Thor #1 (2018),
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Jason Aaron
(CA) Michael Del Mundo
JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION! Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he's going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. Jason Aaron takes the Prince of Asgard in a whole new direction with YOUNG GUN artist Mike Del Mundo joining him at the helm! And don't miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who's undergone some startling changes. Rated T+
Date Available: 06/13/2018
There is a serious change in how Jason Aaron's Odison presents himself. I think it is tied to trying to make him more like 'movie' Thor. He reads that way in the new Avengers series as well.
Its a frustrating point of contention, because I like movie Thor. I don't NEED movie Thor to be in a comic (unless it is tied to the movies. That would be a good place for him). Word usage being friendlier to a larger group...I get it. I just can't condone it. Its ok to make people learn new words to understand what they're reading.
The art by Mike DelMundo is beautifully painted, with well constructed palletes, strong layouts, and a whimsical charm. It will probably be hated. I hope he stays on this whole run.
Backing up the main story is an All Father Thor story, containing everything missing from Aaron's 'Thor' voice. It reads like a direct continuation of the style and substance from 'God of Thunder'. It's great until the last page. We've already had Cosmic Ghost Rider. Cosmic ******** Phoenix is too much. Right?
If your a fan of more traditional fare, that fare will be available at our Big Summer Sale this weekend. It would be unfair to miss is.
I give it 7 out of 10 Grahams