So there’s a film in November. Thor: Ragnarok. And so Marvel is delving through its archives trying to put together collections it can sell into the book market. We mentioned the Prelude To Thor Ragnarok, but there’s plenty more a-comin’.
Other Thor collections ahead of the new movie include a republication of the once-liquidated Thor: Season One OGN from 2013 by Lilah Sturges and Pepe Larraz as Thor: If He Be Worthy for October 3rd for $17.99
Among the lofty spires of Asgard, Young Thor is the strongest, brashest and most arrogant god of all. But his giant-slashing, troll-smashing days come to an abrupt end when he’s tricked by his jealous brother Loki into a foolish attack. Cast down to Earth into the crippled mortal form of Dr. Donald Blake, follow the Thunder God’s journey of self-discovery and a mortal man’s awakening to the power within. Revisit the fantastical origin of the Son of Odin in this new graphic novel, which thrusts the tale of Thor into the modern age with thunderous results! In this epic saga of towering Frost Giants, belching maidens and massive battles, one hero must decide which identity is truly his – before both of the worlds he loves are destroyed!
Then we have Thor: The Trial of Thor from 2009, now collected on September 26th for $29.99, collecting a variety of Thor comics by British writers, Peter Milligan, Alan Davis, Mike Carey, Mike Perkins, Paul Jenkins and artists Cary Nord, Michael Suayan, Ariel Olivetti and Alan Davis.
Legendary talents tell tantalizing tales of Asgard! Thor and his allies visit ancient Egypt – and leave behind a startling legacy! Hela, goddess of the underworld, unleashes her demon hordes on Earth! After an epic battle with the Frost Giants, Thor stands trial for murder – and the verdict will fill him with rage! Exiled and wounded, he must face a pantheon from his past! And on the verge of Ragnarok, all of Asgard comes under attack from armies of darkness! Can Thor wrest victory from the jaws of defeat and save his homeland from destruction?
COLLECTING: THOR: TRUTH OF HISTORY ONE-SHOT, THOR: WOLVES OF THE NORTH 1, THOR: THE TRIAL OF THOR ONE-SHOT, THOR: THE RAGE OF THOR 1, THOR ANNUAL (2009) 1, THOR: HEAVEN & EARTH 1-4, MATERIAL FROM DARK REIGN: THE CABAL ONE-SHOT
There’s Rob Rodi‘s Thor: God & Deviants , a series of his Thor comics with artists Esad Ribic, Simone Bianchi, Mike Choi and Steven Segovia – October 31st $34.99
Rob Rodi and his incredible artistic collaborators present their epic take on Thor and his world – and Asgard has rarely been this astonishing! There are two sides to every story. You’ve heard Thor’s, now it’s time to hear Loki’s, as Odin’s least favorite son rewrites Asgardian lore from his own twisted perspective! When Odin leaves Thor in charge of Asgard, the Thunder God is assailed from all sides – with his kingdom on the brink of collapse, is Ragnarok inevitable? It’s battle on a cosmic scale when Thor is caught between Ego, the Living Planet…and the odious orb’s long-lost brother! And when villainess Ereshkigal finds a weapon capable of dissolving all reality, Thor stands alone against the entire Deviant race!
COLLECTING: LOKI (2004) 1-4, THOR: FOR ASGARD 1-6, ASTONISHING THOR 1-5, THOR: THE DEVIANTS SAGA 1-5
Thor: Ragnaroks – October 31st, $34.99 reprinting
Three Asgardian epics in one legendary volume! In a tale from Asgard’s glory days, Thor stands beside his brothers-in-arms when the Warriors Three are put on trial for murder – and ties himself to their fate! Years later, the end is nigh for the gods – and only Thor and his Avengers allies might be able to stave off Ragnarok, the end of all things! But will the Odinson be Asgard’s savior, or the architect of its downfall? And will noble alien warrior Beta Ray Bill escape the end of one world – only to face the end of his own? Bill must face a creature of who turns his enemies to dust to fuel the stars! Can he save his people from cosmic immolation?
COLLECTING: THOR: BLOOD OATH 1-6, THOR (1998) 80-85, STORMBREAKER: THE SAGA OF BETA RAY BILL 1-6
A reprint of the Thor by Walt Simonson Omnibus – October 17th
Considered by many to be the greatest run on Thor ever, Walt Simonson’s classic tales of the God of Thunder are collected here – completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff! And there are too many timeless tales to count: The Casket of Ancient Winters! The death of Odin! The origins of Asgard! The sacrifice of the Executioner! Thor as a frog! The Mutant Massacre! The curse of Hela! The debut of Thor’s body armor! Guest-starring Beta Ray Bill, Nick Fury and the Avengers! Featuring the threats of Fafnir the dragon, Loki, Lorelei, Malekith the Dark Elf, Surtur, Hela, the Titanium Man, Kurse, Zaniac, the Marauders, the Absorbing Man, Fin Fang Foom, the Destroyer and the Midgard Serpent!
COLLECTING: THOR 337-355, 357-369, 371-382; BALDER THE BRAVE 1-4
Or a cheaper version Thor by Walt Simonson Vol. 1 – October 24th
Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on The Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson’s work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This first volume begins the collection of Simonson’s epic run – completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff !
COLLECTING: THOR 337-345
And even Thor: Heroes Return Omnibus Vol. 1 – October 17th $125
A hero returns – and an epic saga begins! Dan Jurgens ushers in one of the greatest eras of Thor – and it begins with the truly blockbuster art of John Romita Jr.! The Thunder God walks the Earth once more, but his new lease on life comes with new enemies – and a new mortal alter ego! Will Thor’s comeback be cut short by Dark Gods, the Destroyer and Doctor Doom? Then, on the Eighth Day, the unstoppable Juggernaut will be just the beginning for Thor, Iron Man and Spider-Man! The heavy hitters keep on coming – like Mangog and Thanos! But if Thor is busy saving Midgard, who’s protecting Asgard?
COLLECTING: THOR (1998) 1-35, ROUGH CUT; SILVER SURFER/THOR ANNUAL 1998; THOR ANNUAL 1999-2000; PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN (1999) 2, 11; IRON MAN (1998) 21 (B STORY), 22; JUGGERNAUT: THE EIGHTH DAY
There is a collection of Thor Vs Hulk battles over the decades with Thor Vs. Hulk Paperback – October 17th, $29.99
The God of Thunder takes on The Strongest One There Is as two Marvel Universe heavyweights clash! A rivalry for the ages begins shortly after Hulk quits the Avengers, with a test of strength between former teammates! Things escalate when the jade giant recruits powerful allies of his own, paving the way for Thor vs. Hulk to be the main event of an Avengers/Defenders War! Hammer meets fist again and again, including a journey to Hel and back, and blockbuster bouts between the Odinson and the Red Hulk! It’s god against monster, in the Mightiest Marvel Manner of all!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) 3, SUBMARINER (1968) 35, DEFENDERS (1972) 10, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 255 AND 440, THOR (1966) 385 AND 489, HULK (2008) 5-6, WHAT IF? (1977) 45; MATERIAL FROM JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 112, INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 2001, HULK (2008) 26
And some regular classic collections…
Thor Epic Collection: The Wrath of Odin -October 10th, $39.99
A masterpiece of immortal action and boundless drama, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Thor is a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe. And in this Epic Collection, Thor’s saga explodes onto the cosmic stage with the debut of Ego the Living Planet! And the action continues nonstop with the High Evolutionary, Ulik the Troll and the unstoppable Destroyer! Then, Loki conspires to have Odin strip Thor of his power and banish him to Earth. Stranded, Thor must struggle to survive the machinations of his scheming half-brother, while attempting to return to All-Father Odin’s good graces! Plus the return of Lady Sif, and battles against the Growing Man, Replicus, the Super-Skrull…and your favorite enchanted-crowbar-wielding galoot, the Wrecker!
COLLECTING: VOL. 3; THOR (1966) 131-153, ANNUAL (1966) 2
The Mighty Thor Omnibus Vol. 3 – October 3rd
Stan Lee! Jack Kirby! John Buscema! Their Thor sagas were so big, so epic, so utterly cosmic in scope, we may need to ask the Surgeon General to slap a warning on this oversized Omnibus collection! It begins with the malignant Mangog, a beast from the darkest depths of Asgard…a beast of the apocalypse Ragnarok! Then, Thor and Ego the Living Planet battle Galactus! The Lord of the Underworld returns! “Him” kidnaps Lady Sif! Galactus’ origin is told -and Thor grapples with the Wrecker! Meanwhile, Loki enters the fray, scheming his way to Asgard’s throne and putting the entire realm at risk. And don’t forget the Silver Surfer! With painstaking art restoration and every original letters page included, this Omnibus is a must-have for every Marvel fan!
COLLECTING: THOR (1966) 153-194
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 16 Hardcover – October 24th $75
Mythic in scope, legendary by renown, the adventures of the mighty Thor are amongst the greatest that comics have ever seen. When writer Len Wein is joined by all-time great Thor artist Walter Simonson (not to mention John Buscema, an icon in his own right), there’s no question that what’s in store are Marvel Masterworks! Odin has disappeared. Asgard needs its All-Father, so Thor, Balder, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three venture across the vastness of space to find him. Their adventures will bring them into conflict with the Grey Gargoyle, the Enchantress and the Executioner, the Destroyer – and, of course, Loki! Also featuring a team-up with the Guardians of the Galaxy against the deadly Korvac!
COLLECTING: THOR (1966) 255-266, ANNUAL (1966) 6, MARVEL PREVIEW (1975) 10
Get an exclusive look at the art and designs behind the Mighty Avenger’s newest fi lm in this latest installment of the popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books! A new all-powerful being threatens the destruction of Asgard, but Thor is trapped on the other side of the universe and must race against time to save his civilization. Go behind the scenes with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers in this keepsake volume!
Continuing their popular Art Of series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, this deluxe volume provides insider details about the making of the highly anticipated film.