Thor: God of Thunder #25

Thor: God of Thunder #25

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• Redefining the word "epic," it's the god-sized 25th issue of THOR: GOD OF THUNDER featuring an amazing artistic line-up!
•  Young Thor vs. Frost Giants!
•  The untold origin of Malekith the Accursed!
•  King Thor's granddaughters uncover a startling secret chapter from the history of the Thunder God!
•  Thor deals with the shocking fall-out from ORIGINAL SIN!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 18, 2014

    Thor: God of Thunder ends in a fitting way, with the teasers of things to come having me hooked for this all-new Thor. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 19, 2014

    "Thor: God of Thunder" #25 is, quite simply, a damn good read. The series has contained some of the best, most enjoyable and imaginative Thor stories and this issue is no exception. As he has done the whole way through, Aaron provides yet another innovation and offers readers a grand format for special issues such as this. Perhaps, as Aaron has done with Young Thor, Thor and King Thor, this will serve as a template for celebratory issues yet to come and provide a portal to realms yet to be investigated. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Sep 17, 2014

    This issue was called a God sized issue and it felt worthy of that title. If you enjoy the mythos of Thor then this is a great read and if you are looking for a place to come into the series this is a rather odd yet perfect place to jump on. I will miss this series but Aaron has made me intrigued for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 18, 2014

    I loved this series, and though the finale is uneven, I also enjoyed this issue as a kind of act break before the news series begins and takes us in a different direction. I sincerely hope we don't entirely lose the structure of Young Thor/Modern Thor/King Thor, as I think there's more that could be explored with that set up. But I'm intrigued by the glimpses Aaron has shown me of the future, and I'm very optimistic that he can take Thor in a different direction and still tell some great stories. And even if he can't, I'll still have 25 issues of Thor – God of Thunder to read and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Sep 18, 2014

    I wasnt a major fan of the art, yes it was done in I clever way by having different artists represent different time periods and stories, but even so, for me, it felt disjointed. I was a fan of the first tales art and the visuals in the prison were incredible, and as always I was a fan of the future stuff, but the young Thor story I found really hard to read because of the way it looked and it was really disappointing in what was a really well written issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 17, 2014

    In fact, the whole issue ends with one big tease, the Girls of Thunder uncovering a seemingly never seen book of tales. Inside we get our first glimpse of the new female Thor, She Who Ignites The Internet, framed by a who's who of Thor's most famous foes. Whether it's just a subtle nod to history or a sign of things to come is unknown, but one thing is for sure " no matter the gender, Thor remains in the best of hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 17, 2014

    THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #25 feels like it should really be THOR #0. It's meant to help prepare readers for what's to come in the new series, not answer any of our questions or even offer any big hints about the identity of the new Thor. Simply put, it's primarily buildup and it's mostly captivating stuff. I adore the dynamic between the Goddesses of Thunder, so it was great having them serve as the leads for each of the stories. As for the short stories, they don't offer the kind of oomph we're used to getting from this series (how can one top the Gorr and Galactus conflicts?), but they're still interesting and obviously huge teasers for what's to come. Plus, young Thor slices a Frost Giant in half, so there's that. This may be the end of THOR: GOD OF THUNDER, but this chapter makes it clear that the new THOR volume will essentially be more of the same. If you've been reading along, you know that's definitely a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Anthony Behan Sep 19, 2014

    Thor God of Thunder 25 is a satisfying send off to one of the best Thor runs in history. It complements the rich history Jason Aaron has built for Thor's world, while nicely sets up elements for his new series. It's disappointing that the final issue doesn't deliver any suitably huge scenes like previous issues and leaves a lot of questions unanswered. However it delivers the exciting time spanning adventures we've come to love from Aaron's Thor and offers a treat to the eyes with 3 exceptional art teams. The title of Thor may be passing to a new character but I think we can still expect the same epic stories from the god of thunder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Sep 20, 2014

    Overall, while it lacks gravitas of a final issue, this is still an entertaining comic. The title Thor: God of Thunder may be over, but Jason Aaron's overall Thor run is not, and there's still a lot to come. This book's main problem is that it acts more as foreshadowing for the new series than it does a send-off to this one, and getting past formalities, that's not actually a flaw with the book's quality. The framing narrative does what framing narratives are supposed to do, and the two real stories contained within these pages are a lot of fun. Throw in some top-notch artwork from some of the comic book industry's best artists, and if nothing else, it's a very impressive one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 20, 2014

    Thor ends without his hammer. We all know whom will pick it up come October. It will be interesting to see how the three Thors mix into the coming series. This particular issue stands out because of the focus on the granddaughters and the origin of one of the main villains in the volume. This was a fun read but slightly overpriced. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Sep 27, 2014

    Thor: God of Thunder #25 ends one of the best runs on Thor in recent memory. It would truly be a distressing turn of events if it weren't picking up right where it left off next month with its relaunch. As such, the issue was less of an ending and more of a bridge to the new series, doubling down on Aaron's ambitious tale that spans the ages. I believe that Mjlnir is in good hands with Aaron and the future looks bright, if not for “Thor classic”, then definitely for the readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Sep 17, 2014

    While I'm very much looking forward to the new Thor#1, replete with Russell Dauterman on pencils (fresh off his uh-mazing stint on Cyclopswith Greg Rucka) I'm going to miss " just as much as I'll miss seeing the Odinson swinging Mjolnir " Ribic's and Svorcina's beautifully realized art. From the towering spires of Asgard down to the curling tendrils of King Thor's beard " all lovingly rendered " they, along with the ubiquitous Mr. Aaron, have truly left an indelible mark on this character and his52-year history. A mark is also left, as I like to think of it, on the centuries-old Norse traditions, the sagas and eddas that served as the original inspiration for Messrs Kirby and Lee to continue telling the further adventuresof the God of Thunder. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 17, 2014

    Thor: God of Thunder #25 functions as a prologue to Thor #1 more than it does a conclusion to Thor: God of Thunder. The origins of Malekith and Laufey's return are beautifully presented by Guera and Bisley, but would fit more comfortably into an anthology than as part of a larger story. Although interesting, the framing device fails to serve a larger purpose besides setting up future plots for another series. This issue speaks to the high quality of art present throughout Thor: God of Thunder, but acts as a poor finale to the much-loved series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Newell Turner Sep 18, 2014

    Being the final issue of this Thor run, I was expecting a little more closure. I suppose it only makes sense that things are left open ended since Thor's story isn't actually coming to an end. Like most super heroes, his situation is always in flux, and the new Thor series that starts soon is just another phase that these characters will be going through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Sep 19, 2014

    Overall, this was a very solid, occasionally great issue. However, the Bisley/frost giant story left enough of a sour taste in my mouth to push the book down a couple notches. Regardless, I'll miss this book, and I have high hopes that the next iteration will continue its spirit on very well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 22, 2014

    With all the hype and buildup to the new Thor's debut, it makes sense that this issue would be designed to not overshadow that big event comic, but with only one page devoted to the whereabouts of modern Thor and his plight of being unworthy, the issue comes across a bit disappointing for me. The stories being told here are good, especially Malekith's, and the art is uniformly good stuff, but the placement of this issue feels too much like vamping for time until they're ready to hit us with the big event comic, something I've had far too much of from Marvel in recent years. Thor: God Of Thunder #25 isn't a bad book, but suffers a bit due to placement and solicitation nonsense, but still delivers solid story and good art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Sep 22, 2014

    All in all, Thor: God of Thunder #25 closed off the series in disappointing fashion. A solid Malekith story and beautifully rendered pages by Esad Ribic saved the issue from becoming bad. It teased and set-up future storylines while forgetting to give us a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

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