A comiXologist Recommends:
Jonah Chuang recommends Thor: God of Thunder #23
Thor: God of Thunder is one of the most worthwhile series of the Marvel.NOW line. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic are absolutely killing it with their brutal but relatable portrayals of Thor and the cultures of the Nine Realms.
If you haven’t been following along, this series follows two different Thors— King Thor, the All-Father, from the far future and present-day Thor. Both are fighting for the fate of the planet, but in very different ways. All-Father Thor battles against Galactus for the shriveled up husk of Earth, while Thor-of-today struggles against the Roxxon Energy Corp for the future of Broxxton, Oklahoma, the town where the Asgardians have settled after the destruction of Asgard.
The present-day Thor’s story is full of intrigue. There’s a good amount of environmental and corporate commentary. It’s interesting to see Thor, the Avenger, with all his power, stand helpless against corporate lawyers. In this issue, Thor’s adversaries are given physical form in the form of Ulik the Troll and the Minotaur so that Thor can finally bash corporate greed in the face with his hammer.
King Thor’s story is my favorite of the two, mostly because of the involvement of his granddaughters. Atli, Ellisiv, and Frigg first appeared in the Godbomb arc and embody everything you love about the young, brash, brutal Thor from days past. This storyline also shows has the most epic fight scenes, with All-Father Thor just wailing on the massive Galactus. Thor fans might remember being disappointed by the theoretical nature of the Odin vs. Galactus fight back in Mighty Thor as it mostly took place on higher planes. This is not that. It’s the knock-down, drag-out fight you’ve always wanted to see the God of Thunder take part in.
Jonah Chuang is a production coordinator assistant at comiXology. He owns four Mjolnir replicas and was Loki for Halloween in 2011.
Is anyone ready to talk about the time Thor hit Galactus so hard he puked and then Galactus hit Thor so hard he went through the entire planet and broke the moon?
This is from Thor: God of Thunder #21 by the way, and it’s amazing.
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↳Thor: God of Thunder by Jason Aaron
In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes with the cries of tortured gods! And thousands of years from now, the last god-king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the God Butcher’s beserker legions. As three Thors from three eras race to stop the God Butcher, the full extent of his vicious scheme takes terrifying shape!
Jason Aaron’s run on Thor has been one of the most amazing things to come out of Marvel NOW! The God Butcher/God Bomb arc had my jaw on the ground with every page return and Gorr is one of the best villains I have ever read. If you haven’t read it yet how about binging on it this weekend?
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Oh. My. Gods.
The first arc of Jason Aaron & Esad Ribic’s SO INCREDIBLY EPIC Thor: God of Thunder is on sale for just 99¢ an issue!
GO WHAT ARE YOU DOING GO READ IT NOW!
Shane’s Picks of the Week (9/18/13)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Thor: God of Thunder #13 - How many times do I have to tell y’all that this is one of the most epic books out right now. And yeah, last one was all well and good, but now we’re back to the baddy beating business and Malekith is on deck. Esad Ribic is out on this issue, but he was kind enough to leave us with an awesome cover.
- Five Ghosts vol. 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray - Maaaaan am I excited to read this one. Ghosts AND Literary icons? I’m not sure how you can get any better than that. The only thing that could give it a run for it’s money might be…
- Six-Gun Gorilla #4 - A GORILLA WITH A STEAMPUNK RIFLE! Do I need to say more? Yeah? Okay… well. This has been a surprise favorite for me this summer. Reality-show-satire meets space-western-pastiche. C’mon!
- Captain Marvel #16 - Okay… listen. Maybe you’ve noticed that I have a massive comic-book-crush on Kelly Sue DeConnick, and that would be because I do in fact have a massive comic-book-crush on Kelly Sue DeConnick, but it’s not just because shes lovely but because Captain Marvel is one of the best books out right now and if you’re not reading it by now then I don’t know how to help you. Help me help you. Read this.
Shane is the marketing assistant at comiXology and wishes he was still in high school so he could ask Kelly Sue to go to prom with him.
Shane’s Picks of the Week (8/14/13)
- PICK OF THE WEEK: Saga #13 - SAGA’S BACK!
- Thor: God of Thunder #11 - Do you ever feel like you need something really EPIC in your life? This book is it. Also, the finale of the Godbomb arc!
- Six-Gun Gorilla #3 (of 6) - It’s got guns, it’s got gorillas, it’s got romance(?), and its makes fun of reality TV. What else do you need?
- Batman #23 - Zero Year has been so so good. Snyder and Capullo really have done a great job refreshing Batman’s early years.
Shane is the marketing assistant at comiXology and has mentioned Saga to every person he has met over the last year and a half.