Aside from Free Comic Book Day, the other big event this weekend was the opening of THOR at movie theaters all across the country! Just about everyone we’ve talked to so far says it’s totally solid all the way around. Action! Adventure! Loki! Frost Giants!
The Kenneth Branagh-directed film also won the weekend at the box office! So, to celebrate the all-around awesomeness of the God of Thunder, we’ve got ALL THOR TRADE PAPERBACKS on sale this week for 40% OFF! WHIZ BANG!
Now, if you saw the film and want to read some Thor comics — or if you want to read some Thor comics before you see the movie — you might be wondering where to start. There’s a lot of Thor out there after all. We’ve got the answer for you: writer J. Michael Straczynski.
Straczynski (often called JMS for short) launched a new Thor series in 2007 and it was downright fantastic. With artists Olivier Coipel and, later, Marko Djurdjevic, Straczynski brought Thor back to the Marvel Universe and returned him to the greatness he very much deserved. It was likely in part due to the excellence (and popularity) of Straczynski’s run that the movie was made! So if you want to know what Thor to read first? THIS IS IT.
But if you’ve already read the JMS stuff and want some MORE Thor, we’ve got tons of other trades for you to choose from, too! And from Wednesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 17, all those Thor TPBs are 40% OFF!