Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1

Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 25
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE.
•  When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt - facing a young Odinson!
•  A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy.
•  Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world's most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    411Mania - RobF Aug 31, 2017

    This is easily the best of the Generation titles so far. The combination of Thors plus the mystery of the Odin/Phoenix relationship makes this a must read and makes me long for Marvel: Legacy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 23, 2017

    A fun and action packed meeting between two Thors. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Erin Schramm Aug 26, 2017

    I really enjoyed this issue, even with the oddball Phoenix/Odin love history bomb. Jason Aaron is becoming one of my favorite writers at Marvel. I hope we continue to see his awesome writing abilities for many, many years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Aug 24, 2017

    I have no idea where Legacy or the Marvel Universe is currently headed, but if it as fun as The Thunder then I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Aug 24, 2017

    It's not something I would call life changing, but that's not really the point of this book. Jason Aaron delivers a fun one-shot that would go nicely in just about any Thor collection you could dream up. That's really all that's required and those needs are met and exceeded. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 24, 2017

    It's actually fun story by Jason Aaron with strong artwork by Mahmud Asrar (though they've forgotten that, in the Marvel Universe, Odin's eyepatch is a recent acquisition). But the story doesn't seem to accomplish much beyond bringing the two Thors together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Aug 25, 2017

    While it's been a bit strange having Thor's legacy intermingled with that of the X-Men, it's still quite a bit of fun having Aaron broaden Thor's world in such a way and if nothing else will go a long way to explain why Odin is always such a crabby old man. That being said Generations: Thor is a fantastic issue of comics and if nothing else is worth a read in these crossover-filled times, a fun comic after all never goes stale. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Aug 28, 2017

    Fantastic art supports a fun and engaging presentation of what it means to be Thor for new and old readers to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 24, 2017

    That story even includes a few bonus parts that make Generations: Unworthy Thor and The Mighty Thor #1 a prelude to other critical events in the past and future. It offers intrigue beyond the basic lessons in worthiness, which is something that previous issues of Marvel Generations has not done. It adds value to a story that can only offer so much before it undermines the hopelessly convoluted, ever-evolving timeline that is the Marvel universe. That value may not make anyone inherently worthy of lifting Mjolnir, but it will put them on the right track. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Aug 25, 2017

    Now, I must say that the art here is beautiful. It is the best work by Mahmud Asrar that I have ever seen. He is a rapidly growing talent, and here, he gives the hackwork story TLC that it does not deserve. Jordie Bellaire does a stellar coloring job on Asrar's compositions. Leave it to Jordie; she'll color the shittiness right of a mediocre comic book, and she just about does that here. Asrar and Bellaire are the reasons I am not giving Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1 a really low grade. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Aug 28, 2017

    Generations: The Mighty Thor & The Unworthy Thor #1 lays the ground work for future storylines including Marvel Legacy #1, but misses the heart previous Generations issues delivered on. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    freemanlouis7 Sep 12, 2017

    Lots of fun elements (like young Thor from Jason Aaron's earlier work on the series) make for a very fun diversion.

  • 9.0
    The bad who Aug 24, 2017

    Loved the "kinda-origin" story for Odinson and the story overall. The villains in this series have all been only excuses for the protagonists to meet and it is no diffrent here. Some epic full page panels make this issue a must read for any Thor fan, or any comics fan out there. Just like the other Generations, it also brings its share of emotions and a sense of wonder, teasing us to discover or rediscover these characters. This one also includes an "extended" scene at the end that sets up the Legacy special. Great stuff Marvel, great stuff.

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Aug 31, 2017

    It is funny to see Jason Aaron have more fun in the X universe than any of the X writers right now. Here he uses Apocalypse during his ancient days in Egypt fighting Odinson (before Mjolnir) and Thor (Jane) along side the worshipping Viking raiders. The Odinson teaches Jane about the way the hammer can corrupt you into forgetting your connection to Humanity with the power of a god by his connection with those who worship him. This theme makes it one of the Generations titles that most connects with where the ongoing is at the moment and where I would assume it is going. Along with Jane wanting to keep the hammer to avoid death, you have Volstagg who has lost himself of late. There has also been the worship of the Shi'ar gods in comparison to those of Asgardia. There is also a small Legacy preview with the Phoenix and Odin from the promotional art with a surprising reveal. I love the art. Pencils and inks work well together and help tell the story well. Some of what I would like to see is more expression to really take it over the top. The Generations titles have been surprisingly good so far and this one is no exception.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Aug 24, 2017

    Pretty cool book. I thought the art was awesome. Everything looked so well done. The story was really cool as well. It was set back when Thor was much younger. His reaction to her is pretty funny. The ending didn't wow me like some people because, I am more into street level heroes and did not really understand what really happened. I think I have an idea though. Good book overall.

  • 6.0
    thecomiccookebook Aug 23, 2017

    This was the weakest of these Generations book, surprisingly. What I have liked out of the other tie-ins was missing here: both generations learning from each other. The last page was awesome but not really relevant to the intent of these books. I'm surprised I didn't like this more because I typically love Aaron's Thor material.

  • 6.0
    ModestMoonMan Aug 24, 2017

    My favorite of the Generations one-shots thus far, though still mediocre. Artwork was fantastic in this book, but I've come to expect more from Jason Aaron's writing that what is found here. He does a better job with the characters interactions with one another, compared to the previous Generations issues. And Jane seems actually concerned about why she's stuck in the past, which I figured would have been an obvious plot point in the other issues, but wasn't. Having said that, Odinson and Jane are currently co-starring in Jason Aaron's current Mighty Thor series, so this meeting seems a little redundant, especially as a $5 special issue. I'm not sure that Jane learned much more from this meeting that she has from meeting and knowing Thor throughout her history already. It's a fun comic, but most likely completely forgettable a month or two from now. Would have made a cool Free Comic Book Day one-shot, but at $5 I can't recommend.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Sep 3, 2017

    The only relevance to Marvel continuity in reading this books seems to be contained in the last few pages, the story itself is superfluous. It is kind of fun, but nothing special overall and can easily be skipped, especially when considering the 5 dollar cover price.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Aug 27, 2017

  • 10
    MightyVin Aug 23, 2017

  • 10
    jorgezade Sep 4, 2017

  • 10
    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

  • 9.0
    Billyndo Aug 23, 2017

  • 9.0
    fandelabd Sep 11, 2017

  • 8.5
    pocketmegar Aug 25, 2017

  • 8.5
    Busterhasviews Aug 26, 2017

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Aug 27, 2017

  • 8.5
    StanielK Sep 9, 2017

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Aug 23, 2017

  • 8.0
    TheImageIsStrong Aug 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    DiegoE Sep 2, 2017

  • 7.5
    Frank Black Aug 23, 2017

  • 7.5
    sovereignsfall18 Aug 28, 2017

  • 7.5
    Grifter Sep 2, 2017

  • 1.0
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Aug 31, 2017

  • 1.0
    Jorge Sep 2, 2017

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