Thor: God of Thunder #18

Thor: God of Thunder #18

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Das Pastoras Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

• A tale of Young Thor, in the age of the Vikings. Here be a dragon. 'Nuff said.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 29, 2014

    Jason Aaron's THOR: GOD OF THUNDER has been... well, magical. This is a standalone adventure, so there's no valid reason you could possibly have for not reading it. I won't lie to you, I've never even considered myself a big Thor fan or a fan of the fantasy genre in general, but Aaron turns the Son of Odin's life into something wonderful. It's an honestly enthralling read that's full of laughs and is sure to have you hooked. Throw in some legitimately gorgeous (albeit inconsistent) visuals and you have an issue that I absolutely recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 29, 2014

    This issue looks fantastic, too. Artist Das Pastoras is on another level, producing gorgeously painted pages that would look at home in a classic storybook. It's freaking pretty, guys. You can see the amount of love and sweat that went into this issue. There are a few storytelling hiccups, times when it's hard to tell who is moving where, but in general this thing looks amazing. There simply is not a lot of comics with this look and feel in the mainstream market, so when we get one you should embrace it. Cuddle up with it, tell it you love it and that it's pretty. You gotta lock it down, folks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Feb 3, 2014

    Thor meets a drinking buddy. Thor makes a mess. And Thor learns about accountability. While Odin never shows his one-eyed face in this issue, its a story of fathers and sons and expectations. It manages to be genuinely poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Thor himself may not be worthy in this story, but it is certainly a tale worthy of Thor. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Feb 4, 2014

    Reviewing this book is never hard, because its been setting such a high bar for awesome and joy since it came out. If you missed out on this run and picked this issue up as a one-off, please do yourself a favor and grab the God Butcher and God Bomb arcs. Then work your way on up. Comics should always be this much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 30, 2014

    You'd be forgiven for thinking this done-in-one story is filler, but Thor: God of Thunder #18 creeps up on you slowly, as Jason Aaron spins up a violent fable with the help of artist Das Pastoras. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 31, 2014

    "Thor: God of Thunder" #18 is yet another example of what Jason Aaron brings to the character and the mythology of Thor. Once again, Aaron's artist rises to the occasion, providing a magnificent sample of collaborative excellence for the adventures of the Thunder God. In the text page at the conclusion, Aaron notes that the issue draws his initial exploration of the Nine Realms to a conclusion. From here, Thor is bound for an adventure on Midgard -- but to this point, Aaron has enhanced the Nine Realms for readers and continues to do so magnificently in "Thor: God of Thunder" #18. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2014

    The last time Jason Aaron did a standalone issue of Thor: God of Thunder, it was probably the best issue in the series. This time, it's not as good, but still a ton of fun. Who new his idea of playing with Thors from different periods in time would be so much fun? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 29, 2014

    It was good, but it certainly doesn't live up to expectations. The art is absolutely beautiful and encouraged me to look into more into Das Patoras' work, and on that front I was really pleased. However, it just doesn't seem like Jason Aaron was trying with the story and just thought he could disguise a weak plot with clever dialogue and awesome art. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jan 31, 2014

    With “Thor: God of Thunder #17″, Jason Aaron returns to form with a hilarious one-shot story that also serves as an ironically sobering morality tale. Though I was reluctant to return to the series (more for monetary reasons than quality ones), I'm glad to say that “God of Thunder” has once again become one of the most epic and most fun titles coming out from Marvel, and though Pastoras's details are occasionally weird, he certainly fits the scope of the story in his art. Also, seriously, we live in an era where Marvel is straight up just publishing “The Hangover” scripts with Thor in them. This is an incredible reality to live in. Hopefully, “God of Thunder” will keep the quality streak it held before the “Accursed” arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Matt Sculthorpe Jan 31, 2014

    Thor: God of Thunder #18 is a great read that continues to expand the legend that is Thor in the Marvel universe. These kind of one off issues make for a nice break in the longer form arcs. With its exploration and focus on what makes Thor the god that he is, its definitely worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 1, 2014

    Thor is a great book under Jason Aaron. This is the kind of issue that any reader can pick up and get an idea of how Aaron approaches the character. Thor is a deep character despite the surface view of fighting, drinking and womanizing and Aaron tackles those themes well throughout the series. This is a very example of that. This is a good read and I definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Cal Cleary Feb 3, 2014

    After the lackluster year-long Godbutcher arc " kept aloft mostly by Esad Ribic's unambiguously excellent art " Thor: God of Thunder has settled down a bit. It's always been a well paced book, and a brief piece at the end of this particular issue highlights just how well Aaron has planned his arcs and suggests where the book will be going in the future. What's more, Thor: God of Thunder remains one of the most beautiful books on the shelves. While I still have reservations about the title overall, Thor: God of Thunder #18 is a fun issue. Even people who have given up on the series will probably enjoy this slight but likable fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Master Destructo Mar 12, 2014

    This was a fun little one-and-done. I'm not sure if there was supposed to be a moral in there somewhere--if so I can't quite tease it out--but the narrative structure is evocative of some familiar childhood fable. Pastoras' art was unique and enjoyable. Thor's facial type here is of the big-teeth, thick-lips variety, and he is depicted pretty consistently throughout, except for one particular panel where I mistook his face for one of the women. Pastoras is also the color artist here, which I think is where the visual uniqueness really comes into play. I can't tell what medium he's using to produce the particular effect, but it's unlike anything else I'm seeing in the comics I'm reading. Not quite watercolors, not quite colored pencils--I'm really not sure, but it doesn't seem like digital coloring at all. It makes me realize that there is a level above the sort of standard Jordie Bellaire style that many colorists seem to be adopting these days. I hope to see more of Pastoras--I think the variety he brings is good for the medium.

  • 10
    KalOd1nson Aug 25, 2014

  • 9.5
    havok1977 Feb 18, 2014

  • 9.0
    DarePool53 Mar 3, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Feb 1, 2014

  • 8.0
    Ariel Aug 30, 2014

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