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Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder

(Thor (2014) #1)

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Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! The secrets of Original Sin have left the God of Thunder unworthy for the fi rst time! 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! Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows...but she may be Earth's only hope against the ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Marvel (first published April 15th 2015)
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Anne
I've been waiting quite a while to get my hands on all 5 of these issues, and Marvel Unlimited finally came through for me!

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Most of this story was worth the wait! Loved the new chick, loved the politics on Asgard, loved Maaal...Maleket...the badass dark elf's part in everything, and loved how Thor reacted for the most part.

So, Thor lost his worthiness to wield Mjolnir at the end of Original Sins. And nobody knows what the hell Fury whispered in his ear that caused him to drop it, but Thor has bee
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Sean Gibson
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do I have issues with "Thor" being a title instead of name? Yes. (Like, if someone nicks my magic colostomy bag, they're not going to run around calling themselves "Sean" just because they have something that once belonged to me...and, frankly, if someone's weird enough to steal a colostomy bag, magic or not, I think we can come up with far better nicknames for them.)

I mean, the inscription says "Whosoever holds this hammer, if (s)he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." The POWER of Thor
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Sam Quixote
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-comics-2015
"Whosoever holds the hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of... Thor" – inscription on the side of Mjolnir.

In the Marvel event comic Original Sin, a secret was whispered to Thor in the midst of a battle – a secret that made him unworthy of his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir! The hammer now rests on the surface of the moon, unmoved by Thor and even its creator, Odin.

Freyja, the All Mother, has been running Asgard while Odin has been watching over his imprisoned brother – but now he’s ret
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Sarah Churchill
Let's be honest, the plot itself plays second fiddle to the fact that this is Female. Thor.

The big draw of this series is so far (after just one volume granted) its biggest flaw for me. It plays so much on the fact that she's female - and that the males around her are sexist, pig headed oafs - that that BECOMES the story. Everyone thinks her puny, there's comments on her being 'Thor' and not 'Thorina' or something equally as rubbish, there's talk of Feminism and a female villain even surrenders
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Terence
Ever since the events of Original Sin, Thor has been on the moon trying to lift his hammer.
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It seems someone else had done what Thor and Odin could not.
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So there is a new Thor. A woman who just happened to show up on the moon when all of Asgardia went home. I have to say I've never been a fan of Thor and giving his hammer to a woman makes no difference to me. Thor and Asgard and all that stuff just aren't very interesting. Anyway I wish they didn't make a new super hero by giving them another hero
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Sesana
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really looking forward to this. Aaron's done a great job writing Thor for a long time now, and I was interested in seeing female Thor. I was not at all disappointed. If anything, this is even better than Aaron's previous Thor work.

The new Thor (whose identity is still a mystery at the end of the volume) is absolutely the star, and I loved her. There's no question that she's worthy of Mjolnir. She's determined, wield the hammer well (it's implied that Mjolnir is actively aiding her), and sh
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emily
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2015
I!!!! LOVED!!!!! THIS!!!!!!! SO!!!!!!!!!!! MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

The transition from the Thor everyone knows to the new female Thor was done so seamlessly and fits the universe so well, oh man. Also female Thor is so great, I love her little though bubbles as she's trying to figure out exactly how to navigate being the new Thor. Everything about this was just so awesome and I cannot express how excited I am to see where Thor's story is going to go!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mariℓina
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a new THOR in town! To tell you the truth i wasn't very sure of what to expect from this new comic series. I love THOR, the real one, with the bulging muscles and the red cape but this new Goddess was an absolute delight too.


Thor lost his Mjölnir after Nick Fury whispered something(?!) in his ear -yeah, i know weird and tacky way to make Thor unworthy- and even though he spends all his time trying to make it cooperate again that's just not happening.


So after a while someone is bound to
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Cheese
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this as a follow on from the God of thunder run.

They handled the handover to the female Thor really well and the whole story is packed with great action.

In this volume we see the return of Malekeith the accursed trying to retrieve a powerful artefact from Midgard (of course where else?!) along with the ice Giants. Female Thor turns up and everyone is a bit confused as male Thor is still sitting on the moon because he couldn't lift Mjolnir because of the secrets Fury learned fr
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Scott S.
"What the hell kind of Thor are you?" - Crusher 'Absorbing Man' Creel, bad guy
"The kind who just broke your jaw!" KRRRUNG! (a punch to the face) - Thor, Goddess of Thunder

Another successful bid by Marvel Comics to update their legendary name characters (see also Miles Morales as Spider-Man, Amadeus Cho as Hulk, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, etc.) for a 21st century audience, this introductory volume shows our new Thor "worthy" of wielding Mjolnir during an undersea adventure. I particularly liked
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Chelsea
3.5? I guess? This book was not made for me and that's just fine. It's still a good book. Just not one I got super invested in.

Jorge Molina's art is freaking gorgeous! I am in love with the way he draws the Thors. I mean, who wouldn't want to find themselves in a Thor sandwich? This guy should draw everything, in my opinion.

So, I went into this wanting to love it because dudebros threw bitchfits over a female Thor and it was sad. If you can't take another version of your favorite hero existing
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David Schaafsma
I read the first two issues of this comic in a class I was teaching. The focus was on the shift to more representations of women in comics of all kinds, so we read She-Hulk, women's memoirs, Ms. Marvel, a few other things online, and this. Early on, in those issues, we were just getting into this shift, but we most of us liked it a lot.

The thing I most admire about this is that he is a Thor scholar, this Aaron. he's done young Thor and other traditionally male Thors, and knows the lore as well
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ellie ♡
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
ahh this was such a fun read! i picked it up four days ago but never found the time to read it. however, i did pick it up and read it in 35 minutes! it was super fun (what i’ve learned is not only does thor have to be worthy, they also have to be really funny!) and seeing a woman as thor was just 👌🏼
Jonathan
I have to admit, I haven't read a whole lot of Thor comics. I also didn't think I was going to care for this one since I'm not really a supporter of the whole "title handoff" that Marvel has been doing with Captain America and Thor (more recently Wolverine). BUT, I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised by both this and All-New Wolverine, Vol. 1: The Four Sisters. I really, truly liked this. This and Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 1: The God Butcher are my favorite Thor stories to date. I look f ...more
Jessica
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really loved this! It was everything I'd hoped for in a Thor comic. And now I need the next volume.

"BRING ME ANOTHER!" *crash*
Artemis
Packaged as serious business. In truth it's surprisingly funny - with feminist subtext both subtle and in your face. This doesn't hinder 'Thor, Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder' from being a fun, action-packed comic book. It is one of Marvel's most groundbreaking and important titles coming out, along with the new 'Ms. Marvel' series.

Before going any further, I'll say that before this I had not read any 'Thor' comics. My knowledge of the character comes from the Marvel movies, plus the variations
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Kuroi
Well, then. There be a new face in the world of comics and she will trash- I mean the thrash whoever standeth in her way!



This was a joy to read. At long last, Thor's mighty hammer, Mjolnir, just gives up on him and decides to move on to better pastures. And who better to wield the hammer of the gods than...
Wait a second. WHO IS IT? Like really, who is this lady?

That is the main mystery of Goddess of Thunder and readers will be delighted to know that we never find out in this volume. In fact, the
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Callie Rose Tyler
This book was decent, except for when the story was forced or just plain ridiculous because "Thor" is now a woman.

First off, anytime the hero meets up with villains and the villains bow out due to "respect" it is quite possibly the most disappointing turn of events that a reader can face. Oh you thought you were going to see female- Thor kick some ass? Nope sorry, we'll have the villain just quit instead.



Then there is the heckling that female Thor receives because she is a woman...

Clearly the ne
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Chris
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel
As part of a big overhaul to three of the most well-known characters on their roster, Marvel announced a new female Thor (alongside Superior Iron Man and Sam Wilson as the new Captain America). The events of Original Sin (which you don't need to read prior to this) leave Thor unworthy of holding Mjolnir, the hammer remaining stubbornly in place on the surface of the moon. What follows creates an accessible new start for a series I didn't think i'd be reading again.

I gave the highly-praised God B
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Gavin
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jason Aaron has kept moving the Odinson through the last 3yrs now? I have to say it's been superb. The three Thors more than made up for Gor being not everyone's cuppa, and now, here's a new volume and yet another new Thor!
Female, face mask, but still the same kickass take no prisoners Asgardian powerhouse. She's even got an internal monologue, which sounds very accurate...and Midgardian? When we left Thor, things weren't looking good, he was left at the bottom of the ocean, armless, Mjolnirless
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StoryTellerShannon
Thor has been rejected by his miraculous hammer and a new Thor, who happens to be female, is selected.

Meanwhile, Frost Giants invade Earth with the help of more nefarious types and Father Odin is most displeased with this pretender to the Thor title.

Very good to excellent artwork.

OVERALL GRADE: B plus.
Jesse A
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 3.5 stars. Not quite up to some of the great moments of Aaron's Thor, God of Thunder but still good. Headed in an interesting direction for sure.
Roy
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this re-invention of Thor in a way. Great artwork and colourwork. Aaron creates a great story which is both intriguing and fun. Looks like the storyline ends after Vol 2, so a conclusion must be written. Definitely a great Thor novel, my 1st introduction into the character but my 2nd Aaron novel. Great stuff!!
Nikki
This version of Thor is really fun. I’m not really Thor’s biggest fan, either in the MCU or in the comics; give me half a chance and I can give you a whole list of examples why Steve Rogers should wield the hammer instead of Thor, or at least be able to. (I would also be happy with Sif or Freyja, two possibilities that Thor considers in this volume.) But this version got my attention because of the decision to give another character the powers of Thor. Now, I’ve read the spoilers, so the hints h ...more
Nick Jones
Thor has become unworthy of lifting his own hammer because somebody whispered something to him. What was whispered to him? Who knows.

Some woman lifted the hammer and gets to be Thor (2) now. WHO IS THE GODDESS OF THUNDER? Who knows.

I can't understand why crucial plot information is being withheld from both the characters and the reader, but the first volume in this series aggravatingly ends with nary a hint to either of the above questions. Thor (2) is kept fairly bland and personality-free,
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Anna
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent start, but I feel like I was expecting a lot more from this one. Half of it wasn't even about Lady Thor, it was about Odin returning (and being a sexist douchebag, especially to Frigga, who kept shit running while he was gone!!!) and Man-Thor trying to get the hammer back after it decides he's unworthy. Also, the story with Malekeith was SUPER lame! Overall, I might pick up the next one to see how they handle her identity reveal. But I'm not really invested.
Brendan
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Not the biggest marvel fan but I do enjoy well told stories. Thor is quite good in the film universe but I've never cared too much for the character in print. This story is interesting and has a fresh take on the mythology. I liked the role reversal and a woman taking the mantel of Thor, instead of it being just an accident the woman actually picks it up which proves she is definitely worthy. The first half of the book is a little messy but after awhile it finds its footing.
Steve
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never been a fan of Thor, and I think the last time I read an issue of Thor was probably back in the late 70s. Still, I had to see what all the hubbub was about with a new Thor picking up the hammer.

This was actually a pretty entertaining read. The art was good, the humor was excellent, and the mystery behind the person who picks up the hammer is the underlying push that keeps the entire narrative moving forward in the midst of an attack of Frost Giants on Midgard/Earth. The idea that someo
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The Sapphic Nerd
I suddenly had this itch for (female) Thor today and it couldn't be ignored. I'd read the first three issues before and even though I knew where the funny parts would be, I still chuckled with delight as if it was my first encounter.

I love Thor. The writing is a lot of fun, with enough mystery around the main character to keep the series rolling. Thor as a character can certainly carry her own title, with plenty of personality and the ability to kick ass like a Goddess of Thunder should.

The art
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Crystal Starr Light
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bullet Review:

Very good; I ended up enjoying this A LOT more than I've enjoyed previous Thor titles. It's a bit weird how the 5th issue uses a baddie to address detractors' comments about this run, and I preferred the artist in issues 1-4. I think it might have been more interesting to just make Thor "himself" into a woman instead of having a woman assume the mantle, but what do I know? I hate books people love after all and can't understand human emotions.
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Jason Aaron grew up in a small town in Alabama. His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers, on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket was based, was a large influence on Aaron. Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where h ...more

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