Thor by Jason Aaron

Thor

Throughout the ages, gods have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. Now, Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future. The only hope for these ravaged worlds is for Thor to unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! In the distant past, Thor follows the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space. In the present, the Thunder God discovers a forgotten cave that echoes wit...


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TitleThor
ISBN9780785168423
Author
Release DateJun 11th, 2013
PublisherMarvel
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fantasy
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  • Jeff
    2013-10-22
    Come back, Jason Aaron, all is forgiven!Okay, your crappy run on the Hulk is almost forgiven.Ooo Wee! It’s a Thor book that’s more than just a volume only a momma can love.There’s a God Butcher out there and he’s, um, butchering gods and talking a lot of smack as well.God of War. Dead.Goddess of Erotica. Dead. *sob*God of Non-linear Equations. Very Dead.It seems that Thor has run into this butcher in his past, present and future.In the pa...
  • Jan Philipzig
    2014-09-19
    The Ultimate Thor StoryThor is a superhero, of course, a member of the Avengers. He is also more than a superhero, though: He is a god. For starters, he has lived much longer than any other superhero: “There are thousands of years worth of memories rattling around inside my head.” As a result, his priorities and values and attitudes and language differ from those of, say, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Thor has a completely different ...
  • Dan Schwent
    2016-05-26
    The Gods of Indigarr are dead and all signs point to Gorr, the God-Butcher, a being Thor knows all too well. Can the Thunder god defeat the God-Butcher once and for all?Most of the Thor comics I've read over the years were pretty forgettable unless Walter Simonson was involved. The God Butcher was an eye-catching title so I decided to give this a shot and I'm very glad I did.The God Butcher tells the tale of Gorr, the Butcher of Gods, and his con...
  • EisNinE
    2015-10-20
    I've had a contentious relationship with Marvel and DC superheroes, but despite the massive amounts of money attached to these 'properties' and 'franchises', superhero comics are still being made that don't feel like spineless, compromised, manipulative piles of shit. This isn't news to plenty of comics fans who have learned to spot the gems amongst the offal, but I dismissed them all as being not worth the effort -- especially given the still gr...
  • Amanda
    2013-07-28
    Three Thors? Triple your pleasure, triple your fun! This is my first comic book foray into the world of Thor, so I have no allegiances to previous incarnations or storylines. Despite my love of mythology, I have actively avoided Thor because a) he can look seriously ridiculous in that winged helmet (I'm thinking more of the 60's and 70's incarnations here) and b) I'm not a fan of Thor-on-Earth (or Midgard) stories. For these reasons, Thor: God of...
  • Forrest
    2015-09-18
    As a kid, I made mine Marvel. As I grew up, however, Marvel comics held less and less attraction for me. Maybe it was the fact that I was used to the gritty old '70s versions of all the favorites and the '80s brought in a bit of a more "slick" aesthetic. There were also some very cool indy comics coming out at that time that took a bit of my gritty enthusiasm away. Of course, other interests took over, as well (most notably D&D and other tabletop...
  • Sesana
    2013-08-20
    This is the best thing that I've read out of Marvel Now yet. Aaron's take on Thor has the character as an actual god, full stop. The kind that answers prayers in person. And despite the lack of his regular Asgardian cast, he's still surrounded by gods and the trappings of godhood. The story takes place across three periods of Thor's life: as a young, brash god not yet worthy of Mjolnir, as the heroic god who's also an Avenger, and as an older, wi...
  • Sam Quixote
    2013-07-16
    Jason Aaron + Thor = Sure Thing, right? Well... no. Jason Aaron is definitely one of my favourite comics writers due to penning the superb Scalped and the ongoing Marvel series Wolverine and the X-Men, but his more recent stuff like Thanos Rising and this Thor series have felt really lacking in the quality he usually brings to his projects. Maybe he's stretched, or just uninspired, but I didn't enjoy this very poor effort.Aaron shows Thor at thre...
  • Mike
    2013-06-03
    I heard a lot of hype for this run and believed it. I've invested a lot of pleasure reading in Jason Aaron and been rarely disappointed, so I was pretty psyched to finally dive in (once enough of the run was available on Marvel Unlimited to mean that I could devour a few trades' worth to really remember the subtle callbacks from book to book, forgetful bastard that I am).And I am not disappointed. Less of the courtly politics, less of the navel g...
  • Jesse A
    2014-07-15
    Im not 100% sure how I feel about this one. Good not great. Maybe the feeling will improve by the end of this arc.
  • Brad
    2013-06-14
    In a conversation I had about The God Butcher yesterday, the question of "what makes a God a god" came up. Worship, tradition, and ritual -- it was decided -- make a God, and unless there is some fantastical higher being out there, it is our agency and belief that breathe life into our Gods, so if that is true, the Norse God of Thunder is one of the most revered Gods in our now. Then we started talking about how Gorr the God Butcher wants to kill...
  • Nicolo Yu
    2013-09-08
    Thor has always been my favorite character because of his nobility and power. The new monthly, Thor: God of Thunder by the creative duo of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic is one of my two eagerly anticipated titles of the Marvel NOW relaunches. The first, Uncanny Avengers, experienced some shipping delays but Thor so far has not disappoint.I really like the direction that Aaron is taking Thor by focusing on the character. Without the classic supportin...
  • Sud666
    2016-01-22
    Sometimes it is hard being a God. Harder, even, to write for one. What do I mean? I mean Thor, as the Norse God of Thunder, is a very powerful being. Sometimes the villains he fights in the comics just do not do him justice as a God. That is not a problem in this epic tale by Jason Aaron.Beautifully illustrated and superbly written- this epic tale takes place over the course of countless millennia and involves Gorr, the God Butcher and three Thor...
  • 11811 (Eleven)
    2015-05-24
    Too much frakking fun. I can't wipe this twelve year old smile off my face.
  • Keely
    2015-04-08
    I honestly only watched the first Thor movie last year, four years after its release in 2010. Like I said, not a Marvel fan in general, but I got to admit that of all the movies Marvel Studios have released so far, the first Thor film is my most favorite next to the first Iron Man. Admittedly, I love mythology stories which was why I stumbled upon this 2013 title, God of Thunder rather easily (also, it's written by Jason Aaron who is writing Wolv...
  • Gavin
    2013-10-20
    I read this already as part of the volume that contained Vol 1-2, the whole of the God Butcher Saga.This just showed up in my library hold shelf, so why not?A blast, great art by Esad Ribic. I also enjoyed Jason Aaron on Thor...not as much humour as usual, but there are still a few comments here and there to keep this from being a total "grit fest".If you want to know more, read my review of the combined Thor.Well worth reading...now if I could o...
  • 47Time
    2018-07-10
    The story is split into three timelines and jumps between them, progressively revealing the big picture behind the death of the gods. Thor is featured in each timeline, but so far he looks unable to stop the God Butcher. The artwork looks great and makes the longer-than-average narration easier to bear. Thor is more than a guy with a hammer. He makes it his personal mission through time to find and punish the God Butcher even if he forfeits his o...
  • Roy
    2018-07-16
    I loved this. A creature like God is butchering gods of all types ( hence the title). The action is relentless, the characters well thought out, and the artwork by Ribic is ridiculously good. Some of the detail in work blows my mind. Some of the plotting when it jumps around can get a little confusing, however this was ana amazing start to this run. Cant wait for the next.
  • Caitlin
    2015-03-12
    I hate time travel but three Thors was just too awesome not to love.I will admit that Thor is another one of those heroes that I was never terribly interested in. Shockingly, he’s a little too god-like for me. I mean, the fact that he literally is a god this time (instead of Superman, who just feels like one), probably should have clued me in but I’m not a fan of insanely powerful characters. Thor’s also arrogant and tends to think with his...
  • Andrew
    2014-05-21
    This book sees Thor in a story familiar to Doctor Who fans. Thor's universe is full of countless gods, so many that the gods don't even notice that numerous gods are being killed. There's one god who is butchering all of them.I thought the story was well-developed. It doesn't come to a satisfactory ending in this volume, but it was interesting enough for me to continue the series. The artwork is very sexy. I'm not familiar with the man's other wo...
  • Jessica
    2016-09-17
    Everything you'd want in a Thor comic: Scenes from his viking past, crazy weird inter-galactic shenanigans, humor, impalings, and Mjolnir going THWAAAAAK! Beautiful artwork as well, rich colors, excellent details, and we almost get the God of Thunder's Full Monty. Plus this answers the age old question: How many Thors does it take to kill a millennia old godslayer? (I won't tell, that would be a spoiler.)Bonus points for not having a character na...
  • Nicolo Yu
    2018-02-13
    This review is of my re-read of Jason Aaron's Thor run. The current title just passed the 700th issue milestone and is racing towards a massive event. While this reader is waiting for that to unfold, the most opportune time for this re-read just occurred naturally.#1 - It all began here, what would metamorphosed into Aaron's fabled Thor run. In this first story arc, Aaron collaborated with Ribic and birthed a trinity of Thors that would be the fo...
  • Eric
    2017-02-08
    4 stars
  • J
    2016-01-21
    Wow. This was great.I'm not a huge Thor fan, but I like him well enough. The other comic book experiences I've had with Thor have left me indifferent to him as a comic character, but this changed that.The plot of this, that there is a God Butcher roaming the universe, is really good. And I'm glad that this plot is going to continue on past the cliffhanger at the end of this volume. There were quite a few flashbacks and flashforwards, but it still...
  • Javier Muñoz
    2018-06-15
    Este tomo inicia la etapa de Jason Aaron en Thor que comenzó a finales del 2012 y continúa a día de hoy. En él tenemos un ejemplo del Thor más épico y cósmico, con el punto mitológico que tan bien le ha sentado siempre y alejado del Thor más superheroico que sigue la agenda de los vengadores, que a mi al menos siempre me ha echado un poco para atrás.Aquí podemos encontrar dos arcos argumentales de 5 números y dos números individuales...
  • J.M.
    2016-07-19
    Why did I wait so long to read this? Jason Aaron totally nails it. Thor is, well, he's THOR! Like, times three. And I cannot say enough about Esad Ribic's art. He has vaulted to the top of 'my favorite comic book artists' list (not that I actually keep one...on a crumpled piece of paper...in my pants pocket or anything). Dudes. I'm a Thor fan again!
  • Matthew
    2018-05-23
    To check out my reviews: https://dancinginth3dark.wordpress.co...After reading the first volume of Girl Thor, I am actually glad that I am reading this one finally because I am pretty much connecting the dots and learning that this first volume sets up the plot for how Thor will lose his belief that he is worthy. We get to discover Thor in three aspects of his life: past, present, and future. I'm curious to know whether Jason Aaron already had in...
  • Oliver Flores
    2013-07-10
    NOTE: This is a slightly expanded version of my original review for Issue # 1 of THOR: GOD OF THUNDER, a review which I originally posted on Amazon back in December of 2012 but then took down due to trolling. (Mostly DC trolls) Nonetheless, after consuming this entire first volume, my initial reaction to this new series still stands.With all due respect to Jack Kirby's Thor and to Brian Azzarello's recent work on "The New 52" WONDER WOMAN, based ...
  • Rituraj Kashyap
    2015-09-28
    "...And this is how it ends. With blood and thunder. With hammer and sword. With one last stand at the gates of heaven." Got hooked in the first issue. The art is something to behold. Haven't read many Thor stories, but artwise Thor: Season One has always been my favorite. Now this has taken the top spot.The story takes place in the past, the present and the future, where we see the Thunder God in different stages of his life, trying to solve the...