Top Ten Thor Graphic Novels
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High Ten Thor Graphic Novels
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I’ve always had a nostalgic attachment to Thor. He’s not my favorite hero (that could be Superman), not even my favorite Marvel hero (that’s in all probability Captain America), however 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 actually led to a life-long interest in mythology. I loved the uniqueness of Asgard, the Donald Blake/ Thor duality, nice supporting solid, and the mock Shakespearean dialogue.
Beginning together with his debut in Journey Into Thriller #83 in 1962, and persevering with by means of four volumes,many miniseries, one-photographs, and spinoffs, there is a massive quantity of Thor materials out there (I should know, I own most of it!). My listing will , after all, be subjective, but I feel it will provide you with 10 solid reads you’ll take pleasure in.They are in no explicit order,but my No1 selection Isn’t any.1 Should you disagree
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10. Thor: Ages of Thunder
Writer: Matt Fraction Artists: Various
In the event you checked out my Iron Man lens (and if you haven’t, could Odin look sternly at you) you’ll see I like Matt Fraction. The man can write. This ebook collects his four specials- Thor: Ages of Thunder One-Shot, Thor: Reign of Blood One-Shot, Thor: Man of Conflict One-Shot, and Thor God-Sized Particular.
Although the writing is consistently prime notch, the art varies – mainly good, however the fact the God sized Particular had four artists for instance, means it might interrupt the move.
These tales are on the record as a result of we’ve ‘bad’ Thor – that is the Thor before he was banished to Earth, the rash, impulsive, arrogant God of Thunder. Most likely the one quite familiar to followers of the movie. It’s violent. Asgard and the outer realms are rough, violent locations and Fraction present s this to stunning effect.
I additionally preferred his nod in the God-Sized Special to what Walt Simonson did with the Executioner in his run, good touch. This collection brings a trendy take to an typically underneath used a part of Thor’s life. This isn’t your fathers Thor.
Thor:Ages of Thunder
By Odin’s Beard… – ….what affordable costs.
Thor: Ages of Thunder Purchase Now 9. Thor vs. Hercules
Writers: Numerous Artists: Varied
Had to include this, purely because what’s not to love when Thor and Hercules get collectively. Both spoilt princes, each arrogant, both gods and both satisfied of their own superiority. Their confrontations pretty much wrote themselves, and were great fun. Sure, they are a little formulaic, but consider them as ‘popcorn’ comics – sit back and get pleasure from!
This assortment contains Journey into Mystery Annual #1, Thor, Vol 1 #126, #221, #356, #four hundred (backup), #437, Annual #5; Thor: Blood Oath #3-4; Unbelievable Hercules #136
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8. Thor: Tales of Asgard
Writer: Stan Lee Artist: Jack Kirby
Just the very fact you see Stan Lee and Jack Kirby listed here means I shouldn’t need to say anything further…however I’ll. This is a good assortment for the Thor novice, or Thor historian, because it collects together the unique back up tales from Journey into Mystery beginning back in 1963, through which we see loads 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 nature of the beast.
In complete, you will have over 50 particular person tales right here, plus a reprint of Thor’s origin from Journey into Mystery problem 83, maps of Asgard and the The 9 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 different goodies.
Great value quantity for the Thor completist. The tales are additionally reprinted in black and white in the Necessities volumes, along with the principle Thor stories, so you may want to check them out that manner instead.
Thor Tales of Asgard
Essential Thor, Volume. 1
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Thor: Tales of Asgard Purchase Now Thor variant cover…. – …look intently, the art is made up of many artists work down the years!
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Author: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Marko Djurdjevic Olivier Coipel
This is another entry I might quite simply have divided into 3, with three separate volumes by Straczynski from his run (I will record them beneath), but to appreciate the whole ‘arc’ this Omnibus needs to be really useful. This Omnibus collects together Incredible yoda teacher shirt usa Four #536-537, Thor #1-12 and #600-603, Thor Giant-Measurement Finale, a solid 520 pages. The Unbelievable 4 ‘prologue’ is a pleasant inclusion.
This run is important as a result of Thor had been gone from publication for a number of years after the occasions of Avengers: Disassembled and Ragnarok, Marvel decided the time was right to carry him again in 2007, and J. Michael Straczynski was the man to do it. Straczynski ran with what had gone earlier than, with his personal 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 outdoors 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 effectively because the all-out ‘widescreen’ Thor fighting, there may be a nice human touch….and Don Blake is back, which is cool.
The artwork is very good, really brings life to Straczynski’s phrases. Highly, extremely really helpful.
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6. Thor: Thunderstrike
Author: Tom DeFalco Artist: Ron Frenz
Now, this may occasionally divide opinion a bit. There are better written Thor tales out there, and doubtless higher drawn ones , however I fairly preferred the retro feel that DeFalco and Frenz introduced with them. This assortment is necessary in that it tells how Thor himself is banished by Odin for killing Loki (yeh, proper) and Eric Masterson, previously the new ‘Donald Blake’ to Thor, actually turns into Thor. No more Shakespearean dialogue, no extra Asgard, just ‘what if a normal man turned Thor’. It was an attention-grabbing take.
The collection begins with Thor #408, the place single father Eric Masterson is merged with Thor, changing Donald Blake as his human alter ego. We then quick forward to #431-#433, which takes us to yet one more important chapter of the Masterson/Thor story, where the Thunder God himself is now replaced by Masterson, with the latter now fully aware when in his Asgardian physique.move to the ultimate arc of this book 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 continue as a hero. This concern then leads on to the first difficulty of Thunderstrike, or Thor-Lite if you’ll.
Stable storytelling and, extra importantly, Enjoyable!!
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Author: Roger Langridge Artist: Chris Samnee
This is a ebook that many miss. Not excessive profile, cancelled after 8 issues, but a few of the best storytelling to grace a Thor comic. As Langridge himself summed it up..’an out-of-continuity “re-imagining” of Thor’s early days on fashionable-day Earth. Half romance comedian, half previous-faculty superhero nerd-out’.
Having a clean page means Langridge can pull all of the stops out for his vision, and it’s a thing of magnificence. In order for you more than just preventing and simple exposition, choose this up; its an all-ages ebook that puts many others to shame.
Choose up both volumes, you will not remorse it.
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Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Mike Deodato
Not everyone ‘will get’ Warren Ellis, and I do know this 4 difficulty story arc shouldn’t be everybody’s cup of tea. I, nonetheless, beloved it. This quantity collects together Thor, Vol 1 issues 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 identified because the Worldengine from bringing about Ragnarok, as a consequence of a mad scientist rigging Worldengine to control Yggdrasil, the tree upon which all creation is built, according to Norse mythology. He groups up with ordinary enemy Enhantress, in, ahem, extra ways than one.
Ellis each indulges his love of ‘bizarre stuff’ and reintroduces the sturdy mythological parts that were missing from the badly floundering Thor title at the time. The artwork is fantastic too.
If you’d like some barely left field Thor, this is for you.
Thor: Worldengine Purchase Now 3. Thor: The Eternals Saga, Vol. 1 and 2
Writer: Roy Thomas, Mark Gruenwald Artist: Varied
Quantity 1 collects together Thor Annual #7 and Thor, Vol 1 issues 283 – 291, and Quantity 2 collects Thor Vol 1 points 292-301. This was a type of nice cosmic epics that Marvel used to do so nicely.Started by Roy Thomas, and completed by Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio , this storyline isn’t just an motion-packed epic, it additionally formally integrates Jack Kirby’s Eternals ,and the Celestials, into the Marvel Universe correct, whereas expertly increasing upon Thor’s roots in Norse fable. How huge is big Well….
A century in the past, Thor met the Eternals on Earth in ancient Mexico. Their encounters revealed to him the key ancestry of the human race and the Eternals’ connections to the Deviants and god-like Celestials; nonetheless, so as to keep Thor from interfering with the arrival of the third Celestial host on Earth, (Judgement Day!) the Eternals made Thor forget every little thing and return to Asgard. Now, Thor’s reminiscences have been awoken, and when he returns to current day Earth to seek for the Eternals, he runs smack into the center of the fourth host of Celestials! It is time to start the 50-12 months judgment of mankind, but Thor is not completely happy. He desires the Celestials to go away, and this time round, the Eternals are only too keen to help him… so it appears.
Volume 2 sees extra epicness (is that a phrase ) as, deep breath…
we see a series of flashbacks where Thomas reveals the history of a earlier Asgard, and ties Thor’s origins into the classic operas of Richard Wagner, retelling “Siegfried” and “Gotterdammerung”.( that includes mortal versions of Thor and Brunnhilde the Valkryie within the roles of the lovers) – all recounted by Odin’s gouged out eye, now grown to an enormous dimension. Things all tie collectively as we be taught Odin has been constructing towards defeating the Celestials throughout the centuries, therefore the extended history lesson.
That is, doubtless, a few of the most finely crafted, effectively thought out, continuity pleasant work you will ever see. It is epic in each sense of the word. Oh, and a few guy called Walt Simonson reveals up on some artwork chores…no matter occurred 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 begin after Heroes Return; Jurgens was asked 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: Spider-Man #2
Jurgens presses all the suitable buttons, at a time when Marvel desperately want a success from a long run struggling’franchise’…he gives 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 slow-burning multi-concern mystery creating, along the lines of Simonson’s earlier work. He additionally makes certain he utilises heavy hitter villains, as Thor ought to be operating on a cosmic level.
John Romita Jr’s artwork is immense, giving genuine presence and grandeur to The Thunder God.
I would truly suggest all the volumes, however this was the original ‘reboot’ quantity, so we start at first.
Thor, Vol. 1, 2,three,4
Thor: Across All Worlds
Thor: The Dying of Odin
Thor: Lord of Asgard
Thor: Gods on Earth
Thor: Gods and Males
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Author/ Artist: Walt Simonson
There could only have ever been one choice for my #1. Batman has Frank Miller, Watchmen has Alan Moore, Implausible 4 has John Byrne and Thor has Walt Simonson.
This Omnibus does the run justice, covering Thor points 337-355, 357-369, 371-382 and the Balder the Brave 4 difficulty mini-collection. Firstly, I DO own this. Its not low cost, but it’s an important buy for any God-fearing comics fan. 1200 pages in length, you also get an enormous quantity of extras – bonus artwork, pin-ups, ALL the original covers. It.is. Lovely. As for the contents…
Beta Ray Bill ! Hela ! Surtur ! plenty of Loki! The Casket of Historical 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 so on. There is a lot packed in right here I actually couldn’t do it justice. If you happen to learn nothing else starring Thor, learn this. You will get bite measurement chunks of the Simonson run, which I’ll also list however, if you possibly can afford it, purchase this. Its Thor heaven.
Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus
Thor Visionaries – Walter Simonson. Volumes 1,2,3,four,5
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Other than Thor, who’s your favourite Asgardian
Balder the Brave
The Warriors Three
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Epilogue: Worst Thor Story Ultimates three
Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Joe Madureira
Ultimates 3 was a horrendous train wreck of a guide, and Jeph Loeb fully disregarded all the character work Mark Millar had established in volumes 1 and 2 and messed Thor up….badly. The truth is, he might be a completely yoda teacher shirt usa totally different character completely. He talks totally different, acts differently, has totally different skills, and wields a special weapon.
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sendinganonymous four years in the past
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Verily waaaaaaaaaaaay cool lens on the one nand only God of Thunder!
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Great lens! Thanks for sharing!
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great lens collection, love your selections
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You positive do some nice trying lenses! Enjoyed the read!
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AuthorFloridaDino 5 years in the past
@JoshK47: Thanks. Subjective as always, but all are good reads.
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