thor 1Thor Vol III #1 by J. Michael Straczynski

Genre: Superhero Comics

Series: Thor Vol. III #1 

Publisher: Marvel (May 14, 2008)

Author Information:  Twitter

Length: 160 pages

My Rating: 4 stars

Huge Thor fan here.  Also a huge J. Michael Straczynski fan.  So when I saw this run by one of my favorite writers on one of my favorite comic characters I had to locate it, then voraciously devour it.

How was it, you ask?

I have to say I was worried, having been letdown by other Thor reboots in the past.  Here, though, I shouldn’t have been, because Straczynski really took Thor in a whole new direction — even if it took a lot of creative resurrecting to do so.

As this tale starts, Thor and all the Norse Gods are technically dead, so first the Thunderer’s proverbial corpse has to be dug up and reanimated.  Which it is, so to speak.  Donald Blake turning out to be a huge help in solving this sticky resurrection problem.

From here, Asgard is reborn.  Only this time it is on Midgard, outside Broxton, Oklahoma to be specific.  The God of Thunder buying the land, spending his time searching for other reborn Asgardians.

Thor Asgard

Now, all this is taking place post-Civil War in the Marvel Universe though, which leads to a really cool confrontation between Iron Man and Thor.

thor iron man

What sets this apart from other Thor stories is Straczynski’s introduction of real world people into Thor’s life.  It is just very interesting and damn funny seeing Thor attempting to live a “normal” life in middle America.


Loved every minute of this one!  Really great stuff.  I’d encourage anyone who likes Thor to give this one a try.

Purchase the book at Amazon.

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  1. MightyThorJRS says:

    Loved this series! Got me into reading comics again! So Good I had to buy the omnibus!

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  2. I’m not much of a graphic novel person, but anything with JMS’s name on it is worth looking at!
    (big B5 fan here….) 🙂


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