• 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
Cover by Esad Ribic

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 21.6%


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  1. Go Team R.A.D [Ribic, Aaron and Dean (White)]

    It’s only on issue #2, but could this become the next title to be burdened by the phrase, “What can be said that hasn’t already been said about this title?”

    This is one title I don’t mind being double-shipped. That’s what bank loans are for, right.

    • What’s with all the complaints of double shipping? I often can’t wait for the next issue of a book to come out. I love it when I get to read the next chapter and only need to wait 2 weeks. I’ll take 24 issues annually of my favorite books anytime. Thanks Marvel.

    • My “double-shipped” comment was made more in reaction to others concern on their budgets. Personally, i have no major beef with Marvel on this, but I can understand the need of some readers who would like to read certain titles, but the “double tap” to their wallet prevents it.

    • Has it been confirmed that this is a double-ship title? I thought it was only double shipping the first month.

    • How are you going to call someone out for complaining when its clearly stated that he doesnt mind it..

  2. I loved the first issue-really looking forward to this. My feeling is this is going to be one of the best Marvel Now books being published and I’m not even a Thor fan.

    I read a lot of complaints about double shipping here as well, but I’m good with it as long as the quality stays high. Plus I thought they only double ship 6 months of the year for a total of 18 issues, unless I’m mistaken.

  3. I LOVED the first issue. And that’s why I like it double shipping. Yes, it’s a bit expensive, but I should be buying only what I like anyway. Why buy Uncanny Avenger’s #2 when I didnt’ like #1. Instead, those dollars go to this EPIC book. I hope XXXXX that the quality stays high throughout the run.

  4. I cannot wait for this issue.

  5. I will just wait for the next relaunch of Thor in spring of 2014.

  6. $3.99 twice a month per title? No thanks Marvel.

  7. I’m fairly certain Thor will only double ship in November, after it will be a monthly so the double shipping problem should not dissuade anyone from picking up this book. It is hands down the best book to come out of Marvel NOW in my opinion, I cannot wait to read #2.

    • Agreed…i have never been a Thor fan but these books so far are just amazing. I also doubt they will keep up the bi-monthly releases but if they do I’ll pay up…WORTH IT!

  8. No Dean White on colors was a little disappointing.

  9. I hope they do continue to double ship this title…. Excellent

  10. Great stuff. The fight in the sky overlaid with Thor childhood memories of murder was just brilliant. I read it once the normal way, once with just the story, and then again with just the visual. The sequence worked brilliantly in every way. This guy ( he looks like a cross between the worm from X-Files and Voldemort) looks like one bad dude.

    Old Man Thor was missed, but when we finally get a full issue of him it’s gonna be sweet. I can’t wait to see what Aaron does with this book.

    • It’s totally Voldermort in a thong. I’d have preferred a more Kratos looking dude (for obvious reasons) but whatever.

      Great book again.

  11. AMAZING!!! WOW!!! Marvel you officially have a new Thor reader with me. WOW… This book is Amazing.

  12. There’s no Batman this week to steal the POTW from Thor this time.

    Love this series so far. My first time following Thor in monthly (or twice a month) comic format and I’m very pleased with it.

  13. My God. I had no idea so many people weren’t fans of Thor. Not that I’m complaining! Thor’s been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, but I’m curious…

    1. What about Thor turned you guys off in the past?
    2. What made you want to pick it up now?

    Again, just curious! These two issues are among the best opening issues of any series I’ve ever read. As I said, I’m a lifelong Thor fan, but I think Jason Aaron has a new fan.

    • 1.) I never cared for Thor because of a few reasons but mainly I don’t really like following what I consider “over-powered” or “God-like” characters. Not that i ever thought Thor was unstoppable, just prefer more “human-like” or “down to earth” if that makes any sense. Not to mention Thor speak, which I am so happy about with Aaron’s dialogue for Thor…much better.

      2.) The reason I picked this issue up for a skim in the store was because of Jason Aaron, the reason I bought it, is because I was flipping through it and seeing great art and a bad-ass looking old Thor…SOLD.

    • Cool! Glad you’re reading him in any case. I think you’ll find that, although Thor may seem over powered on earth, he’s often outmatched on/in other “realms”

  14. I’ve been waiting 20 years for a Thor story like this. Just amazing and the art is incredible, Ive Svorcina’s colours were immense. WOW! Thor, Aaron, Isad Ribic and either Dean White or Ive Svorcina just a perfect fit.

  15. holy smokes. this shite is phenomenal. genuinely awe inspiring.
    how long is Ribic working on this title? is it just an arc or 2?

  16. Aside from making me sound old, I have not actively followed Thor since Simonson. Well with Marvel NOW I have decided to randomly sample comics outside my normal lot. So I guess now I am a Thor follower once again. Damn this book is good.

  17. This book is absolutely great, but is just me….or are Marvel printing it on the absolute worse paper stock I’ve seen in a long time…? I feel like the issue falls apart the second I touch it, like the paper literally can’t handle the ink….Am I crazy?

    I know Marvel cut costs on paper stock, but it seems to particularly affect this book…

    • I think the nicer the art looks, the shittier it makes their paper stock feel. Therefore, on this issue, the paper is especially lousy.

    • I agree the paper is so thin I think I’m going to rip it if I’m not careful. How can Image, Darkhorse etc. offer books on heavier paper at (generally) less cost?

    • @scottie67: I don’t know for sure, but my understanding is that Image and Dark Horse have a completely different business model than Marvel.

      Marvel (I presume) has more overhead costs associated with publishing a book. They have to pay sales, marketing and production people, and many — if not all of them — get insurance and benefits in addition to their salary. Image removes a lot of that overhead by putting the creators in charge of handling some of those “behind the scenes” jobs.

      However, I also read somewhere that Marvel’s printer botched a bunch of this week’s books (X-Men Legacy also had the thin paper problem), so it might just a be a fluke.

    • Not sure if it’s a fluke…Paper has been an issue (also on Wolverine & the X-men) since the beginning of Marvel Now!

      Hopefully there is some adjustments, because if it results in damaged books upon arrival, or worse, ink bleeding (as was the case on the first issue of Iron Man — at least mine was faded a little bit), they’re just going to cause quite the unfortunate and major exile towards digital…

      The overhead thing makes total sense. I just wish that paying 3,99 for a single issue meant some quality standard…

      Avengers #1 is my most anticipated & Opena’s art is a rich and complex as Ribic & White’s…so here’s hoping that book isn’t toilet paper-thin as well :\

      Overall, this feels like a huge adjustment period. Not one issue (compare Fantastic Four to Thor, per example, or W&the X-Men to Uncanny Avengers) feels exactly the same and I can’t quite figure out why, whether it’s paper, ink or a combination of both…Hopefully they get that fixed as they move forward. For now, I’m being careful about bag & boarding everything carefully…and yet some books are already damaged as if I had read them 10+ times…

      Oh well…I’m sure only a handful of us care about actual printing…

  18. BAD ASS.

  19. For the first few pages I was thinking “you know, maybe Thor just isn’t for me” -he’s never really grabbed my interest ever. But once he started recalling the story of the murderer in the pit – I realized I was barely looking at the beautiful pictures I was hooked in the story, and had to stop myself to go back and look at everything. This surprisingly beat out FF for Pick of the Week for me. Really stellar work. I’m totally down for this.

  20. OK, I like this and it is great Thor. But, in a lot of ways this feels like a Conan comic for people who won’t pick up the actual Conan comics since what they want to read about are superheroes. And there’s nothing wrong with bringing the awesome Conan vibe into a superhero comic; it’s the perfect fit for Thor. That combo is a great idea and is perfect for the Marvel Now initiative. So good health and salutations to the creators, company, and readers of this new Thor.

    Thing is, for me, I’m already reading a totally badass Conan comic right now. It’s written by Brian Wood and published by Dark Horse. It’s the actual Conan in an adapted version of one of his original tales. And I just like that real Conan better than this Marvelized version. So the only other thing I can say, is that if you dig Aaron’s Thor, you should check out Conan: Queen of the Black Coast.

  21. Simply said this comic is “Beautiful”. Here to stay for the entire run.

  22. Loving the story and art. I also like that I was able to jump into this without needing any reference of what’s happened in previous volumes. Something that’s is keeping me from enjoying Uncanny Avengers and All New X-Men. Especially since I’m tired of the X-Men vs. Avengers fallout.

  23. This is the start of a GREAT series 🙂

  24. Another winner from Marvel Now. Thor and Captain America are a couple of the most exciting new solo series I’ve seen out of Marvel in a while. This is such a strong approach to the character and is executed beautifully.

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