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New to comics or looking to read up on Asgard’s God of Thunder? Try one of these introductory series or story arcs, recommended by the Marvel Unlimited team!

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First Appearance

in Journey Into Mystery (1952) #83

Creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the Mighty Thor! When Dr. Donald Blake strikes his wooden cane on the ground, he transforms into Odin’s favored son!

“Point Break”

in Avengers (1963) #1

Check out Thor’s earliest appearance with Earth’s Mightiest! And it’s his jealous brother Loki who forces the team to assemble!

First Ongoing

in Thor (1966) #126

Straight from the pages of Journey Into Mystery into his starring series! This debut sees Thor taking on fellow legend, Hercules, son of Zeus!

Odin’s First Death

in Thor (1966) #300

Featuring several Norse tales of yore! Odin pursues sacred knowledge by sacrificing his right eye, and then serves his penance at the boughs of Yggdrasil, the World Tree. A gorgeous issue and great jumping-on point!

Walt Simonson’s Thor

in Thor (1966) #337

Read through #382. The writer and artist’s run is lauded as one of the most defining takes on the Realm Eternal. Spacey, bold and utterly mythic.

Ragnarok

in Thor (1966) #340

Read through #353 for the full Surtur Saga! This arc features the fire demon’s orchestrations to summon Ragnarok, the End of Days.

Runes-Day

in Thor: Godstorm (2001) #1

We love these three interlocking fables, structured as an ancient Norse legend. Two young Vikings learn of the Godstorm, a maelstrom that rebelled against Thor at the urging of Loki.

Origin

in Thor: Son of Asgard (2004) #1

Teen godlings of Asgard! See the rise of your favorite heroes from first quests to godhood! Featuring Sif, Balder, Loki and Karnilla, Queen of the Norns!

Vs. Hela

in Thor: Wolves of the North (2010) #1

Unleashed from her cavernous underworld, Hela, Goddess of Hel, descends upon Asgard with the fury and might of a demon horde army.

Siege Event

in Siege (2009) #1

Loki’s double promises to Norman Osborn lead to all-out war. The culmination to Dark Reign, this event saw Osborn and his ‘Avengers’ lay waste to the Realm Eternal. Try as a Reading List!

Fear Itself

in Fear Itself (2010) #1

Thor’s malevolent uncle Cul, the God of Fear, returns from the depths of his oceanic prison to rule Midgard with the aid of his Worthy servants. It’s Cul vs. Thor to determine the rightful heir of Asgard! Try as a Reading List!

Blockbuster Thor

in Astonishing Thor (2010) #1

In this cinematic splash series, Thor hurtles from one interstellar adventure to another, attempting to stop the sentient planet Ego from merging with his larger counterpart.

God Butcher Arc

in Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #1

We can’t offer enough praise for this Marvel Unlimited favorite. God of Thunder follows the intertwining destinies of a young, ancient, and present-day Thor. All three must unravel the mystery of the God Butcher, a slayer of immortals!

Tenth Realm

in Original Sin (2014) #5.1

The secrets of Original Sin reveal…a Tenth Realm! Meet Angela, the lost sister of Thor and Loki. Can Loki be trusted with this revelation? And will brother and sister murder each other?

Fallen Thor

in Original Sin (2014) #7

Try the Original Sin Reading List! Imbued with the powers of the Watcher, Nick Fury whispers an unrevealed secret in Thor’s ear…that leaves the Thunder God stripped of his might and hammer Mjolnir!

Goddess of Thunder

in Thor (2014) #1

An all-new Thor rises following the previous Thor’s disgrace. Not even All-Father Odin knows her identity…but he does know she can wield Mjolnir masterfully!

Thor: Jane Foster

in Mighty Thor (2015) #1

This remarkable series is a visual feast. Thor and her Asgardian compatriots do unholy battle against Dark Elf Malekith who is laying the groundwork for a war across the Ten Realms. All the while, Jane Foster’s mortal form is dying from cancer.

Odinson

in The Unworthy Thor (2016) #1

Writer Jason Aaron and artist Olivier Coipel follow the Odinson’s journey to restore his thunderous power. And this quest leads him to a dead universe where an alternate Mjolnir awaits…

Vs. Hulk

in Thor Vs. Hulk - Champions of the Universe (2017) #1

Are you a fan of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok? Then you’ll love this series pitting the Thunderer and the Jade Giant in a gauntlet of impossible cosmic challenges!