After 15 years away from comics, the greatest joy in returning to the neighbourhood is having series after series to catch up on. I have been able to blitz an entire story arc in an entire weekend, finding new worlds to get involved in and new characters to find out more about.
The problem I have with Thor: God of Thunder is I am having to wait for each new episode like a chump. How do people do this? With a story as epic as this, I honestly don't know how people survive.
Storytelling as mythology
Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic have created a world and characters which seem to have existed for eternity. When you read them for the first time it strikes a long forgotten chord and you start to believe you have lived with these players all your life. In Gorr you have a nemesis for author truly worthy of the name and a destructive streak that not just matches Thor but beats him down time after time.
With 10 episodes through, the final chapter in issue 11 is a genuine must and you still have time to catch up. I cannot recommend this highly enough - the artwork, the story, the characters, it is my pick of the year and has left me exhilarated to the possibilities of Thor's universe. A truly staggering work.