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Thor: Son of Asgard (Thor: Son of Asgard #1-12)

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* Thor: Son of Asgard #1-12

Explore the early ears of the God of Thunder in this adventure full of Marvel myth and magic! Join young Thor and his godly companions, Balder and Sif, as they travel the mystical land of Asgard on a quest of cosmic proportions. When Odin, the All-Father, sends his favorite son to gather four mystical elements that he will use to craft a
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 8th 2010 by Marvel Comics (first published May 2004)
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Aug 04, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it
Props to Marvel for gathering up all 12 issues of Akira Yoshida's Thor:Son of Asgard in one volume. Yeah I know they also put out some two volume editions but at least we got the choice of getting the combined collection. Basically these stories retell some of the big stories and ideas from the classic Lee/Kirby Tales of Asgard that featured the teenage Thor but with all the archaic language stripped out, though Yoshida still can't resist a few utterances of "I say thee nay!!!" - If I was writin ...more
May 18, 2012 Jonathan rated it really liked it
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To be honest of all the Marvel characters Thor has always seemed the one most out of place. After all among all kinds of ordinary human beings who become meta-human and alien beings where does a deity fit in?

That is what I loved about this graphic novel. Which ended far too quickly for my taste. It explored the idea of the realms of Asgard and Jotunheim as well as the other mythological places in a way that allowed me to accept them as belonging to merely a different part of time or space. That
Dec 28, 2014 Michael rated it liked it
This series depicts the Marvel Comics superhero Thor, when he was a teenager, learning how to be the eventual ruler of Asgard. This first volume follows his path to become worthy to wield Mjolnir the mystic hammer that is his trademark as an adult. Many of Thor's supporting character get some nice play here as well, including Sif, the warrior-maiden who is Thor's beloved, Balder the Brave, Loki, Thor's mischievous foster brother, Amora the Enchantress and Brunhilda, the Valkyrie. Sif get some pa ...more
Jun 01, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
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First issue is very promising. The backgrounds are gorgeous!

The first arc is better than the later ones. Love seeing the young Thor, Sif, and Baldur adventure and interact. The art is continues to be spectacular with the environment, but there is a strange incompleteness in the forms at time. I still really like it, though.
Jun 03, 2011 Jonesylovesbeer rated it really liked it
Great all ages comic, if you're looking to turn your kids on to comics but are worried about content, Son of Asgard is a great starting point. Also, for Thor fans, this is a clear love letter to Walt Simonson, the best who ever penned about the Odinson.
May 14, 2015 Valerie, rated it it was amazing
Love love love. I picked this one up again and its still my favourite. ^-^
Jolene Haack
May 24, 2012 Jolene Haack rated it liked it
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Interesting but a little too "Teamwork everyone, yay!!" for me.
Shane Lobster
Feb 08, 2016 Shane Lobster rated it really liked it
I read the first issue and it was good but not perfect for Marvel comics nowadays I thought it would follow along with the cinematic universe. But who am I to complain it WAS good but with keeping no spoilers that's basically all I can say. I recommend this book for kids and Adults who like the old style comics and not the film related comics.
Neat comic series for pretty much all ages. Great for fans of the latest Marvel "Avengers" films, and cool bits of back-story for those who have read the series for a while. Language isn't too tough for reluctant young readers (save perhaps the odd couple of Norse utterances, but I'm sure some adults would struggle with some of those mouthfuls), and the younger, "teen-aged" characters are a lot more relatable to this audience, too. Amidst the evil plots and fight scenes, there are a lot of good ...more
Mar 26, 2015 Jenny rated it it was amazing
I loved this! It's all about Thor's teenage years and friendship with Sif and Balder. I especially loved Brunhilde's role in the story too. After reading this I am even MORE against the idea of Thor ever being with Jane Foster. How can he not always be with Sif?
Jul 02, 2015 Marcela rated it liked it
Meh. This was a re-read for me after many years, and the male-gaze heavy art just doesn't hold up, or make a single bit of sense in a comic about teenagers. The writing was fine, though, so this is more of a 2.5.
Jul 24, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
The art on this one was phenomenal.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 12, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
Excellent story of the young gods of Asgard. Great story of Thor, Balder, Loki and Sif as they go on their first adventures. Art and story are very well done. Very recommended
Oct 29, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it
Quite fun. Thor as a teenager without his hammer. It's quite a light story but with lots of action. Sif and Baldar are his best friends in this, and it feels like a high school saga set in Asguard.
Darth Andrew
Aug 14, 2015 Darth Andrew rated it really liked it
This was adorable, and shows the need for friendship, and teamwork if you wish to succeed.
Oct 19, 2010 J.A. rated it really liked it
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Encompasses Thor: Son of Asgard Vol. 1 and 2.
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