Thor: God of Thunder #23

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
9.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

•  Thor's war to save the earth comes to its epic conclusion. In the far future, King Thor makes a dark decision that may save the day, but at what cost?
•  And in present-day Broxton, Oklahoma, Thor makes a final stand against the forces of ROXXON, but not even a god can save everyone.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 18, 2014

    If Thor: God of Thunder had been published during the late 70's, people would have painting panels from it on the sides of their van. THAT is how metal Thor: God of Thunder #23 is. Aaron, Ribic, and Svorcina are firing on all cylinders with this finale issue. This creative team has really yet to hit a low point with their work together on this title. As a fan of the series, I get excited when I see their names on the solicitations. Many metal songs have been written about Thor and Asgard, but if you want a perfect metal experience packaged as a stellar comic book, look toward Thor: God of Thunder #23. So raises your fists high and bang your head as hard as you can, the Thunderer wants to see you thrash. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 19, 2014

    Thor: God of Thunder is the most heavy metal piece of kickassery in comics today. This series becomes more enjoyable by the issue and The Last Days of Midgard is this creative team's strongest arc yet. Aaron lets some subtle hints drop as to what may be coming for the Thunder God, and potentially King Thor, and he's got me craving more. It does not get better than Aaron and Ribic right now, and comics fans should be flocking to Thor: God of Thunder, it is just that damn good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 18, 2014

    This chapter is loaded with explosive action and it's an issue that's both spectacular and cheerworthy. You can really tell this is a passion project for the creative team and the quality remains stellar. Aaron's cast is full of amusing banter, the action is magnificent, and the contrast between the two tales is excellent. I won't spoil the ending, but it once again provides a great contrast between the two eras. Aaron's work with this book is seriously impressive, and, luckily for us, he has a talented art team bringing it all to life. Ribic and Svorcina do a tremendous job making sure the visuals live up to everything the script has to offer and then some. Simply put, The Last Days of Midgard is an amazing ride and I just can't recommend it enough to every Marvel fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 18, 2014

    The future storyline satisfies for different reasons, but no less completely. Here is where Thor: God of Thunder's lives up to its reputation as a heavy metal album cover brought to life. What could be more thrilling than seeing King Thor claim All-Black the Necro-Sword and using it to stab the bejeezus out of Galactus? Not only does this tie the arc in with the God-Butcher material, it's just damned cool. Esad Ribic's art is phenomenal throughout this issue, but it's never more cinematic or epic as when it showcases the full power of a Skyfather waging war against the Devourer of Worlds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 20, 2014

    "Thor: God of Thunder" #23 is yet another fine example of what Jason Aaron brings to the character. The biggest difference is that readers see the conclusion (even if it is only temporary) of two storylines while a myriad of possibilities unfold for future stories. Despite being the fifth chapter of a five-part narrative, this comic is quite welcoming to new readers. Aaron and company pack in everything from science fiction to humor and wrap it around Thor, the Asgardian god who loves mortals -- perhaps too much. "Thor: God of Thunder" #23 leaves readers with a cliffhanger, wondering what will become of Broxton, Oklahoma (or "Ooklahorma" as one of the trolls calls it) despite the completion of the dual conflicts that have driven "The Last Days of Midgard," as Aaron continues to freshen up the mythology surrounding Thor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 21, 2014

    Badassery abounds in Thor: God of Thunder, one of my favorite takes on the character ever. Jason Aaron brings his epic Roxxon story to a close with this final chapter, which is a bit more smashy than I would like, but it's a good smashy. Thor: God of Thunder is proof that Jason Aaron can write a damn good comic. Read Full Review

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