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Goddess of Thunder (2015), Who Holds the Hammer? (2016)

Mighty Thor: Thunder in her Veins (2017)

Goddess of Thunder (2015) Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

thor-coverI picked this up after reading the first bit in A-force Presents which was a lovely introduction to some of Marvel's female heroes.

I initially wasn't sure about Thor, because there was a good amount of background that I was missing, but I went ahead and ordered the first volume anyway, and while at loose ends, finally got around to reading it.

I quite enjoyed it, much to my surprise.

It's possible that my familiarity with Norse mythology made it easier to pick things up, despite missing the background. (Ice Giants. Odin got rid of them, of course they'd be pissed if they came back.)

But what I particularly ended up enjoying was Freyja, wife of Odin. Like the wives of most gods, she's spent millenia with a husband who sees her as a minor character, so her reactions to him are pretty awesome. Personally, I think she'd be MORE pissed off and snarky, but then, it's not like she's had to put up with all the shit Hera has with Jupiter, so all-in-all: fun.

Published by Marvel

September 2016 | Rating: 8/10

Who Holds the Hammer? (2016) Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, Matthew Wilson, Jason Aaron, Noell Stevenson, CM Punk

This is the second volume of Thor, Goddess of Thunder, and I'm finding that my lack of grounding in the Marvel mythos and history is starting to become a problem. It felt like there was a lot going on that I missed–even with the annoying backstory bits.

So there were some things that I really liked–such as Freyja getting pissed off at Odin for being an ass, and generally being pretty awesome.

Might Thor

However, those bits were offset by things like this:

Might Thor

Really? In the middle of a battle we dedicate a third of a page to saying Thor is hot? That's… silly.

It's like they had to stick that in there just to offset all the “girly stuff” or something.

And the second half of the book–after the big reveal as to who The Goddess of Thunder is when she's at home, I just… wasn't at all interested in most of it–although I did like the bit where Thor's granddaughters try to cheer him up by recreating “earth” animals.

So, this was… fine.

Published by Marvel

february 2017 | Rating: 7/10

Mighty Thor

Thunder in her Veins (2017) Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

So what do I like about Mighty Thor?

I really really liked the parts about Jane Foster, about her history with Thor and Odin and Loki.

Might Thor

But mostly about her fight with cancer, and how being Thor is working against her chemotherapy, which means that being Thor is killing her.

Might Thor

But the war between the elves? Don't care.

So, I think I'm done here.

Published by Marvel

February 2017 | Rating: 7/10