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Guest Reviews: Thor: God of Thunder #2 - The God Butcher, Part Two of Five: Blood in the Clouds

Thor: God of Thunder #2 Review


Thor: God of Thunder #2 Cover
Worthy Original Review by Johnkmccubbin91 at Comic Vine

The first issue of this series was brilliant and after Jason Aaron's disappointing run on his Incredible Hulk series I was happy to see that this series didn't follow that trend. It has also been nice to see a different take in a Thor series and I like how this series so far has been nothing like any other Thor series I've read.

Plot

This fight between Thor and the God Butcher from last issue is halted this issue as we go back to Thor's earlier years. This issue sees Thor's first encounter with the God Butcher and how a young God of Thunder dealt with a killer of Gods.

Review

Thor vs. The God Butcher
This was an amazing issue and I am loving what Aaron has been doing with this series. The way Aaron has connected three different periods of Thor's life, all connected to the God Butcher. This new villain has been brilliant and Aaron has done a great job in showing that this is something that can easily kill Thor, if Thor is off guard. It was also nice to see that Aaron was able to redeem himself as the Vegetable villain he created in Incredible Hulk was a joke whereas the villain he's created in this series is a worthy foe for Thor. I've also loved how he's handled Thor over the first two issues and like how you can see the difference in his attitude throughout the different periods in his life, and how it's easy to see the overconfidence in the younger Thor as well as the serious Thor in the present.

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Original Review by Tomlikesfries at Comic Vine

Review

The Good:

Forward Men to Battle
I always liked Aaron's writing, but after witnessing his run on the Hulk, I wasn't so sure if it'd be a good comic. Thankfully, both published issues so far were very enjoyable. This number concentrates on a young God of Thunder. I admit it sounded bad to me at first, but Jason nailed it. We see a bit of the vikings who were led by Thor, and, honestly, I think that's nice. Since the Mjolnir isn't at his possession yet, I think it's important to explore a little bit of his mortal it side, and Aaron does it correctly ....

The Bad:

Nothing springs to mind, but it wasn't a perfect comic.

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What I Thought

Cover - 5/5
Art - 5/5
Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5
Layout/Flow - 5/5
Story - 5/5
Verdict - 5

If you read my review of Thor: God of Thunder #1 - The God Butcher, Part One of Five: A World Without Gods, you already know that I'm really enjoying this series. I have never really read any of the Thor books prior to The Mighty Thor mainly because the writing seemed so daunting to just jump into. The Marvel NOW! relaunch on the other-hand seems to be more reader friendly. This issue continues where we left off with Thor battling The God Butcher. Everything from the cover and art to the story is great. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you have never read a Thor comic before.

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John McCubbin is a blogger at http://imaginationcentre.blogspot.co.uk/. Both Jeremy and Thomas are comic book reviewers at Comic Vine. The use of their reviews have been authorized by the original authors.

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