Thor Omnibus

March 20, 2011 | Comics

The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 Omnibus

British director Kenneth Branagh’s vision of Marvel’s classic hero, Thor (starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins), hits movie theatres on May 6. Two new books make it clear why this beefy, blond Norse god is worthy of his very own blockbuster:

The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 Omnibus (Marvel Comics, $112.99, 768 pages) collects the first 39 appearances of the hammer-wielding hero from the mid-1960s by comic icons Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in one vibrant and beautifully restored package.

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Omnibus (Marvel Comics, $72.99, 520 pages) assembles one of the most recent takes on the character – courtesy of the longtime Amazing Spider-Man writer – an epic yet playful tale that sees the hero reborn only to find his homeland of Asgard floating over rural Oklahoma.
(This article was first published in the Toronto Star)

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