Unworthy

The Unworthy ThorThe Unworthy Thor by Jason Aaron
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Unworthy Thor

So, what is Odinson up to without his hammer? Some beer drinking, some smiting of orcs, some… looking for another hammer? Still unworthy…

Confusing. And the art is not as great as in the issues I read before.

Unworthy Thor #3 was pretty much wasted on me. What was that? Is there a plot?

Issue #4 gets even weirder. A hodgepodge of different art styles… what is going on? Is there a point to this?

The resolution in issue #5 is pretty lame. Seriously? That was it, the whisper that made Thor unworthy? Come on!

All in all not a good issue. The plot is minimal, the resolution is not satisfying, the artwork is allover the place. Not worth it. Unworthy.

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Suggested reading order of Jason Aaron‘s Thor comics:
https://www.howtoread.me/thor-jason-a…
(striking out the ones I have read)

I. Thor God of Thunder
1. The God Butcher – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #1-5.
2. GodBomb – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #6-11.
3. The Accursed – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #12-18.
4. Last Days of Midgard – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #19-25
II. Original Sin
1. Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm – better to read it before Thor: God of Thunder #24.
2. Original Sin
3. Optional : Axis – Thor’s hammer plays a role in the event, so it’s pretty optional, and it takes place before Thor #1.
III. The Female Thor
1. Goddess of Thunder – Collects Thor #1-5
2. Who Holds The Hammer? – Collects Thor #6-8, Annual#1 and What If? (1977).
3. Optional: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin: Priceless
4. Event: Secret Wars: Battleworld: Thors
5. Thunder In Her Veins – Collects Mighty Thor #1-5.
6. Optional: Angela: Queen of Hel
7. Lords of Midgard – Collects Mighty Thor #6-12.
8. The Unworthy Thor
9. Asgard/Shi’ar War – Collects Mighty Thor #13- 19.
10. The War Thor – Collects Might Thor #20-23 and Thors #4
11. The Death of the Mighty Thor – Collects Mighty Thor #700-706 and the one-shot At the Gates of Valhalla.
IV. Marvel Fresh Star: Thor
1. Thor Vol. 1: God of Thunder Reborn – Collects Thor (2018) #1-6. The new spin-off series Asguardians of the Galaxy starts after Thor #4.
2. Thor Vol. 2 – Collects Thor (2018) #7-11.
3. Thor Vol. 3: War’s End – Collects Thor (2018) #12-16. War of Realms tie-in. Reading order: https://www.howtoread.me/war-of-the-r…
And then, not sure of the correct order and if there is something else in between:
– King Thor (2019-), #1-4

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My hammer, In Your Face!

The Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder In Her VeinsThe Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder In Her Veins by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Realm is in trouble….

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But fear not, because….

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I can‘t really say much about the plot, because it would pretty much be a spoiler any which way. I am still reading this whole thing wildly out of proper sequence or rather I am reading in sequence, but mostly only the first volume of each story arch. However, despite the large holes in my reading, I think it would be the most fun to read these comics in the proper order, to get at least some of the character development and suspense. Subsequently, you should avoid reading too much of the various blurbs and reviews, because most of them tend to give away too much.

Jason Aaron is definitely someone I will keep an eye out for, and also Russell Dauterman, the artist that seems mostly responsible for this whole universe.

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Suggested reading order of Jason Aaron‘s Thor comics:
https://www.howtoread.me/thor-jason-a…
(striking out the ones I have read)

I. Thor God of Thunder
1. The God Butcher – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #1-5.
2. GodBomb – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #6-11.
3. The Accursed – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #12-18.
4. Last Days of Midgard – Collects Thor: God of Thunder #19-25
II. Original Sin
1. Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm – better to read it before Thor: God of Thunder #24.
2. Original Sin
3. Optional : Axis – Thor’s hammer plays a role in the event, so it’s pretty optional, and it takes place before Thor #1.
III. The Female Thor
1. Goddess of Thunder – Collects Thor #1-5
2. Who Holds The Hammer? – Collects Thor #6-8, Annual#1 and What If? (1977).
3. Optional: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin: Priceless
4. Event: Secret Wars: Battleworld: Thors
5. Thunder In Her Veins – Collects Mighty Thor #1-5.
6. Optional: Angela: Queen of Hel
7. Lords of Midgard – Collects Mighty Thor #6-12.
8. The Unworthy Thor – owned, not read yet
9. Asgard/Shi’ar War – Collects Mighty Thor #13- 19.
10. The War Thor – Collects Might Thor #20-23 and Thors #4
11. The Death of the Mighty Thor – Collects Mighty Thor #700-706 and the one-shot At the Gates of Valhalla.
IV. Marvel Fresh Star: Thor
1. Thor Vol. 1: God of Thunder Reborn – Collects Thor (2018) #1-6. The new spin-off series Asguardians of the Galaxy starts after Thor #4.
2. Thor Vol. 2 – Collects Thor (2018) #7-11.
3. Thor Vol. 3: War’s End – Collects Thor (2018) #12-16. War of Realms tie-in. Reading order: https://www.howtoread.me/war-of-the-r…

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Gender-bender Thor?

Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of ThunderThor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am reading these Thor books mostly out of order, I know…. I am sort of following my cheapest options, so there you go. Thor: God of Thunder, Volume 1: The God Butcher was fun and had surprisingly good artwork.

Next—he is not worthy and we meet a goddess of thunder instead. First, though…, attack sharks!

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So, Emo Thor has lost his mojo and can‘t pick up Mjolnir anymore. Neither can anybody else. Where is Captain America when you need him? I wonder what Fury whispered into Thor‘s ear…? And one of my favourite side characters from the movies makes a lengthy appearance…. a very bad elf! So, whilst things do not go well for our boy, we get….

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Pretty obvious who she is, right? Nope.

The story of the first four issues was enjoyable. The fifth issue in this volume feels a bit stuck on and does not mesh well with the rest in my opinion. Plus the artwork changes—done by a different artist—and is not as good.

All in all entertaining and without the fifth issue it would even have been pretty great.

PS: This looks like a pretty good reading order to this particular collection of Thor comics by Jason Aaron: https://www.howtoread.me/thor-jason-a…

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Bright, loud and colourful fun

Infinity Countdown #1Infinity Countdown #1 by Gerry Duggan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Me likey! Great colouring! This starts like a 101-tutorial for Marvel superhero geeks. And then there is full-on action and I have no idea what is going on. Mind you, I haven‘t seen Infinity War yet… anyhow, fun! The page layouts are great. Humour, bits flapping in the wind, OTT story telling. Fun!

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So, does the Gardener look like Kurt Russell or what? And Antman kicking him and getting „Rudd“ as sound effect was cute…

Well, this was a lot of fun, although there wasn‘t really a lot of plot…. no, there was plot. There was a lot of different ones, picking up I don‘t know where and going to who knows… it was colourful and loud and I might even continue.

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Average Cap

Captain America: Winter Soldier, Vol. 1Captain America: Winter Soldier, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another superhero that I mostly know through the movie adaptations. I like the movie Winter Soldier quite a bit.

The artwork was mostly ok. Parts where flat and not terribly good in my opinion. The story started interesting enough with the Red Skull.

A lot of flashbacks, a bunch of superheroes and bad guys. The story was suspenseful enough to hold my interest to about the midpoint, then the whole thing lost steam for me. Ok, I guess, but nothing special.

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