Your Reading Order Guide To Jason Aaron's Thor Run

Your Reading Order Guide To Jason Aaron’s Thor Run

For more than 7 years, Jason Aaron and a fine collection of collaborators have been telling some of the most grandest Thor stories in Marvel Comics history. By the end of this year, though, it will all be over when it concludes in December.

Aaron’s run has been one of the greatest Thor runs of all time, rivalling that of the legendary run by Walt Simonson. It’s had an impressive roster of artists, which include the likes of Esad Ribic, Tom Raney, Russel Dauterman, Mike Del Mundo, Oliver Coipel, and others. With spectacular action and depiction of the Ten Realms, their art is a joy to look at.

It also had to juggle not one, but two Thors too. When the Thor we all know became unworthy to wield his hammer, Mjolnir, a mysterious female Thor stepped up to take the mantle. (While it became common knowledge as to her identity, I won’t spoil it here for anyone who doesn’t know who it is.) Aaron was able to tell an epic story with her and give her a satisfying conclusion.

Over the years, Marvel has had a habit of giving their comics new #1s. As a result, Jason Aaron’s long run can appear quite messy as the Thor comic has been renumbered about 7 times. It’s also tied into a couple of comic book events, which have had ramifications down the line for the run.

That can be quite confusing. Which #1 comes first? Luckily, this handy reading order guide is here to verily save the day. It has the correct order if you wish to read everything, whether it be in the single issues or trade paperback.

With this list you’ll be able to dive right into these comics like Thor runs into battle. Enjoy!

Thor: God of Thunder #1 wraparound cover by Esad Ribic. The Thor Comics You Should Read
Thor: God of Thunder #1 wraparound cover by Esad Ribic.

Single Issues

Below is a list of all the issues that are part of Jason Aaron’s Thor run. These have been ordered into the recommended reading order. That being said, you can jump in at the start of almost any instance where the series was relaunched if you find reading everything too laborious.

Thor: God of Thunder #1

Thor: God of Thunder #2

Thor: God of Thunder #3

Thor: God of Thunder #4

Thor: God of Thunder #5

Thor: God of Thunder #6

Thor: God of Thunder #7

Thor: God of Thunder #8

Thor: God of Thunder #9

Thor: God of Thunder #10

Thor: God of Thunder #11

Thor: God of Thunder #12

Thor: God of Thunder #13

Thor: God of Thunder #14

Thor: God of Thunder #15

Thor: God of Thunder #16

Thor: God of Thunder #17

Thor: God of Thunder #18

Thor: God of Thunder #19.NOW (Read a preview)

Thor: God of Thunder #20

Thor: God of Thunder #21

Thor: God of Thunder #22

Thor: God of Thunder #23

Thor: God of Thunder #24

Thor: God of Thunder #25

Original Sin is not technically a Thor story, but it is written by Jason Aaron and has ramifications for the character which would last throughout a lot his run.

Original Sin #0

Original Sin #1

Original Sin #2

Original Sin #3

Original Sin #4

Original Sin #5

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #5.1

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #5.2

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #5.3

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #5.4

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #5.5

Original Sin #6

Original Sin #7

Original Sin #8

Thor (2014 series) #1 cover by Russell Dauterman.
Thor (2014 series) #1 cover by Russell Dauterman.

Artist Russel Dauterman joins Jason Aaron for the next chapter in his Thor run, which stars a brand-new, female, Thor.

Thor (2014 series) #1

Thor (2014 series) #2

Thor (2014 series) #3

Thor (2014 series) #4

Thor (2014 series) #5

Thor (2014 series) Annual #1

Thor (2014 series) #6

Thor (2014 series) #7

Thor (2014 series) #8

Secret Wars: Thors ties into the Secret Wars event but also pushes the Thor story forward at the same time.

Secret Wars: Thors #1

Secret Wars: Thors #2

Secret Wars: Thors #3

Secret Wars: Thors #4

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #1

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #2

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #3

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #4

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #5

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #6

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #7

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #8

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #9

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #10

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #11

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #12

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #13

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #14

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #15

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #16

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #17

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #18

Unworthy Thor #1

Unworthy Thor #2

Unworthy Thor #3

Unworthy Thor #4

Unworthy Thor #5

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #19

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #20

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #21

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #22

The Mighty Thor (2015 series) #23

Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor

With the Marvel Legacy publishing initiative, Thor was given new numbering. This legacy numbering starts with issue #700.

Thor #700

Thor #701

Thor #702

Thor #703

Thor #704

Thor #705

Thor #706

Mighty Thor: At the Gates of Valhalla #1

Thor (2018 series) #1 cover by Mike Del Mundo.
Thor (2018 series) #1 cover by Mike Del Mundo.

A new number #1, again. This time the original Thor is front and centre in this series.

Thor (2018 series) #1

Thor (2018 series) #2

Thor (2018 series) #3

Thor (2018 series) #4

Thor (2018 series) #5

Thor (2018 series) #6

Thor (2018 series) #7

Thor (2018 series) #8

Thor (2018 series) #9

Thor (2018 series) #10

Thor (2018 series) #11

War of the Realms and Thor #12-14

You can find out more about War of the Realms and the tie-in issues in the War of the Realms Reading Order.

Thor (2018 series) #15

Thor (2018 series) #16

King Thor #1-4 are the final issues in the Jason Aaron Thor run. This star King Thor from the future that was introduced in Thor: God of Thunder and allows the run to come full circle.

King Thor #1

King Thor #2

King Thor #3

King Thor #4

Trade Paperbacks

Prefer reading comics in a collected edition? I’ve got you covered there too! These are the all the trade paperback collections you’ll need to pick up to read the Jason Aaron’s full run on Thor.

Thor: God of Thunder Volume 1: The God Butcher

Thor: God of Thunder Volume 2: Godbomb

Thor: God of Thunder Volume 3: The Accursed

Thor: God of Thunder Volume 4: The Last Days of Midgard

Original Sin

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm

Note: As Dennis pointed out in the comments, Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm can be hard to find now-a-days. The contents of that collection can also be found in Loki: Agent Of Asgard – The Complete Collection.

Thor Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder

Thor Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer?

Secret Wars: Thors

The Mighty Thor Volume 1: Thunder In Her Veins

The Mighty Thor Volume 2: Lords of Midgard

The Mighty Thor Volume 3: Asgard/Shi’ar War

Unworthy Thor

The Mighty Thor Volume 4: The War Thor

The Mighty Thor Volume 5: The Death of the Mighty Thor

Thor Volume 1: God of Thunder Reborn

Thor Volume 2: Road to War of the Realms

War of the Realms

Thor Volume 3: War of the Realms

King Thor

Have Your Say!

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  • This is extremely helpful, thank you. With the “Thor by Jason Aaron: The Complete Collection” volumes out there now, how do they compare to the TPB list recommended above?

  • Hey good reading order :). I would suggest “Loki: Agent Of Asgard – The Complete Collection” as an alternative to the “Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm Trade Paperback”. This also includes original Sin (2014) # 5.1-5.5 and the Loki story is a great addition too.

    Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm is unfortunately very difficult to get.

    • You’re a champ, Dennis! Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve updated the list to include the Loki Agent of Asgard TPB.

  • Greetings. This has been a very helpful list, but might you know where exactly “Asgardians of the Galaxy” fits in here?