As I promised in my September 23rd comic releases post, here’s your guide to reading Jason Aaron’s Thor run!
This series is a big one, to say the least, and covers two major events, and is now having elements of it adapted in the latest Thor film – Thor: Love And Thunder. For this guide, I’ll take you up to War Of The Realms, and then do a follow up post in the coming weeks for that event and beyond!
Now, onto the event!
Part one: Thor: God Of Thunder
Throughout the ages, gods are vanishing, and Thor must unravel the gruesome mystery of Gorr the God Butcher! As Thors from three eras race to stop Gorr, his scheme’s full extent is revealed: What is the Godbomb? And it’s the bloody return of one of Thor’s greatest enemies: Malekith the Accursed! The former lord of the Dark Elves is freed from his otherworldly prison, and the chase is on across the Nine Realms to capture him! Plus: Thor returns to Midgard and battles to save Earth, but who can he fight when the planet itself is dying? S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Roz Solomon has a suggestion: the world’s most nefarious energy company, Roxxon, and its ruthless new CEO, “the Minotaur!” And a millennia from now, a future Thor faces a very different battle to save what remains of the earth – from Galactus! King Thor and the Goddesses of Thunder are all that stand between Galactus and the planet he’s been dying to eat for a very long time.
Now, you can read this series in one of two ways, you can collect and read:
The God Butcher
Last Days Of Midgard
Or you can read:
The Collected Editions:
Thor: God Of Thunder Volume 1
Thor: God Of Thunder Volume 2
Both give you the same issues in the right order, so you can go with whichever you find easiest. Personally, I’ve collected the bind-ups, as I’ve found it works out cheaper that way.
Part two: Original Sin
Who shot the Watcher? Uatu, the mysterious space-god who’s been watching mankind from the moon for as long as we can remember…is dead. Thus begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel history! As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an investigati on, other forces are marshaling and other questi ons are arising. Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own, including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Who is the Unseen? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? Fury’s cosmic manhunt leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond, but just when the Avengers think they’ve cornered their murderer…everything explodes, unleashing the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets and rocking the heroes to their core! What did the Watcher see? What was the Original Sin?
Luckily, there’s just two parts to this section:
Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm
Part three: The Mighty Thor
Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! The secrets of Original Sin have left the God of Thunder unworthy for the first 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 Frost Giants! Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before, as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm!
No collected editions, again, on this section, so you’ll have to rely on the bind-ups:
The Goddess Of Thunder
Who Holds The Hammer?
Secret Wars: Battleworld: Thors – This is a tie-in to the Secret Wars event, so you’ll have to at least look up what’s going on over there to understand this. I recommend reading it though, I’ve loved what I’ve read so far of it!
Thunder In Her Veins
Lords Of Midgard
Unworthy Thor – A mini series about what happened to Thor and why he can’t lift Mjolnir anymore.
The War Thor
The Death Of The Might Thor
Part four: Fresh Start: Thor
Let sound the cry – The God Of Thunder has returned! Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artefacts of Asgard have been scattered across the Earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost on hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut.
Just bind-ups again:
God Of Thunder Reborn
Road To War Of The Realms
War’s End – War Of The Realms tie in
And there you have it – Jason Aaron’s Thor, from beginning to War Of The Realms! Keep an eye out for part two, where I’ll cover War Of The Realms and beyond!