Astonishing Thor #1

    Astonishing Thor » Astonishing Thor #1 released by Marvel on January 2011.

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    “Waves are but water, wind but air. And though lightning be fire… IT MUST ANSWER THUNDER’S CALL.” The God of Thunder finds himself battling a mysterious surge of natural catastrophes— hurricanes, tidal waves, earthquakes. At first, the Son of Odin suspects Zephyr, immortal mistress of the winds, but soon he finds that the climactic upheaval must be attributed to a much larger force… EGO, THE LIVING PLANET! From ROBERT RODI and MIKE CHOI! Spinning out of the destruction of Asgard, ASTONISHING THOR is an out-of-this-world adventure—where the entire universe hangs in the balance!"

    A furious and unnatural storm engulfs the Earth, the mighty Thor seeks to quell it, but his attention is drawn to the visage of one known as Zephyr, the Wind goddess at the same time.

    This invokes a flashback to a younger brasher Thor playing dice with some unsavoiry people. Thor has bet all his money but offers a ruby plundered from the dwarf king as ante, but Njoda, the goddess of luck, is not with him. He loses but someone has already stolen the ruby, and after using his godly fists on the other men he chaces after the wench who stole it.

    Thors mind snaps back to the presnt and after controlling the surging seas and receiving news of the why and how from guardian Heimdall, Thor heads into space.

    After traveling for some time, he discovers the source of the supernatural weather causing destruction on Earth, he encounters Ego. However that is not the only cosmic being he encounters.

    The Stranger stops Thor from using his hammer on Ego. After exchanging word the Stranger uses his powers to launch the tunder god into space.



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    Reality Principles & Cosmic Expeditions 0

    Overview Thor has been everywhere lately, creative changes in his ongoing, a bunch of mini series and one shots, its almost as if one could assume he has a movie coming out soon? A huge back catalogue of books must confront any new fan? Fear not (yet, Fear Itself is later in the year) ASTONISHING THOR is perfect for a new reader, as per its intent, and for Thor fans not happy with Fractions current main Thor ongoing title run, a possible low risk venture to escape into. Its a five part mini and ...

    16 out of 16 found this review helpful.

    Astonishing Thor Earns Its Title 0

    Wow.  Astonishing Thor kicks off in full force, blending the mythological and cosmic elements of Thor's mythos so seamlessly that it should become the textbook example other writers learn from. It goes from flashbacks of Thor's youth to confrontations with outrageous cosmic beings without missing a beat.  The art by Mike Choi is fantastic, and the style is perfect for Thor. I don't believe a more epic depiction of the arrival of Ego the Living Planet has ever been done or could ever be done. Equ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    A Tale to Astonish for New Thor Fans 0

       First Impressions:   I saw Astonishing Thor's first issue and thought I'd add it to my monthly horde of Marvel and DC comics.   I've followed a bit of the whole Asgard story of going to earth, a female Loki (now male) and a few goings-on with Dr. Doom.   Very interesting, but I left in favor of The Blackest Night – I mean, didn't we all?     Getting back into it again was fun.   We see Heimdall again, as he calls forth Thor for a conference.   Thor runs into an old girlfriend and an old vi...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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