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Let’s face it, 2017 has already been a pretty good year for movies. Especially for geeks like me! I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now we have Thor: Ragnarok to look forward to. I know I have told you guys time after time, but I am am a pretty big comic book fan. I’ve been reading Marvel Comics since I was a little girl – and Thor has always been a favorite of mine. If you don’t know much about Thor and Hulk besides what you have seen in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), I encourage you to pick up these few comics to familiarize yourself with them more.
Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok Prelude
The stage is set for 2017’s far-out fantasy epic, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok! Catch up on the incredible events of Thor: The Dark World and learn where major players including Odin, Loki and Thor himself stand ahead of the next blockbuster chapter in Asgardian lore! And revisit the origin of Ragnarok’s other headline star, the Incredible Hulk! Plus: Classic comic-book tales featuring the two mightiest Avengers of all! Thor enters the underworld to face Hela – and the Hulk does savage battle on an alien world! It’s cinematic action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
COLLECTING: MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE 1-4, THOR (1966) 361, INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) 95. Purchase here.
The Mighty Thor: Ragnarok
The menace of Loki! The attack of the massive Midgard Serpent! The death of Balder! The sacrifice of Odin! Deadly battles with trolls and giants! The debut of a new redheaded Thor! All-out war with the forces of Hela! Does the fate of Asgard lie in the hands of a human reporter? As Ragnarok, the end of all the gods, looms on the horizon, Thor and allies Sif, Odin and the Warriors Three do all they can to stop it-but even their best may not be enough!
Collecting: Thor (1966) #272-278; Prelude to Eternals Saga TPBs. Purchase here.
The Might Thor Epic Collection
Pull up a seat to the beginning of one of the greatest tales of modern myth – the epic saga of the Mighty Thor! While vacationing in Norway, Dr. Donald Blake discovered a strange, gnarled cane. Upon striking it, a shower of lightning rained down and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into Thor, God of Thunder! In these pages you’ll journey across the Rainbow Bridge to Eternal Asgard, and meet Lord Odin, Heimdall, Balder, and Thor’s evil half-brother, Loki, for the first time. And to top it off, the mythological origins of Asgard are revealed in fan-favorite backup features!
COLLECTING: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 83-109 (THOR EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1). Purchase here.
Thor, Volume 1
Thor is back! And in a story only J. Michael Straczynski could tell! Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes – but in a world that may not want them back!
Collecting: Thor #1-6 (2008). Purchase here.
Thor & Hulk
The two most powerful Avengers star in mighty incredible adventures! When the Cobra strikes, Loki seizes the opportunity to meddle in the lives of Thor and Jane Foster! But the Thunder God has even bigger problems to deal with – we’re talking Frost Giant and gigantic demon big! Hulk doesn’t have it easy either, when he’s summoned to fight in an alien arena -against the cosmic powerhouse known as the Champion of the Universe! And back on Earth, he’ll face the horrific nightmare that is Earth’s Mightiest Mummies (including a certain bandaged-up Asgardian)! But when Thor and Hulk clash, the fireworks really start – as shown in a classic showdown scripted by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee!
COLLECTING: MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2008) 7, 11; MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK 12-13; THOR (1966) 385. Purchase here.
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Thor: Ragnarok Synopsis
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!