Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thor: God of Thunder

Thor: The Dark World is finally hitting theaters this weekend and guess who's totally pumped! Its been over 2 years since the first Thor film came out and i'm feeling so ready for some sweet Asgardian action.

If you've never read any Thor comics before, or you're looking for a great Thor title to get you hyped for the new film, this is the comic for you. Read on for my appropriately timed review of Thor: God of Thunder!

Thor: God of Thunder was one of the first titles to come out with the new Marvel Now! reboot that took place last year. I had never been much of a Thor fan but had my mind completely blown when I first started reading this. Written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, The Incredible Hulk, and a multitude of other awesome books), the pacing of Thor is quick and compelling. You'll be hooked within one issue guaranteed. For fans of the films, this comic series might be a bit of a departure. It hardly ever takes place on earth and goes heavy on the Asgardian stuff, which is part of the reason I love it so much. During the first story arc, Thor travels from world to world hunting down Gorr, The God Butcher. Jason Aaron's writing is spectacular here and is only amplified by the impressive art of both Esad Ribic and Bruce Guice. The story concludes perfectly in 11 issues and has now been collected into two hard cover books.

Don't feel like hunting for back issues or dropping some bux on a couple of books? Fortunately, the second story arc is only 2 issues in. If you're planning on seeing Thor 2, then I highly recommend you pick up on this arc as it's main villain, Malekith the Accursed, is the same villain you'll see in the film. In addition to having a super cool name, Malekith is a fantastic and terrifying character. I also find it important to note that he rides a flying white tiger. Jason Aaron's writing continues to be drool inducing and the new artist ,Ron Garney, rules!

Whether or not you intend on seeing the new Thor movie this weekend, you can't pass up on Thor: God of Thunder. Simply put, it's one of the best comics out there.

4.5 mjolnirs out of 5

Check out Thor: God of Thunder Volume One here!
Part One of the new "Accursed" story arc is here!
Or mosey on over to the Vault to see 'em for yourself!

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