Meet Tanarus: Marvel's New 'God of Thunder'

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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  Edited By Primmaster64

Too old.

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#2  Edited By danhimself

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

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#3  Edited By FNspiderdan

i dont even like thor but this is really lame

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#4  Edited By Daveyo520

His costume is ok, but not his face.

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#5  Edited By BKole

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  Edited By CanucksXVX

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  Edited By Lvenger

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  Edited By redmanta

this is a bad bad idea

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#9  Edited By TheGoldenOne
Dammit, Marvel -__-
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#10  Edited By Kal'smahboi

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  Edited By Jordanstine

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

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#12  Edited By Mr. Kamikaze

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  Edited By frozenedge2

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

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#15  Edited By The_Martian

He looks pretty good.

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#16  Edited By LordRequiem

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  Edited By TheGoldenOne
@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  Edited By Overlander

Something about this guy  says "Terrax" to me.

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#19  Edited By Sparky_Buzzsaw

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  Edited By Mr. Kamikaze
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I'm the only one who sees it?

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#21  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

Hm not that in to super powered granddads. 

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#22  Edited By Bestostero

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

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#23  Edited By TheGoldenOne
@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  Edited By Overlander

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

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#25  Edited By _Zombie_

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  Edited By Maki_P

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

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#27  Edited By ambigu0us

@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  Edited By maxicere

What a stupid thing is it???

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#29  Edited By No_Name_

@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  Edited By Feliciano2040

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

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#31  Edited By TheGoldenOne
@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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They're killing him off....AGAIN?!?!!?

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#33  Edited By NXH

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

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#34  Edited By keith71_98

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  Edited By birdnoise

I like the Mignola-esque bulkyness.

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#36  Edited By Thor's hammmer

-_- F that!
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#37  Edited By ShenLong

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

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#38  Edited By CodeSaint

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

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#39  Edited By DEGRAAF

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  Edited By HubrisRanger

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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@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  Edited By Gylan Thomas

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

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#43  Edited By TheGoldenOne
@HubrisRanger: Awesome avatar.
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#44  Edited By difficlus
@Thor's hammmer said:
-_- F that!
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#45  Edited By Baddamdog

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  Edited By nnotdead

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  Edited By ShenLong

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  Edited By Owie
@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  Edited By JoseDRiveraTCR7

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