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Aaron, Jason, Russell Dauterman, and Jorge Molina. Thor (Vol. 1): Goddess of Thunder. 2015.

I was grabbing stuff off my library’s graphic novel shelf, desperate for material ‘cuz my queue for this blog ran out with my last Birds of Prey post. I’d been curious about this title since it came out, and figured with my holiday breaks (two 4 day weekends in a row!!!), I’d get some serious reading and writing done.

Thor is no longer worthy of wielding Mjolnir. He sits on the moon, trying desperately to lift it, but the hammer will not budge for him, nor for any Asgardian. Someone needs to lift it soon, because Frost Giants are invading Midgard. Not about to forsake his duty to Earth, Thor travels to Midgard and attempts to beat them back. While he is gone, someone goes to the moon… and is able to lift Mjolnir! A woman is worthy of the power of Thor! But who is she? Thor Odinson, dismayed and enraged at the hammer’s betrayal, will do anything to get it back.

Lady Thor was a big pull for me. I haven’t read any Thor, but have seen the movies, and that power in the hands of a woman is exciting! The art is beautiful, detailed and colorful with dramatic lighting, positively crackling when thunder comes into play. The writing is witty and heartfelt – you really feel sorry for Thor as he struggles to accept that the power that was once his has fallen to another. Nancy, be proud – I will definitely read more! Lady Thor kicks butt!!!

– Kathleen

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