Thor: God of Thunder #6

Thor: God of Thunder #6

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Somewhere at the end of the time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation.What is...the Godbomb? And what can Thor, the last free god in all the cosmos, do to stop it?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 13, 2013

    Either way, as good as this script is alone, a four year old could have done the art and it would have been an awesome book. It's just icing on the cake that we got art this good to go along with that amazing script. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 17, 2013

    Guice's artwork adds to the grand scale of the drama, as he brings the gritty realism of a Neal Adams and combines it with dynamism of a Jack Kirby. Yeah, it's that good. This is a Thor comic that is worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as Kirby and Simonson. It has an epic feel, but without retreading ground covered before. If Marvel films is looking for a villain for Thor's eventual third installment, they need look no farther than Gorr. This is the stuff of myth and legends, and would translate into any medium as one badass ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Mar 19, 2013

    Definitely a must read for all you Thor fans out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 13, 2013

    I enjoyed the art a lot in this issue, I think it was one of the highlights of the book. Guice really does a solid job setting the tone for the story, and I think it's important. You can really sense the desperation of the character in so many scenes in this issue, and I thought that was important to the story being told. I think it would have been good if the issue was broken up a bit more and we got to see what Thor was doing, but we don't really get that here. This is also not an issue you want to start off reading as it doesn't give you an idea of what has been going on in the series overall, even if it does a good job giving us a backstory. The story itself was interesting, I really liked the fact that we get a deeper look at the character in general and what drives him to kill these Gods. It was a necessary issue and was, overall, really well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 13, 2013

    This is a good transition issue, giving us some more mystery and foreshadowing while adding to the whole mythos of Gorr the god butcher. The art may not be up to the standard set by Esad Ribic, but it does the job rather well both in the art and writing department. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 15, 2013

    Next issue, a new story begins, and I cannot contain my excitement to see what's next in this series. I missed having Esad Ribic's art in this issue, but Butch Guice did a proper fill-in job before the Croatian star comes back next month for "Godbomb." That certainly doesn't sound good for Thor. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 13, 2013

    Butch Guice fills in for Esad Ribic on this issue. His gritty pencils are an excellent fit for the harsh tone of the issue. The coloring is suitably washed out to reflect the desert setting, providing a very different effect from Guice's recent work on Winter Soldier and similar books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Robert O'Doherty Mar 18, 2013

    Overall I enjoyed this issue quite a bit. I enjoyed the writing for most part as I felt real sympathy for Gorr. He is a tragic character who suffered more than any being should. Butch Guices art is solid, but underwhelming compared to Esbad Ribics beautifully textured visuals that feel like theyre about to come to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 14, 2013

    "Thor God of Thunder" #6 is an intriguing and throwaway one-shot origin tale of Gorr that establishes why he wants to kill all the gods. The pacing is brisk and the character moments come thick and fast. There is no major defining moment that will grip you in Gorr's build up but the reveal of the first gods he sees is a fantastic Jack Kirby style splash of deliberate pomp and grandeur. Overall, this is an informative and emotional done-in-one origin tale but it doesn't feel essential. It's fun, but readers will be very keen to get back into the larger story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Mar 14, 2013

    Our story ends with Gorr in the present day, enjoying his centuries long career and torturing Volstagg of Asgard. Gorr does not seem to see he has become the exact sort of figure he was against for so long. All-powerful, deciding the fates of others…and as his young son emerges from the shadows, you really start to wonder just what Gorr has turned himself into. Ending on a bleak and shocking image of Gorr's hypocritical intolerance, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER is an epic, exciting take on power and religious belief in the Marvel Universe. Even if some readers may find Gorr's story too familiar, or the lack of Thor in his own title disconcerting, this issue is still wonderfully executed and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 18, 2013

    Thor: God Of Thunder #6 is gorgeous to look at but story wise does a serious disservice to a wonderful new enemy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Culture Mass - Jonathon Jacobs Mar 19, 2013

    God of Thunder series takes us on a short trip to the past to reveal why the God Butcher is so bent out of shape. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Mar 19, 2013

    How it shakes out is just so. I don't want to be too hard on Aaron because this is a filler issue. This issue doesn't pick up on Marvel's strangest Team-Up ever, Present Day Thor and Elder Thor. And it doesn't peer into Gorr's plans for the bodies of all those tortured gods. Filler issues are notoriously hard to do, and for good reason. And to get at the pathos of villainy in just twenty-something pages is almost too hard an ask. On the other hand, why focus this filler on Gorr at all? So much like Aunt Bethany's spoons should have done, this issue falls squarely in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 16, 2013

    The very definition of ‘gods' is hard to pin down in Aaron's Thor: God of Thunder, so even though it's an exceptional comic, its premise is shaky. It gets even worse when he wraps his lead villain around that notion with a very weak, unfulfilling origin. How does Gorr's general atheism lead to him becoming a universe-spanning serial killer? How does that one little weapon he picked up give him such incredible power and immortality to boot? And the encounter with Volstagg was equally disappointing. The Asgardian was defiant to the end, almost giddily poking holes in Gorr's very existence as a villain. Though all of this should be no surprise. Gorr has always worked best when he was draped in shadow and mystery, and never quite worked when he actually showed his face. Now that Aaron points a big, bright spotlight on the villain, we shouldn't be surprised that he comes up very lacking. Read Full Review

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