Must Read Thor?

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#51 Posted by Pyrogram (45684 posts) - - Show Bio

These are good to read.

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390

337-350

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#52 Posted by AniaSolo (1 posts) - - Show Bio

i think Magog could beat thor

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#53 Posted by Pyrogram (45684 posts) - - Show Bio

@AniaSolo said:

i think Magog could beat thor

That is really a Thor comic..

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#54 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3296 posts) - - Show Bio
  • God Of Thunder
  • Son Of Asgard
  • For Asgard

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#57 Edited by saoakden (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

What issues did the King Thor Saga happen? It sounds really interesting.

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#58 Edited by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly recommend "The Eternal Saga."

It's epic scope and incredible climax are worthy of Thor. This is the story arc that made Thor an all-time favorite of mine.

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#59 Posted by adamjh95 (60 posts) - - Show Bio

is the jms a good starting point for someone new to thor?

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#60 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (8148 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor the God of thunder.

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#61 Posted by JuliusTakalua (380 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read a bit on Thor too. Liked half of what I'v read. Thor GOT is the best by far. Then comes the violent Thor run of Blood Rein. After that I'll say Thor when he got Odin Force and rebuilt Asgard.

Other than that, I've zero clue. I love Thor but it's so hard to read which comics...

It'd be nice if ppl recommended any good Thor stories. I know his history quite well but what are some great runs? I've heard Simmon's run was great. what else?

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#62 Edited by JuliusTakalua (380 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly recommend "The Eternal Saga."

It's epic scope and incredible climax are worthy of Thor. This is the story arc that made Thor an all-time favorite of mine.

better than Thor GoT? Cus that one blew me away. I also liked the one where Thor became alive again after CivilWar then rebuilt Asgard and all its gods

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#63 Posted by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc said:

I highly recommend "The Eternal Saga."

It's epic scope and incredible climax are worthy of Thor. This is the story arc that made Thor an all-time favorite of mine.

better than Thor GoT? Cus that one blew me away. I also liked the one where Thor became alive again after CivilWar then rebuilt Asgard and all its gods

Better than GoT? That's a matter of opinion. I read the one I recommended as a ten-year old kid and have been hooked on Thor ever since.

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#64 Posted by THORSON (4535 posts) - - Show Bio

god of Thunder #2, its a good read. THOR acts like a douche.

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#65 Edited by THORSON (4535 posts) - - Show Bio

@thorson said:

god of Thunder #2, its a good read. THOR acts like a douche.

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#66 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (3783 posts) - - Show Bio

Any trade with the names

Stan Lee

Roy Thomas

Walter Simonson

Dan Jurgens

J. Michael Stracynzki

Jason Aaron

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#67 Posted by HaveAtThee (1058 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently had a fun debate with someone at a local comic shop about which Thor run was greater between Jurgens and JMS. I have the JMS Omnibus and most of the Jurgens run (still completing it). I just re-read the first 12 issues of the Jurgens run, and it was some of the most fun I've had in years. I remembered the Jurgens run fondly, and I wanted to see if it aged well or not. Holy crap does it ever. Sorry, but since Uncle Walt's legendary run, the next greatest Thor story is easily Dan Jurgens' take. Sure, Coipel and Djurdevic made better art than JRJR, but Romita's bombastic style fit perfectly for Jurgens' story. I highly recommend the run to those who haven't read it. Putting it next to JMS' is almost unfair, because JMS' run never really concluded and is a much different style of story. Though they both deal with Thor returning from apparent death and having to figure out what happened to the rest of the Asgardians. Watching how Jurgens weaved his story those first 12 issues was a real treat. Thor was juggling having to figure out what happened to Asgard and his family, his return to Earth alongside his Avenger teammates, having to live the life of a fallen paramedic, nearly dying and being a captive of Hela, and orchestrating a war to rescue Asgard and the Asgardians (including Odin) from the really powerful Dark Gods. Oh yea and he also teams up with Namor, Spider-Man and Hercules (a bunch) as well. The pace is blistering and the action dramatic. I also remembered how well Jurgens' threw in elements like how humans had become cynical about superheroes, especially Thor since he called himself a god. Considering how decompressed stories are these days, those first 12 issues in Jurgens' run contain about 30 issues worth of plot and action by today's standards.

Oh, and Thor fans, for those of us who have been forced to read through some of the dark ages of Thor between the Bendis and Fraction stuff, Jurgens' Thor is an absolute BEAST when it comes to battling and being a warrior. God blasts, anti-force blasts, energy absorption, weaving through dimensions at will and overall strength, durability and cunning.

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#68 Posted by teabag (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Just in case you are interested (having watched Thor and Thor 2) in my Thor 3 screenplay (spec script), you can read it at

http://subtle-screenplays.blogspot.de/2014/06/thor-3-spec-script.html

and tell me what you think! :)

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#69 Posted by ponello (801 posts) - - Show Bio

J. Micheal Straczynskis 3 volumes are the best

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#70 Edited by Hansmollman (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I have been recommended to read civil war before the JMS run would u recommend?

Also i am having trouble finding the ragnorak story arc could someone help?

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#71 Posted by undeadtribunal (27 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm reading everyone's suggestions here and while I agree with Simonson's run being the greatest Thor run (if not the greatest comic book run) ever, if you want a feel for what most comics were like during the Bronze Age, when stories were told in the space of a single issue or two, check out the issues between Thor 302 - 336. This was an era where continuity was still in full force, Thor was more super-hero than God of Thunder (although he was still the latter), and stories featured battles with the Wrecking Crew, Graviton, Air-Walker, the Crusader, Dracula, Mephisto, Tyr, Drax the Destroyer, and other one-shot villains. They're not all the most "memorable" of stories, but they were essentially the last of hurrah of the original, classic Thor. These were the kind of stories that got kids reading comics, play acting them out in the neighborhood (everyone kid loved the Wrecking crew - you took an old hoppy ball, tied a jump rope to it, and bam! you're Thunderball), and otherwise showed you that heroes were heroes and villains were villains.

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#72 Posted by ShaoKahn (812 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor is a jobber

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#73 Posted by antithetical (1578 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it gets passed over but I really like the "Quest For Odin" arc, probably because it's when I first started reading comics and I'm a bit sentimental about that time in my life.

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#74 Edited by DaymarePrime (230 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed the JSM run of Thor. While it started because of the art, I enjoyed the way it carved out it's own world in the Marvel U and for the most part stayed contained. The run also showed just how mystical and powerful Thor could be. Even though he was on Earth, it seemed like the book was in its own little pocket universe. Really loved the fact they mentioned his Gaia abilities too. Made so much sense that once the MU got involved in the his affairs it ruined Asgard in Siege.

Much of the run and events have now been stripped away but I have also enjoyed Aaron's run as well. For me it is as much from the world building as it is the character. The new Thor is good, but now that she is going to be mainly a player Earth this is going to really limit the appeal for me personally.

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#75 Posted by DemienPunk (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey guys, can you tell me where can I find and the names of the chapters where Thor dies and also when he comes back from the dead ,all previous ones including the latest death or where can I read them online or download for free. Thank you in advance

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#76 Posted by KingOfKings1 (2093 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor comics aren't impressive .

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#77 Posted by HaveAtThee (1058 posts) - - Show Bio

I just recently revisited the "Ragnarok" story from Roy Thomas and John Buscema, and man was it fantastic. Such an epic story involving classic Norse elements. Awesome storytelling from the great John Buscema as well, his work screams action. Hard to believe that this was a warm-up for "The Eternals Saga" (started with Buscema but continued with Keith Pollard) which followed immediately after this. Quite a high-concept, brilliant run by Thomas for his swan song from Marvel.

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#78 Posted by antithetical (1578 posts) - - Show Bio

I need to pick up Thomas' Ragnarok "arc", it's the one thing I'm currently missing from his run on Thor, though I do vividly remember Balder's death from when I had the single issues so long ago. Roy Thomas does get overlooked and under appreciated quite often imo, but it's easy to do when there's been so many other great Thor scribes.

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#79 Posted by HaveAtThee (1058 posts) - - Show Bio

What's nuts is that his excellent "Ragnarok" run was basically an appetizer for the main course that was the "Eternals Saga." So he went from nearly the end of Asgard which led to Thor's banishment straight into the Asgardians and Olympians joining forces with the Eternals to try and avert the Celestial judgment. All the while deftly handling characterization consistently with a plethora of different types.

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#80 Edited by GhostRider88 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont follow Thor as often as I do Ghost Rider, Punisher or Daredevil but I read the Thor: God of Thunder series. It was quite enjoyable; good art-good writing. Anyone else who read it will likely agree, it had a few tremendous story lines.

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#81 Posted by Biggest_D (1433 posts) - - Show Bio

If you want some current running series, Thor God of Thunder is one of the best.

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