The Mighty Thor #1
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The Mighty Thor #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 47
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Nov 19, 2015

    This creative team is one that would absolutely kill on any current monthly (and whom I would follow to literally any title anywhere), but as they happen to be tacklingmy favorite sub-universe in Marvel, I hope they plan on staying in the Ten Realms for as long as possible. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 16, 2015

    The Mighty Thor #1 is just that, mighty. Aaron, Dauterman and Wilson have me fully engrossed in Jane's tale and I can't wait to read more. This is a thunderous return for one of the best comics being published and I heartily recommend you try out this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Nov 23, 2015

    For a franchise thats given the Marvel Cinematic Universe so much grief that theyre now bringing in the Hulk and Valkyrie to tag team the third film, its incredible how well Thor is doing in the comic landscape. Maybe theres a lesson in that, maybe Thor, as a character, is better left to the lofty worlds and visual language of comic book superheroes rather than the limited scale and scope of blockbuster cinema. Then again, its not the dark elves or the frost giants that sell this comic, its a solid center built on a well written and endearing main character who embodies the first truth of Marvel comics: that with great power comes great responsibility. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Nov 19, 2015

    As first issues go, it's a belter. Full of what makes Thor great, while setting up future story arcs that are bound to be epic. Get thee to a comic shop and procure a copy now! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 20, 2015

    The premiere issues that I've read as part of Marvel's recent relaunch have really kicked up the fun and excitement factor, delivering engaging and thrilling first issues that make you eager to follow the title. The Mighty Thor, with a top-notch creative team, a clear direction, and refreshing central character, is one of the best so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Kyle Welch Nov 17, 2015

    Jane Foster is a different and layered Thor. The creative team in the issue examines what Thor is to Jane and what being Thor does to her. This is more than just the relationship between Jane's cancer and being Thor but the spirit of Jane and the spirit of Thor. In the previous series we saw that Jane has such a reverence and honor in being Thor. Aaron's Jane becomes Thor when she wields the hammer but she is not Thor. Thor becomes an extension of Jane—her fight and her values.She carries the name and hammer of Thor but in many ways she is the better version of Thor.If readers are looking for a comic that is more than just a superhero but an individual being a superhero, The Mighty Thor #1 is it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Nov 16, 2015

    The Mighty Thor is a great start to what should be a fantastic series. This book is absolutely gorgeous, Russell Dauterman and colourist Matthew Wilson being an A-list art team worthy of the character. When you combine this with the punchy, epic moments of Aaron, as well as his great sense of humour, you get a comic that's equal parts epic and involving as well as straight up fun. This is a massive improvement over the last run, and should even turn naysayers into die hard fans. If you've never read Aaron's Thor run or are a lapsed reader, this is a perfect place to start. This is one of the best books to come out of the newest Marvel relaunch, and not something you should overlook. Get in while the going is good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 19, 2015

    While functioning well as a rebooted solo series The Mighty Thor #1 also rewards long time readers of Jason Aaron's tenure with the character and sets it up for a more personal fight beyond the usual trolls and villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 16, 2015

    Still, as far as first issues go, this is a particularly powerful one, especially if you or anyone you know has ever battled cancer. It can be a debilitating condition, one that can suck all the air out of the room - and the fact that Aaron and Dauterman have created a book for this underserved community makes The Mighty Thor that much more important. While the exposition might have been a little heavy in this installment, now that the essentials are laid out, I foresee some wonderful adventures coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Nov 20, 2015

    The Mighty Thor #1 is a fabulous continuation to Jason Aaron's work on the character, as despite feeling like something unique in comparison to his previous work, the writer managed to connect it in a sleek, engaging manner. Add to this the vibrant art of Russell Dauterman and some suspenseful twists and this looks to be the start of yet another amazing storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 21, 2015

    Picking up where the last volume left off, and raising some new threats as well, it's an excellent first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 19, 2015

    Jason Aaron's story holds up, managing to balance the different elements into a strong and compelling story. It's difficult to see how the story can hold up over the long run (since the clock is ticking on her real-world illness), but so far it's a good one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 18, 2015

    Thor is the last character that need sprucing up for the All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch, so it's nice to see that Marvel didn't attempt to fix what wasn't broken. This issue offers an easy gateway into Aaron's ongoing saga, but it also dives right into the myriad conflicts that were left dangling prior to Secret Wars. Even in this first issue, this is a series that captures both the epic scope and intimate drama that make a good Thor comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 17, 2015

    Still, as a whole, "The Mighty Thor" #1 is a wonderful opener. I'm always happy to see Aaron on an Asgard book; he has a great sense of Thor's world and what makes it work, and Dauterman and Wilson's art shows that same understanding of what's so cool about the Ten Realms. "Mighty Thor" is off to an excellent start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Nov 19, 2015

    Bottom Line: Nothing's changed, fam. Aaron is still writing one of the strongest books in Marvel's arsenal. If Dauterman doesn't get an Eisner nomination out of his time on this book, he's being robbed, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Adam Sorice Nov 22, 2015

    The Mighty Thor is off to a confident and engaging start that feels sorely deserved after the turbulence of Secret Wars and the disturbing Thors. While nothing is certain, I have a funny feeling that Jane will be just fine " if she can take on cancer, Odin and Malekith all at once then a comic book series is well within her reach. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Jun 20, 2018

    If you're worried about continuing with Thor now that Jane is gone, don't be. This first issue is a perfect way to restart the original God of Thunder's Journey back to being worthy. And, as said earlier, it flows so well with the story Jane had started. It's time for Thor to finish it and we should all look forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 17, 2015

    This first issue truly has a lot for fans who have been reading Aaron's previous Thor run, and those checking it out for the first time. This is a comic that mixes both superheroics and human heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Tonichi Regalado Dec 4, 2015

    The art though is fantastic. Russell Dauterman's art just bursts through the page with saturation. He displays the magic and rightful bright hues that Asgardians deserves. His style is really what pulls the issue together and i'm assuming it's what will tie the series as one of the year's best releases. Not to mention that cover art collaboration with Matt Wilson is AMAZING.This powerhouse team has delivered potentially one of the biggest Thor arcs to date with their wickedly satisfying first issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 21, 2015

    There is a lot of skill and hard work going into this new volume of The Mighty Thor, and I'm excited to see where Aaron takes us after this issue of heavy plot lifting. Plus, the promise of a Beta Ray Bill appearance has my heart all a flutter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 21, 2015

    "The Mighty Thor" is off to a strong start. Jane Foster is battling cancer, while fighting off politicians and anti-Thor resentment throughout the Realms. The comic moves through the character introduction, character building, plot creation and villain plotting while still handing over some action to provide a complete read. The artwork rounds out the reading experience nicely. Overall, this is good value for your $5 and is worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Nov 20, 2015

    Jason Aaron's Thor saga has been the strongest take on the character since J. Michael Straczynski's " an issue proving that Jane Foster is just as interesting as Thor herself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Dec 23, 2015

    One of my favorite G.R.R. Martin quotes is about how he's always thought of female characters as just “people”, just like his male characters. I understand why having a female Thor might be a turnoff to some fans, but she's a great character, and she's in a great book. Get over it and give the series a shot. It's seriously one of the best-handled mantle hand offs I've seen. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 20, 2015

    Fans of Aaron's take on the Thor mythos will find a lot to love with this book. His criminally commercial take on the Roxxon corporation is still front and centre, the bureaucratic back-stabbing of the nine realms is still in full flow at the Congress of Worlds, and he still manages to find a way to anchor the character of ‘Thor' in something truly empathisable. What's more, there's a surprising reveal at the end of this issue that could signal the first true nemesis for Jane Foster's iteration of the God of Thunder. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Nov 21, 2015

    Despite not exactly being an entryway for novices, the Jason Aaron writing and Russell Dauterman art will keep fantasy fans coming back for more. For longtime Thor fans, this issue will still be a great read and personally, I can't wait to see where this book goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 17, 2015

    The Mighty Thor #1 is no more or less mighty than Thor. It remains a beautiful superhero comic that actually manages to earn the adjective of epic. While the protagonist remains a loosely written outline, her time spent as the God of Thunder reveals promise that the series will hopefully grow into. Whether or not that occurs, The Mighty Thor will undoubtedly remain a truly fantastic presentation of nine realms. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Nov 18, 2015

    For me and many others the only real Thor will always be Thor, son of Odin. So The Mighty Thor #1,a comic where he is replaced by someone else, has its work cut out for it. It has to be so good that we can overlook the fact that the character that we actually wanted to read about isnt here. This issue falls far short of accomplishing that. Read Full Review

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