Jason Aaron’s latest story arc ending in issue 11 is the end to a tale that has been building since issue one. The story is one of Thor against a being resolute to destroy the gods.
This being is Gorr also known as the God Butcher. He comes from a planet steeped in devotion to gods that in Gorr’s scrutiny aren’t there or are merely incompetent. After much death and suffering Gorr denounces the gods of his planet and starts his mission of eradicating all the gods.
Thor encounters Gorr in the past, present and future. We meet Thor as a young bold inexperienced warrior with a fierce taste for women and mead, the Avenging Thor of the present who while a little wiser and more entombed with his love of the humans still has his hunger for mead and women, and lastly the Thor of the future and now the All Father never losing the craving for mead.
Gorr entraps and enslaves the gods and has a special god in his entrapping employ the God of Bombs. Gorr’s special talent is making the gods which he attacks wish that they were dead and in the Bomb God’s case using that to have him design a bomb that will kill all gods past present and future.
Jason Aaron has proven that he is the man to write Thor. With all the stories that could be imagined for a character that has lived millennia Aarons first does not disappoint. Esad Ribic’s art gives these books a cold Norse feel that suits the legend that is the Thunder God. This book should satiate any Thor fan and is a great place to hop on for anyone not already in love with Asgard’s mightiest son.
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