The Unworthy Thor [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] gets emotional in this new intallment. A Hammer doesn’t make a God. That’s something that Thor has to learn the hard way. He lost Mjolnir, and now he has to be worthy again to hold a new older Hammer. In this issue we get flashbacks on the life of Thor and how he arrived where he is now. We see him longing for more power and holding Mjolnir. We also see him being worthy and loving, next to Jane Foster. And we see him fall, going to get his next mug of mead.
Thor is deffinitely having a rough time. He thought Mjolnir was the thing that gave him power. And when he lost it, he got a depression. He let himself go to the bottom of a mead bottle. Now, he decided to go out from that bottle and do something by himself. He isn’t alone, he has friends who support him. And that’s a great message.
It’s obvious that Thor isn’t thinking much about himself. His lack of self-esteem is staggering. But, even if he has the support of many friends, he’s the one who has to make the ultimate decision. He’s the only one who can save Thor. And that’s what’s all about: Thor is depressed, and it’s going out of it because he decided to do so despite being incredibly difficult. He isn’t alone. He asked for help. And he’s trying his best.
He’s been selfish enough to believe that he was powerful because of a Hammer. However, what made him worthy wasn’t that, but his ability to help others and save worlds. Yes, he’s not perfect. But, he only needs to try his best.
While he struggles to come to terms and realize that he is more than just the Hammer, Thanos’ minions and the Collector are trying to get the new old Mjolnir. They want the power that the Hammer has. However, it only wants Thor.
What makes this comic book stand isn’t the fights with the villains, but the inner fight of Thor. How he goes from a wrecked God that cannot do much, to one who will protect others. Thor has to believe in himself before he can be worthy. It’s his heart that makes him be or not worthy, and that’s his inner struggle. When you’re down in the abyss, it’s very hard to see that you’re worthy of anything. Instead, it’s easier to take a pint after another!
Thor’s family isn’t exactly peaches and cream. He tells us that he hasn’t contacted his mother for a very long time. However, it’s his friends who are making the difference here. If you’re having a depression, many times is just the support and patience of others is enough. Taking advice can backfire. Depending on your parents, things can even go worse. In the case of Thor, I understand why he didn’t want to talk to them. They’re too controling, and he feels too much pressure on his shoulders.
We saw Thor going rogue and deep into his personal Hel in previous issues. He fighted because he had nothing else. He drunk because he wanted to forget. Even if he had the support of friends, nothing changed until he realized that he had to make a change, and to take a stand. He did it, but it’s proving to be painful and difficult. It’s very easy to go backwards when you’re fighting to get better.
Thor won his inner battle. However, the villains who covet his new Hammer aren’t the ones that just let it go. Now it’s time for the outer battle. What will happen next on The Unworthy Thor [The Book Depository] [Waterstones]? Will he face Thanos?
Do you want to read more about Thor and Loki? Read these reviews and consider:
- The Unworthy Thor: Another Mjolnir!?
- The Unworthy Thor: The Collector messes up THORsday
- Loki Agent of Asgard
- Journey into Mystery
- Gods of Asgard
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