10 Best Marvel Comics Thor Costumes

Leakage of goods from Thor: Love and Thunder seem to suggest that the upcoming film will base some of its costumes on classic Marvel Comics looks for the God of Thunder. Some of Thor’s best costumes have already influenced Thor’s MCU looks and it looks like that will continue in the new movie with definite looks for Thor and Jane Foster.

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The original Thor costume design by Jack Kirby from the Silver Age of comics remains an all-time classic and one that has remained relatively stable since its inception. But it’s also inspired many variations and updates that have become equally iconic, and fans patiently waiting for the movie will likely find plenty to enjoy as they explore the best Thor costumes from Marvel Comics’ past sixty years.

ten King Thor


Thor holding a sword on the cover of King Thor.

King Thor’s costume has already influenced the MCU in its patched look for the God of Thunder, making it one of the best Thor costumes in comics. It could become even more influential if an older variant of Thor appears in the next movie.

The older, grizzled King Thor features much more traditional battle armor with chunky plates that give him a more medieval sensibility than any other version in the comics. This costume is also somewhat reminiscent of the Destroyer design, with its left arm completely covered in spiked armor.

9 Eric Masterson


Eric Masterson is one version of Thor that doesn’t seem like it’s coming to the MCU, at least in the near future, but his costume as the God of Thunder is one of the best at mixing many different visual elements to create a unique package.

Masterson wears a face mask that hides his identity and also foreshadows Jane Foster’s helmet years later. He also uses a lot more gold in his armored belt and boots than Thor usually did, creating a unique contrast of gold and silver.


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8 iron hammer


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Iron Hammer is a fusion of Iron Man and Thor from 2018 Infinite Deformations crossover event. The fusion of the two classic superhero costumes makes this one of the most unique and best Thor costumes in comics.

Iron Man’s classic armor is detailed in Asgardian filigree, a standout visual choice that’s distinctly different from most Thor costumes in the comics, but also in keeping with the Asgardian design sense established by Jack Kirby in the silver age.


7 ultimate thor


Thor raising his hammer in The Ultimates

The Ultimate Thor costume is one of the best in its simplicity. The costume ditches the classic helmet and cape and focuses squarely on the shoulder pads on the chest, which become powerful glowing medallions in this version of Earth-1610.

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The costume also features a more practical, lived-in feel common to the Ultimate Comics aesthetic and this look influenced Thor’s early costumes in the MCU, particularly the shiny look, which has become part of his visual iconography.


6 thunder goddess


Storm Thor battling Throg in What If?  comic books

Storm is one of Marvel Comics’ most powerful X-Men, and she’s also one of many powerful Thor variants in the Multiverse. His Thor costume is one of the best at merging elements of Thor’s design with his signature style.

There are a few different versions of Storm as Thor, one of the best coming from What if..? #12 from 1990. This version combines gold elements like his shoulder pads – now a feature of his current costume – with Thor’s signature blue and red look.


5 Throg


Throg is one of the most powerful Thor variants in Marvel Comics, and his costume is one of the best. While it’s essentially just Thor’s iconic costume on a frog, the fact that it exists (and was an Easter egg in the MCU) makes it a classic.

The Throg Suit stands out in some ways. His helmet emphasizes the wings more than any other version in the comics, creating a fun and unique silhouette that is unique to Throg.


4 golden armor


Thor in Golden Battle Armor comic

Writer and artist Walt Simonson’s gold-armored Thor costume appeared in some of the best Thor comics of the 80s, and appears to have influenced one of Thor’s costumes in the upcoming film. Its striking gold and blue color scheme is unique among Thor costumes.

The armor is reminiscent of Norse figures in mythology and history that Thor draws inspiration from, particularly in his introduction of chainmail. This costume brought Thor into a kind of realism while maintaining his superheroic dimension.




3 New Asgard


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In the early 2000s, Asgard moved to Earth (specifically Oklahoma) and Thor got a new suit for this new era. This is one of his best suits in the comics for his influence. The black and silver mail look clearly influenced the first MCU Thor.

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The design builds on the classic original costume but adds a level of practicality to it that has become synonymous with most MCU costumes. The addition of gold banding across the shoulder pads of her tunic is also visually unique.


2 Jane Foster


Comic illustration of Jane Foster as Lady Thor.

Jane Foster’s Thor costume was instantly iconic when it appeared in some of the best Thor comics of the 2010s. Her silver armor and masked helmet created an intriguing new look that has now been translated into the MCU, which makes it one of the best suits.

Jane Foster’s Thor borrows some iconic elements, like the winged helmet and bare shoulders, but relies on a lot more black than the typical Thor costume. It also uses more Asgardian symbology than any other Thor look, which makes it unique.


1 classic disguise


The classic Thor costume is the foundation of all the others that have followed, and its influence not only on later versions of Thor, but also on popular culture (including movies like Babysitting Adventures) makes it the best Thor costume ever.

The original costume was designed by legendary artist Jack Kirby in Journey into mystery #83 and although the costume has grown and changed over the years, its signature elements like the winged helmet and chest epaulettes have remained an integral part of the look.

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