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Thor: God of Thunder #2 - The God Butcher, Part Two of Five: Blood in the Clouds

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The Thor of the past, present and future fights a foe he's known for quite some time.

Marvel gives us an early look at the second issue of THOR: GOD OF THUNDER.

The Good

It's always nice to get an early look at a comic before it's official release date, but it's even better when that comic happens to be really, really good. In the first issue of this series we were introduced to three versions of Thor: Thor as a younger man, Thor in his prime and lastly an ancient version of the character that is the last of a dying breed of Gods. I think one of the things that really struck me about this issue and the first issue is the writer's ability to tell three very organized ongoing stories at once, but in a way that is not at all confusing. Aaron opens the second issue with a look at a younger, less experienced Thor who has neither the knowledge nor the wisdom of the latter two versions of himself. We get to see who Thor was before and what defined him then. Aaron really gives readers a look at this younger God's personality in a way that is incredibly descriptive. The tone of the character is different, but still very much the Thor that fans of the character will surely recognize. He establishes the outline not only for the character's personality, but also for his identity as the God of Thunder.

I think that Esad Ribic is the perfect choice for artist on this series and he works really well with Jason Aaron. There's a fantastic fight scene that really feels intricate, and it's great to see Aaron allow Ribic to tell such a vital piece of the story. That scene in particular was one that stood out to me as one of the best moments in the issue. It was fantastic to see the way that Aaron draws a parallel between the current events and a moment from Thor's childhood. Aaron does a fantastic job illustrating the scene with his words, and Ribic does a great job depicting an epic battle between Gods.

This issue certainly lured me in and left me with a lot of questions about the motives of Thor's adversary in this book. It also left me excited about the coming issues in which we will certainly see how these events shape Thor's character and identity and help define who he is and how he got to be that individual.

The Bad

I didn't really find anything particularly bad about this issue.

The Verdict

A great comic is one that can draw you into the story and keep you guessing until the end, and that's what this comic did for me. After reading this issue it is obvious that it is easy to follow along even for readers who might not be familiar with the character, but it's also a story that long-time fans of the character will be able to appreciate. The art really compliments the story, and the issue is a really fun ride.

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I can't wait to read this. I loved the first issue. Out of all the Marvel Now titles I read this was my favorite.

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great review, I can't wait I'm tpb buyer (don't ask why it's just easier to get them)

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The Bad: $3,99 :(

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Can't wait to get this! I love Ribic's art.

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@cc1738 said:

I can't wait to read this. I loved the first issue. Out of all the Marvel Now titles I read this was my favorite.

Same here.

This was my first time reading Thor and as the article mentioned, it was very newbie friendly and it was a great read. To the critics of Marvel NOW!..... entinticing new readers is what they were after and it worked with me!

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@Figueiredo said:

The Bad: $3,99 :(

Lol.

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We get to see a future version of Thor? Meaning that he survives the ''Age of Ultron" (and the 15 other events that follow)? Spoilers marvel. SPOILERS!

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@cc1738 said:

I can't wait to read this. I loved the first issue. Out of all the Marvel Now titles I read this was my favorite.

This is also true for me. Issue 1 was also the first issue of Thor I've ever read.

Is time moving faster or did Thor and All New X-Men literally just come out like 2 weeks ago.

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Can't wait to read this. Stoked.

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cant wait tks for the review

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Can't go wrong with Aaron and Ribic at the helm!

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If I enjoy this issue as much as the first I'll be adding it to my pull list for sure. But I really do enjoy Aaron's work (his Hulk run and Wolverine & the X-Men). This review makes me wish it was Wednesday already.

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@Figueiredo said:

The Bad: $3,99 :(

this is the kind of comments why a "like" button needs to be implied

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Edited By Cavemold

cover one and cover two are connected in one big picture. i wonder issue 3 is aswell?

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@feargalr:

The book comes out every 2 weeks -.-

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I can't praise this book enough. It's quite simply the best book from Marvel NOW, imo!

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The narration was so good, I literally forgot that there were pictures in the background. Seriously, I had to go back to see the fight scene of younger Thor.

"What was Thor the god of before he died?"

"....Thunder" *KRAKOOM*

^Best part of the book.

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Edited By UpFromTheSkies

I really love this comic so far... the dialogue, the flow of the story, the art, everything is really amazing.

Does anyone know if Ribic and Aaron will continue doing the series after the God Butcher story arc ends? I hate it when I get really into a comic and they suddenly change the writer and artist.

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@KnightRise said:

The narration was so good, I literally forgot that there were pictures in the background. Seriously, I had to go back to see the fight scene of younger Thor.

"What was Thor the god of before he died?"

"....Thunder" *KRAKOOM*

^Best part of the book.

Totally agree ;D

@feargalr: Alot of the big Marvel Now Titles are Bi Weekly, this includes Thor and All new X men (although i do believe that All New X men is only bi weekly for its first like 7 issues, then it goes to monthly once Uncanny X men comes out! )

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Absolutely LOVE this series. I almost never buy Marvel comics and I never have even picked up an issue of Thor, but this series is so good.

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Really impressed. Keep up the good job, Marvel.

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What a fantastic issue. I'm loving this god butcher story

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Edited By Teerack

So far i think this series is boring and much worse then the Thor book they just canceled. I really don't find old or young Thor interesting, and the parts with present Thor aren't very good either.