Thor, Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder
author : jason aaron
illustrator : russell dauterman
pages : [hardcover] 136
favorite character : thor
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’ve never seen before as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: The Odinson clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer–it’s Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It’s a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!
Collecting Thor (2014) #1-5
This was awesome! I went into this with low expectations because I’d heard some people weren’t pleased with female Thor and somehow got the misconstrued idea that Thor himself was female in this version. But, no, he’s just unworthy, so someone else is wielding Mjolnir now. I don’t get why this annoyed people so much. It isn’t her fault that Thor’s off being unworthy and the universe still needs the God of Thunder out there in some form. Plus apparently Marvel tried this alternative Thor back in the 70s too so it isn’t like it’s an incredibly new idea.
I loved not knowing who exactly was the female Thor because it kept an added mystery and added some humor when you start to narrow down the possibilities and compare the rest of the candidates to female Thor’s reactions to these villains she’s defeating. Though apparently wielding Mjolnir means that you speak like the rest of the Asgardians and only sound like a “normal” person in your thoughts, which makes me wonder what all of the Asgardians’ thoughts sound like.
Thor himself aggravated me in this volume SO MUCH because he just can’t accept that someone else has Mjolnir and is jealous over a hammer. As in he’d prefer for it to sit around doing nothing just because he can’t currently use it. I understand that he’s been through a lot, but he’s still a god. Maybe he still has some growing up to do.
Even though I haven’t read any other specific Thor comics (most of my knowledge of him comes from the movies and his random appearances in other comics) I didn’t have trouble following this at all. Even if you’ve only seen the films, the characters and villains are so familiar that Thor: Goddess of Thunder won’t confuse you at all.