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!
Related Reading Orders:
I) Classic Thor – Essential Thor Stories From the Past
Issues: Journey Into Mystery #83 – #100
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!
Issues: Thor #337-355, #357-369 & #371-382, Balder the Brave #1-4
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.
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
Thor #44 – #50
Collecting Thor #51-58, Iron Man #64, And Avengers #63
Collecting Thor 59-67 And Material From Marvel Double-Shot 1
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)
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
Thor #615 – #621 (Sept 2010 – March 2011)
Thunderstrike #1 – #5 (Nov 2010 – 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
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: Avengers (2018) #1 to #6, Marvel FCBD 2018