Thor God of Thunder 1 review

Ah Thor, the Norse God of Thunder; the wielder of mighty Mjölnir. Stan Lee was a genius to bring him into Marvel Comics. Jason Aaron takes over the character’s main book for Marvel Now, and the premise is simply epic.

The story takes place in three time periods: young arrogant Thor, modern level headed Thor, and thousands of years from now, where Thor is the last standing God of Asgard. His opponent is Gorr the God Butcher, a serial killer who targets various deities. The first issue does not disappoint.

This issue is mostly setup, but it’s still both epic and entertaining. Young Thor is portrayed as an arrogant party animal who loves battle a bit too much. Despite that, he shows signs of nobility. Modern Thor, while still proud of his Asgardian heritage, is more gracious and charitable. King Thor of the future seems tired and lonely, but still won’t go down without a fight. We don’t see the villain in this issue, only the results of his work. The art is great too, with a dark, atmospheric feel to it. There’s not much else to say about this one.

Simply put, this comic is awesome. The story is simply epic, and there’s loads of potential. If you like Thor or want to check out his comics, you should definitely pick this up.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Thor God of Thunder 1 review

  1. Pingback: Comics of November 14, 2012 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    Great book. This is going to be a very good series. Also, Thor is a total badass in all time periods.

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