Thor: God of Thunder #9

Thor: God of Thunder #9

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

GODBOMB Part Three of FiveThree Thors, side by side at last, united in battle! But will even that be enough, as Gorr the God Butcher’s grand plan nears completion and his powers grow beyond anything we’ve seen before…?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 12, 2013

    I have a hard time defining what, exactly, it is about this book that draws me to it, but theres definitely something and it is a STRONG pull. I now realize the last two issues, which I wasnt as fond of, werent dragging, they were leading. Specifically, leading up to this issue which, if I havent made it crystal clear, is nothing short of astounding. Its always been tricky to find villains worthy of Thors godlike power, but Gorr is one of the best, and most compelling, ever and this issue represents the culmination of so many disparate elements coming together perfectly that I have to recommend it to anyone looking for a truly legendary book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 13, 2013

    All in all, this is an explosive climax with a great cliffhanger " definitely the best book Marvel has put out this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2013

    Esad Ribic renders all of this chaotic action beautifully. There's a sense of power and scale to his pages that most comics simply can't touch. The blend of fantasy and science fiction elements creates makes God of Thunder one of Marvel's most visually distinctive books. While there are a few quirks in the art (the recurring duck face expressions for one), the overall effect is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Jun 13, 2013

    THOR: GOD OF THUNDER has been a fantastic series from the begging, albeit one that occasionally struggled to achieve a balance between madcap, frat boy humour and the deeper story of a man's ever evolving life and his relation to faith. This issue manages to do just that, becoming one of the most enjoyable reads of the week. THOR: GOD OF THUNDER is sort of what we always imagined Thor comics would be like, but they never quite were. Bombastic, epic and moving, this is the Thor we haven't seen since Kirby or Simonson's seminal days on the title. A must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jun 12, 2013

    Thor: God of Thunder is the perfect pairing of two creators telling a genuinely unique, creative, and compelling story. Modern comic fans are experiencing a defining moment in the hallowed narrative of Thor. This will very likely go down as one of the great runs on the character and perhaps, just maybe, it has what it takes to be one of the defining runs of our time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 13, 2013

    Jason Aaron matched up with Thor was enough for me to figure on giving this book at least a passing glance every month, but little did I expect to find my favorite title in the Marvel NOW! lineup. "Thor: God of Thunder" #9 is a stellar example of everything -- from space sharks to the rain of godblood -- that Jason Aaron brings to this title and to Thor's mythology. This is a new era and Aaron has done a fantastic job building timeless adventures with Esad Ribic. I'm itching for the final two chapters of "Godbomb" and fighting the urge to double my purchase for a title so very worthy of my cash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jun 14, 2013

    While the comic is largely a huge fight scene, it is nonetheless as satisfying as previous issues in the series thanks to the atmosphere of importance given to this battle worthy of an epic. With both the writing and the art, Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina have given us another satisfying entry in one of Marvel Now! greatest title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Mike Miersen Jun 14, 2013

    Whatever you're doing, whatever you have going on, whatever you think you have better to do, stop. It's hammer time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 14, 2013

    "Thor: God of Thunder" is the biggest and most genuinely epic tale of the Prince of Asgard in recent memory. It's huge and unapologetic in its scope and a new take on the titular hero that definitely deserves your attention. The only potential disappointment is the dropping of Gorr in favor of Malekith the Accursed in future issues; but, knowing Aaron and Ribic, that will be just as epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 13, 2013

    When it comes to this very issue the art sold every moment. From the expressions from each character, to the dramatic effects added to make it feel like 4 gods are actually clashing with one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Jun 14, 2013

    Thor: God of Thunder #9 is unapologetic fun with giant hammers. Theres a larger message, yes, but I can appreciate putting that on the back-burner for an issue to let the characters go nuts. I was left on the edge of my seat, and I have no doubt Aarons follow up will be as epic as the All-Fathers right hook. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Jun 12, 2013

    I'm a huge fan of Aaron's epic prose narrative but after so many issues it's starting to wear in certain spots. When every swing of Mjolnir is "bone-rattling and muscle tearing," and Thor keeps swinging "harder than ever before," and we're being bombarded by description after description of "Thor the Father. The Lord of Asgard. Thor the King of Kings," or "Thor the Holy Hero. Champion of the Cosmos" accompanying every panel — the emphaticalness begins to fizzle and starts treading on purple prose territory. The grandiosity keeps with the theme we've had in pretty much every issue in the God Butcher/God Bomb saga but a little more show and less tell wouldn't be so bad. Or as old Thor might say, "Tone it down, lad." 8.0 Great fight sequence between the three Thors and Gorr.Solid art by Esad Ribic as usual.The epic narrative gets a little superfluous at times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 15, 2013

    Esad Ribic's artwork, boasting a rich, painted, textured style, works incredibly well to reinforce the mythic and even timeless nature of the story and characters. He handles the science-fiction side of the story quite well while bringing a classic, even historic look to the strong Norse current running throughout this issue and the series in general. Ive Svorcina's colors go a long way to reinforce the painted, detailed but moody look of Ribic's line art, adding even more maturity and dark intensity to this plot about a war on and by divinity. The double-page splash early in the issue is not only lovely, but it captures the weird and dark shadow powers of Gorr incredibly well. I love how his inky dogs of war flow from his cloak, while the heroes are backlit by cosmic thunderclouds bursting with angry energy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 17, 2013

    Thor: God of Thunder is beautiful to look at, but that isn’t enough to hide Jason Aaron’s consistent issues with storytelling. Read Full Review

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