This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Thor (2014), by Jason Aaron with art by Russell Dauterman. For this episode we read issues #1-7 and Thor Special #1. Released in the wake of Thor Odinson becoming unworthy of wielding Mjolnir during the events of Original Sin, this new series begins with a mysterious woman lifting the hammer from its resting place on the Moon.
The new Thor–whose secret identity remains a mystery as of the recording of this episode–launches on a series of adventures battling frost giants, Malekith the Accursed, and the Roxxon Corporation under the malevolent guidance of Dario Agger. Meanwhile, the old Thor–now simply called Odinson–struggles with his unworthiness and changing sense of identity, while trying to discover who is beneath Thor’s helmet.
In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Batman: Murder/Fugative, Chew, Afterlife with Archie, JLA/Avengers, and Comeback for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is JLA/Avengers.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Kayleigh Fleeman, and Brant Gillihan-Eddy.