Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Review | Thor #1 [2015] Jason Aaron | Russell Dauterman

The first issue of Thor begins after we discover the identity of the new Thor is Doctor Jane Foster who is suffering from terminal cancer. Every time she turns into Thor, the transformation neutralizes the effects of the chemotherapy and purges it from her body but not the cancer which is killing her. Now she confronts a war between the light and dark elves which could eventually lead to the war of the realms.

On Asgardia the Congress of Worlds convene to discuss the death of the light elves however like all democratic systems it fails to reach a resolution. Jane visits the All-Mother who is imprisoned and we discover Odinson does not want to be found. Thor attempts to use the Rainbow Bridge but she is quickly detained by Cul who plans to arrest her. In the Yawning Void, Malekith convenes the Dark Council to discuss the murder of the light elves and the involvement of Thor. Malekith has a solution in the form of Loki who wants to join the Dark Council in exchange for murdering Thor.

The first issue of the new Thor is incredible as it lays out a long-term plan including a war of the realms and how the politics of Congress of Worlds and the Dark Council play against one another. Jason Aaron has built his legacy as one of the top Thor writers following Walt Simonson. Odinson is missing however we have a clue following the Secret Wars tie-in Thors on how he will become worthy. At the end of Thors, the Ultimate Thor’s hammer falls on Old Asgard and lays there until someone worthy picks it up.