Comics Review #10: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 1 – Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

The Mighty Thor #1 Cover by Russell Dauterman (source: comixology.eu)
Title: The Mighty Thor – Thunder in Her Veins
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Russell Dauterman
Collecting: The Mighty Thor (2015) #1-5
Publisher: Marvel
Year: 2016

A war of the worlds has broken out. Countless dead light elves crush into a Roxxon space station which plummets towards earth. Malekith joins forces with the frost giants and Roxxon to march on Alfheim. Odin has gone mad. The All-Mother is imprisoned for treason. The Odinson is nowhere to be found. Loki joins the dark council with his own agenda in mind.

Amidst the chaos and war, Jane Foster aka Thor battles not only her enemies but also the cancer that threatens to end her life.

The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron continues the story of cancer-ridden Jane Foster as the wielder of Mjolnir.

Jane Foster in the hospital (source: comixology.eu)
The book is full of great dialogues and plot twists. I especially enjoyed the third chapter. Meta Loki wanting to take the narrative back into his own hands, explaining the history of Thor and Loki, his inner turmoils personified in the various Lokis he summons. I loved it. With the Odinson missing, the story focuses solely on the new Thor which is a great improvement from the last run, in my opinion.

 

Thor and Loki – the story continues (source: comixology.eu)
Just as in the previous run, Russell Dauterman’s art in combination with Matthew Wilson’s colours is breathtakingly beautiful. The art is dynamic overall, the page layout never boring and each panel is filled with amazing details. I can’t get enough of it. If there were no words spoken, I’d still buy this book and devour it.

 

Thor faces an army of dark elves (source: comixology.eu)
I read The Mighty Thor in single chapters on my iPad and now I can’t wait to get my hands on a bound copy of the whole story when it’s released in May. Wouldn’t this be just beautiful in an oversized hardcover edition? Please, Marvel, do us the favour. It’d look great on my shelf.

My Rating: 5/5

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