a Thor scholar, this Aaron. he's done young Thor and other tra...
  • ellie t. ♡
    2018-02-28
    ahh this was such a fun read! i picked it up four days ago but never found the time to read it. however, i did pick it up and read it in 35 minutes! it was super fun (what i’ve learned is not only does thor have to be worthy, they also have to be really funny!) and seeing a woman as thor was just 👌🏼
  • Jonathan
    2015-11-10
    I have to admit, I haven't read a whole lot of Thor comics. I also didn't think I was going to care for this one since I'm not really a supporter of the whole "title handoff" that Marvel has been doing with Captain America and Thor (more recently Wolverine). BUT, I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised by both this and All-New Wolverine, Vol. 1: The Four Sisters. I really, truly liked this. This and Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 1: The God Butc...
  • Roy
    2018-02-21
    Loved this re-invention of Thor in a way. Great artwork and colourwork. Aaron creates a great story which is both intriguing and fun. Looks like the storyline ends after Vol 2, so a conclusion must be written. Definitely a great Thor novel, my 1st introduction into the character but my 2nd Aaron novel. Great stuff!!
  • Jessica
    2016-05-19
    Really loved this! It was everything I'd hoped for in a Thor comic. And now I need the next volume. "BRING ME ANOTHER!" *crash*
  • Artemis
    2015-07-17
    Packaged as serious business. In truth it's surprisingly funny - with feminist subtext both subtle and in your face. This doesn't hinder 'Thor, Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder' from being a fun, action-packed comic book. It is one of Marvel's most groundbreaking and important titles coming out, along with the new 'Ms. Marvel' series.Before going any further, I'll say that before this I had not read any 'Thor' comics. My knowledge of the character ...
  • Kuroi
    2015-10-23
    Well, then. There be a new face in the world of comics and she will trash- I mean the thrash whoever standeth in her way!This was a joy to read. At long last, Thor's mighty hammer, Mjolnir, just gives up on him and decides to move on to better pastures. And who better to wield the hammer of the gods than...Wait a second. WHO IS IT? Like really, who is this lady?That is the main mystery of Goddess of Thunder and readers will be delighted to know t...
  • Chris
    2015-06-10
    As part of a big overhaul to three of the most well-known characters on their roster, Marvel announced a new female Thor (alongside Superior Iron Man and Sam Wilson as the new Captain America). The events of Original Sin (which you don't need to read prior to this) leave Thor unworthy of holding Mjolnir, the hammer remaining stubbornly in place on the surface of the moon. What follows creates an accessible new start for a series I didn't think i'...
  • Gavin
    2015-02-21
    Jason Aaron has kept moving the Odinson through the last 3yrs now? I have to say it's been superb. The three Thors more than made up for Gor being not everyone's cuppa, and now, here's a new volume and yet another new Thor!Female, face mask, but still the same kickass take no prisoners Asgardian powerhouse. She's even got an internal monologue, which sounds very accurate...and Midgardian? When we left Thor, things weren't looking good, he was lef...
  • Shannon
    2016-02-29
    Thor has been rejected by his miraculous hammer and a new Thor, who happens to be female, is selected. Meanwhile, Frost Giants invade Earth with the help of more nefarious types and Father Odin is most displeased with this pretender to the Thor title.Very good to excellent artwork. OVERALL GRADE: B plus.
  • Jesse A
    2015-02-21
    More like 3.5 stars. Not quite up to some of the great moments of Aaron's Thor, God of Thunder but still good. Headed in an interesting direction for sure.
  • Callie Rose Tyler
    2015-07-23
    This book was decent, except for when the story was forced or just plain ridiculous because "Thor" is now a woman.First off, anytime the hero meets up with villains and the villains bow out due to "respect" it is quite possibly the most disappointing turn of events that a reader can face. Oh you thought you were going to see female- Thor kick some ass? Nope sorry, we'll have the villain just quit instead.Then there is the heckling that female Tho...
  • Nikki
    2015-06-06
    This version of Thor is really fun. I’m not really Thor’s biggest fan, either in the MCU or in the comics; give me half a chance and I can give you a whole list of examples why Steve Rogers should wield the hammer instead of Thor, or at least be able to. (I would also be happy with Sif or Freyja, two possibilities that Thor considers in this volume.) But this version got my attention because of the decision to give another character the power...
  • Nick Jones
    2015-11-29
    Thor has become unworthy of lifting his own hammer because somebody whispered something to him. What was whispered to him? Who knows. Some woman lifted the hammer and gets to be Thor (2) now. WHO IS THE GODDESS OF THUNDER? Who knows. I can't understand why crucial plot information is being withheld from both the characters and the reader, but the first volume in this series aggravatingly ends with nary a hint to either of the above questions. Tho...
  • Brendan
    2016-09-12
    Not the biggest marvel fan but I do enjoy well told stories. Thor is quite good in the film universe but I've never cared too much for the character in print. This story is interesting and has a fresh take on the mythology. I liked the role reversal and a woman taking the mantel of Thor, instead of it being just an accident the woman actually picks it up which proves she is definitely worthy. The first half of the book is a little messy but after...
  • Steve
    2015-11-25
    I've never been a fan of Thor, and I think the last time I read an issue of Thor was probably back in the late 70s. Still, I had to see what all the hubbub was about with a new Thor picking up the hammer.This was actually a pretty entertaining read. The art was good, the humor was excellent, and the mystery behind the person who picks up the hammer is the underlying push that keeps the entire narrative moving forward in the midst of an attack of ...
  • The Sapphic Nerd
    2015-08-06
    I suddenly had this itch for (female) Thor today and it couldn't be ignored. I'd read the first three issues before and even though I knew where the funny parts would be, I still chuckled with delight as if it was my first encounter.I love Thor. The writing is a lot of fun, with enough mystery around the main character to keep the series rolling. Thor as a character can certainly carry her own title, with plenty of personality and the ability to ...
  • Anna
    2015-05-15
    A decent start, but I feel like I was expecting a lot more from this one. Half of it wasn't even about Lady Thor, it was about Odin returning (and being a sexist douchebag, especially to Frigga, who kept shit running while he was gone!!!) and Man-Thor trying to get the hammer back after it decides he's unworthy. Also, the story with Malekeith was SUPER lame! Overall, I might pick up the next one to see how they handle her identity reveal. But I'm...
  • Crystal Starr Light
    2016-06-10
    Bullet Review:Very good; I ended up enjoying this A LOT more than I've enjoyed previous Thor titles. It's a bit weird how the 5th issue uses a baddie to address detractors' comments about this run, and I preferred the artist in issues 1-4. I think it might have been more interesting to just make Thor "himself" into a woman instead of having a woman assume the mantle, but what do I know? I hate books people love after all and can't understand huma...