December 5, 2022

Review: Thunder In Her Veins

Thunder In Her Veins Thunder In Her Veins by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first collection of the comics run that the 2022 Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder is based on. The basic concept is that Thor's ex-girlfriend, Dr. Jane Foster, is found worthy to hold Mjolnir and becomes the Mighty Thor....but the hammer's magic cannot stop the cancer that is slowly killing her human form.

This is a dark, complex story, which includes Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor facing down, among other things, a war in Asgardia between the Dark and Light Elves, Loki, and Odin himself. The art (by Russell Daughterman) is very good, and I like the different fonts and colors the letterer, Joe Sabino, uses for various characters.

Even in this first volume, however, this is a far richer story than Taika Waititi presented in his movie. Of course, he really couldn't let Natalie Portman take the lead in a film ostensibly starring Chris Hemsworth, which I think worked to the detriment of the movie overall. Still, that's what the original source material is for: no matter what happens in the movie, this will always be there. In this case, you're better off reading the comic.

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