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Comic Book Review: Thor: God of Thunder

Book: Thor: God of Thunder #25
Writer: Jasan Aaron
Artist(s): Simon Bisley
Esad Ribic

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Summary from Comixology: Young Thor vs. Frost Giants! The untold origin of Malekith the Accursed! King Thor’s granddaughters uncover a startling secret chapter from the history of the Thunder God!

 

Overview:
Here at FourLetterNerd, we have all REALLY loved Jason Aaron’s run on Thor: God of Thunder, in fact, we have all been reading it from issue one. And this is the moment we have all been waiting for. The anticipation has been driving me crazy, and all I could think about during my college classes was getting my hands on this book. That moment finally came, not just for me, but for Stephen and Cameron also. Stephen sat down and turns on Amon Amarth to prepare him for the epic journey, while Cameron is woefully lamenting Thor’s inevitable loss of testosterone…

The Good:
The Malekith origins story is F–king BRUTAL. Holy crap, the dude is just a child and burns some dying soldiers to death. We see Malekith becoming the monster that he is always painted as in the comics, and film(s). From page one, the story is completely brutal and reads like a black metal band would act out an album. From Malekith to Frost Giants, the book relives some of the greatest battles in Thor’s life time, along with a nice view of his viking life. It’s really interesting how the story is told through Thor’s Granddaughters reading in stories in the Asgardian Library. Two out of Three of the stories in the plus-size Thor issue were amazing. Also, the first splash page of Female Thor was AMAZING!

Potential Spoilers Ahead

The Bad:
As I said, two out of thee stories were great. But, lets me honest, we all wanted to know more about Thor becoming Unworthy, and we didn’t get anything answered. For the last book in the run, it would have been nice to have everything wrapped up, but none of the major questions were answered for us. I understand that, more then likely, we’ll start getting our answers in Thor #1 (Next Month!) but it still would have been great to have some things cleared up for us, like… Why is he Unworthy?!?!

 

The Final Say:
Two out of three stories is still awesome. The God-Sized Final Issues had it’s awesome moments, but it also had it’s frustrations. I would have loved to have more answers, and I would have loved to have the final story the same length as the previous two, instead of only 5 pages.. With all that being said, the book gets a final score of 3 out of 4. It was close to being perfect, but for this reader it didn’t have enough answers for the serious questions we are all asking.  If you read this book, let us know what your thoughts are on the epic conclusion to one of our favorite books!  

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