Thor God of Thunder #001 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Jason Aaron
Illustrations: Esad Ribic
Coloring: Dean White, Ive Svorcina
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Thor God of Thunder #001 – Comic Book Review

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Thor, god of thunder, not only known from mythology but also the recent Thor movies, as well as his appearance in The Avengers movies and storyline, has had his fair share of comic books over the years. Now one of these series is getting bundled by the Standaard Uitgeverij, for those who missed it the first time around, or didn’t like waiting for each short original issue. Nonetheless, for your entertainment, here’s our opinion of the first bundled issue of Thor God of Thunder.


Even though gods are all powerful beings, it does not mean they do not have their own hardships or that some of them don’t have to earn their place in the realm of gods. Thor’s life has had many glorious battles, but nonetheless, even he had to go through massive training and prove his worth in order to wield his mighty hammer. That being said, Thor has always had a weakness for mankind, which he often helps in combat and eventually even joining The Avengers to keep Earth safe. Even though he is a valiant protector and his godly powers give him an advantage over many of his foes, things are not always that easy, especially when gods are turning up dead.

Everything starts in the ninth century, when a ‘pagan’ god turns up dead, while Thor was aiding his Viking brethren, far before he was deemed worthy to wield his iconic weapon. After deciding to investigate the matter, he comes eye to eye with the one who has slaughtered the god, and it seems his previous victim is only one of many. Even though Thor might be considered a god, this foe is certainly not an easy one if it is able to slay other divine beings.

The story situates itself in three different timeframes, namely the past, present and the future. All of these periods show the evolution of the god slaying problem and leading on to a very interesting plot, thanks to Jason Aaron. Due to the different time zones, the pace is a tad different than many other stories, but it’s well attuned to one another, making for rather seamless  transitions between the different periods.

Esad Ribic does a great job portraying the god of thunder, albeit with rather subtle strokes, nonetheless keeping many details intact. Facial expressions are exquisite, especially the emotions in the eyes of the different characters. Two different coloring artists had their hand on setting the mood, namely Dean White and Ive Svorcina. Both artists are clearly good in what they do, but have rather different styles, which luckily still go hand in hand.


Thor God of Thunder #001 might be late to the party, as this, like many of the other series that are being bundled, is already several years old, but it’s definitely worth it. You’ll be treated to a great and promising story about a godslayer and exquisite illustrations from start to finish.

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