It’s THORsday! Today we’re starting reading The Unworthy Thor [The Book Depository] [Waterstones]. This comic book series follows Thor after the events of Loki Agent of Asgard. Remember that Loki lifted Thor’s Hammer? Bad guys became good ones and vice-versa. Thor learned a long-kept secret that made him unworthy of holding Mjolnir. He dropped the hammer on the surface of the moon where the new female Thor got it.
It means that our beloved God of Thunder has no hammer at the moment. Still, he fights evil. But there’s a problem: he’s losing far too many battles. He keeps his drinking and eating habits, and also his rage. He needs redemption, and he thinks he can get it by stopping the villains. Thor is not the God of Thunder anymore. He calls himself Thor Odinson.
Thor used to use the hammer for flying purposes. Now, he can only get from one place to another by Goat-Power. That’s right; he travels like in Norse Mythology: using his goats. Things got so critical that he’s no longer an Avenger. Despite all this, his hands are full: he fights the Trolls. But, they get away.
After losing the Trolls on the Moon, he finds the Unseen, a being similar to a Watcher. He knows everything about the Universe. He tells Thor that there is yet another Mjolnir that belonged to another Thor. The Hammer of the Dead World (Secret Wars) exists, and it could be his. Thor must go to Asgard, to the place before the founding of Asgardia and he’ll find his new Mjolnir.
Shockingly, Asgard is reduced to pieces. It’s not where it should be! Instead, there’s only rubble. Thor encounters then Beta Ray Bill (another iteration of another Thor), and he tells Thor that Asgard has been taken. He knows who has done it. Beta Ray Bill offers Thor his hammer so that they can retrieve Asgard. Will Thor take it? Will he be able to hold it?
The Unworthy Thor [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] is a worthy read. The artwork is amazing, and the story is quite entertaining. In Norse Mythology Thor loses his hammer quite a lot. To the point of dressing in a wedding dress and trick a Jotun to get it back. (Yes, Loki was helping Thor that time).
It’s hard to think about Thor as the Unworthy one, but here we can see that even one of the fairest can also have secrets and regrets. Thor here seems to be quite moody and a little bit depressed. He drinks far too much and apparently eats poorly. Enormous amounts of food end up in his belly, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right food. Also the Unseen tells him about his drinking habits.
So, yes, Thor has fallen quite a lot in this comic book. Now the question is: will he come back to his old self? Or, will he change somehow?
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