Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods Season 1
Authors: Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Jay Edidin, Brian Keene, Yoon Ha Lee
Narrator: Daniel Gillies
Publisher: Serial Box
Released: December 12th, 2019
Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods Season 1 is the first Marvel Comic to hit Serial Box – and man, this is something that I never knew I needed. But now I can’t ever imagine going without again. This is the story that got me hooked on Serial Box, so consider yourself warned. There might just be a new obsession in your future.
It’s a tale as old as time. Loki got himself up to some mischief, and before you knew it, the whole galaxy was in danger. It’s certainly a tale that Thor is used to getting wrapped up in. However, this time around, there’s a musical twist.
Loki spent some time on earth. There he joined a band, and later left that band. Not entirely a decision of his own making. Meanwhile, Thor is still doing his best to live up to the title, and continue to be worthy. It is not an easy task, especially not for an immortal such as himself.
Thor: Metal Gods was written by Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Jay Edidin, Brian Keene, and Yoon Ha Lee. It was narrated by Danilie Gillies. It is also one of my favorite Thor stories to date, with the exception of Mighty Thor/Goddess of Thunder.
“How dare you speak of Nihilator this way!”
Holy cow. Thor: Metal Gods is an adventure of epic proportions. It is a title that lives up to the names, the characters, and so much more. Seriously, where has this series been all my life? Here’s hoping that this will be the first of many seasons for this hero, his brother, and their new companions.
There’s so much to love about this series. The approachable nature and accessibility of it all. The characters, old and new, the writing, the narration. All of it. It’s all part of a working whole, and it makes for such a unique adventure.
Thor’s character transitioned quite nicely to this new platform, and you can see all of the effort that the writers went through to make sure he is still the character we all know and love. That being said, it is a new platform, so there’s suddenly a bit more freedom than before. You can see the freedom in the way some new characters and backstories were introduced – all to good effect, if you ask me.
This series has a little bit of everything, as promised. It’s funny at times, dramatic at others, and sometimes even downright harrowing. It’s the perfect balance of emotions and experiences, creating quite the adventure.
I’m going to give bonus points for all the quick Marvel references woven throughout as well. It really made it feel like the comprehensive world (well, universe) that we all know so well. It was a nice, and subtle, touch.
Daniel Gillies’ narration is probably the thing that threw me head over heels for this story, if I’m being completely honest. He did such a fantastic job portraying two brothers, and the vast differences between the two of them. Not to mention all of the other characters that came along for the ride.
Long story short: I adored Thor: Metal Gods Season 1, and sincerely hope that it is far from over. Likewise, this is the series that got me into Serial Box, so it’s always going to hold a special place in my heart for that alone.