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Thor (2018) #1 Review

Thor #1 2018

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Michael Del Mundo
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Cover Price: $5.99

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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.

Thor’s finally back and he brings with him comic writer Jason Aaron and artist Mike Del Mundo. Or it’s the other way around. It’s weirdly difficult to explain which is which since they seem so embedded and in sync that both Thor and the Creative team behind him compliment each other at one hundred percent.

Jason Aaron makes this a wonderful jump on point for any new readers yet keeps things pretty interesting for people that know what brought the God of Thunder here.

Where is here you ask?

Well, I guess that a great sum comes from Thor himself within the first pages of the first story of the issue.

Even for a God of Asgard, a warrior born and the blood son of all-father Odin, my life has been rather… eventful of late.
To say the Hel-damned least.
Unworthiness, the Disciples of Thanos, the Mangog and the destruction of Asgardia. The fall of the new Thor. The death of Mjolnir.
And now I suppose you can add “cornered by a cult of demon-worshipping cannibal” to the list.

Thor (2018) #1 – Thor Thoughts

Few more thoughts like this within the first pages and we are all up to speed. Just a great example of how Aaron creates a magnificent experience for new and old readers of Thor.

As you can see troubles just keep on coming at Thor but (thankfully for us since we desire blood and action) these troubles are just the start. For you see with the destruction of Asgardia a ton of Odin’s artifacts were spread throughout the realm and you don’t just let anyone play with Odin’s toys. No. You use whatever means necessary to round them all up.

Even if that means fighting the Unstoppable Juggernaut and Namor without Mjolnir but with a thousand different weapons created by the dwarves. Here comes Mike Del Mundo’s ingenuity creating scenes that will blow you away.

You might have already noticed the cover art hint but in case you didn’t take a closer look at Thor’s hammer. Or should I say… hammers.

Mike Del Mundo is a unique artist that always seeks to tell a story with his art. Nothing really changes (and that is good) with his work at Thor. Lush visuals filled with color and small details. We loved the watercolor-like effect in Thor just as we did with his older work.

No matter the story that Mike Del Mundo is working on he always tells a story with his art apart from the main story. So make sure to keep your eyes open as well as your mind because there are more happening in the panels than just words.

Finally Aaror takes us in future were we see Grandfather Thor, literally playing God, a dying 275 years old Jane Foster, the end of time and … a space shark.

It just can’t get better than this.

Written by Angelos Savvaidis

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