Thor: God of Thunder #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Thousands of years in the future the last god king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the berserker legions of the God Butcher.But even a king can fall. Even King Thor.

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 1, 2013

    This was a phenomenal issue, and this series is easily one of the best in the Marvel NOW! relaunch. I would highlt recommend both this issue, and the entire series, and am really looking forward to the conclusion of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 17, 2013

    This series continues to be one of my favorite of Marvel NOW!, which in itself is hard to say because everything I've been reading from Marvel these past few months have been incredibly fun, giving new innovative turns to favorite Marvel characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 9, 2013

    I can't help but feel that I'm watching what will come to be known as one of the definitive Thor stories unfold. And for a character who has extended runs by guys like Jack Kirby (talk about defining!) and Walt Simonson in his past, that's no joke, boys and girls. Gorr is a terrifying baddie and tailor-made for cinema, as well. If he turns up in any of the Thor sequels, whether or not it ends up mirroring this story, it'll be impressive. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic have created a character who gives gods nightmares. It's working on us mere mortals, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Jan 10, 2013

    And thus concludes Thor God Of Thunder #4 in yet another fantastic issue in perhaps the best Marvel NOW series going. More of the great storytelling and artwork that we have grown accustomed to with a great ending that will keep us salivating until next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Jan 12, 2013

    The ending of this issue confused me a bit to start with. I am not too sure how what has happened has actually happened, but of course that will all become evident when the next issue is with us. This is just a fantastic series, and it is one that I highly recommend you pick the back issues up for if you have not been reading it. Jason Aaron is producing some of his finest work with this; it is unmissable. A fine example of why I think Marvel NOW has been such a success; Jason Aaron writing the God of Thunder. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 14, 2013

    Thor God of Thunder #4 was another well-paced issue that sees all three Thors getting time to shine in their individual time-lines. Jason Aaron has been able to balance the voices of each Thor so that they dont all sound similar. It is a fine line to walk but Aaron is able to make the execution seem easy. Gorr the God Butcher also continues to be built up as a threat unlike any Thor has faced and his mystique is raised with what we learn about him. Add in strong artwork from Ribics and we have more epic storytelling being told and who does not like that? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 11, 2013

    All told, this is exactly what a Thor book should be: epic, bold, and not relatable. We don't know what it is like to be a god, and any Thor book should take the reader outside of their lives and put them someplace totally different. We shouldn't be able to see ourselves too much in Thor, and that is part of what makes Aaron's take so refreshing. There isn't the slightest hint of empathy required to understand and enjoy this book. In fact, Thor is sort of a son of a bitch here, and that is a good thing. We can see him play nice in “Avengers” and “Uncanny Avengers,” but here is the god of thunder – he is meant to be an over the top warrior, who won't let anything stop him from getting his way. All hail Thor. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 10, 2013

    God Of Thunder is a visceral return to Thor’s roots as a warrior of the eternal realm. It is a treat for the eyes, heart and imagination. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 12, 2013

    Another very good installment of Jason Aaron's Thor. This guy is doing a fantastic job, and I am glad I decided to pick it up. The tone remains epic and powerful, though like I said, this issue suffers a bit by jumping around to all the different Thors. It robs a little bit of emphasis from all of them. Present Thor gets the most action and some awesome moments, though old Thor does hold his own in his first big segment of the series. I didn't think there would be any time crossovers, but I guess I'm curious to see what happens. Young Thor doesn't get to do much but scream in pain. Gorr remains villainous, though he's far more menacing hidden in shadow. I wish Aaron and left him like that for longer. Oh well. Still an amazing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Jan 9, 2013

    Thor: God of Thunder continues to impress as the story draws to it's conclusion in the next issue. A great story with beautiful art, this comic still stands out as one of Marvel's best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 10, 2013

    "Thor God of Thunder" #4 is a fantastic penultimate issue for a story. It gives the last dose of information in anticipation of the conclusion and drops a major twist into the narrative. The final moments piqu the interest for what is now sure to be a major league finale. It's a mighty issue enjoyable on its own that leaves readers with the best feeling a monthly comic could deliver: anticipation. Read Full Review

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

    In any case, I'd recommend this series whole-heartedly to anyone who either holds an interest in the character of Thor or in a series focusing on grandiose, magical and cosmic settings of high fantasy. In either of those categories, Thor: God of Thunder excels beyond anything else Marvel has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 9, 2013

    The issue looks great, thanks to Ribic's art and Ive Svorcina's soft, painted coloring style. If nothing else, Thor: God of Thunder looks absolutely epic, especially in the scenes starring the old, one-armed Thor. Let's get a whole book about that cranky bastard. If there is one place the art suffers, it's in the same place the story does and that's Gorr. We've pointed out his less than inspiring appearance in past reviews, and it doesn't get much better here. The dude's name is Gorr! He should look awesome and sinister, not like a weird, noseless dominatrix. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 10, 2013

    Esad Ribic is also finding his feet with his composition, so that we get a more dynamic view of Thor himself, instead of just looking at his back. Definitely a huge improvement. Read Full Review

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