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This morning we caught a glimpse at the image of Thor being carried away by his Avengers teammates in a preview to issue six of Fear Itself.

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Now Marvel released a crazy new image introducing 'Tanarus' as the Marvel universe's new 'God of Thunder.' Could this mean the end for Thor? What do you think of Tanarus?

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#1 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

Too old.

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#2 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

man I hope not....that guy looks like poop compared to Thor

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#3 Posted by FNspiderdan (38 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont even like thor but this is really lame

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#4 Posted by Daveyo520 (2469 posts) - - Show Bio

His costume is ok, but not his face.

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#5 Posted by BKole (590 posts) - - Show Bio

Horray for the negative internet! 
 
Well, I think it looks like it might be interesting. I will buy it to give it a chance, because we need people to do that. Otherwise comics will die. Nobody wants that, unless people want to read the same six stories about Thor being really Godly and stuff. Plus, you know, that looks like Destroyer Armour under there so...there might be a really good reason for this like...Thor is being regenerated within the armour and that's why he is creating this new identity. Or something. 
 
Who gives a damn. Give it a chance.

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#6 Posted by CanucksXVX (57 posts) - - Show Bio

i agree, i like the thor movie, but i dont necessarily like his comics, but this guy looks stupid compared to thor, but it might work out, thor will come back sooner or later
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#7 Posted by Lvenger (36038 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh now this is absurd, Are Marvel actually dumb enough to kill off Thor? The new guy looks absurd and we all know what happened when Eric Masterson took over being Thor. The series flopped. Now as Thor is making a major comeback they kill him off? I know people are mad at DC for the reboot and the erasing of a lot of key continuity but Marvel are being even more of an ass to their readers by first tempting the return of Johnny Storm less than a year after he was 'killed' which is too soon and now they are killing Thor and bringing in this pathetic knock off? That's weak Marvel. Fortunately it hasn't put me off getting the Amazing Spider-Man as that seems to be the exception to Marvel's failures so far this year.

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#8 Posted by redmanta (605 posts) - - Show Bio

this is a bad bad idea

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#9 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
Dammit, Marvel -__-
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#10 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow they killed Thor this soon after most people even found out he was a Marvel character?
 
New guy's ok. Kind of looks like elf-Thor with the legendary Stupid Armor.

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#11 Posted by Jordanstine (943 posts) - - Show Bio

He has THOR's 6 circular thing a majig but in squares.

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#12 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (834 posts) - - Show Bio

If Thor was Michael Jackson...Tanarus would be Usher...trying real hard to be like him, but looking like a total fool in the process.

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#13 Posted by frozenedge2 (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor is probably in a coma similar to Odin's Odinsleep or something and this guy was probably the previous god of thunder. It'll probably be something along those lines I think

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#14 Edited by CanterburyCricket (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Surely if anyone was to be the new god of thunder would it not be Beta Ray Bill?

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#15 Posted by The_Martian (37399 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks pretty good.

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#16 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

He doesn't look like he has an inclination towards good. And looks like he's pulled a tap off the wall. That aside, decent enough, however he is no Thor, and could never replace him.

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#17 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@CanterburyCricket said:
Surely if anyone was to be the new god of thunder it would it not be Beta Ray Bill?
Exactly what i was thinking...
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#18 Posted by Overlander (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Something about this guy  says "Terrax" to me.

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#19 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (89 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't mind the design, but I do think it's far too soon after Thor's return. And don't we have enough alternate Thors to make up an entire army anyways?

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#20 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (834 posts) - - Show Bio
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I'm the only one who sees it?

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#21 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm not that in to super powered granddads. 

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#22 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like either Thor or Tanarus, GET A HAIR CUT and SHAVE!!! lol

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#23 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Kamikaze said:
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I'm the only one who sees it?

@spiderbat87 said:
Hm not that in to super powered granddads. 
lol.
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#24 Posted by Overlander (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait. . . Morg
Yeah, that's it.

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#25 Edited by _Zombie_ (10572 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like it.  I'd give him a chance, but as I have other comics I want to pick up, this doesn't do much to convince me to pick this up..

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#26 Posted by Maki_P (296 posts) - - Show Bio

The New God of Thunder? With a very successful movie just out? No way

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#27 Posted by ambigu0us (41 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr. Kamikaze: sonofabitch....now I can't unsee it.

Also, I'm disappointed to see that the internet hasn't figured it out yet. Even if this is the new "god of thunder" and even if Thor is going to get "killed," he'll be back next summer when the Avengers movie comes out.

This is how marketing works.

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#28 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

What a stupid thing is it???

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#29 Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

@ambigu0us said:

@Mr. Kamikaze: sonofabitch....now I can't unsee it.

Also, I'm disappointed to see that the internet hasn't figured it out yet. Even if this is the new "god of thunder" and even if Thor is going to get "killed," he'll be back next summer when the Avengers movie comes out.

This is how marketing works.

No one is debating that :P

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#30 Posted by Feliciano2040 (665 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool, even the whole ordeal is a complete joke.

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#31 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@ambigu0us said:

@Mr. Kamikaze: sonofabitch....now I can't unsee it.

Also, I'm disappointed to see that the internet hasn't figured it out yet. Even if this is the new "god of thunder" and even if Thor is going to get "killed," he'll be back next summer when the Avengers movie comes out.

This is how marketing works.

Then what is the point of killing or replacing him? They should leave him be.  His movie just came out and i'm sure it attracted some new fans who are interested in the character. Now they want to get rid of him for a while. It doesn't really make sense -___-
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#32 Posted by primepower53 (6064 posts) - - Show Bio

They're killing him off....AGAIN?!?!!?

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#33 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

What the F?! =/ So, is this Thor or entirely a new chracter?

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#34 Posted by keith71_98 (656 posts) - - Show Bio

Really? That's all you have Marvel? Do they ever do an event that doesn't follow the same strict formula?
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#35 Posted by birdnoise (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Mignola-esque bulkyness.

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#36 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7186 posts) - - Show Bio

-_- F that!
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#37 Posted by ShenLong (312 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you all know who Taranus was before being the new God of Thunder?

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#38 Posted by CodeSaint (169 posts) - - Show Bio

It isn't even a new idea,they already make that with Thunderstrike.

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#39 Posted by DEGRAAF (8422 posts) - - Show Bio

does it really matter? You know Tanarus will over step his boundaries and end up trying to take over Odin's position or take over the world and thor will come back and stop him or something. 
 
I like his suit and his staff but he does look pretty old. I will expect him to stand around more than Thor did and act more as an advisor to Odin.
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#40 Posted by HubrisRanger (173 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing how Tanarus is still appearing in a book titled the Mighty Thor (that was just relaunched, remember), I think it is pretty safe to say that this is going to be an extremely short-lived stunt. Likely, Thor will just be sidelined due to injuries sustained fighting the Hulk, and will be back in time for the Avengers movie.

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#41 Posted by The Velvet Rabbit (268 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheGoldenOne said:
@ambigu0us said:

@Mr. Kamikaze: sonofabitch....now I can't unsee it.

Also, I'm disappointed to see that the internet hasn't figured it out yet. Even if this is the new "god of thunder" and even if Thor is going to get "killed," he'll be back next summer when the Avengers movie comes out.

This is how marketing works.

Then what is the point of killing or replacing him? They should leave him be.  His movie just came out and i'm sure it attracted some new fans who are interested in the character. Now they want to get rid of him for a while. It doesn't really make sense -___-
when you rattle the cage loud enough, people listen for some odd reason.   it's just classic marketing, and it's just plain nonsense.  
 
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I'm the only one who sees it?

the new God of Thunder is a Gorgonite - WE'RE DOOMED.
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#42 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2755 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOO!!!
Another temporary substitution we all know wont last :(

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#43 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
@HubrisRanger: Awesome avatar.
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#44 Posted by difficlus (10659 posts) - - Show Bio
@Thor's hammmer said:
-_- F that!
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#45 Posted by Baddamdog (2836 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt it. Odin probably strips Thor of the title at the end of Fear Itself so he can stay and protect Earth. That's my theory. 
 
But if Thor does die.... then Fear Itself would of provided TWO of the the most casual and underwhelming deaths in the history of comics.

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#46 Posted by nnotdead (78 posts) - - Show Bio

The Mighty Thor is one of my favorite books i am reading right now. i can only hope that this is short lived and/or well written.

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#48 Posted by ShenLong (312 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the new character, but if he is the new God of Thunder, then someone has to give him those powers, unless he is someone like Ronan. Therefore, most likely, some Asgardians live. What bothers me is that Thor dies and other Norse and other powerful beings live. If Thor dies, I want True Ragnarok and for all uber powered guys to die except like one. This is a real shame. Thor is a Viking god. His death should only result from True Ragnarok, and nothing less.
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#49 Posted by Owie (7044 posts) - - Show Bio
@HubrisRanger said:

Seeing how Tanarus is still appearing in a book titled the Mighty Thor (that was just relaunched, remember), I think it is pretty safe to say that this is going to be an extremely short-lived stunt. Likely, Thor will just be sidelined due to injuries sustained fighting the Hulk, and will be back in time for the Avengers movie.

This. 
 
It could easily just mean that Thor has a new job within his pantheon.  Maybe now he's the god of streams and flowers, or he takes over from Odin again, or Odin kicks him out to go to Earth again, etc.  Heck, maybe the serpent actually takes over and puts all his own people in charge.
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#50 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1020 posts) - - Show Bio

Tanarus is sexier than Henry Cavill as Superman. We should have a Tanarus film.