“There must always be a Thor.”
Towards the end of Original Sin, white Nick Fury whispered a secret into Thor’s ear, which caused him to drop Mjolnir on the moon. Goddess of Thunder opens with the fallout of a Thor who no longer holds the power of Thor.
I haven’t come across Roxxon Corporation as a direct antagonist much in the Marvel Comic Universe, so I’m not sure if Thor and Roxxon have a special relationship, or if this is something new for a new, Midgard-born Thor. The Frost Giants are attacking an undersea Roxxon facility, joined by Malekith the Accursed, King of the Dark Elves.
On the surface of the Moon, Asgardians have gathered to watch Thor Odinson mourn his loss of Mjolnir. Odin returns from his self imposed exile and is impatient with the situation. He doesn’t like that the All Mother has changed the realm’s name to Asgardia. He doesn’t like that Thor is being a whiny baby, and he doesn’t like that he can’t pick up Mjolnir. Eventually, everyone disperses and Thor goes back to Asgard to figure out how to be a hero without being Thor.
On the moon a figure appears and picks up Mjolnir, and so we get our first female Thor. We don’t know who she is, I mean, you probably do by now, but this volume does a good job of not revealing a hint of who she is. She has to deal with the usual bullshit.
Odin hates that there is a new Thor and that she is a woman. Thor thinks he she enchanted Mjolnir away from him. I want to remind everyone that there have been several iterations of Thor including one in which he was a frog.
We get to have an awesome female Thor, who is better with Mjolnir than Thor Odinson. And if you don’t like it, you can taste Uru.