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!