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.
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.
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.