Thor: God of Thunder #11

Thor: God of Thunder #11

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 6
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

The grand finale of the epic time-traveling saga of the God Butcher that began in issue #1.After the dust clears, what gods will be left?

  • 10
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 15, 2013

    The narration throughout this entire arc has been nothing but breathtaking. Some might say it was not necessary or it took away from the story, but it never really did. It gave every moment importance, as if . The layout and the art was just spectacular. Esad Ribic was meant to be the artist for this book because I felt as if I was actually reading a Norse tale. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 19, 2013

    If you haven' t read this new series of Thor I strongly recommend doing so. I do believe that this will go down as one of the best modern Thor stories written. Jason Aaron is doing something special with this character and I can not wait to see if he can top it with his next storyline. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Julz Hendricks Aug 23, 2013

    If you have been living in Mordor and not reading Thor, now is the time to pick it up. You can easily catch up or just jump right in. The story, art and humor this team brings are why Thor is at the top of a lot of read piles. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 20, 2013

    So while Aaron has wrapped up his opening salvo in his run on Thor God of Thunder, it appears he isn't finished putting Thor through the ringer yet, as in the next issue "Thor returns to Midgard" and is "Earthbound and Down." I personally can't wait to see what Aaron and Ribic have in store for us next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Aug 14, 2013

    This is a masterclass in storytelling which caps off an arc that absolutely cannot be missed. It is also a tough act to follow by the great talent attached to the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 14, 2013

    In today's era of on-to-the-next-one superhero storytelling, it's really great to see a strong conclusion like Thor: God of Thunder #11. There's action, there's philosophy, there's even a bit of poetry involved - this is the sort of high-octane Thor story you've been waiting for. This is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Aug 14, 2013

    Esad Ribic's artwork continues to shine; crisp, vibrant, and easy on the eyes as always. 9.0 Finally see the end of the Godbomb saga.Solid artwork by Ribic.Aaron started strong and finished strong with his story.Read the spoilers above if you must know. Can't spill the beans here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 16, 2013

    This issue was exactly what I wanted it to be. It wrapped up the story, but it gave an aftermath that didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth when I turned the last page. It's tied everything up nicely with a pretty bow on top, so we know that this epic saga has run its course, while leaving just enough to establish the beginning of further adventures for the God of Thunder. This issue is the way an ending to such an amazing story should be, and I really could not have asked for more. All I can say is that I hope Aaron's further stories can measure up to this one, though that's going to be pretty damn hard. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 19, 2013

    This might not be the greatest Thor story of all time, but Jason Aaron has made this the greatest Thor story for the present. So many fellow comic fans gripe about the condition of stories and the lack of emotion or happiness in comics today, but Aaron's work with this title challenges all of that, combining fun, excitement and adventure in every single issue. The Marvel NOW! movement gave Thor a chance to be refreshed and readers a chance to begin a new adventure. Eleven issues ago, I had no idea what we were going to experience. This has been beyond my wildest imaginings and I'm stoked to see what Jason Aaron and company have in store next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Statues And Superheroes - Steven Viscido Aug 16, 2013

    Overall, this was another outstanding issue from Aaron and Ribic, and I am absolutely along for the ride now with Thor, God of Thunder.  The story was excellent -- epic and sweeping, yet deeply personal for both Thor and Gorr. The villain was intensely evil and insane, yet still human and believable.  And the art has been a visual feast -- highly stylized yet appropriate to the character and scope of the tale.  The other creative teams out there for both major companies -- DC and Marvel -- ought to read this 11-issue story and take note. This is how it's done, people. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 15, 2013

    So, with “Godbomb” over, Aaron and Ribic have finished their first major story arc for Thor. Looking back on it now, “God of Thunder” truly has been one of the best books to come out of Marvel NOW! Two creators at the top of their game, telling a singular story that could only be pulled off with these two put together. Putting high stakes action, heartfelt emotion, and beautifully rendered art together, they've created a new Thor classic. With their initial arc over, there's nothing but excitement to be had for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Aug 17, 2013

    While there are some minor stumbles in the art and in the transition and explanations of some scenes, there is no questioning the fact that this is a very strong-looking book in terms of art and story as the conclusion to the god-butcher story brings many points to satisfying ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Aug 14, 2013

    While Thor: God of Thunder has had a few detractors here and there, I certainly find it difficult to locate a glaring fault with this comic. The direction this comic is heading is so profoundly right that it's hard to imagine it running into any barriers. If Aaron can continue on the warpath and write every issue this way while also coming up with creative and intriguing stories like this Gorr story has been, then he will only have to worry about staying on the title long enough to be considered one of the best Thor scribes of all-time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 18, 2013

    Fortunately, Jason Aaron does a phenomenal job with the dialogue in this issue to fill in the gaps before and after Dark Thor goes to town on the God Butcher. The conversations between the different versions of Thor are some of my favorite from the writer and the character. The three Thors represent the three aspects of Thor's internal struggles: he will always feel the the desire to please Odin (and the resentment that comes from it) of the young Thor, he will always have the kindness and compassion of Thor the Avenger even though these aspects make him weak in the eyes of his enemies, and he will always be reluctantly destined to be the greatest and most powerful god of all like King Thor. Jason Aaron just knows how to write Thor. Some black metal band from Sweden needs to write an album based on this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Tim Connor Aug 18, 2013

    Using the Thor-Force, King Thor, All-Father and the oldest of the three, brings back Thor of the Avengers, setting everything back on the path to normality and restoring the universe to balance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Troy Wheatley Aug 26, 2013

    Both the final passage of this issue's story and the letters page profess that things have just begun for this era of Thor tales. If that is so, then these first eleven issues have been a promising start. Other Marvel NOW! titles have tended to mainly rearrange the pieces (the original X-Men team in the present day, Captain America in another dimension, Hulk as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, more mutants joining the Avengers) but Thor: God of Thunder has arguably significantly shifted the foundation of the series. The Gorr storyline is over now, but the approach that Aaron, Ribic and Svorcina have established should hold the series in good stead. Just as long as they keep a writer with an epic beard on board… Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 14, 2013

    Artist Esad Ribic uses his immense pool of talent to send this arc off right. Key moments are given dramatic weight thanks to his superb true-to-life style. There's a particularly impressive two-page spread that shows Thor doing his Mjolnir thing, yet it cleverly uses only whites and grays against a primarily black background in order to emphasize the moment. It's quite beautiful. There are a few instances where the textured coloring looks a bit off, but it's hard to complain because this issue looks so epic. Or as it will now be known, Ribic. This issue looks so Ribic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 15, 2013

    While visually stunning, ultimately the war between Gorr and Thor turned out to be a bore. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 17, 2013

    Despite my waning interest, this is still a very good issue, and a great finale. Thor slams two Mjolnirs together and goes total badass all over Gorr's butt! The villain is reduced to a pathetic loser when his grand scheme fails, and he's quickly dispatched. Though part of me felt bad for him. Gods in this series haven't exactly been portrayed as all that great. But then the gods have always had a weird sort of definition in Jason Aaron's book. Still, Gorr was an effective villain, for the most part, and his defeat was resoundingly exciting. I also liked how Aaron ended things with Old Thor and his crumbling kingdom of Asgard. The banter between the three Thors was as good as it's always been. Aaron is a fantastic fit for Thor, and I hope his next big storyline is just as good as this one. Read Full Review

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