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Comic Book Review: Thor: God of Thunder #23

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Book: Thor God of Thunder #23
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Esad Rubic
Color Artist: Ive Svorcina
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Summary from Comixology: “Thor’s war to save the earth comes to its epic conclusion. In the far future, King Thor makes a dark decision that may save the day, but at what cost? And in present-day Broxton, Oklahoma, Thor makes a final stand against the forces of ROXXON, but not even a god can save everyone.”

Overview:
Thor God of Thunder is easily one of my favorite books that Marvel is putting out at the moment. Every issue seems to be better and better than the last. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic are one of the best teams going on Marvel. They remind me a lot of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, just a great team working on a great book. I normally highly dislike time travel, but I love the two different time eras the book takes place in, and I would love a book of just the adventures of Thor’s Granddaughters.

The Good:
As I said earlier, Aaron and Ribic really knock each issue out of the park and are telling a chilling story. The story has great throwbacks to the first story arc, The God Butcher. We are also 23 issues in and it still has the excitement of a new book. Ribic’s art is absolutely beautiful and dark. Even if you don’t like Thor, you should read this book because each issue is truly a work of art. Also, the battles between Galactus, the Trolls, and Roxxon are absolutely amazing.

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Thor’s battle ready granddaughters

The Bad:
As beautiful as the art was in this issue, I had one serious problem with it: it felt messy. There were a couple panels in which I had no clue what was going on. I had to re-read them a couple times to really figure out what was going on. Normally everything in Ribic’s art is very easy to follow and flows very naturally for the eye, but for some reason, this issue’s art was not as clear as seen in previous issues. But besides that, there wasn’t much else to critique in this book.

The Final Say:
You really need to be reading this book. This issue is the fifth of 5, so not really the best jumping on point, but if you want, you could always pick up issue 18 and get caught up; you wont be able to put the book down. Over all, I have to give this book a solid 3 out of 4, and I highly recommend reading this book. If you haven’t already pick it up tomorrow along with the new issue #24. Let us know what you thought if this book in the comments, we would love to hear from you!

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