Comic – Thor God of Thunder vol2: Godbomb: A

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While it stuck to the mythology, this volume used fewer wondrous ideas but was instead more and more operatic, which absolutely worked. The three Thors working together was a joy to read, full of great quips about beards and ale, and an intriguing look at the maiden, mother, and crone concept. The visuals continued in the same vein as the first volume, gorgeous but with a gritty realism.

Comic – Thor God of Thunder vol1: The God Butcher: A

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I love Thor tales without much interaction with the rest of the Marvel universe. Normally that means stories set during Old Norse viking times. But this series found a way of taking mythology and thrusting it into a universe-wide space opera. It uses a simple folklore-like structure, but what truly drew me in was its exploration of a sort of pantheon of pantheons, wonderfully demonstrating how sci-fi and mythology can coexist. It weaves its three different timelines back and forth for maximum intrigue and suspense.