I review my Pick of the Week for Comics, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s fantastic Thor: God of Thunder #10.
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #10
Story: Jason Aaron | Art: Esad Ribic | Price: $3.99 (US) £3.25 (UK)
GODBOMB – Part Four of Five The penultimate chapter in the saga of the God Butcher. Thus comes the final battle against Gorr, as three Thors lead an army of slave gods in the fight to save all of divinity. But will it all be for naught? As the massive Godbomb is triggered at last??
Wow. Jason Aaron, I salute you. Thor: God of Thunder is one of my favourite Marvel titles at the moment, and it appears that Aaron can do no wrong at this publisher (well, the less said about Thanos Rising and any involvement that he had with Avengers vs. X-Men, the better). I’m loving his work with Wolverine and the X-Men at the moment, and Thor: God of Thunder once again ramps it up a notch, pitting all three Thors in an action packed battle against Gorr, the God Butcher, who has been Thor’s main opponent throughout the entire series. And this is the penultimate chapter. Big things happen here, and I won’t spoil them. But needless to say, if you’ve loved Thor: God of Thunder so far, then you’ll love #10.
Doing a spectacular job on the art, Esad Ribic continues his awesome form and I hope he and Aaron stick around on this series for a long time to come. Every panel is awesome with Esad Ribic, and I think this might gain my Pick of the Week for not only the awesome Cover, but also the best storyline. Jason Aaron’s Thor: God of Thunder #10 is everything you could want from a Thor comic, and the more Thors it features, the merrier.
From the start, we all knew that this run with Aaron and Ribic was going to be something special, and they’ve really delivered with this series. Rather than cutting short the Gorr Arc at one volume, in a similar way to Scott Snyder’s Court of Owls/Night of Owls storyline for Batman over at DC, Thor: God of Thunder tells a massive, long epic. As we’re reaching the end of almost a year’s worth of Gorr stories, I’m very interested to see where Aaron can take the character following #11, which is the finale. #12 is said to feature the return of Jane Foster upon Thor’s return to Earth, so it’ll be very interesting to see how this plays out.
The series has really expanded in scope across each issue. Starting out as Gorr facing each Thors in turn, God of Thunder has now got to the point where there’s a massive battle that proves how big things have escalated and you can tell that Aaron has had this planned right from the get go. I’m really looking forward to witnessing the conclusion of this arc, especially with the strong cliffhanger – and the unusual approach to this series from Aaron has proved pretty effective so far, as both him and Ribic have crafted a very unique comic at Marvel.
This issue was just as brilliant as the last, and therefore – I think I have to label it as my Pick of the Week. Absolutely astounding, and I loved every second of it.