Modern Thor reading order! Loki! Angela! Kid Loki! Lady Sif! The Warriors Three (sometimes four)! And oh yeah… The Mighty Thor!
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the God of Thunder, you won’t find a better guide to Asgard. So be it!
Updates by: Peyi Olugbodi (March 2022)
Related Reading Orders:
I) Classic Thor – Essential Thor Stories From the Past
Collects: Journey Into Mystery (1952) 83-109
Robert Bernstein, Stan Lee, Larry Leiber, Al Hartley, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Jo Sinnott- 15 October 2014
The debut of the Mighty Thor from King Kirby and Stanly the Manly. Some of my favorite 60’s Marvel comics, and a fairly astonishing debut of Asgard and Thor in the Marvel Universe. If you start down this path in Marvel Unlimited, note that Journey into Mystery becomes just plain “Thor” after issue #125. So Journey into Mystery #125 leads to Thor #126. Comics!
Collects: Journey Into Mystery (1952) #110-125 And Annual #1, Thor (1966) #126-130, And Material From Not Brand Echh #3
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby- 2 November 2016
Collects: Thor (1966) #131-153, Annual (1966) #2
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby- 27 September 2017
Collects: Thor (1966) #154-174
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby- 25 February 2015
Collects: Thor (1966) #175-194
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Marie Severin- 26 September 2018
Collects: Thor (1966) #195-216
Gerry Conway, Stan Lee, Len Wein, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, John Romita Sr.- 25 March 2020
Collects: Thor (1966) #217-241, Marvel Premiere (1972) #26, Material From Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #3
Gerry Conway, Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler, Sal Buscema, John Buscema, Arvell Jones, Keith Pollard, Gil Kane, Ron Wilson- 22 December 2021
Collects: Thor (1966) #242-253, Annual (1966) #5, Marvel Spotlight (1971) #30 And Material From Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #10
Steve Englehart, David Anthony Kraft, Len Wein, John Buscema, Pablo Marcos, Jack Kirby- 16 March 2016
Collects: Thor (1966) #255-266, Annual (1966) #6
Roger Stern, Len Wein, John Buscema, Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema- 11 October 2017
Collects: Thor (1966) #267-278 And Marvel Preview #10
Bill Mantlo, Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Buscema, Val Mayerik, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin- 14 November 2018
Collects: Thor (1966) #279-290 And Annual #7-8
Don Glut, Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Roy Thomas, Don Thompson, Maggie Thompson, Wayne Boring, John Buscema, Arvell Jones, Alan Kupperberg, Keith Pollard, Walt Simonson- 18 September 2019
Collects: Thor (1966) #291-302; Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #24, 26
Jo Duffy, Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Roy Thomas, Ken Landgraf, Keith Pollard, Ricardo Villamonte- 29 January 2020
Collects: Thor (1966) #303-319 And Annual #9-10
Chris Claremont, Alan Zelenetz, Bob Hall, Gil Kane, Alan Kupperberg, Rick Leonardi, Luke McDonnell, Keith Pollard- 17 October 2019
Collects: Thor (1966) #320-336, Annual (1966) #11; Bizarre Adventures (1981) #32
Steven Grant, Bob Hall, Doug Moench, Alan Zelenetz, John Bolton, M.D.Bright, Ernie Chan, Bob Hall, Alan Kupperberg, Greg Larocque, Don Perlin, Herb Trimpe, Keith Pollard, Bob Layton- 10 August 2016
Walt Simonson’s Thor & Beyond!
Collects: Thor #337-345
Walt Simonson- 11 October 2017
The standard all other Thor comics are trying to meet. Likely the greatest Thor run ever, and if that’s not enough of a sell: FROG THOR.
Collects: Thor (1966) #346-355
Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema- 10 January 2018
Collects: Thor (1966) #357-363 And Balder The Brave #1-4
Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema- 18 April 2018
Collects: Thor (1966) #364-369 And #371-374
Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema- 11 July 2018
Collects: Thor #375-382
Walt Simonson, Sal Buscema- 13 December 2018
Collects: Thor (1966) #383-400
Tom Defalco, Ron Frenz, Stan Lee, Jim Shooter, Roger Stern, Bob Hall, Erik Larsen, Charles Vess- 17 October 2019
Collects: Thor (1966) #401-418, Annual #14
Tom Defalco, Randall Frenz, Ron Frenz, Roy Thomas, Tony DeZuniga, Gary Hartle, Mike Mignola, Rich Yanizeski, Jack Kirby- 2 August 2017
Collects: Thor (1966) #419-436 And Annual #15
Tom Defalco, Randall Frenz, Ron Frenz, Gary Hartle, Richard Bennett, Herb Trimpe- 28 August 2019
Collects: Thor (1966) #437-450, Thor Annual (1966) #16-17
Tom Defalco, Ron Frenz, Roy Thoams, Geof Isherwood, Pat Olliffe, Herb Trimpe- 9 December 2020
Collects: Thor (1966) #451-467, Thor Corps (1993) #1-4
Tom Defalco, Ron Frenz, Ron Marz, Jim Starlin, Gary Hartle, Geof Isherwood, Pat Olliffe, M. C. Wyman, Bruce Zick- 9 June 2021
Collects: Thor (1966) #468-471, Silver Surfer (1987) #86-88, Warlock Chronicles #6-8 And Warlock And The Infinity Watch #23- 25
Ron Marz, Jim Starlin, Tom Grindberg, Angel Medina, Tom Raney, Kris Renkewitz, Andy Smith, M. C. Wyman, Bruce Zick, Ron Lim- 28 June 2018
Collects: Thor (1966) #491-502, Captain America (1968) #449, Iron Man (1968) #326, Avengers (1963) #396, Thor: The Legend
Warren Ellis, Terry Kavanaugh, William Messner-loebs, Mark Waid, Mike Deodato Jr., Geof Isherwood, John Stameta- 13 June 2018
II) Heroes Reborn: The Return of Thor – 1998 to 2004
#1 – #5
First Thunder is actually a 2010 miniseries. I place it this early in the guide because it works as sort of a Season One Thor story, from the early days of the Thunder God.
Collects Thor #1-8, And Peter Parker: Spider-Man #2
You don’t have to start all the way at the beginning of this era of Thor to be prepared for Avengers Disassembled. I’ll lay it out so that you can, but this era is reliant on your love of all things Asgard, and your desire to see all things to completion.
Collects Thor (1998) #9-13 And Thor Annual 1999
Collects Thor #14-17, Iron Man #21-22, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #11, And Juggernaut: The Eighth Day
Thor #18-25, Annual 2000
Thor (1998) #26-35
Thor (1998) #36-43, Annual 2001
Collects: Thor: Godstorm #1-3; Thor (1966) #408-409 (Tales Of Asgard Backups)
Kurt Buseik, Steve Rude- September 2001
Thor #44 – #50
Collecting Thor #51-58, Iron Man #64, And Avengers #63
Collecting Thor 59-67 And Material From Marvel Double-Shot 1
Collects: Thor: Vikings (2003) #1-5
Garth Ennis, Glenn Fabry- July 2003
Collecting Thor (1998) #68-79
III) Thor Disassembled: Ragnarok
Collects Thor #80-85
For the entire event, here’s my Avengers Disassembled reading order.
Thor: Son Of Asgard #1-12
Following Thor Disassembled, we get a handful of miniseries that reflect back on Thor’s early days. A number of these are published even after the next section of Thor stories, but I place them here for reference. You do not need to read all of these to keep current on Thor continuity.
#1 – #6
#1 – #4
Thor: Ages Of Thunder (Apr 2008), Thor: Reign Of Blood (June 2008), Thor: Truth Of History (Oct 2008), Thor: Man Of War (Nov 2008), Thor God-Size Special (Dec 2008)
Collects: 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 1, Thor: Heaven & Earth #1-4, And Material From Dark Reign: The Cabal One-Shot.
Alan Davis, Mike Carey, Mike Perkins- June 2009
Astonishing Thor 1-5
Thor And The Warriors Four #1-4
#1 – #4
#1 – #4
IV) Thor Returns! The J. Michael Straczynksi and Olivier Coipel Years (2007 to 2009)
Road to Civil War portion of the Thor Omnibus
Fantastic Four #536 – #537
You could just as reasonably turn to the actual Road to Civil War collection for these issues of Fantastic Four. These are surprisingly necessary components of Thor’s continuity.
Thor #1-6 (July 2007 – Feb 2008)
Thor #7 – #12 + #600 (March 2008 – Feb 2009)
#1 – #3 (Aug 2008 – Oct 2008)
For the full Secret Invasion reading order.
Collects Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1-3 And Secret Invasion Aftermath: Beta Ray Bill – The Green Of Eden
Collects Thor #601-603, And Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1 (Apr 2009 – Sep 2009)
V) Mighty Thor & Journey Into Mystery – The Kieron Gillen & Matt Fraction Years (2010 to 2012)
Thor #604-606 & Sif #1 (Dec 2009 – Jan 2010)
Thor #607 – 610 + Siege: Loki #1
For the full Siege reading order.
Thor #611-614 (June 2010 – Sept 2010)
Collecting: Thor The Mighty Avenger 1-8, Free Comic Book Day 2011
Important to clarify that Thor: The Mighty Avenger is the absolutely excellent (yet out of continuity) all ages Thor series from Roger Langridge. Highly recommended, but Matt Fraction’s “The Mighty Thor” is the in-continuity continuation of Thor’s story.
Loki #1 – #4
Collects: Iron Man/Thor #1-4
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Scot Eaton, Jaime Mendoza, Veronica Gandini, Clayton Cowles- November 2010
Thor #615 – #621 (Sept 2010 – March 2011)
Collects: Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1-3, Chaos War: Thor #1-2, Chaos War: Ares #1
Michael Oeming, Fred Lan Vente, JM DeMatteis, Brian Ching, Rick Ketcham- December 2010
For the full Chaos War reading order.
Thunderstrike #1 – #5 (Nov 2010 – April 2011)
Collects: Fear Itself 1-7
Matt Fraction, Stuart Immonen- April 2011
The Mighty Thor 1-6 (April 2011 – Sept 2011)
Journey Into Mystery 622-636, 626.1 (April 2011 – April 2012)
The Mighty Thor #7 – #12 (Oct 2011 – March 2012), Fear Itself #7.2: Thor
Collects: Thor: The Deviants Saga (2011) 1-5
Rob Rodi, Stephen Segovia- November 2011
The Mighty Thor: 12.1, 13-17
Collecting: Exiled 1; New Mutants 42-43; Journey Into Mystery 637-645; The Mighty Thor 18-22, Annual 1 (Ends October 2012)
VI) Thor NOW! God of Thunder by Jason Aaron & Esad Ribic (2012 to 2014)
Thor: God Of Thunder 1-11 (Nov 2012 – Aug 2013)
One of the best Thor runs ever begins here from Aaron and Ribic. God of Thunder is remarkably great, and a must for any Thor fan.
Journey Into Mystery 646-650
Journey Into Mystery 651-655
Thor: God Of Thunder 12-18 ( – Jan 2014)
Young Avengers (2013) 1-15, Marvel Now! Point One 1 (Young Avengers Story)
More Avengers, this time to keep everyone in the loop on Kid Loki, the newest Young Avenger!
Loki: Agent Of Asgard 1-5 (Feb 2014 – June 2014)
In general I wouldn’t want to break up the 25 issue run on Thor: God of Thunder, but the first five issues of Loki: Agent of Asgard very deliberately occur prior to “The Last Days of Midgard” story arc.
Thor: God Of Thunder #19 to #25 (Feb 14 – July 14)
Technically it makes sense here to save issue #25 until after Original Sin.
Uncanny Avengers 1-25, 8Au , Annual 1
I’ve largely avoided mentions of Thor’s involvement with the Avengers to this point. You can check this out for an Avengers trade guide. For Marvel NOW! Avengers, you can check out the Hickman Avengers portion of my Secret Wars guide. I include Uncanny Avengers reading here since Rick Remender’s Thor has specific developments connected to God of Thunder. That’s hardly the only focus of Uncanny Avengers, but it’s a good full run for Marvel fans.
VII) An All New Female Thor & Unworthy Odinson
Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm 1-5
Original Sin is a Marvel Universe wide event with absolutely essential ramifications for Thor (Original Sin is a Jason Aaron penned Marvel event, and ties into his full Thor run as a result).
You may want to check out the Original Sin reading order for the complete saga.
Collects: Thor #1 to #5
Jason Aaron’s Thor run continues here with a new Thor #1 (listed as Thor 2014 in Marvel Unlimited), and the biggest changes in the world of Asgard since Loki was but a lad!
#1 – #6 (Oct 2014 – March 2015)
Loki: Agent Of Asgard 6-11
Issues #6 to #8 are Axis tie-ins. I wouldn’t recommend it, but you can see the full Axis reading order here.
Thor Annual #1, #6 to #8
Loki: Agent of Asgard #12 to #17 (Secret Wars, Last Days tie-ins)
Jason Aaron’s “Thors” tie-in series plays a major role in the awesome 2015 Secret Wars event. The full saga is highly recommended reading, but this Thor tie-in works best with a Jason Aaron Thor reading order.
VIII) All-New All-Different Thor
Marvel’s post Secret Wars landscape continues the all-new direction for the Goddess of Thunder, before finally answering the questions left from Original Sin in the Unworthy Thor.
Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder in Her Veins (Mighty Thor #1 to #5)
Vote Loki (Vote Loki #1 to #4)
Mighty Thor Vol. 2: Lords of Midgard (Mighty Thor #6 to #11)
Mighty Thor Vol. 3: Asgard/Shi’ar War (Mighty Thor #12 to #18)
The Unworthy Thor (Unworthy Thor #1 to #5)
Very cleanly ties in to Aaron’s run on Thor: God of Thunder and the mystery of Original Sin!
Mighty Thor Vol. 4: War Thor (Mighty Thor #20 to #23)
Continued in Marvel Legacy!
Collects: Mighty Thor #700 to #706
IX) Thor The God of Thunder Reborn
While reading the Jason Aaron penned Marvel Legacy one-shot at the start of Thor’s “Fresh Start” era might seem counter-intuitive, it’s actually a much more effective primer for the continuation of Thor’s role in the pages of the Aaron’s Avengers than anything that happened during Marvel Legacy.
Collects: Thor (2018) #1 to #6
Collects: Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 to #5
Out of the pages of Thor and into the Infinity Wars crossover event.
Collects: Avengers (2018) #1 to #6, Marvel FCBD 2018
Collects: Thor (2018) 7-11
Collects: War Of The Realms 1-6, War Of The Realms: Omega
You can find the entire event guide via Comic Book Herald’s War of the Realms reading order!
Collects: Thor (2018) #12-16
Collects: King Thor #1 to #4
X) Long Live the King
Collects: Thor #1 to #5
Collects: Thor (2020) #7-14
Donny Cates, Nic Klein, Aaron Kuder, Matthew Wilson- 29 June 2021
Collects: Thor (2020) 15-18, Thor Annual (2021)
Donny Cates, Michele Bandini, Elisabetta D Amico- 23 December 2021