Comic Corner: Classic hero gets a heroine makeover

Art by Russell Dauterman
Art by Russell Dauterman

‘Thor Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder’ review

By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor


When images of the new Thor hit the Internet, everyone was in a tizzy—not because the much beloved character would be getting a new series, but because Thor was now miraculously a woman. That’s right folks, someone new has taken up the hammer, and she has lady parts.

Written by Jason Aaron, Thor: Goddess of Thunder makes it very clear that the new Thor is not just a simple feminine toss-away; she’s here to stay. This isn’t the first time that Marvel has replaced a prominent male character with a woman—Captain Marvel’s second incarnation was Police Lieutenant Monica Rambeau way back in 1989.

I have mixed feelings about the actual plot of Thor, since unfortunately it is slightly predictable. Where this book shines is in its dialogue and situational humor. This comic was actually a lot funnier than I expected it to be.

The art by Russell Dauterman and Jorge Molina is pretty excellent. It is slightly unconventional in that it doesn’t rely on solid lines and instead appears a lot sketchier, but I think that the effect works to the book’s benefit. The colourization on the lighting effects can be a little much at times, but overall the art in Thor: Goddess of Thunder is worth a look-see.

All in all, Thor: Goddess of Thunder has its issues, but it’s also pretty exemplary in a lot of ways, so I’m a little torn on the recommendation. I would say definitely pick it up if you’re looking for some good one-liners.