THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #6
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• In a chilling interlude from Jason Aaron and artist Butch Guice (WINTER SOLDIER) discover the dark origin of Gorr…and the truth behind his bloody quest to butcher the gods!

Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Butch Guice & Tom Palmer
Colors by Ive Svorcina
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover by Esad Ribic

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  1. WheelHands WheelHands says:

    Ooooo … Butch Guice.

    Yes, please.

  2. Kinda bummed Ribic isn’t on this one (but at least he does the cover), but Guice is great, too.

  3. Urthona Urthona says:

    Tom freakin’ PALMER too, that’s a good sign.

  4. Redstellini Redstellini says:

    As long as the story telling remains intact, I’m not buggered at all by the guest artist (which happens to be a great).

  5. jams jams says:

    looked through this briefly and have to say i was not feeling the art change. it lacked the atmosphere of ribic. glad he’ll be back ASAP.

  6. WheelHands WheelHands says:

    Guice was great, but it was definitely the weakest issue yet. Gorr’s origin was kinda stereotypical, but as an atheist I can totally sympathize :)

    So did he just crucify Volstagg? The “Many Centuries Later” bit, was that the future or the present? Volstagg’s ok, right?

  7. TomiH TomiH says:

    Kind of disappointed this was told at all. Gorr was a lot scarier as a mysterious figure. Now I know he is just Space-Kratos from God of War.

  8. BradLWoods3 BradLWoods3 says:

    I missed the regular artist here but I understand it’s probably near impossible for him to keep up such a high standard on time. As far as the story, is it wrong that I liked Gorr? And now the Soundgarden tune “Jesus Christ Pose” is playing in my head…

  9. stasisbal stasisbal says:

    Not an amazing origin but it was solid and it’s nice to have Gorr fleshed out a bit. I’m sure there is still more to learn about him, or at least the power he wields. The bit with Volstagg at the end was a nice touch.

  10. Apotheosize Apotheosize says:

    Very disappointed by this weak origin tale.

  11. batwomanbeyond batwomanbeyond (@batwomanbeyond) says:

    The mixture of the origin story and the absence of Ribic’s art made this issue a little disappointing.

  12. Neeks Neeks says:

    I guess I’m in the minority here but I loved this issue, really enjoying jason Aaron’s take on religion in general in this story so far

    • theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

      Me too. I sat down and read the first 5 issues and was blown away, by how well he is handling the subject. Very good read. So far this series is so much more than I expected.

    • TiQuinn TiQuinn says:

      I agree. I had no problem with this issue. Sure, I missed Ribic too, but I still liked the story, and thought it was a decent origin for Gorr. It wasn’t knock my socks off amazing, but it made sense, and I can see something like that fueling this guy’s rage.

  13. theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

    Solid story, solid art, and I liked the end. That twist with the “hungry” character at the end? What was up with that? Was he preserved in the ground this whole time or did Gorr go through time and bring him with him? Good stuff here. The scene where Gorr gets the weapon was nicely done. We already knew the framework for his hatred from previous issues, but this interlude flushed the rest out nicely. Volstagg raised a good point that seemed to piss Gorr off…no Ribic, but I really enjoyed this.

  14. TiQuinn TiQuinn says:

    Thor and All New X-Men have to be the most satisfying reads in Marvel right now. I know this issue was missing Ribic but I still enjoyed the story behind Gorr. There’s just a lot of meat to this story, and I’m loving the extended storyline.

  15. RMattK RMattK says:

    I love Aaron’s Thor, but this origin issue felt weak. Is it just me or does the power Gorr stole/took from one of his gods very, very similar to the venom symbiote? How is this power enough to take down gods like Thor?

  16. mrmarky mrmarky says:

    Also, I found the origin story for this character to be overly simple. It was more like “we need him to have a motive, so lets just think of the most obvious motive we can, overly simplify it, add some sensational bits (crucifixion? seriously?) and then presto we are done.

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