Guest Reviews: Thor: God of Thunder #3

Thor God of Thunder #3 Cover

The God Butcher, Part Three of Five: The Hall of the Lost


Solicit


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Reviews


Forgotten Gods Original Review by Johnkmccubbin91 at Comic Vine


I have really been enjoying this series, and it's been one of the bigger surprises out of Marvel NOW! Jason Aaron has done brilliant work in the past but the last series' I read of his, Incredible Hulk, and Wolverine and the X-Men were a bit poor, in WATX's case at least during Avengers Vs. X-Men, as I dropped it after that. I have however heard it's still inconsistent though. This series has however been very good and I have loved every issue, which was surprising as when I heard what type of story it was going to be I was put off.

Plot

This issue is mainly set in the present with Thor looking for the victims of Gorr, the God Butcher. It also jumps between past, and future (mainly past), and shows Thor trying to find Gorr's cave, as he's not been there in over 1,0000 years.

Review

Dead God
This was another fantastic issue, and I'm really glad that this has stayed at the quality it is. Although this issue wasn't quite as good as the previous two it's still brilliant, and the difference is very, very small. Aaron has done a brilliant job in introducing a new villain that is a threat to all the god's, and that's saying something. I've also liked that Aaron has managed to transition between the different timelines perfectly, and I love that he uses the monologue to set up these transitions. I've also liked how he's used Gorr sparingly, as it's easy to over use a villain in a story-line, and ruin it, whereas cause Aaron's used Gorr sparingly it'd built up more tension, and drama, and when we do get to see more of Thor vs. Gorr, whether in the past, the present, or the future it should be brilliant, and the build up should help make it even better.

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So swears the God of Thunder! Original Review by Tomlikesfries at Comic Vine


God Butcher!
The character Thor has never really managed to interest me. Be it in the Avengers or any of his solo titles, but Aaron has managed to make series that caught my attention. He divides the books in three parts. One tells what happened in the God of Thunder's past, one in the present and the other takes place in the future. Here we can see how Thor's attitude changes, as shown in the absolutely fantastic dialogues and monologues. Each of the three parts show different characterization. The God of Thunder in the past is still arrogant, but he learns with his mistakes and grows fear over time. As mentioned before in this review, the dialogues are brilliant. Aaron makes sure not to leave the book quiet, as he delivers monologue that will make you feel like you are watching a live action film.

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What I Thought


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic.

Cover & Solicit - 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5/5
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5
Verdict - 4.9


I have really been enjoying this series. I started reading Thor recently and this is has been probably the best arc so far I've read. The are in this series has been stellar and with the exception of a few facial expressions can't get better. Even with the story taking place in multiple times it doesn't' get confusing and it's easy to follow. There was one transition that was a little disconcerting at first only because they didn't have any speech or text flow into the next panel.
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John McCubbin is a blogger at http://imaginationcentre.blogspot.co.uk/. John and Tom are both comic book reviewers at Comic Vine. The use of the reviews have been authorized by the original authors.

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