Thor's Origin to be Retold in Thor: First Thunder


With a big budget movie fast approaching it’s time to retell a classic origin for a new audience. Unlike characters like Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, or Captain America, Thor’s origin is hardly the most well known by comic fans. That means that this mini series will be filling a valuable slot as far as providing readers with early tales of Dr. Donald Blake and his Norse Thunder God alter-ego.

The book will be written by Bryan J.L. Glass (The Mice Templar) and with art by Tan Eng Huat (Ghost Rider).

And how does Glass describe the book?

As First Thunder deals with Thor’s first year on Earth, my focus has to be upon the origin of his banishment. As I said, this Thor is an angry Thor. It’s definitely a story that deals with daddy issues.

And I’ve weaved that theme throughout not only the obvious relationship between Thor and Odin, but in Loki as well, and with Don Blake in ways that should surprise readers.

First Thunder launches in September.

For more, go read the full interview over at Newsarama.

A lifelong reader and self proclaimed continuity guru, Grey is the Editor in Chief of Comics Nexus. Known for his love of Booster Gold, Spider-Girl (the real one), Stephanie Brown, and The Boys. Don't miss The Gold Standard.