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The New Marvel: ‘Thor: God of Thunder’


Thor God of ThunderThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW! Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.

By Odin’s Beard! Take a seat and a full mug, friend, and listen to a story of victories and defeats, revelry and despair, gods and butchers. Verily, this is the greatest of tales ever sung about Thor. It starts long ago and ends much, much later . . .


Covering Issues #1-#6

Thor: God of Thunder is a three-part story told over the lifetime of Thor: young Thor back during his days spent among the Vikings of old and before he ever earned the right to wield Mjolnir; Thor of the modern day, valued member of the Avengers and traveler among the stars; and old, King Thor, millenia later as his rule comes to an end. In each of these three time periods, Thor comes into contact with a being who slays gods from all the worlds. It is a mystery that takes the lifetime of a god to unravel.

The multi-era storytelling in Thor explores new aspects of the character. It’s great to compare and contrast young, arrogant Thor with his calmer and wiser modern equivalent or the bitter old man who craves for the end after thousands of years serving the universe. This concept is brilliant and perfect for this character, and writer Jason Aaron should be commended. Furthermore, Thor: God of Thunder brings in a compelling, new villain who is more than challenging to one of the Marvel universe’s mightiest heroes and brings with him a compelling new mythology that fits perfectly into the Marvel universe. The art in this series is fantastic. The first five issues penned by Esad Ribic and with colors by Ive Svorcina are incredible. This style is sleek and matches the grand, epic feel of this story about gods perfectly. The art does switch over as Butch Guice and Tom Palmer take over in Issue #6 and does a damn fine job of continuing the style of Thor: God of Thunder in their own way.

It’s an honor to say that where this book is going, I am perfectly happy to follow. Exactly the things I want to know and see, this comic is giving me. More of the different time periods, more information on the god butcher, and more action as the events come to a head.



Kristine Chester, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor


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