Thor: God of Thunder #3

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Following the bloody wake of murdered gods across the depths of space, Thor tracks the God Butcher into the present! Discovering a forgotten cave on earth that echoes with the cries of tortured gods...the Thunder God is shocked to find himself among them!

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    The action slows down a bit, but the book doesn't suffer in the least. Aaron hits us on Page 1 with something as cool as Omnipotence City, then launches into a fun montage of different gods of different worlds – all dead, of course. I found it a little silly that every single god in the Hall of the Lost was killed by Gorr (as opposed to just being lost for other reasons), but then this whole organized pantheons thing is still a big pill to swallow. As long as the story itself remains entertaining, I don't mind. Young Thor's interactions with the ancient peoples is quite enjoyable, and Gorr, thankfully, remains hidden in shadow, as he should. His major appearance last issue robbed him of some of his mystique, so I'm happy to say that Aaron keeps him menacingly in dark this issue. I can't wait to see what happens in that cave. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Jan 18, 2013

    What can I say about artist Esad Ribic? His art is breath taking. While reading, I found myself poring over the art and had to stop several times to take it all in. One scene in particular where Thor stands above an icy peak staring at the remains of a gargantuan fallen God is really something to behold. Not only can Ribic draw pages like this, but he has a great way of conveying emotion through characters faces during smaller scenes as well. The humorous and creepy scenes would not be as effective without Ribic's ability to show the fear and funny expressions on Thor's face. The artist is a true collaborator and its really making the book something special. Thor: God of thunder for me, is fast becoming a must read book and I look forward to where the creative takes us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Dec 20, 2012

    As a whole the writing manages to skip periods of time and continue to develop the central characters through strong narratives that give insight and also foreshadow. The art is again fantastic for the most part with a lot of larger images throughout the book. The actually drawings look to be creative and solid; however the coloring in this series is just phenomenal. The color palette is varied and always sets the proper tone for the scene, rarely taking short cuts when it comes to detailing. Overall, Thor is a well written beautiful series that fans of the movies can embrace and comic enthusiasts will love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 16, 2013

    Another brilliant issue, and I've really been enjoying this series. It's been one of the best Marvel NOW! series so far, and also one of the most consistent. I would highly recommend both this issue, as well as the entire series so far, and am looking forward to the next part of this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 19, 2012

    So far, Aaron's Thor run has been an enjoyable departure from recent Asgardian adventures. But will the book suffer again once Gorr steps back into the spotlight? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 20, 2012

    The last couple of pages of this issue have once again left me in baited breath waiting for the next installment where we will no doubt learn more about the God butcher, a long with the arrogance of young Thor. This book is a great read, and I really feel like I am learning a lot about a character who I have not really read a lot about previously. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 26, 2012

    In a sea of good MarvelNow! comics Thor: God of Thunder is able to stand as one of the best series to come out of all these relaunches. Thor: God of Thunder #3 is just another example of this excellence with Jason Aaron continuing to inject Thor's world with a larger than life feel. Each Thor that is involved in the story is given enough time to develop their personalities. Gorr is also a different type of threat with all the mystical aspects of the character to go along with its power. If you're wondering which MarvelNow! comic to pick up than be sure to get Thor: God of Thunder. It's one comic that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Dec 22, 2012

    With the exception of a few pages devoted to the younger Thor and the Thor of the future, this issue deals almost entirely with the Thor of the present's quest. The fact that each of these storylines has remained as compelling as the other speaks volumes about how tightly plotted the entire series has been. Carry on, then. I'm a believer in the power of the god of thunder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 20, 2012

    Esad Ribic’s art is really hit or miss here. When he does hit, his blending of fantasy art a la Frank Frazetta and comic book art is perfect. Thor visiting the death of each God is where Ribic’s art really works. When the art falls flat, it really fails. The entire scene of Thor at the mystical hall of records is garbage. For some reason, Ribic has Thor looking like Captain Overreactor in each panel. Thankfully, the more quality work wins out over the other stuff, but Ribic should work harder to make every panel as perfect as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 20, 2012

    "Thor: God of Thunder" #3 continues this fantastic Thor story in style. The three Thors all address this problem of the God Butcher in their own way. Aaron structures this issue to build a mystery and intrigue the audience and brings a set of bridging moments leading to what comes next, but not one page feels like filler. Aaron and Ribic ensure an epic and savage tale. The final page certainly leaves me needing to know what comes next. A great superhero comic with grand scope that still works as a serialized installment: yes, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ethan Barker Feb 5, 2013

    When looking for something to challenge the very identity and security of Thor's character, a God Butcher is about the best you can hope for. Speaking of which I enjoyed the scene in which Thor visited the various weird and wonderful murdered gods around the cosmos and I wish he had seen more of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Dec 24, 2012

    If you're not reading this saga then YOU ARE MISSING OUT!!!! Read Full Review

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