THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1
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• Throughout the ages, the gods of the Marvel Universe have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW! the Mighty Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future selves.

• The only hope for these ravaged worlds lies with the God of Thunder unraveling the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!

Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Esad Ribic
Colors by Dean White
Cover by Esad Ribic, Skottie Young, Daniel Acuna, & Joe Quesada

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 21.9%

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  1. DavidClark DavidClark says:

    I hated Uncanny Avengers #1 probably because I hadn’t read AvX etc.

    I’m hoping this is truly a #1 and doesn’t lean on continuity I haven’t read. The premise sounds great and I have a thing for Ribic’s art.

  2. player1 player1 says:

    Getting this because I’m still subscribed.

    Gotta drop a bunch of titles, so I’m letting it lapse.

  3. Neeks Neeks says:

    Can’t fucking wait for this, I have a feeling this is going to be a great run and my first time reading Thor

  4. oosuna oosuna says:

    The preview hooked me. Originally wasn’t thinking of trying this title, but I’m on board and I hope it delivers.

  5. I’m not a Thor fan but I think Aaron can write some brilliant stuff. I’m on the fence. Looking forward to hearing reviews.

  6. zombox zombox says:

    We will see if this book is worth much. Aaron is very much a hit or miss writer for my tastes. Some things very good, other things are utter bollocks. I think his contracted work with Marvel has mostly fallen into the latter category so far.

    • zombox zombox says:

      Pretty good book. Above average writing, plotting and whatnot. But Ribic’s art is what makes this book top notch, not Aaron’s writing.

  7. AmirCat AmirCat says:

    I’ve never been more excited for a Marvel property than I am for this. Jason Aaron + Esad Ribic = pure magic and some science(because in Thor’s world, they are one in the same).

  8. WheelHands WheelHands says:

    My history with Thor doesn’t extend past the JMS/Coipel run and the occasional Avengers trade, but I’m really excited about this. Hearing Aaron’s pitch on the book has me really intrigued. You add Ribic to that equation and there’s serious potential for me becoming a Thor fan here.

  9. nosocialize says:

    Considering how much fun i had read his recent Incredible Hulk run, I can’t wait for Aaron’s take on Thor.

  10. Everything Burns got a little too convoluted for me – just my opinion – so I am ready to get back to some solid, pure Thor action.

  11. sitara119 sitara119 says:

    A God killing serial killer. how could I not love that premise. sign me up for the first arc.

  12. Will Magnus Will Magnus says:

    Count me in!

    R…ibic
    A…aron
    D…ean White

  13. Never read a Thor book in my life. Guess now’s a good time to start. Aaron, Ribic, and White is one hell of a team.

  14. scottie67 scottie67 says:

    Never read Thor before. This looks like it’s going to be good. All the positive comments above have me stoked.

  15. Nordh Nordh says:

    Holy Hel… okay so this was the sort of awesome I rarely get to experience in any medium. This was just a fantastic read for me, it hit all the right spots and more. Absolutely love the past, present and future story telling.. just gave it an epicness that was incredibly entrancing!

    I’m going to go cry of happiness and when I’m done, I will read this issue a few more times. Holy Hel…

  16. justicebeard justicebeard says:

    Making this my PotW over Batman makes me feel skeevy, like I’m cheating on my wife while she’s at church.

  17. WheelHands WheelHands says:

    Good gods, this was fantastic!

    Not bad at all for only my second Thor solo title ever. I’m a big sucker for stories that span the life of a character, in which you can watch how a character grows and why they change. So this is right up my alley. It’s also the type of epic that I enjoy in doses, but don’t really get from any of my usual titles. I have a feeling I’m gonna feel right at home here.

    I haven’t read Saga or Batman yet, but this is a contender for my POTW. Brilliant start. Already looking forward to the next issue.

  18. Jdudley says:

    This book read much like Gillen’s JIM but with Aaron’s gravitas coming through more than Gillen’s wit.

    Added with Ribic’s pencil’s and White’s colors, Aaron going all-out epic makes this book truly heavy (in the best possible way)

    I was mourning the end of JIM and its exploration of gods and pantheons. Young Loki’s trickery fit that title’s tone so well. But now I’m trilled to have a new asgardian adventure to jump into. And this issue seems to expire Thor’s character and “godlyness” with the same level of creativeness as JIM dissected Loki.

    I’m 100% on board. To say the least.

  19. Will Magnus Will Magnus says:

    It’s official…Thor: God of Thunder is my POTW!

  20. bkk6 bkk6 says:

    how often does this book come out? once or twice a month? and what about FF?

  21. This was amazing. Brings back memories of reading Thor as a kid. My family are Norwegian and I would spend my summers in the far north of Norway listening to tales like this and reading Thor comics. Thank you Jason Aaron you bearded genius.

  22. tripleneck tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    This was good, but it still had too many narration boxes.

  23. sitara119 sitara119 says:

    POTW
    Batman is stellar. Saga is always amazing.
    BUT THIS WAS GODLY.

    it’s interesting, the Indigarr natives were dying off because their gods were dead. in the beginning, the god’s head floating in the sea was a Native American god. i’m assuming all were murdered like the gods of Indigarr. then within a 1000 years, the Native Americans have all but perished.

    is Aaron making a personal statement that he believes life couldn’t exist without a supreme being(s) to nurture it?

    or is this just a fairy tale that shouldn’t be over-thought or looked too deeply into? i think i need to lay off the philosophy books. ;)

    • WheelHands WheelHands says:

      Have you ever read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods? It raises similar questions. I dunno if Aaron is making any kind of statement here, but I’d like to think he’s more than just badass dialog and a rockin’ beard. It’s a fascinating topic; the idea that technology and *cough* logic are gradually replacing superstition and myth. Again, not sure if that’s what he’s going for here, but it’s tasty food for thought.

    • sitara119 sitara119 says:

      i have not read American Gods. sounds interesting, though.
      are you allergic to “logic” or the concept of it replacing superstition? or do you think we lack logic somehow because of all the dumb things we do? your “*cough*” confuses me.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Fascinating observation. I’ll make a note so we can ask him about that next time there’s an opportunity.

    • sitara119 sitara119 says:

      thanks, P-money. i genuinely would like to know.

  24. oosuna oosuna says:

    Loved every panel!

  25. Neeks Neeks says:

    What a great start im a big fan of storytelling like how Jason is doing it here by showing Thor in 3 different periods in his life

  26. This was fucking awesome.

  27. DavidClark DavidClark says:

    EPIC…I mean that.

  28. sirdave101 sirdave101 says:

    Really was not expecting to like this, only checked it out because it was pick of the week… and now it’s mine too. God damn that was good!

  29. smo5000 smo5000 says:

    Yeah, this was an A-mazing issue. 5 stars, I still have to read a few other issues before making this my POTW…but holy crap will this be hard to top.

  30. I wasn’t going to get this but I was in Forbidden Planet today & there it was, so I had a little flip thru it & wow I do rate Ribic so I took a punt………very good indeed!

  31. AquaPimp82 AquaPimp82 says:

    Jason Aaron did the impossible. He actually wrote a Thor story I give a damn about.

  32. eddie3429 eddie3429 says:

    This is a great example of never letting a character be a reason you don’t buy a book, ask me a week ago and i’d say “i am not a thor fan, tried to read it a couple of time but not for me” know this book could be the break out hit of the Marvel Now Project for me

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