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Thor Omnibus (Thor: Marvel Comics)

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Witness the return of Thor in a story only J. Michael Straczynski could tell! Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must recon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes--but in a world that may not want them back! J. Michael S ...more
Hardcover, 520 pages
Published December 22nd 2010 by Marvel Comics (first published 2009)
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Stephen
My fellow funny book freaks comic book connoisseurs, I'm channeling my inner nerd hero to brave theLegion of Evil Villainous Book Snobs with theirsnicker-rays of superiority, their elitist scoff-beams and their condescension-powered chuckle bombs to stand witness that J. Michael Straczynski's revamp of the Thor franchise is pretty darn IMPRESSIVE. **quickly dodges multiple salvoes of elitist smirk-bolt** That's right foul book snobbers of evil...I said IMPRESSIVE.

Now, even though I’m a proud mem
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Mark Johnson
Jun 16, 2011 Mark Johnson rated it really liked it
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This is the story that got me into reading Thor. It was also a big influence on the recent film. I know several people who didn't like this run, but as a first-time reader who doesn't mind a slow build, I thought it was fantastic. It's not perfect - the two-part Fantastic Four story at the beginning isn't as good as the rest of the book, and the quality of the artwork varies in the issues not done by the fantastic Oiliver Coipel - but Straczynski writes some amazing characters and balances the d ...more
Janine
Sep 30, 2014 Janine rated it really liked it
I don't think I've ever written a review for a comic book before. To start, if you're not familiar with the Thor comics or the mythology surrounding this, I wouldn't pick this place to start. The book begins after Ragnarok and places Thor in a position as the only survivor of Asgard and therefor trying to rebuild a New Asgard on Earth while having a duel identity.

I'm kind of a sucker for comic books so I enjoyed the crap out of this. Even more so, I was pretty tict to finish it and not have more
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Reni
Dec 01, 2014 Reni rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic, read-in-2011
I never wrote a review of this apparently. So ... this omnibus collects the run of legendary scifi writer J. Michael Straczynski on Marvel's main continuity Thor book and is often recommended as a good an easily accessable entry to the ongoing adventures of the big blond guy. I have to agree. This is one of the first Marvel collections I picked up and it's certainly part of why I continue to look into Marvel super hero comics and Thor especially.

Since for Thor this takes place right after the R
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Orren Merton
Jan 17, 2011 Orren Merton rated it really liked it
JMS does a fantastic job reinventing Thor and the Asgardians after the series had been discontinued. The characters, world, and deceptions are very rich. Thor comes off as not simply noble or a warrior, but a thinker deeply concerned about the repercussions of his actions. JMS doesn't overdo the action, leaving lots of issues to build the tension and trickery, and it works. The art is wonderful as well, and JMS is a confident enough writer to let the artists tell parts of the story as well, whic ...more
J.
Dec 02, 2011 J. rated it really liked it
JMS does a really good job with a character that's really hard to write. Thor and the Asgardians have a sort of built-in inhumanity that makes them harder to commiserate with, but this is about the best Thor story I've read, in terms of making him seem relatable.

This book has great art, some of the best "funny moments" in any serious book I've ever read (particularly with Volstagg and the Warriors Three), and an excellent arc with only a few moments where it slows too much. I have to say that th
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Elizabeth Reuter
Oct 04, 2012 Elizabeth Reuter rated it really liked it
I grew up an X-Men girl. When the recent Marvel movies drew my adult interest to the Avengers for the first time, I was told Straczynski's run on Thor was a good place to start reading.

It was. Straczynski's Thor is worthy of all the praise heaped on it. It's dramatic (Thor searches the globe for his lost countrymen), action-heavy without sacrificing characterization or storytelling (Thor's fury at Iron Man is a wallop to the head and heart), and surprisingly hilarious (Thor relocates Asgard to O
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Jojo Clemente
Apr 01, 2013 Jojo Clemente rated it it was amazing
*** SOME SPOILERS ***

Set after Ragnarok and the "death" of the Asgardian gods, J. Michael Straczynski's take on Thor is one of the best and compares favorably with Walter Simonson's seminal run.

From the set-up story in the pages of Fantastic Four #536-537, the story slowly but surely builds up to the resurrection of Thor and the Asgardians, now free to to live life as they wish with Ragnarok behind them. JMS carefully rebuilds the make-up of Thor and gives a new depth to the character who now r
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Jesse
So this is a kind of Thor "sort of" relaunch. It doesn't so much as start from zero saying everything that came before never happened. More than a cycle has come and gone, and something new and yet familiar has started all over again. Its a cool dovetailing of old Thor into a more 2010 style paradigm. And lest I forget, you are treated to not just cool Thor stuff, but everyone gets some good shots in there too. Awesome Warriors three action, Sif gets in there, and of course since Thor gets a bi ...more
Shane
Apr 10, 2012 Shane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I really loved this Thor comics complication. I'm new to the comic-book thing, so don't have a ton of experience to compare this to, but, in a word, awesome.
Thor (and all his friends and a few foes) are reborn. I loved all the great moments when the Asgardians are adjusting to modern, small-town America (Asgard is now located in rural Oklahoma).
The action was great. Sure, not every individual comic had action, a small point against, but as a whole this volume was packed with plenty of punch: Tho
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Bobby Luke
Sep 05, 2014 Bobby Luke rated it really liked it
Great art, great story. Loved reading this! The worst part is that it isn't complete! The story doesn't resolve itself. I know, the author apparently left the project before it was finished, and someone else at Marvel had to finish the arc. I get it. But don't release a comic Omnibus that doesn't even resolve itself! Just crap man. Now I gotta find a way to read the final parts of the story....might have to go buy some comic books...
Philip Elliott
Apr 18, 2011 Philip Elliott rated it really liked it
Graphic novels/comic books don't usually make it on my list but I have a friend at work who is an avid comic reader and helps insure that I read one or two each year. Periodically he makes some suggestions and lends them to me, I read them and then we talk about them.

I will admit that I have had some unfounded stereotypes regarding comic books and the last couple he has lent me have given me a bit of an appreciation for this genre of literature. I used to think they were more elementary and desi
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Taylor
Jan 14, 2015 Taylor rated it it was amazing
If you like Thor you will love this. If you don't like Thor this will make you LOVE THOR
Cameron Rice
Mar 08, 2011 Cameron Rice rated it it was amazing
Just a great read from beginning to end. It does what great comics do, has a story with a beginning middle and end, but leaves plots open for the next writer to come along. The two artist complement each other very well. This is a must for any Thor fan.
Dean Olson
Jun 08, 2012 Dean Olson rated it it was amazing
I never liked Thor. It was the Ultimate version that I first enjoyed. Then JMS brought back Thor and created a world that I really enjoyed. Female Loki is extremely creepy and the art. My god the art. Any fan of mythology should read this.
Bob Parks
Oct 02, 2011 Bob Parks rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic
This oversized reprint of the the JMS run on Thor is great.
The story was great. You don't need to know the back story to jump in.
I wonder where JMS was going to go with it if he continued at Marvel.
Matt King
Aug 20, 2012 Matt King rated it liked it
This book was great up until the part where it ended without resolving anything. What's the point of collecting a bunch of issues if they don't have a complete arc?
Aaron
Apr 08, 2011 Aaron rated it it was amazing
Straczynski manages to tell a tale wholly mythological and modern at the same time. Taut, page-turning storytelling with a human edge. Highly recommended.
Will Cooper
Dec 23, 2010 Will Cooper rated it it was amazing
Very cool use of mythology and the different Norse gods. Trickery and huge battle scenes make this a great read.
Stuart
Aug 07, 2012 Stuart rated it really liked it
Surprised by how good this was...not your typical "superhero is really just a metaphor" Marvel story.
Adam Gutschenritter
Jul 23, 2011 Adam Gutschenritter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic
Loved it! This is the first I have read of the Thor comics and I am addicted!
Alex Insixiengmy
Nov 30, 2011 Alex Insixiengmy rated it it was amazing
i like how the story has alot of detail in many ways.
Elizabeth
Nov 28, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Contains some superb Thor stories.
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Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunne ...more
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