Thor God of Thunder #002 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Jason Aaron
Illustrations: Esad Ribic, Butch Guice, Tom Palmer
Coloring: Ive Svorcina
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Thor God of Thunder #002 – Comic Book Review

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Good: Chaotic but in a good way, Grim storyline
Bad: Perhaps a bit confusing for some readers
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When we saw the world-weary elderly Thor at the end of the first bundle of De Standaard Uitgeverij, we knew Thor and his fellow Asgardians had suffered a terrible fate by the hands of the God Butcher, who Gorr and his evil minions aptly named Berserkers. Nonetheless, even after everything the hammer-swinging god of thunder must have gone through, we know that even when the odds are against him, he will still fight, even if it costs him his life. This second bundle contains the next three issues of Thor God of Thunder and you might just be thunderstruck after what is about to go down.

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The first issue in this bundle starts off with Thor at the brink of death, after his battle with the Berserkers, while trying to go out with a fight, instead of whimpering on the throne of the now empty halls of Asgard. As it’s clearly a losing battle, Thor is ready to see his loved ones in the afterlife, but Gorr is not done with the weary god just yet. Gorr has once ‘lost’ a confrontation with the god of thunder, and thus he promised Thor he would be the last to die, after all the other gods were butchered, many of those in front of Thor’s very own eyes.

On the other hand we are treated to scenes in the past, where Gorr and Thor clashed several times, and other events in the present, where Gorr is able to use the time travel ability of the gods that inhabit Chronux. Due to this Gorr is able to travel around freely, even to the day when there was only one god, who created life and the many gods that spawned after that. Luckily Thor is closing in on him, which might affect the past or future after all.

Compared to the previous bundle this one is very chaotic, whilst events are shown in rapid succession, switching back and forth throughout the entire omnibus. Nonetheless, the chaotic aspect makes things very interesting and by the end of this album, things will slowly start falling into place, making sure you’ve caught on, on what’s going on by the end. Jason Aaron proves to be the right guy to give Thor a very grim story that suits him perfectly.

Illustrations-wise not that much has changed compared to the previous album. Still nearly the same collective makes sure that things are detailed, with the usage of rather dark colors, to add to the overall direness of the story. Nonetheless, the last issue in this bundle felt slightly differently drawn due to the setting of the sidetracked story, but it remains the same quality throughout the entire omnibus.


Thor God of Thunder #002 shines a new, dark, light on the normally quite cheerful god of thunder, who is now giving up on life altogether. The chaotic pattern of this issue will make sure you’re on the edge of your seat from start to finish, while everything is accompanied by great artwork.

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