COMIC TITLE: Mighty Thor #1 (2015)
Russell Dauterman– Artist
Jason Aaron – Writer
November 18, 2015
We are moving right along smoothly as we celebrate Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics In 365 Days and for today we are moving to an iconic character with an interesting twist. You see when we think of Thor, we think of the son of Odin with his hammer in hand, but what if I told you that Thor was now really Dr. Jane Austin? You would probably ask me how in the hell is that possible? In the story, Jane fights a mighty battle against breast cancer so the hammer must have deemed her worthy enough of having it after Thor (Odin Son) drops it on a planet. The miraculous thing about Jane being Thor is that when she dons the hammer and suit, it heals her and makes her stronger, but there are consequences to it. As she fights this battle, there is another battle that ensues among the elves and Jane believes that Malekith The Accused is behind of this, but the Congress of Worlds is not having it. The only thing is that there could be someone more sinister behind all of this after all. To read more from the comic and more, just visit Marvel’s site here.
I have to be completely honest in saying that this is probably one of my favorite comic books from Marvel both in the artistic and story departments. I love it especially when she travels to Asgardia and all the different places we see. For those of you that need a refresher, Malekith is the villain from the second Thor film, but there is just a lot going on for a first issue alone. If you read the Secret Wars edition of Mighty Thors then you know what is going on, but if not I’ll fill you in. Thor Odin Son is somewhere in the universe while Odin has imprisoned his wife All-Mother Freyja. Oh yeah, the new Thor is a wanted criminal on Asgard. As long as you know all of that information you are all set to go into this adventure that rocks. The artwork is amazing in my opinion and the panels are super easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have a problem there. I know a lot of people have been having issues with Marvel making certain characters a different race or gender, but I think this is one of the coolest ones. There’s action, adventure, and mystery so go and get it. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+