Thor: God of Thunder #17

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ron Garney, Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Thor's desperate tour of the Nine Realms brings him to Midgard, to Earth, where he makes his final stand against Malekith and the dark forces of the Wild Hunt. But what has become of Thor's newest compatriots, the League of Realms? Who stands revealed as the traitor in their midst? And what bloody victory has Malekith already won?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 15, 2014

    Jason Aaron defies expectations in this finale and the result is brilliant. It's not only a satisfying close to this story, but also a totally exciting tease for what's to come. The only negative is how much the art fluctuates from page to page. Aside from that, this is a wonderful and thrilling issue. I've said it before and I'll say it again: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER is easily one of Marvel's most entertaining books. If you're not a Thor fan, odds are this'll turn you into one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Jan 21, 2014

    When all is said and done though, despite the artistic complaints, this latest arc of Thor: God of Thunder has been an explosive display of how talented Jason Aaron is as his run on the title, while only 17 issues, has been a kick to the nuts to our Norse god of thunder from the start and has no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jan 17, 2014

    The Accursed storyline goes out strong, both with an exciting battle and a twist ending that took me completely by surprise. It even makes sense in a weird, evil sort of way. I've been slightly disappointed with the story as a whole, clearly forced on Aaron as a tie-in to the big screen Thor movie, but I would say he managed to tell a darn good tale in the end. Malekith has potential, I hope, but mostly I'm excited to see where Aaron goes with Thor and his new friends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 18, 2014

    The fight was a lot of fun, with plenty of humor and banter thrown in for good measure. And Thor was sufficiently badass and heroic. The fill-in art by Lupacchino was phenomenal! It was colorful and bright, with great detail. Garney's pencils suffered in the end, but Lupacchino made the issue. There were times I wasn't really sold on this whole 5-part story, but the ending is very good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 16, 2014

    The arc is a great one. It isn't the best of Jason Aaron's run but this finale is on par with any finale of his previous Thor arcs. The comic has everything in it to tug the reader in one direction or another and that is a big plus while reading this comic book. I definitely recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 21, 2014

    Unfortunately Ron Garney didn't handle all the art and at times, even his own art suffers towards the end. Guest artist Emanuela Lupacchino steps in to assist with the art, while not bad, it does give the book an inconsistent feel to what's come before. The last few pages by Garney look really rushed, and feels like a letdown to what should have been him saving the best for last. It's too bad he couldn't finish this series as strong as he started, but the great story still makes up for the decline in visuals. Overall, this issue and series is still a must read. Aaron is doing something special on this series, and this concluding part shows that there's even more exciting things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Jan 17, 2014

    This issue ends a fantastic arc in a huge way. Questions are answered in both a logical and satisfying manner that I am hesitant to go into more detail for fear of spoiling the revelations. The tease for future issue is very intriguing and I already have the next issue on pre-order at my local comic shop. As long as you are willing to overlook the inconsistent art and focus on the story, this will be a great read and one that you will want to re-read several times over in anticipation of the next issue. Buy this comic ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 15, 2014

    The colorization, though, is improved in many ways, with a focus on some elements in favour of others in order to play well with contrasts in several scenes. Thor's cape, the crackling thunder and many other elements are taken to the extreme, playing with white backgrounds and the like to make the other colors pop up on the page, presenting a canvas that is rife with possibility instead of a plethora of chaos. It goes to show that Ive Svorcina can certainly adapt his style to several stories, with this one being a bit more colorful than the first arc on this title. With a few surprises and some rather great development both for the characters and Thor's corner of the Marvel universe, the conclusion to this arc proves to be stronger than its opening issue. Despite the fact that the art might be a tad rushed at times, this issue proves to be an entertaining one nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 20, 2014

    After the acclaim that "Godbomb" received, it wasn't surprising that a lot of people rejected the new tone of "Accursed." However, Thor doesn't just live in a world where there are wolves at the gate; he also lives in a world where Volstagg the Voluminous is at the dinner table. He's a space Viking, with all the absurdity and awesomeness that that implies. It's nice to see Aaron embracing both elements (though wisely not in the same arc). Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 17, 2014

    'The Accursed' arc comes to a close, and though it didn't tell us much about Thor as a character (in contrast to the way that the first two arcs of Aaron's Thor run were pretty much built around it) " it was a fun enough romp with a particularly cunning villain in Malekith. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Jan 20, 2014

    Overall Thor God of Thunder seventeen is a solid fantasy read, keeping true to the new Marvel Studios approach towards the Asgardian God. Playing to the fundamentals of Thor, Aaron, Garney and Lupacchino create an entertaining, and fairly meaty read. Read Full Review

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