Thor: God of Thunder #1 Review

The Asgardian A**-kicker enters the world of Marvel NOW!, but will his welcome party become a farewell one?

Here is the summary from Marvel:

Marvel Now! begins for the God of Thunder! The gods are vanishing, leading Thor on a bloody trail that threatens to consume his past, present and future. To save these worlds, Thor must unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!

Everyone’s favorite Thunder God is immediately thrown into a mystery that literally spans centuries. With the intrigue and suspense growing as each generation passes by. Someone is killing Gods and it is up to Thor to put the pieces together and stop this threat before he falls victim to the mysterious “Gorr the God Butcher” as well.

Wolverine & Hulk writer Jason Aaron launches our Blonde immortal into one of his most harrowing challenges yet. Giving us a glimpse into Thor across the years: The young, arrogant prince Thor, the present day Avenger, and hero to all, and finally the old and battle weary ruler of Asgard. Each encountering the Butcher in different stages of life. Aaron gives a script not too heavy on lore but dripping with suspense and mystery.

Esad Ribic pencils the book and he does wonders. Making Thor look like the confident, powerful God he is, even in old age. The pencils sort of gloomy tone add to the tone of the story being told, with the Butcher’s creatures looking frightening as well. The dark colors also help give the book that added eerie and grim atmosphere as the story moves along, but the color can also be bright when needed, such as when Thor uses Mjolnir.

Thor: God of Thunder is an excellent start to Jason Aaron’s tenure as the God of Thunders scribe. With each character he has written Aaron has managed to add a new dimension to each, and Thor is no exception. With Esad Ribic’s pencils also giving excellent visual stimulation as well, this looks to be another one of Marvel’s strong Now! titles. Recommend.


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