Thor, Volume 1

Thor, Volume 1

by J. Michael Straczynski, Olivier Coipel

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Thor is back! And 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 reckon 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! Collects Thor (2007) #1-6.

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ISBN-13: 9780785171089
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 11/07/2011
Series: Thor By J. Michael Straczynski Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 59 MB
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Thor by J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 1 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a fan of mythologies I have always been fascinated by modern despictions especially in comics. Thor has been a perennial favorite for me but the writing quality has been on and off as long as I can remember. This is not so in this new interpretation of our favorite Norse god. Thor's makeover goes far beyond a costume change (finally looks like armor, not from a rock band!) and into his character. His interactions with his alter ego are full of little nuances that bring life to a character that had become somewhat stale and cookie cutter in the past (who gets to hold Thor's bighammer next?! Meh). Big kudos to Marvel for taking a chance and assembling such and amazing team. This is a safe purchase for anyone that have liked Thor in the past and for any comic fan looking for a refreshing and well written comic. Like the other reviewer commented, the scene when Thor confronts Iron Man simply is amazing and this book is full of moments like those.
Janus More than 1 year ago
I used to think Thor was a joke. I mean, c'mon, the guy looked like a reject from Dio; I expected him to swing a guitar and sing backup to Holy Diver. Then he got a makeover. His look become less 80's hair metal band and more viking (what a marvelous concept). Stracyzynski is easily one of the best writers in comics today and Coipel's art is fresh and full of energy. If you need one solid reason to buy this book how about seeing Thor beat the living tar out of Iron Man: You're convinced now aren't you...yeah you are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! I love how Thor differentiates himself from all other super heroes. A God not a mortal in a metal suit!
kivarson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thor returns to earth and settles in the plains of Oklahoma, bringing the entire kingdom of Asgard with him. The kindly townspeople are very hospitable to these new arrivals.
EmilyNagtegaal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story begins with Thor and Dr. Donald Blake meeting in the Great Void. Asgard, the home of the gods, was destroyed when Ragnarök, the cycle of destruction and rebirth, was severed by Thor. The Norse gods are now all dead, or so it would seem. Blake convinces Thor to return to Earth and restore Asgard to its former glory. Blake also informs Thor that the gods are not all dead, but instead reside in human bodies. Thor, in Donald Blake's body, travels to Oklahoma where he rebuilds Asgard and begins his search for his fellow gods. Through a number of unexpected events and harrowing adventures, Thor finds many of his closest friends. Yet, someone or something is trying to destroy the Asgardians who still reside in humans and Thor must race against time and face many enemies in order to save his fellow gods. "Thor" by Michael J. Straczynski is the debut of the third volume in the long history of Thor comic books. This comic book is an exciting read for anyone who likes superheroes and mythology combined. Before reading ¿Thor¿, I had never read a comic book or graphic novel. Reading this comic was definitely a new experience for me, but one that I greatly enjoyed. ¿Thor¿ is an action-packed and suspense filled comic book that appeals to one¿s senses vividly and is a greatly entertaining read.
nesum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was such a fan of Thor before, you know, he died and all. I knew he was coming back, but I sort of dreaded it. I'm really rather tired of the super-heroes dying and coming back to life. It seems like every time they need a boost in the sales, they just kill someone.I wasn't going to give Thor another chance, but then it's Straczynski. I trust him enough to give it a try. I'm glad I did. This is not a normal Thor book. This is Thor trying to find the other Asgardians and recreate his home. It's not about huge battles. It's about his heart. I was very impressed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first Thor Comic ever! Great story, hilarious moments all mmake this a very entertaining read. Definitely worth the purchase!
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How long is it? Is itworth it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book appropriate for eleven year olds? In other words, no "adult content"?