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Before He Gets the Axe and Picks Up His Axe, Go Back to Work with Thor

Relive Thor's past hirings and firings as the God of Thunder!

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It's Monday, and that means that you've had to find the strength to shake off the after effects of a weekend well spent just to get back into shape for the weekday work-athon. It's tough, sure, but it's a fact of life – one that isn't lost on super humans either. Yep, Mondays mean back to work for super heroes too, as they trade in their uniforms for something more business casual.

In case you haven't heard yet, there's about to be an opening in the halls of Asgard—and the job's already been filled! This October, readers will meet an all-new Thor as the original God of Thunder finds himself unworthy to lift Mjolnir following the events of ORIGINAL SIN.

While we're still not sure of the new Thor's identity, we do know that she's already gotten fitted for a uniform! Before the current God of Thunder relinquishes his title and trades his hammer in for his axe, let's reminisce a little bit about his tenure!

Thor debuted way back in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 when a disabled doctor named Donald Blake tapped a mysterious cane on the ground, thus transforming into the Mighty Thor! But Odin's trickery transformed into truth in this issue, as Thor realized that his human persona had merely been a lesson designed to teach the God of Thunder humility. With his alter ego—or really lack of one—all squared away, Thor became a fully realized thunder god…

…until he once again let his temper run wild and got himself banished from Asgard. With Loki's blood on his hands, Thor got kicked out of the Nine Realms in THOR #432 and replaced with Eric Masterson, an all-new God of Thunder. The relatively inexperienced Masterson would remain active as Thor for a while, even taking his spot on the Avengers, until the Odinson reclaimed the mantle in this issue. But even after getting de-banished, Thor allowed Eric to keep his thunderous abilities.

With all of his super heroing and carousing, it can sometimes be easy to forget that Thor's an actual god with actual prayers to answer. This issue, which kicks off Jason Aaron's run, remembers Thor's loftier origins and follows the mighty Avenger as he answers a prayer on a faraway planet. Thor didn't realize it at the time, but this house call would lead directly to his confrontation with Gorr, the God Butcher—a villain every bit as nasty as his name implies!

Get ready for a new hero to get promoted to Thunder God in this October's all-new Thor adventure!

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WolfieSmith
WolfieSmith

Thor is the ''GOD'' of thunder, Mjölnir is HIS hammer!

WolfieSmith
WolfieSmith

Marvel should be able to find a new female super-heroine from this without turning Thor into a female.

Frigga - Goddess of marriage and motherhood.


Gefjun - Goddess of fertility and plough.

Hlín - Goddess of consolation and protection.

Iðunn - Goddess of youth.

Jörð - Goddess of the Earth. Mother of Þórr by Odin.

Lofn - Goddess of forbidden loves.

Nanna - Goddess of joy and peace, an Ásynja married with Baldr and mother to Forseti. Died because of Baldur's death.

Nerþus - A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. Her name is connected to that of Njörðr.

Nótt - Goddess of night, daughter of Narvi and mother of Auð, Jörð and Dagr by Naglfari, Annar and Delling, respectively.

Sága - An obscure goddess, possibly another name for Frigg.

Ran - Goddess of the sea.

Sif - Wife of Thor. Goddess of harvest.

Sjöfn - Goddess of love.

Skaði - Goddess of winter; Njörðr's wife.

Snotra - Goddess of prudence.

Sol - Goddess of Sun. Swallowed by Skoll.

Vár - Goddess of contract.

Vör - Goddess of wisdom.

Yggdrasil - Goddess of life. Tree of life. Connects the 9 worlds.

mr_seldomseen
mr_seldomseen member

I will not buy this book until Thor returns.

WolfieSmith
WolfieSmith

HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY THIS

Thor is a god not a goddess, he has a wife named Sif. If Marvel need to have more leading female heroes then develop Sif's character. Whilst I can accept the comic/movie Thor character doesn't totally follow the Scandinavian myths of the Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturlson in the 12th century this is going to far even by Disney standards. Thor is the protector of mankind, husband of the golden-haired goddess Sif , they had a daughter Thrúd one of the Valkyries who serve ale to the einherjar in Valhalla. He also fathered Magni; Móði, and is the stepfather of Ullr. It would be better if Marvel developed the stories from the Prose Edda with Sif, Frigga and Eir played.

The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. It tells of the Norse creation, battles of the gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. The Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. There should be enough material in there for a female heroine for to build upon without the ridicules idea of a female Thor.

meadfam
meadfam

I have always felt over the years that my favourite character in Thor was not as popular as others. It has been very encouraging with his increased popularity and great reviews about the Thor and Avenger movies. I have not been a fan of past, present and future Thor plots but loving Thor I would not miss an issue. I have loved many a story line and always had faith in Marvel to produce great stories and characters. This future direction has me completely bemused though and I do fear for the Thor I've known and grown up reading. PLEASE MARVEL, I WILL FOLLOW FOR NOW BUT KNOWING SHE IS HERE TO STAY, I HOPE STAN LEE'S THOR WILL CONTINUE STRONG IN HIS OWN TITLE WHICH I ASSUME WILL BE UNWORTHY THOR. Make mine Marvel???

SarasC
SarasC

and… neither comment is here after re-loading the page. I guess it's monitored?

SarasC
SarasC

INteresting. I posted a comment about disliking this entire venture 10 minutes ago… and it's not here now. 

SarasC
SarasC

I am so very disappointed in this. While it's very progressive to write a transgendered character, it's a shame you don't take a risk and write a NEW character. 


Seriously, as a woman, and a long-time Thor fan, I won't buy this.

Babawonga
Babawonga

I want to thank Marvel for making Thor a female. It will save me money on comics.

SarasC
SarasC

@Babawonga yes, it's going to save me money too, because I sure won't be buying it.