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Title: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on August 23, 2012, 11:27:26 PM
Hmmmmmmm.  Jason Aaron writing Thor?  I gotta try this out!


THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1 & 2
JASON AARON (W) ESAD RIBIC (A&C)
variant cover by JOE QUESADA
BABY VARIANT cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
ARTIST VARIANT COVER by Daniel Acuna
Sketch Variant by JOE QUESADA
Design Variant by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by TBA (#2)
Blank Cover Variant Also Available (#1)
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!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ ...$3.99 (EACH)


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on October 30, 2012, 02:26:25 AM
Love Thor
Love Ribic
Love Aaron
Don't like the idea of adding another double shipped $3.99 book.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2012, 11:46:28 AM
I ultimately passed on it too.  I didn't want to add another double shipped title as well.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: EmeraldWarrior420 on November 17, 2012, 10:05:18 AM
Unlike Iron Man #1, this was a fantastic first issue! It did what a first issue should do; it grabbed my attention and left me wanting more after reading the last panel.

Cool looking art that really fit the style. It pulled me into the world (which this story is set in the past, the Viking past to be exact). And it had a very Viking feel to it all, which is great since Thor is a Viking god.

I wish the order system wasn't two months ahead of time on Previews, I already opted out of #2, since I'm not normally a big Thor fan, and my LCS never orders extras unless they know for a fact it's gonna be a big seller.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on November 17, 2012, 11:19:21 AM
my LCS never orders extras unless they know for a fact it's gonna be a big seller.

No shelf stock?


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: EmeraldWarrior420 on November 17, 2012, 09:18:56 PM
Nope. There's always Barnes & Nobles, though, if I can find a copy that's not thrashed. They'll probably get it in about the time the LCS gets Thor #3 in, lol.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on November 17, 2012, 10:13:46 PM
 ;D

Well, let me know if you can't find a copy. If I can find them here I will pick you one up if you need it


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on December 09, 2012, 12:31:04 PM
THOR issues #1 and #2

A little set up first. I'm lying in bed (or is it laying? I always forget) and I can't sleep, so about 12:30 I go downstairs to read. I look at my pile of comics, which is about a foot tall and then I glance at my buddy's pile he lent me which has only a few comics. I chose that one to start knocking down.

I read X-FACTOR #248 (Which had the strangest art I have even seen in a Marvel comic)
I read FF #1 (Which was a continuation of F4 #1)
I read NEW AVENGERS #s 33 and 34 (Last issues of that title)

Overall, a decent time spent reading ... and then I read THOR #s 1 and 2

Wow

Rarely do writer, artist, colorist and character all meld into a solid piece of fiction that is truly 100% praise worthy, but this new THOR title easily grabs that prestige. From Aaron's spot on rendition of Thor, in all phases, past, present and future, to Ribic's beautiful painted style art work to the sublime soft coloring of Dean White, all aspects shine through to make this easily the book(s) of the month.

Issue #1 left me intrigued with this new (though similar) threat. This 'God killer'. But threat aside, the way Aaron broke this issue into three different times in Thor's life was wonderfully executed. Never did it seem jumbled or over the top. Just perfect pacing for each time-line. I did think the aliens praying to Thor and him answering was a little much, but I was easily brought back to awe within seconds.

And Ribic can work expressions into character's faces like nobodies business, and man does it ever work here.

With Issue #2, I found the energy ramped 10 fold as this issue had a lot more action and the threat came into more focus. And wowza, what a threat. This guy is a take no prisoners kinda God Killer.  ;D We saw the results of his brutality in issue one, but seeing it in action (poor horse) was something to see. The aerial Thor fight was gorgeous and exciting and as it is rare for me to find true excitement in comics anymore, this was a true treat.

I went to bed after reading the Thor issues, I shouldn't have. For while my eye lids were getting heavy finishing Bendis' Avengers, Aaron's Thor just proved to awaken me more than when I first came down the stairs to begin all this. Funny thing, when I did finally get to sleep, I dreamt I had my long hair back ... yes, I was hair swinging rocker in my youth ... and I think I was waiting for Aaron to write my story
 :D

This title made such an impact, not only am I going to try and buy these issues from my boy Dave, but I have to add this title to my pull. I have to.

THOR #1 and #2
10 outta 10 fighting Norsemen


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on December 09, 2012, 02:19:15 PM
Dammit.  I'm going to have to get this aren't I?


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on December 09, 2012, 02:59:37 PM
I would swing by your LCS and flip through the first issue. I can't imagine you not liking it, but I was also reading this at about 2 AM, so ...
 ;D

Seriously, if you can find that issue one, I would read it and go from there. I wish I didn't ... it is costing me.  ;D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on December 10, 2012, 09:32:09 PM
Was able to buy issues 1 and 2 from my boy for a six-pack of Bud-Light ... ewwww his taste in beer just flat out sucks ... but YAY for me !!!!!  :)


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: EmeraldWarrior420 on December 10, 2012, 11:19:08 PM
Was able to buy issues 1 and 2 from my boy for a six-pack of Bud-Light ... ewwww his taste in beer just flat out sucks ... but YAY for me !!!!!  :)

It goes down like water. I didn't get #2  :( I just have to keep an eye out for it's newsstand release at Barnes & Noble.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on December 10, 2012, 11:44:58 PM
You added it to your pickups for Nov 28th? Or is that a list of what you are "planning" on picking up and it wasn't there?

Either way, Like I said ...  if you want and when I head to the LCS I can look for it for you, if you want to throw me a couple bucks after I snatch it.  :)

Of course, Ebay is also always an option if you also need issue #3. That way you can grab both

 :)


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on December 11, 2012, 03:59:27 AM
I grabbed #2 today at my LCS and they have a ton of them,  same offer as Perry if you want meto grab one for you.

I'm not gonna read it until I find #1. 


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on December 12, 2012, 04:12:17 AM
Jeff, You email DCBS about issue 1 to see if they have it?


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on December 13, 2012, 03:09:54 AM
My LCS has multiple locations in town.  Lucky for me there is one by my work and one by my house.  Went to the one by my house and they had plenty of copies.  I now have both!   ;D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on December 13, 2012, 02:13:31 PM
A-ha. Well now one can only hope you enjoy them half as much as I did. I love me some Thor, so the bias may be strong.
 :-\


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2012, 03:26:08 PM
So I read issues 1 & 2.  Great story.  I actually enjoyed issue 2 better than 1 which bodes well.  This reminds me of Aaron's story telling on Scalped which I loved. Yep, I'll keep this one on the pull list for awhile.



Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on January 12, 2013, 06:07:48 PM
I would never have picked this up if not for the Realm.  I am so glad you guys recommended this.

I just finished issue 4 and I am really enjoying this story.  Gorr was not a villain I thought I'd like but he has turned out to be quite the adversary.  Can't wait to find out what is motivating him.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on February 11, 2014, 04:40:39 PM
Issue #'s 13, 14, 15 (THE ACCURSED parts 1-3)

The bad - Just an average Thor run. It just seems like I am reading these last few issues on auto-pilot more than actually reading them. I like what I am reading, but I am not having fun while going through the process.

The problem with Thor as a character is the limited amount of directions you can go with the character. While I understand that and have accepted that in the past (and will continue to do so) as I enjoy the character that much, this story just fits right inside of that "here is another Thor fighty fighty story arc".

The Good - Aaron is doing a great job showing the other realms. Thor is not just about Asgard. He is about the other 8 realms as well, and Aaron is doing a fine job showcasing characters from those other worlds. Worlds that are very important to what/who Thor is as a character. Making all of these different characters work together with one goal is a great idea. Especially for any newcomers to this title.

Sadly, these issues, as I said, are just not very fun.

I still have the last issue of this arc to read, so I am hopeful that it will end strong or at least bring me some joy in the reading, but so far ... eh ... just a stop gap until the next arc that looks to be AMAZING!!!

(collectively) 6 outta 10 - Drunken giants

 


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jimmy T on February 11, 2014, 05:08:35 PM
eh, it's like every other thing Jason Aaron does. Start off great! amazing! superbly! then degenerate into averageness bordering on mediocrity.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
I liked it but yeah - it was just something to tie into the movie.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on February 11, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
eh, it's like every other thing Jason Aaron does. Start off great! amazing! superbly! then degenerate into averageness bordering on mediocrity.

You keep saying that but I have to disagree. I liked SCALPED for what ... 60 issues, I liked his Punisher for what ... 20 something issues, I liked what I have read of his Wolverine stuff (esp what Jeff sent me ... I think that was Aaron). I can't comment on his Ghost Rider run as I have never read it, but what books have you read where he drops off with his writing skills? Maybe I can understand better.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: EmeraldWarrior420 on February 11, 2014, 05:49:17 PM
Issue #'s 13, 14, 15 (THE ACCURSED parts 1-3)

The bad - Just an average Thor run. It just seems like I am reading these last few issues on auto-pilot more than actually reading them. I like what I am reading, but I am not having fun while going through the process.

The problem with Thor as a character is the limited amount of directions you can go with the character. While I understand that and have accepted that in the past (and will continue to do so) as I enjoy the character that much, this story just fits right inside of that "here is another Thor fighty fighty story arc".

The Good - Aaron is doing a great job showing the other realms. Thor is not just about Asgard. He is about the other 8 realms as well, and Aaron is doing a fine job showcasing characters from those other worlds. Worlds that are very important to what/who Thor is as a character. Making all of these different characters work together with one goal is a great idea. Especially for any newcomers to this title.

Sadly, these issues, as I said, are just not very fun.

I still have the last issue of this arc to read, so I am hopeful that it will end strong or at least bring me some joy in the reading, but so far ... eh ... just a stop gap until the next arc that looks to be AMAZING!!!

(collectively) 6 outta 10 - Drunken giants

 

I knew it as soon as I saw the solicits. Another attempt at Marvel trying to have their comics mirror the movies. It's not a coincidence that Malekeleth is the villain in both.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on February 11, 2014, 06:12:09 PM
It's not a coincidence that Malekeleth is the villain in both.

Absolutely not. 100% agree.

That said however, and even though I am not getting what I would consider my fill of fun in this arc, I don't blame Marvel for doing just that. It would be stupid not to. Regardless of how few people jump on the title for the movie connections, it would be crazy not to try.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jimmy T on February 11, 2014, 07:23:49 PM
eh, it's like every other thing Jason Aaron does. Start off great! amazing! superbly! then degenerate into averageness bordering on mediocrity.

You keep saying that but I have to disagree. I liked SCALPED for what ... 60 issues, I liked his Punisher for what ... 20 something issues, I liked what I have read of his Wolverine stuff (esp what Jeff sent me ... I think that was Aaron). I can't comment on his Ghost Rider run as I have never read it, but what books have you read where he drops off with his writing skills? Maybe I can understand better.


Ghost Rider dropped off.
Wolverine dropped off (coiuldn't follow it to Weapon X title)
Hulk NOSE-DIVED to terrible at issue 9.
X-men Schism blech! (but that may be the price of reading that storyline)

I couldn't get into Scalped, and it was ...7-9 issues for me.

I'm not calling it awful! He just turns into ok, and ok usually means a drop.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on February 11, 2014, 07:34:26 PM
Well we all have our own likes, but I though HULK was horrible piece of crap to begin with so I don't see how you can say that dropped off. I mean from issue #1 it was... just not good.
 :D

Schism was only 5 issues ... I never read it, but I would call that a bad ending rather than dropping off. It didn't have time to drop off.  ;) ;D

And you didn't like SCALPED. Okay, I understand, but not liking something is ... well ... again ... okay.

Thanks for showing me some examples, though. It just looks to me like you're not an Aaron fan. And that's fine.  :)


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jimmy T on February 11, 2014, 07:38:40 PM
Well, all we do is share opinions, and those are mine. For the moment, I've really liked all the stuff up to and with Godbomb...but Aaron is a guy with some great stories...and not so great stories. I'm not calling him bad, but I see what I expect to happen.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on February 11, 2014, 07:40:52 PM
Well, all we do is share opinions, and those are mine.

Totally get that. Not harassing you  ;D sorry if it came across as anything like that.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2014, 08:15:04 PM

I liked what I have read of his Wolverine stuff (esp what Jeff sent me ... I think that was Aaron).


Yes it was.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on February 16, 2014, 07:32:30 PM
Issues #s 16 and 17

The finale of the Accursed arc.

Overall better than the first three issues, but not a spectacular run. Had a very shocking moment in issue 16 that had me worried for a few. I had thought Aaron had really lost who Thor was when he had Thor
use his mighty hammer to crush the skull of a character into paste. That was later shown to be an illusion.
Glad I read these issues back-to-back, as waiting an entire month to see what happened would have sucked.
 :D

Looking back at the entire arc, even though I liked the inclusion of all the other characters from the other realms coming together to create this "league", this arc just seems like a mild D&D story instead of a Thor story. However, the way this arc ended, setting up for the next arc for Garney (or whomever it will be after Ribic's return), has really got me pumped for the future. I have a feeling someone is about to return and I can't wait for it.
 :)

Even so, taking this entire arc into consideration, as much (or as little) as these last two issues improved the the enjoyment for me, it still was just an average, everyday, run of the mill comic run in the end. Gonna stick with my initial grade -

6 outta 10 - Damn rotten Dark Elves


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on March 05, 2014, 07:11:25 PM
Issue #18

One of those very rare but oh so great done-in-one issues that come down the pipe every so often. I truly recommend to anyone and everyone that just wants to read a good comic, go pick this puppy up at your LCS, if you got some spare money and you want to read an early, pre-Mjolnir, Thor story, with some good humor.

The first page has Thor waken from a drunken stupor inside the mouth of a dragon.
 :D

A solid and very enjoyable issue that shows us a relative to the Midgard Serpent ... oh yeah ...  :)

9 outta 10 -  tankards of Grog that smell like "rotten horses"


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on March 05, 2014, 07:15:44 PM
I totally agree.  Issue 18 is great!  I laughed.  I cried.  I got hungover.

Aaron is doing good work here.  Although I probably could have done with less vomit.   :D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on March 05, 2014, 09:50:35 PM
Although I probably could have done with less vomit.   :D

 :D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jimmy T on March 06, 2014, 06:45:13 AM
A great standalone issue; and I enjoy how this next arc is starting!


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: EmeraldWarrior420 on March 06, 2014, 06:12:41 PM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/3209610.jpg)


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on March 06, 2014, 07:19:09 PM
 ;D
Exactly


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2014, 12:34:15 AM
Uh uh.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/07/15/thor-is-now-woman/ (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/07/15/thor-is-now-woman/)


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on July 16, 2014, 01:11:40 AM
 ::)

All I needed to see was FOX news to know this was going to be a story giving a back-handed slap for for a comic promoting Women. And lo and behold ... Love how they stress the "HE" in the oath, because ya know, FOX News is full of dicks.
(But wait, there's more)

Yes, "Captain America better watch out" indeed. If you buy a Thor comic with a girl in the starring role, the Terrorist win. Just like the uproar they gave about the new Ms Marvel.

And in typical FOX News watchers style, one commenter says - "This is sick"
And then one chimes in with this gem - "unemployment rate among African American teens...41.6%"  ::)

What a high class of douche bags

Asses.

And love the one on the side they have - "Archie's shooting death. Only in Obama's America
 ::)

Jason Aaron writing I am on it. I look forward to seeing this female Thor.

I hope the poor white males at Fox will forgive me. No, I hope they don't.

EDIT - Listening to/watching the free Dave Mathews concert Yahoo has on right now, yet I keep going back to see more of the comments that are getting posted. HAHA. Getting better the more the eastcoast rednecks get more drunk.

Another highlight of FOX comment section -
"When you have a president who prefers MOM Jeans and a former secretary of state who prefers pants suits......the progressives/marxists turn to a reliable outlet fantasy land to put forth a worthy hero.  The perverse continues."

"Does  Stan Lee approve of this, or even know about it? Why do this? If they want a female character like Thor, why not just CREATE a new one? Why do these guys feel the need to do this? Yes, it is just a comic book, but where does it end? What character will be feminized nest? I have no objection to strong female comic heroes, but why do these guys feel the necessity to destroy the male characters? Sad statement on our society when this is the agenda."

 :D :D :D :D

"@stldsf1 It does bother me. It's the principle of the thing. I'm tired of the feminist agenda in this country."

Oh good lord. Jeff, please don't tell me you're a "foxer"
 :)

EDIT 2 -
Finally someone gets it ... kinda ...
"Doesn't the comic of a Pagan Norse God, Thor go against God already?"
 :D

"Poisoning the minds of children again I see. Liberals are a cancer eating out the heart of a once great nation."

All because Marvel is making a marketing ploy?  ;D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on July 16, 2014, 01:33:19 AM
Now please understand ... I share the same feeling of MSNBC.

I hate any side that promotes absolute anything.
There are good Dem's and good Repub's but if you listen to FOX or MSNBC you are just listening to what you want to hear.


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2014, 01:46:13 AM
Really, all I wanted to do was talk about the character.  I have to agree with the one person that they should have created a new character.  You know my feelings on when they change a character I love to be politically correct (I.e. Wally West).

I'll withhold my full judgement until I see what Aaron is doing.  He's not perfect (Incredible Hulk, Wolverine and the X-Men) but he's been pretty near perfect on Thor so far.


By the way, FOX NEWS RULES!!!!!!

(Sorry guys, just trying to see if I can push what's left of Perry's sanity over the edge.  I'm sadistic that way)   ;D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2014, 01:51:34 AM
It is good to see we actually are on the same page.  MARKETING PLOY.

I laughed when I read this is permanent .


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on July 16, 2014, 02:00:15 AM
Really, all I wanted to do was talk about the character.  I have to agree with the one person that they should have created a new character. 

But it is going to have to be a new character. This character will not have been Donald Blake, will not have had the hots for Jane Foster and will not have had the Enchantress swooning over him ... her. Or at least I don't think that is what they are doing.

Yes, it is Thor, but unlike other characters (IE Wally) Thor is only gone in name. This will be Thor, but Thor's past is not gone. In fact, he will still be around, it is just that he is no longer worthy of holding Mjornir. Thor has not been changed INTO a girl, per se, it is just a female that is the current Thor. It's just another character holding the hammer. Even if Thor is there one minute and then a bolt from Odin makes the switch, Thor will still be ... somewhere.

Think of this as Beta Ray Bill.

But again, even if the "Switch" him to a female, it won't be Thor exactly.

Again, that is what I think. But I could be totally wrong and ... well, I will still buy.
 ;D

By the way, FOX NEWS RULES!!!!!!


 :D :D


Title: Re: Thor: God of Thunder!
Post by: Perry on July 16, 2014, 02:02:04 AM
It is good to see we actually are on the same page.  MARKETING PLOY.

I laughed when I read this is permanent .

Yeah, lets see if there is still a female Thor when Chris Hemsworth's pure male version hits the screen.
 ;D