Throwback Thursday: Thor Vol. 2: Who Holds the Hammer?

Thor Who Holds the Hammer


*Throwback Thursdays exist to spotlight older books worth reading (or not, depending). The books featured will always be at least a year old, if not more. If you have suggestions for a Throwback Thursday review, please feel free to comment with it below, or in the Throwback Thursday thread on my main page.


Publisher: Marvel
Released: July 21st 2015
Received: Own
Rating: 4.5


Volume two is a pretty quick read, having only three issues in it. That being said, it was still interesting and finally revealed who the new Thor is. So it is worth reading. You don’t need to have read Thor: God of Thunder for this to make sense, but reading volume one of Goddess of Thunder is highly recommended.

Spoiler Warning


First things first, Odin is a big old butthead in this volume. It had to be said. He goes after the new Thor with a fury one rarely sees in him, and it’s clear that everyone, including Frejya thinks he has crossed the line.

Thor continues working through his list of likely suspects for (the new) Thor (the list itself still has me laughing), and more or less manages to get all the women (minus a couple) in one place at the same time. This results in an army of badass Marvel women verses the Destroyer. I would have loved for this fight to be more drawn out, as well as the interactions between everyone else (the sassy banter during the fight is priceless). While funny and kind of amazing, it also rules out most everyone on the list Thor has created (or you know, so he thinks). Needless to say ruling out everyone on his list has left Thor utterly and completely stumped. I imagine that’s something he’s used to!

The identity of Thor is finally revealed, with a bit of her backstory and reasoning being sprinkled throughout the volume; it pretty much explains why she’s doing everything, despite the costs (which are also made abundantly clear). The reveal itself is fantastic, so I’m going to save it for the readers to find out on their own, it’s worth it.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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3 Responses to Throwback Thursday: Thor Vol. 2: Who Holds the Hammer?

  1. I was thinking of doing a similar meme for books I’ve read ages ago and still remember!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Liz says:

    You should! It’s a great way to bring interest back to older books!


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