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#1 Edited by IceHeart_30 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

https://comicstore.marvel.com/Thor-2018-1/digital-comic/48288

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#2 Edited by phillip33 (4472 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want to give this a chance but there was way too much calling back to Jane foster. So much emotional gratificAtion for her all over the book, it’s like Aaron keeps kicking thor fans in the nuts over Jane being “the best there was” blah blah blah. Yeah we get it, Aaron loves fem thor, but that’s not what true thor fans want to see. Also hints that she may be coming back as thor in the future are terrifying. Thor got some good feats though in this issue. Beating the crap out of an amped juggernaut, joking around with a pissed of Namor and casually beating him offscreen are nice feats, though the second isn’t anything too special.

Overall though I’d have to say i didn’t really like this issue. Thor’s too ragnarok-ish for me.

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#3 Posted by thor321 (2058 posts) - - Show Bio

the only good thing was stuff with King Thor.

the first half was literally a joke about hammers.

second one was all about how great Jane was.

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#4 Posted by HaveAtThee (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

The preview pages looked horrible and from what I gathered in spoiler threads the story and characterization are laughable. I'll pass until Thor gets a new writer and perhaps a much needed retcon.

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#5 Posted by kgb725 (19553 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want to give this a chance but there was way too much calling back to Jane foster. So much emotional gratificAtion for her all over the book, it’s like Aaron keeps kicking thor fans in the nuts over Jane being “the best there was” blah blah blah. Yeah we get it, Aaron loves fem thor, but that’s not what true thor fans want to see. Also hints that she may be coming back as thor in the future are terrifying. Thor got some good feats though in this issue. Beating the crap out of an amped juggernaut, joking around with a pissed of Namor and casually beating him offscreen are nice feats, though the second isn’t anything too special.

Overall though I’d have to say i didn’t really like this issue. Thor’s too ragnarok-ish for me.

I thought Thor was done against Juggs after that first hit glad to see him getting in a few wins

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#6 Posted by Battle123axe (9187 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725 said:
@phillip33 said:

I really want to give this a chance but there was way too much calling back to Jane foster. So much emotional gratificAtion for her all over the book, it’s like Aaron keeps kicking thor fans in the nuts over Jane being “the best there was” blah blah blah. Yeah we get it, Aaron loves fem thor, but that’s not what true thor fans want to see. Also hints that she may be coming back as thor in the future are terrifying. Thor got some good feats though in this issue. Beating the crap out of an amped juggernaut, joking around with a pissed of Namor and casually beating him offscreen are nice feats, though the second isn’t anything too special.

Overall though I’d have to say i didn’t really like this issue. Thor’s too ragnarok-ish for me.

I thought Thor was done against Juggs after that first hit glad to see him getting in a few wins

it honestly wasn't that good featswise, as the juggernaut instance had nothing to do with thor and more to do with the hammers that he broke, which were literally dozens, exhausting Asgard's uru supply, and on Jugg's face. Yeah the namor thing was nice, though i'd think namor may have been weakened due to the fire on the water, but as you said, it isn't anything too special.

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#7 Edited by Thorthunder98 (6876 posts) - - Show Bio

Sooo Uru is just weak as shit now or what?

Thor had Mjolnir for soooo long and it broke like once or twice under extreme circumstances, now like hundreds of uru hammers are shattering like glass in one battle.

And Odin is enchanting them yet he couldn't lift Mjolnir which he enchanted so he can enchant but can't un-enchant his own enchantments.

Jason Aaron is a straight up dumbass idk how his brain works

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#8 Edited by titing2101 (1309 posts) - - Show Bio

Did i read that right? That thor was begging screwbeard to send the hammer fast because he will die from falling down on the ground with spikes???

thor can now be pierced b rock/wood spikes?

mjolnir's uru is "purer" that is why these new hammers break easily?

frejya using dextrose iv?

and now enchantments works again.

if not for thor i won't be reading this crap >_<

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#9 Edited by phillip33 (4472 posts) - - Show Bio

@battle123axe: I mean he took a punch from a juggernaut who said he was more powerful than usual without much damage, and was clearly causing damage to juggernaut regardless of if the hammers broke or not. He had to hit him hard enough to break the hammers in the first place. Not amazing feat wise, but the feats were there.

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#10 Posted by deactivated-5c8fd6cb3e4f4 (18365 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm scared to read it

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#11 Edited by deactivated-5c8fd6cb3e4f4 (18365 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok I read it

Juggernaut=Celestial lvl durability clearly

Wolverine has what I think is the Phoenix force, the art is so wonky its hard to tell lol

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hey at least we get more feats for Old King Thor & I guess we can see how the Phoenix force scales off to Galactus since OKT will fight both

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#12 Posted by IceHeart_30 (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

So we are unanimously agreeing that OKT stuff is the only good thing in this.

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#13 Posted by deactivated-5c8fd6cb3e4f4 (18365 posts) - - Show Bio

So we are unanimously agreeing that OKT stuff is the only good thing in this.

yes I'm only reading this for feats for Loki and Old King Thor

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#14 Edited by Lvenger (36338 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed with the general consensus, the present day Thor story was cringy nonsense and the Old King Thor backup was the most interesting thing. Aaron needs to step down as Thor writer, he’s long overstayed his welcome. Maybe the next writer will ignore or retcon all the damage he’s done to Thor.

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#15 Posted by Kevd4wg (12804 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a shame because Aaron's writing on OKT shows he can write a good Thor, but instead we're getting god of hammers

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#16 Edited by Azmoddan (293 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

Agreed with the general consensus, the present day Thor story was cringy nonsense and the Old King Thor backup was the most interesting thing. Aaron needs to step down as Thor writer, he’s long overstayed his welcome. Maybe the next writer will ignore or retcon all the damage he’s done to Thor.

This.

Reading this issue i literally felt like i was reading Aarons 2011 Hulk run, from the massive inconsistencies, to cringe moments, to even the weird and confusing artwork following him... I don't wanna harp too much on the artist, i am sure some people appreciate their art but this just doesn't fit a Thor book IMO.

For a moment i actually thought Loki and Thor were sucking faces here lol

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Yea i think we desperately need Aaron off Thor.

The worst part is probably the fact that we need to wait 4 issues now until we go back to Old King Thor... which was by far the only interesting part.

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#17 Edited by Toratorn (7548 posts) - - Show Bio

@phillip33: he didn't "casually" beat Namor. In fact, two pages later he says he had a "hard day of smiting" and needed a drink.

Hell, we don't even know if he actually beat him. They could just as well had cleared-up the confusion and walked away from the fight.

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#18 Posted by thor321 (2058 posts) - - Show Bio

don't like Phoenix Wolverine but I like the Phoenix.

I guess he will be expelled from the Phoenix and Thor will sacrifice himself to beat Phoenix but he cannot kill her.

Phoenix needs to rebuild the Universe.

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#19 Edited by Eeef (2149 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron needs to quit writing Thor, his new issues are starting to get ludicrous.

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#20 Posted by phillip33 (4472 posts) - - Show Bio

@toratorn: all the context points to him beating manor after their dialogue exchange.... and you yourself just said he came back after a hard day of smiting, which doesn’t mean the battle itself was hard since everything appears to happen in one day anyway.

And he returned with no damage after joking around with a clearly pissed off namor, I don’t think it’d be a stretch to say he beat him casually.

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#21 Posted by Toratorn (7548 posts) - - Show Bio

@phillip33: he looked "undamaged" after fighting Juggernaut as well. Despite, you know, Juggernaut beating the shit out of him in the first portion of the fight.

So now we are basing outcomes of the fights based on pre-battle dialogue? What a bunch of nonsense.

The fight happened off-panel and we have 0 idea whatsoever about how exactly it went and how exactly it ended. Anything beyond that is basically headcanons and wishful thinking.

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#22 Edited by phillip33 (4472 posts) - - Show Bio

@toratorn: yea, and juggernaut landed a whole 2 punches on him... I wouldn’t call that beating the shit out of him. Thor was visibly afraid of juggernaut before receiving all of his hammers. He never showed even a semblance of those emotions against namor.

We know a few things undeniably. Thor invaded manors homeland, namor was pissed trying to keep him out, Thor was joking around, and Thor came out undamaged and with what he came for. It’s safe to assume that thor went in not expecting much trouble, had a fight (noted by a long day of smiting) and came out just fine.

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#23 Edited by God_Spawn (43250 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the supposed last shard of Mjolnir for a source for a new hammer? Think Aaron forgot about it? And did Thor just leave Jarnbjorn there or something after Juggs punched him? It looked like it.

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#24 Posted by BruceRogers (17611 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the supposed last shard of Mjolnir for a source for a new hammer? Think Aaron forgot about it? And did Thor just leave Jarnbjorn there or something after Juggs punched him? It looked like it.

Aaron is the same guy who forgets that the Mjolnir was forged in the sun so..yeah :3

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#25 Posted by God_Spawn (43250 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by BruceRogers (17611 posts) - - Show Bio

@brucerogers: Because cmon guys, it’s the sun.

Lul, he actually responded with that on Twitter.

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#27 Posted by LDM (5362 posts) - - Show Bio

The only interesting thing in this issue is King Thor

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#28 Edited by theacidskull (22027 posts) - - Show Bio

Kind of sad given how well Aaron started way back with the God killer arc. Least MCU is treating the thunderer better.

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#29 Posted by Battle123axe (9187 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

Agreed with the general consensus, the present day Thor story was cringy nonsense and the Old King Thor backup was the most interesting thing. Aaron needs to step down as Thor writer, he’s long overstayed his welcome. Maybe the next writer will ignore or retcon all the damage he’s done to Thor.

This

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#30 Posted by God_Spawn (43250 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by Lvenger (36338 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: He actually had Captain Marvel bring warp grenades that would teleport to the sun to deal with the Celestials. Because not even the Celestials can survive the sun, because it's the sun -_-

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#32 Posted by God_Spawn (43250 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: the hell....? This is just becoming a joke at this point.

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#33 Posted by TDK_1997 (18769 posts) - - Show Bio

It's funny how things can turn around. Aaron was the writer that started off his run in an amazing way, wrote a few amazing stories, made Thor seem the all powerful being he is and now all of a sudden he is not interested in all of that, forgot everything he did with Thor and just writes him as a clown... NICE!!!

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#34 Posted by deactivated-5c8fd6cb3e4f4 (18365 posts) - - Show Bio

This issue wasn't bad

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#35 Posted by phillip33 (4472 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a bad issue. Kinda rediculous that thor couldn’t bust a tiny bridge on his own.

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#36 Posted by titing2101 (1309 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a bad issue. Kinda rediculous that thor couldn’t bust a tiny bridge on his own.

Yeah funny how thor is worried how to destroy a bridge.

Also the art is really bad IMO

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#37 Edited by thor321 (2058 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor 2018 Chapter 2

wow, this chapter was actually good.

Queen of Cinders is cool, the stuff with Thor, Baldur and Tyr was good, Loki being treated like the biggest evil ever was funny and Hela's return+Fenrir was pretty badass.

the stuff with hammers was annoying (did another hammer melted???), Karnilla having a rocket launcher was stupid as well and the fact that Thor cannot simply destroy the bridge was retarded.

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#38 Posted by Battle123axe (9187 posts) - - Show Bio

^

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#39 Posted by Bonecrasher (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Im in a tiny minority but I am enjoying this book including the art. it’s reading like a reimagining of Thor without the dreaded reboot culminating in a story arc that sees him rediscover the god within without even the need of his trusted hammer.

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#40 Posted by arthurkerr (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

So I got the new Thor run because I said if he returned i would back the character yet wow...the story is horrible the artwork bad and its like he is not even trying. Thor seems week his support characters out of character and Loki one of my favorite support characters for Thor seems hollow and lacking same could be said of Odin and Thor himself. Like is Jason even trying to write a story or just pick up a check. I hate to say it but if it continues I may have to drop not only this but a long list of comics I have started to read again one of such is the avengers where as she Hulk has become boring and cring worthy. I thought Avengers started great but wow did it go down hill.

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#41 Posted by Thor_Parker82 (16446 posts) - - Show Bio

Emm, no it was not good, the second issue was just as bad as the first, and the art hurts my eyes.

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#42 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (17154 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it

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#43 Posted by Clark_EL (2990 posts) - - Show Bio

It’s not bad, it’s fine. I like old king Thor and he had some good feasts against juggy. The hammer thing was stupid but whatever.

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#44 Posted by arthurkerr (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Odin why he feels like he has to attack Odin is beyond me.

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#45 Posted by TherioGodofRage (85 posts) - - Show Bio

So, this thought just crossed my mind. The #1 for this new Thor run, Thor is searching for weapons of Asgard that got scattered because Asgardia blew up in the sun yea?

How are those weapons still intact when Mjolnir, the greatest weapon in the Nine Realms, gets destroyed instantly? Dafuq Jason Aaron?!

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#47 Edited by Duriel (184 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron really needs to get off Thor... Is he consciously nerfing Thor at this point or does he just not care? In Thors own run which has been going on for only 2 issues now, Thor almost dies twice to things he should never die to or even be harmed by(falling on sharp rocks and poisoned water). And now in the Avengers issue he almost dies to the freaking cold that She Hulk not only easily survived but actually saved Thors life by sharing her body/gamma heat with.

It's actually getting frustrating to read Thor, i just want to read a fun cosmic adventure which this was supposed to be but the art, the story, the characters and the constant reminder that stupid crap can almost kill Thor, just kills the whole thing for me. This is not the way a high tier character should be written.

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#48 Posted by thor321 (2058 posts) - - Show Bio

@duriel: yeah, true.

Gods cannot be killed by conventional means and sharp rock shouldn't be able to kill him.

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#49 Posted by jayc1324 (26432 posts) - - Show Bio

How is Jason Aaron still writing Thor? It's been 4 years of nonsense and constant nerfs and embarrassments. It's not even fun anymore

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#50 Edited by thor321 (2058 posts) - - Show Bio

honestly, the amount of low end feats he got during the past 3-4 years, I daresay he ain't a top tier character anymore.