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The Mighty Thor, Volume 1: Thunder in Her Veins

(The Mighty Thor (2015) #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  4,085 ratings  ·  407 reviews

Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor's life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain?
Hardcover, 146 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Marvel (first published May 18th 2016)
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Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I hate the concept.
Hate it. Hate that there's a new person running around with the name Thor, wielding Mjolnir, and calling down the thunder. I don't care if the person a female or not. I just don't like my original characters getting displaced. <--personal preference


I also hate the cancer theme. Haaaaaate it.
I guess the idea is to bring real-life struggles to a comic character, but...
Fuck! Utilize the magic to heal yourself, you idiot!
Any real person who had cancer would, and you're being fli
Paul E. Morph
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely loving every issue of Marvel's new Thor saga. Jason Aaron is really delivering the goods on this book; every single issue has contained an 'OMG' moment for me.

Oh, and let's not forget Russell Dauterman's incredible artwork! Any artist who can make me not miss Essad Ribic has got to be pretty damned good.

I do understand those readers who are pining for the original Thor. I'm a huge fan and miss him quite a bit myself, but I also love the new Thor and am very happy to be patient an
Sam Quixote
Marvel relaunch their female Thor series after just two volumes because of Secret Wars despite there being no real change after that event. Le sigh. It’s easy to see why irregular/non-comics readers get confused trying to read superhero books in a certain order when the fucktards at Marvel/DC are constantly pulling the rug out from under them.

Anyways, if you’re not caught up on this series yet (despite this being a Volume 1!), SPOILSIES AHEAD if only because I mention the name of who Thor is an
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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As Thor, Dr. Jane Foster is the Goddess of Thunder. However, when she puts the hammer down and returns to her mortal form she’s dying of cancer, and becoming Thor prevents her chemo from working. Being a hero is literally killing her, and yet Jane refuses to stop because the 10 realms need a Thor, especially now that the Dark Elves have teamed up with the evil Roxxon Corporation to wage ware on the light elves, Loki has returned, and Odin is being a real dick.

Great stuff here with Jason Aaron ro
Jesse A
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I haven't been a huge fan of the new female Thor but this book really clicked for me. More excellent work from Aaron.
James DeSantis
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hold up, stop the beat a minute. I got something to say. Jason, I wanna tell you this shit right now while this fucking weed is in me. I don't know if I ever told you this, but I FINALLY love A thor title, so now I got your back. Just know this shit.

Sorry, had the chronic 2001 in my car this morning while I was thinking of how to review this. So anyway...Thor has been a hit or miss with me. Even the exciting "Godbomb" arc was "Good" but not "Great" for me. I've never liked Thor much. He's one o
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
This will be a YMMV book. I was really interested by the political unrest in Asgard and by the war between the realms, but this won't be a hit with everyone. The first issue, though, is one that I think will be almost universally well liked. It's the most introspection we've gotten from Jane since she became Thor, and it was badly needed. The juxtaposition between Jane undergoing chemotherapy as Jane and flying as Thor was very nicely handled. Aaron explains that her chemo won't work, because tr ...more
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm getting a bit fed up of watching Loki and Malekeith constantly trick everyone. Can't they come up with something new?

I think Aaron has lost me on this run.
kim hannah
Overall ⭐⭐⭐️⭐️ ┊ 4 stars
The Mighty Thor (2015-) #1 ⭐⭐⭐️⭐️ ┊ 4 stars
I love Aaron's work! This is great! The artwork is beautiful <3
"The flesh may be weak...But the Thunder is strong!"

The Mighty Thor (2015-) #2 ⭐⭐⭐️⭐️ ┊ 4 stars
Oh Loki, what are you up to?! Why is this my go-to line every time Loki is involved! Haha!

I am sooooo impressed with the graphics - both colours and sketches! Love it!
"I am...Loki. And a Loki isn't a slave to the whims of his ancesto
Emmett Spain
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This. Was. Awesome!

This comic had everything I'm looking for from the medium: strong character-based conflict, narrative twists and turns, exciting battles where something is actually at stake, maniacal bad guys who have incredibly smart and well-thought-out plans to achieve their ends, multiple clashing agendas, secrecy and intrigue, fantastic art and great colour work, sharp dialogue, and above all, tons of fun. Jason Aaron has been killing it on Thor since issues one, and is one of the best w
kristen ♡
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
i’d really give this 3.5/5 because some issues were really good while some were lacking a lot.
The Realm is in trouble....


But fear not, because....


I can‘t really say much about the plot, because it would pretty much be a spoiler any which way. I am still reading this whole thing wildly out of proper sequence or rather I am reading in sequence, but mostly only the first volume of each story arch. However, despite the large holes in my reading, I think it would be the most fun to read these comics in the proper order, to get at least some of the character development and suspense. Subsequen
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
My partner got me the full run of this story line for my birthday. I'm trying to savor it... Obviously because it took me about a month to read it. I love Jane Foster as Thor and the art is right up my alley.
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap, is Jason Aaron on fire lately. His Doctor Strange is the best new Marvel series, Star Wars is still really good, and his creator-owned The Goddamned promises to be all kinds of crazy (I've only read the first issue so far and am waiting for the trade). And here comes the next chapter in his epic Thor run, yet again re-numbered and re-titled (In Marvel's defence, though, this easily could be a great jump-on point for new readers, it is very friendly in that regard).

Aaron writes an extr
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very cool continuation of a previous series with Jane in the title role as Thor. Great plotting and direction. Loving the number of character arcs and twists/turns in the plot.
Rory Wilding
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
With the current release of Thor: Ragnarok, which finally takes the God of Thunder into a colourful and hilarious cosmic adventure that would make Jack Kirby and Walter Simonson proud, now would be the time to start reading the comic books exploring the tales of the Nine Realms. Whilst currently reading Kieron Gillen's run of Journey into Mystery, I also started reading somewhere in the middle of Jason Aaron's ongoing Thor run, in which our mighty hero is now the former love interest Dr Jane Fos ...more
Aug 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jason Aaron continues writing in peak form, in my humble opinion, his best series yet. Aaron's body of work on Thor is his best yet and I only hope he continues on the book for long into the future. He's got a firm grip on the mythology and perfectly paced storytelling - while always breaking new ground. Something nearly impossible to do in a title as long-running as Thor.

Russell Dauterman works the whole book, thank the Gods. Having a fill-in artist would nearly doom the book. Dauterman's styl
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like what Jason Aaron has been doing with the Thor titles. Come to think of it I just like Jason Aaron's writing in general. This book feels familiar in that it is focused around a war in Asgard. There is scheming from Loki, Thor and Odin are butting heads, and the dark elves and frost giants are up to no good. Somehow, Aaron is able to give that all a fresh take, partially by pulling on the history of these characters within the Marvel universe. The art is top notch, but I don't really ...more
Jane Foster is the hero we need and do not deserve and I love her and I need her to live forever and ahhhhhh. Odin needs to go away forever. Loki needs to WHAT THE HECK LOKI WHAT ARE YOU DOING wise up? I don't know what is going on? I am so confused and worried?

I was really worried at how they would deal with the revelation in previous books that Thor has cancer. I have not personally had it, but close friends and family have. And I think this was really well done. I was halfway to preparing a
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Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So happy there is more Thor! And OH MY GOD this volume. Holy shit.

This picks up where Volume 2 of Thor ended, with Roxxon and the dark elves invading Alfheim and basically committing genocide. Meanwhile on Asgard, Odin has become more dictatorial and imprisoned Freya.

Jane-as-Thor really lets Jane shine, and gives her a much stronger character than she has in the past. The fact that her becoming Thor undoes all the good chemotherapy does to her human body is heart-breaking, and eventually the wr
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jason Aaron is my favorite writer in comics right now. Everything he does is absolutely solid, and the newest incarnation of Thor is no different.

This is quite possibly the best comic Marvel is putting out right now, and both the writing and artwork are absolutely stunning. My only regret is that I didn't pick this volume up much much sooner.
Well done Mr. Aaron. Well done indeed.

The greatness of the last volumes continues in this one and is building to a War of the Realms. Can't wait to see it unfold.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it

As with all post-Secret Wars books, this one picks up in the middle of the action, months after the universe has re-formed. Jane Foster is settling in to being Thor:

And a senator in the Congress of Worlds, alongside Senator Volstagg the enormous. Odin continues to imprison his wife Freya, Thor is Asgard's most wanted, the dark elves are stirring war across the realms, Dario Agger & Roxxon are exploiting other worlds. There's lots of conflict and
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Honestly, I was glad to get to the end of this. I've never read Thor before. Does that, like, hurt my ability to understand the characters, realms, and conflicts going on in this? Because I was confused. Something about a civil war. Something about someone getting married. Something about fuckers wanting to take out Thor. All of it is hard to grasp. It seems like this is another series going for all out war rather than a story with pace, emotion, and interesting characters. No one is interesting ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you want to read comics over the summer, then I'm here to save you...(i guess owo)

Read Comics Online?-
Marvel Comics?-
DC Comics?-
Can't find any?-
Wanna search?-

-this sounds a lot like a sponsor

-so kind right?
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I kind of felt like I walked into the middle of something... there was some background info that was referenced that I didn't know, like... where did male Thor go? Why is female Thor called a thief? That aside, I otherwise I enjoyed this volume: great art, engaging story, and interesting background for this new Thor: a human woman who in her human form is fighting cancer.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Everything is terrible, everyone is being murdered, and for some reason they're turning Thor into a carbon copy of Thor Odinson. Wow she is so annoying now and I am REALLY UPSET.
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I must admit I'm new to Thor Universe so I don't feel totally entitled to give this stars or an opinion which goes further from my personal taste. I've enjoyed this quite a lot despite being aloof because I don't quite understand asgardian politics. I liked how it juxtaposes reality and fantasy with Jane Foster’s frailty in undergoing cancer treatment and her superher/Godess side as Thor. I liked Aaron's vision of Loki and I fancy his hiddlestonish looks. I'm excited to see what happensnext
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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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