REVIEW: The Mighty Thor #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: Russell Dauterman
Colourist: Matthew Wilson

Editor: Wil Moss
Release date: OUT NOW!
Price: $4.99

The Mighty Thor #1 Marvel Comics

The Mighty Thor #1
Marvel Comics

The Mighty Thor #1 works best when it explores the mental anguish of the hero’s alter ego Jane Foster, who is dying of cancer and enduring chemotherapy. “I’ll lie in bed, trying not to puke, feeling like a stranger in my own skin. My own puffy, bald, sin.” But for Jane it’s Groundhog Day from Hell—every time she becomes Thor she undoes the treatment and has to start over.

Where The Mighty Thor #1 loses steam is a convoluted plot to start a war among the ten realms. A shower of dead Alfheim Light Elves rain above the Earth and wreck a Roxxon space station. The story also loses points for the cliché-ridden politicking among the realms’ representatives.

Russell Dauterman’s art hits its mark and tenderly depicts the decaying Jane Foster.

The Mighty Thor #1 is plucky and game, and together with Jane Foster’s plight this makes the series interesting. Now the hero needs a story worth telling. However, this story arc might not be the best way to go about it. Time will tell.

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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