Thor’s come a long way, and I don’t just mean to Earth from Asgard, the realm of the Norse gods. When the God of Thunder made his big-screen debut in 2011, he was an arrogant jerk who loved war, too self-serious to be taken seriously at all. But as Thor made more movie appearances, and star Chris Hemsworth revealed serious comedy chops in movies like Ghostbusters, the once-stoic Asgardian grew increasingly silly.
With the release of Thor: Love and Thunder, returning director Taika Waititi, who helmed Thor: Ragnorok, continues this development, sending Thor on a cross-universe quest with not only his rocky pal Korg (voiced by Waititi), but also Tessa Thompson’s King Valkyrie and ex-girlfriend Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who now wields magic hammer Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. The heroes must battle against Gorr the God Butcher, a warrior on a mission to enact trans-universal deicide, played by Christian Bale.
While Waititi and co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson bring their own distinctive voices, the movie draws heavily from several comic book sources. And with sixty years’ worth of Thor stories in the comics, the creators had plenty to draw from. That’s even better news for those who love Thor: Love and Thunder and leave the movie hungry for more. If you can’t get enough of Marvel’s mighty Space Viking, here are ten comics to further explore the cosmic adventures of Thor.