Thor: God of Thunder #2

Thor: God of Thunder #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
9.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

With his past, present, and future at stake, Thor must hurry to uncover the grisly secrets behind the unfathomable horrors of the God Butcher—before it’s too late!

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Dec 4, 2012

    Jason Aaron has done an excellent job with the storyline. It kept me interested and at the edge of my seat; and yes my nose was almost literally in the comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 1, 2012

    On a personal note, though, I'm finding it a little weird how openly the existence of gods is acknowledged and expected. When Thor and his vikings arrive in Russia and confront the Russian armies, Thor asks where their gods are, and the Russian soldier replies “they're on their way.” Like it's perfectly normal that their gods will join them in a battle as if they were any other soldier. Or in the last issue, how Thor visited the alien planet, learned about their gods and then just flew right up to visit the gods' citadel. Can the word ‘gods' really be applied to these types of people? What differentiates all these different gods from just regular superheroes? And what about other gods like the Christian god? Does he exist too? It just sounds a little weird, the way Aaron is writing about gods. But perhaps I'll get used to it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Nov 29, 2012

    Thor: God of Thunder continues to impress. With it's stunning art and engaging story, this is clearly one of the standout titles to come out of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. If you aren't reading i suggest you start now. Highly Recommended Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Nov 28, 2012

    I am still holding out hope that future Thor will steal the show but young Thor is going to be a tough act to follow. It appears next issue will focus on present-day Thor which will probably make for a good cool down before hitting us with a future Thor focused issue in #4. If you like the Thor character even remotely you need to go out and buy these first 2 issues. This series is shaping up to be every bit as good as I had hoped and Thor is my favorite Marvel character by a landslide so my expectations were sky high. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - tskavlan Dec 2, 2012

    If you passed on the first issue of Aaron and Ribic’s Thor, do not worry about it. You heard me right. Do not worry about chasing down the issue. Just get issue two. No matter what you do, get issue two. This is the cream of the crop as far as Marvel Now! is concerned and if you pass on Thor God of Thunder #2 you are missing out on one of the best efforts one of comic’s best creators has put forth to date. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 26, 2012

    A great comic is one that can draw you into the story and keep you guessing until the end, and that's what this comic did for me. After reading this issue it is obvious that it is easy to follow along even for readers who might not be familiar with the character, but it's also a story that long-time fans of the character will be able to appreciate. The art really compliments the story, and the issue is a really fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 29, 2012

    After a near perfect opening issue, Aaron and Ribic have topped themselves. It's the best of what Marvel NOW! has to offer, because it delivers on Marvel's current mission statement better than any of their other books, so far. “Pairing great characters with great creative teams.” Obviously that's something that every comic company strives for with their characters, but rarely does anyone nail it as well as Marvel did with Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, and Thor. That makes it not only the shining star of the NOW! initiative, but one of the very best books on the stands right now from any publisher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Nov 30, 2012

    The way that writer Jason Aaron is tying the different ages of Thor together is wonderful and the threads that run through his entire life are interesting. Seeing the younger Thor leading humans into battle is something to witness and artist Eric Ribic does an amazing job chronicling the action. Pick up this series for a great fresh look at the classic character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Nov 30, 2012

    I really couldn't be any happier with the way this book has turned out. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic could not be any more of a dream team for this book and this character, and I think within these two issues, they've proved this to be one of the best books to come from Marvel NOW thus far. It's certainly a contender for one of the best new comics of the year. My only real complaint with this issue was a lack of the awesome Old King Thor, but I'm sure we'll get more of him soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 28, 2012

    It's clear that Aaron and Ribic's run on "Thor: God of Thunder" has all the makings of something very special. Not every Marvel NOW! creator reshuffle has resulted in a perfect mix, but this one definitely has. For the first time in a long time, Thor has a comic that can match his movie incarnation for visual thrills and visceral fun. An indisputable must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 1, 2012

    The best part about this issue is that we're still only just getting started! With three more chapters in this story,and with Gor looking like a villain who could potentially have some staying power, this one looks like a keeper! There's been no shortage of action in the first two issues of Thor: God of Thunder and it's likely to jump to the top of my reading pile any time a new issue comes out. Well done! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 4, 2012

    This is a book which needs to be read. Jason Aaron has hit all sorts of form with everything he seems to be touching at the minute. Even if you have never been a  fan of this chracter I believe it is still worth a read. Aaron is creating something epic, and it feels great to be in for the ride with him from the very start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Nov 29, 2012

    Thor is definitely one of the most stunning reinventions so far in the Marvel NOW universe. With The Indestructible Hulk and Uncanny Avengers already gaining the accolade of Geeks Unleashed's Comic of the Week, Marvel's reboot that is not a reboot is threatening to kick the Distinguished Competitions unequivocal reboot into the dust. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 4, 2012

    I have to say, Marvel has been hitting it out of the park(for the most part) with their Marvel Now! titles.  I enjoyed the first issue of this series, but the jumping back and forth in time kind of took me out of the story a bit.  This issue rectified that by focusing solely on Thor from the past, and showing us his entire battle with the god-killer.  The battle was great, the lead-up to the battle was great(as we saw a younger, more brash and cocky God of Thunder , and Thor's thoughts during the battle were great.  I have to say, I had no major complaints about this one and am intrigued to see what happens when Thor and the god-killer face off again in the present. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 27, 2012

    Esad Ribic once again produces some killer artwork that fits the story like glove. The setting looks awesome, the characters look great, and the action moves beautifully. Ive Svorcina deserves credit as well for delivering some truly inspired color work. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that the butcher of gods looks a like too much like a certain evil wizard who shall not be named. Not sure what I was expecting, but I had hoped a murderer of gods would look a bit, I don't know, cooler? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 6, 2012

    The otherworldly adventures as we get to see Asgard and the other realms through the eyes of Thor from three different periods is what is going to set Jason Aaron's run on Thor apart. That is something that is firmly established with Thor: God of Thunder as we see a young Thor fighting a threat that has him on the brink of death. If you are looking for a big fantasy adventure comic than I highly recommend giving Thor: God of Thunder a try. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Nov 27, 2012

    There's just too much at stake for this title, and too little at stake for its characters to be making as many mistakes as Thor: God of Thunder continues to make. Aaron and Ribic are still loaded with potential, but they better start using it sooner instead of later, or Thor: God of Thunder could end up as dead in the water as the god Thor found floating in Issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Adonis1789 Feb 7, 2014

    I've never been able to get into a Thor series, but #1 definitely peaked my interest enough to buy #2. #2 is so amazing I've added this series to my monthly pull list, it's simply amazing.

  • 9.0
    DarioV Oct 31, 2017

    "Blood in the Clouds" simply delivers what it's supposed to deliver: blood in the clouds at the hand of a God Butcher. While issue #1's tripartition was a great introduction to the whole story, #2 mostly takes place in the past, with a younger, and thus more arrogant, God of Thunder: Aaron shows his mastery in writing by not overcharging this characterization, which is subtle and works wonders. The super (you can say it outloud!) villain that remained in the shadows in the first iteration more-than shows himself here in all his ugliness and viciousness: Esad Ribic is an amazing artist for Thor and his character design here, with this naked, snake-like creature is on point. Present and future Thors are touched upon slightly this issue, but that's not a downside at all: the big event of the battle through the clouds needed time to be developed rightly and we needed to get familiar with this young version of our hero, so s'all right. The arc is just getting started and Gorr is already a marvellous addition to the Thor canon, so only time will tell what a big story will come out of this!

  • 8.5
    hatmasta Nov 29, 2012

    SO good. I sensed some worries over the first issue from several review sites over the structuring of the three timelines in the storytelling, but I was confident that Aaron had the moxy and wherewithal to pull it off. And the second issue proved that. If this issue is any indication, Aaron's run on Thor is going to be a title for the ages. And Ribic's artwork couldn't be more perfect and fitting for the tone and demeanor of this book. It's a must-buy.

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    SteelEagle Apr 23, 2013

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    kpung Jun 6, 2013

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    Sploska Jan 24, 2016

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    Ariel Aug 30, 2014

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    Serverarbengan Oct 7, 2017

  • 7.5
    Nobodyisemo Apr 12, 2017

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