Top Ten Thor Graphic Novels
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Top Ten Thor Graphic Novels
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I’ve all the time had a nostalgic attachment to Thor. He isn’t my favourite hero (that could be Superman), not even my favourite Marvel hero (that’s most likely Captain America), but he was the primary Marvel hero I remember studying. My uncle had some late 60’s/ early 70’s Thor comics which I eagerly devoured, and truly led to a life-long interest in mythology. I loved the uniqueness of Asgard, the Donald Blake/ Thor duality, great supporting forged, and the mock Shakespearean dialogue.
Beginning along with his debut in Journey Into Thriller #83 in 1962, and persevering with by 4 volumes,many miniseries, one-photographs, and spinoffs, there may be a massive amount of Thor materials out there (I ought to know, I own most of it!). My checklist will , in fact, be subjective, however I believe it gives you 10 strong reads you will enjoy.They are in no specific order,however my No1 selection Is no.1 If you happen to disagree
I Say Thee NAY!!!!
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10. Thor: Ages of Thunder
Writer: Matt Fraction Artists: Numerous
In case you checked out my Iron Man lens (and if you haven’t, might Odin look sternly at you) you will see I like Matt Fraction. The man can write. This book collects his four specials- Thor: Ages of Thunder One-Shot, Thor: Reign of Blood One-Shot, Thor: Man of War One-Shot, and Thor God-Sized Special.
Although the writing is consistently high notch, the artwork varies – mainly good, but the actual fact the God sized Special had 4 artists for instance, means it could actually interrupt the stream.
These tales are on the checklist as a result of we now have ‘bad’ Thor – that is the Thor before he was banished to Earth, the rash, impulsive, arrogant God of Thunder. Most likely the one fairly acquainted to followers of the film. It’s violent. Asgard and the outer realms are tough, violent places and Fraction show s this to gorgeous impact.
I additionally favored his nod within the God-Sized Particular to what Walt Simonson did with the Executioner in his run, nice contact. This assortment brings a fashionable take to an typically beneath used a part of Thor’s life. This isn’t your fathers Thor.
Thor:Ages of Thunder
By Odin’s Beard… – ….what cheap costs.
Thor: Ages of Thunder Purchase Now 9. Thor vs. Hercules
Writers: Various Artists: Varied
Had to incorporate this, purely because what’s to not love when Thor and Hercules get together. Each spoilt princes, each arrogant, both gods and each convinced of their very own superiority. Their confrontations pretty much wrote themselves, and have been great enjoyable. Sure, they’re a little formulaic, however consider them as ‘popcorn’ comics – sit again and enjoy!
This assortment includes Journey into Mystery Annual #1, Thor, Vol 1 #126, #221, #356, #400 (backup), #437, Annual #5; Thor: Blood Oath #three-4; Unbelievable Hercules #136
Thor vs Hercules
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8. Thor: Tales of Asgard
Author: Stan Lee Artist: Jack Kirby
Just the fact you see Stan Lee and Jack Kirby listed right here means I shouldn’t must say something further…however I’ll. This is a great collection for the Thor novice, or Thor historian, because it collects collectively the original back up stories from Journey into Thriller starting back in 1963, by which we see quite a lot of background on Asgard, on supporting characters (Heimdall, Balder, Loki, Odin, and Hela), on Thor as a boy , and a Stan Lee twist on tales from Norse mythology. Some tales are better than others, however with anthology tales that’s the character of the beast.
In whole, you’ve got over 50 particular person tales here, plus a reprint of Thor’s origin from Journey into Thriller situation 83, maps of Asgard and the The Nine Worlds, pages of character profiles from the Marvel Universe index, 6 interlocking covers in fold-out type from the latest reprinting of the Tales that formed this book, sketches and various other goodies.
Great value volume for the Thor completist. The tales are additionally reprinted in black and white within the Necessities volumes, together with the principle Thor tales, so chances are you’ll need to verify them out that approach as an alternative.
Thor Tales of Asgard
Important Thor, Quantity. 1
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Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Marko Djurdjevic Olivier Coipel
That is another entry I could fairly easily have divided into three, with three separate volumes by Straczynski from his run (I am going to checklist them under), but to understand the complete ‘arc’ this Omnibus must be beneficial. This Omnibus collects together Fantastic 4 #536-537, Thor #1-12 and #600-603, Thor Big-Measurement Finale, a stable 520 pages. The Unbelievable 4 ‘prologue’ is a pleasant inclusion.
This run is important because Thor had been gone from publication for several years after the events of Avengers: Disassembled and Ragnarok, Marvel decided the time was proper to bring him again in 2007, and J. Michael Straczynski was the man to do it. Straczynski ran with what had gone before, with his own seasoning, and constructed a faultless opening arc which introduced Thor back to centre stage within the Marvel Universe.
The story begins with Thor returning from the Norse afterlife, and re-creating Asgard exterior a small city in Oklahoma. As the rest of the Asgardian gods start to return to their former selves, we’re handled to some very entertaining interactions between the gods and the locals. This sums up the run for me, as nicely as the all-out ‘widescreen’ Thor preventing, there may be a pleasant human contact….and Don Blake is back, which is cool.
The artwork is excellent, really brings life to Straczynski’s words. Extremely, highly recommended.
Thor Omnibus Hardcover
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Thor Volume 2
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Excessive Costs… – ..I say thee NAY!!
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6. Thor: Thunderstrike
Author: Tom DeFalco Artist: Ron Frenz
Now, this may divide opinion a bit. There are better written Thor stories on the market, and possibly better drawn ones , however I fairly appreciated the retro really feel that DeFalco and Frenz brought with them. This collection is important in that it tells how Thor himself is banished by Odin for killing Loki (yeh, proper) and Eric Masterson, beforehand the brand new ‘Donald Blake’ to Thor, truly turns into Thor. No extra Shakespearean dialogue, no more Asgard, just ‘what if a normal guy turned Thor’. It was an fascinating take.
The gathering begins with Thor #408, the place single father Eric Masterson is merged with Thor, changing Donald Blake as his human alter ego. We then fast ahead to #431-#433, which takes us to yet another vital chapter of the Masterson/Thor story, where the Thunder God himself is now changed by Masterson, with the latter now absolutely conscious when in his Asgardian physique.move to the ultimate arc of this guide Thor 457 – #459, which sees the return of Thor, and an epic confrontation between Thor and Masterson, concluding with Odin giving Masterson an Asgardian mace called
Thunderstrike, which allows the pseudo-Thor to proceed as a hero. This subject then leads on to the first situation of Thunderstrike, or Thor-Lite if you will.
Stable storytelling and, more importantly, Enjoyable!!
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Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Chris Samnee
This can be a e-book that many miss. Not excessive profile, cancelled after 8 issues, yet some of the best storytelling to grace a Thor comedian. As Langridge himself summed it up..’an out-of-continuity “re-imagining” of Thor’s early days on fashionable-day Earth. Part romance comedian, part old-school superhero nerd-out’.
Having a blank page means Langridge can pull all of the stops out for his vision, and it is a factor of beauty. In order for you more than just fighting and simple exposition, decide this up; its an all-ages book that puts many others to disgrace.
Decide up each volumes, you won’t regret it.
Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Vol. 1: The God Who Fell to Earth
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Cross the Rainbow Bridge…. – ….earlier than these disappear!
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Author: Warren Ellis Artist: Mike Deodato
Not everybody ‘gets’ Warren Ellis, and I know this 4 difficulty story arc will not be everybody’s cup of tea. I, nevertheless, cherished it. This quantity collects collectively Thor, Vol 1 points 491-494, plus a bonus reprinting of Journey into Thriller #10, by Lee and Kirby, which had the primary look of the Enchantress and the Executioner, pivotal characters to Ellis’s story.
The story has a now powers-less Thor attempting to stop the machine known because the Worldengine from bringing about Ragnarok, because of a mad scientist rigging Worldengine to control Yggdrasil, the tree upon which all creation is built, in accordance with Norse mythology. He groups up with ordinary enemy Enhantress, in, ahem, more ways than one.
Ellis both indulges his love of ‘weird stuff’ and reintroduces the robust mythological parts that have been missing from the badly floundering Thor title at the time. The art is fantastic too.
In order for you some barely left discipline Thor, that is for you.
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Writer: Roy ankh t shirt Thomas, Mark Gruenwald Artist: Varied
Quantity 1 collects collectively Thor Annual #7 and Thor, Vol 1 issues 283 – 291, and Quantity 2 collects Thor Vol 1 issues 292-301. This was a type of nice cosmic epics that Marvel used to do so effectively.Began by Roy Thomas, and completed by Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio , this storyline isn’t just an action-packed epic, it also officially integrates Jack Kirby’s Eternals ,and the Celestials, into the Marvel Universe correct, whereas expertly expanding upon Thor’s roots in Norse fable. How massive is big Effectively….
A century ago, Thor met the Eternals on Earth in ancient Mexico. Their encounters revealed to him the secret ancestry of the human race and the Eternals’ connections to the Deviants and god-like Celestials; however, in order to keep Thor from interfering with the arrival of the third Celestial host on Earth, (Judgement Day!) the Eternals made Thor ankh t shirt forget every part and return to Asgard. Now, Thor’s recollections have been awoken, and when he returns to current day Earth to seek for the Eternals, he runs smack into the middle of the fourth host of Celestials! It is time to begin the 50-year judgment of mankind, however Thor is not glad. He desires the Celestials to leave, and this time around, the Eternals are solely too keen to help him… so it appears.
Volume 2 sees more epicness (is that a word ) as, deep breath…
we see a series of flashbacks the place Thomas reveals the historical past of a previous Asgard, and ties Thor’s origins into the traditional operas of Richard Wagner, retelling “Siegfried” and “Gotterdammerung”.( featuring mortal variations of Thor and Brunnhilde the Valkryie within the roles of the lovers) – all recounted by Odin’s gouged out eye, now grown to a huge size. Issues all tie collectively as we learn Odin has been constructing towards defeating the Celestials throughout the centuries, therefore the extended history lesson.
This is, no doubt, a few of probably the most finely crafted, nicely thought out, continuity pleasant work you will ever see. It is epic in each sense of the word. Oh, and a few guy referred to as Walt Simonson exhibits up on some artwork chores…whatever happened to him
Thor: The Eternals Saga, Vol. 1
Thor: The Eternals Saga, Vol. 2
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Author: Dan Jurgens Artist: John Romita Jr
Dan Jurgens relaunch of Thor in 1998 was a fresh start after Heroes Return; Jurgens was requested to rekindle the magic, and he did so, in a vastly underrated run of 70 issues. This first volume collects Thor, vol.1 1-8 and Peter Parker: ankh t shirt Spider-Man #2
Jurgens presses all the precise buttons, at a time when Marvel desperately need successful from a long run struggling’franchise’…he provides Thor a brand new human counterpart, we see the return of Jane Foster, visitor appearances by Spider-Man, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the Avengers, and a gradual-burning multi-difficulty mystery creating, along the strains of Simonson’s earlier work. He additionally makes positive he utilises heavy hitter villains, as Thor must be operating on a cosmic stage.
John Romita Jr’s artwork is immense, giving real presence and grandeur to The Thunder God.
I would really advocate all the volumes, however this was the unique ‘reboot’ quantity, so we begin at the beginning.
Thor, Vol. 1, 2,3,four
Thor: Throughout All Worlds
Thor: The Death of Odin
Thor: Lord of Asgard
Thor: Gods on Earth
Thor: Gods and Men
Heimdall says…. – what fairly priced scrolls.
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Author/ Artist: Walt Simonson
There could solely have ever been one alternative for my #1. Batman has Frank Miller, Watchmen has Alan Moore, Fantastic 4 has John Byrne and Thor has Walt Simonson.
This Omnibus does the run justice, masking Thor issues 337-355, 357-369, 371-382 and the Balder the Brave four problem mini-series. Firstly, I DO own this. Its not low-cost, but it’s an essential buy for any God-fearing comics fan. 1200 pages in length, you additionally get a huge amount of extras – bonus artwork, pin-ups, ALL the original covers. It.is. Stunning. As for the contents…
Beta Ray Bill ! Hela ! Surtur ! a number of Loki! The Casket of Historic Winters! The loss of life of Odin! The origins of Asgard! The sacrifice of the Executioner! Thor as a frog! The Mutant Massacre! Ragnarok! Some will live! Some will die….and many others. There is so much packed in right here I actually could not do it justice. When you learn nothing else starring Thor, read this. You can get bite measurement chunks of the Simonson run, which I will also listing but, if you can afford it, buy this. Its Thor heaven.
Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus
Thor Visionaries – Walter Simonson. Volumes 1,2,3,four,5
Frog Thor says… – ribbit. ribbit.(*buy these now)
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Apart from Thor, who’s your favorite Asgardian
Balder the Brave
The Warriors Three
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Epilogue: Worst Thor Story Ultimates 3
Author: Jeph Loeb Artist: Joe Madureira
Ultimates three was a horrendous train wreck of a ebook, and Jeph Loeb completely disregarded all of the character work Mark Millar had established in volumes 1 and 2 and messed Thor up….badly. In fact, he may very well be a totally different character entirely. He talks totally different, acts in a different way, has totally different talents, and wields a distinct weapon.
Look it up…or not
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sendinganonymous four years ago
Verily waaaaaaaaaaaay cool lens on the one and only God of Thunder!
Verily waaaaaaaaaaaay cool lens on the one nand solely God of Thunder!
ConvenientCalendar four years ago
Nice lens! Thanks for sharing!
t2000q 5 years ago
great lens collection, love your selections
RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago
You positive do some nice wanting lenses! Loved the learn!
goldenrulecomics 5 years ago
@JoshK47: Thanks. Subjective as all the time, but all are good reads.
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