Thor: Ragnarok has been out for a month now and it’s a huge success. It’s funny, the action scenes are awesome and it’s one of the best Marvel movies in my opinion. Ingrid wrote her piece about the movie here.
Now after seeing Thor, you might be interested in the comics which star the God of Thunder. One problem, where to start. Marvel has a catalogue going back tot he sixties and deceiding on what to read can be hard. Here is a list of new Thor titles that are very easy to get into, without having to read years and years of comics.
Thor vol. 3 by J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski gives new elan tot his third incarnation of Thor, after doing this to Spider-man. You might not now him by name, but J. Michael Straczynski created the epic sci-fi series Babylon 5 and Netflix’s Sense8 to name a few.
His run gives Thor a new purpose, after Asgard has been destroyed in a previous event. Thor sets out to create a new Asgard and to awaken his fellow Asgardians trapped in the hearts and souls of mortals. Altho linked to some of the major events in the Marvel universe, good to read on it’s own and to get acquinted with Thor and his fellow Asgardians and all their struggles. Loki is female now and is up to her old ways..
Thor: God of Thunder by Jason Aaron
This is the series that made me fall in love with Thor as a character. Jason Aaron is one of my favourite comic book authors, I wrote about his series Scalped here.
This series spans millenia. We get to meet young viking Thor, modern day Avenger Thor and Asgardian King Thor. Someone is killing gods across time and space and it’s up to Thor to find out who and stop the murders. Esad Ribic’s art is stunning and the reason why this is one of my favourite series ever.
Thor vol. 4 by Jason Aaron
More Jason Aaron: Thor has become unworthy after Nick Fury whispered something in his ear. Mjolnir is planted firm on the moon. Thor is grieving his loss. This series continues the previous series, but with a twist. Someone else picks up the hammer and becomes worthy, this one caused controversies because the new God of Thunder is now a Goddess of Thunder. While she steps in to fulfill the role of Thor, Thor tries to find out who she is and eventually gives her the name and becomes Odinson.
After 8 issues this series has been relaunched as the Mighty Thor and is one of the best series out there, so that one is a must read as well.
Loki: Agent of Asgard by Al Ewing
Last but not least, it’s technically not a Thor title but come one, we all need some Loki in our lives. After being reincarnated as a female and later on dying, Loki came back as a young child and is now all grown up. He now has a chance to redeem himself by the All-Mother, a triad of Gaea, Freyja, and Idunn. He is now an undercover operative on Midgard. Funny and great for new readers and lovers of Loki!
This concludes my list of titles for the new readers. You can always read the classics if you want to dig deeper. But this is a great starting point from which you can explore.