Thor: God of Thunder #8

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

GODBOMB Part Two of Five

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson May 10, 2013

    Even though this arc has only just started, it's looking to be just as truly epic as the first was. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic are pretty much the absolute perfect team for this book. The story they are telling will easily go down in history as the point where Thor was truly re-envisioned and brought back to greatness. Everyone needs to be reading this comic because it might just be the best Marvel NOW! has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 8, 2013

    Esad Ribic goes overboard with the awesome, delivering balls to the wall visuals from Aaron's increasingly eccentric and hilarious script. I'm talking Avenger Thor getting struck in the head with a space-shark, and Young Thor looking downright aghast when Mjolnir is taken from his reach. My only quibble is that, in a universe full of gods for every occasion, why do they all have roughly the same humanoid size and shape? Where are the animal gods and the dragon gods and all that? Again, that's just a minor complaint for the series in general, but it's really hard to criticize this issue because, after all, space-sharks! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 9, 2013

    Moving forth towards Thor: The Dark World this November, this is definitely the book to be reading from Marvel, for any fan of Thor. Really, it's the perfect book for anyone who's a fan of fantasy stories, as it's one of the best I've read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 17, 2013

    So as Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic have shown us again, great characters in the hands of great writers and artists can really lead to some stunning art, and Thor God of Thunder is one hell of a great work of art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu May 15, 2013

    This series has been consistently good through its entire run so far, bringing a fun and trippy feel to the Thor mythos. This book continues that winning streak. As Aaron continues to weave a plot that only gets better as it goes on and Ribic continues to illustrate a vast and grotesquely beautiful universe,this is a series""and a book""that one should pick up as soon as possible. Overall, Thor: God of Thunder #8 earns four and a half stars out of five. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 May 13, 2013

    In the next issue of this series the hammer’s will talk. While this entire chapter was nothing but a simple setup issue, it was completely riveting. Art is truly in the eyes of the beholder and this issue is completely awesome by and beholder willing to take part. There is a storm brewing in these pages you would do yourself a favor by being present. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere May 10, 2013

    Another particularly satisfying chapter in this grand saga of god butchers and divine beings. The team of Aaron, Ribic and Svorcina does it again as they crank up the scale and the ideas even further with this issue. Heavily recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 9, 2013

    This is a very strong showing by the creative team, and sets up the action-packed climax of this story nicely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge May 8, 2013

    As a single issue, Thor God of Thunder #8 is an incredibly well-put together comic. It is a story well-told in every sense of the word, Aaron's dialogue and narration coupled with Ribic's visuals. If the second installment of this story can be this exciting, it is daunting to consider how amazing the finale might be, thankfully, we have a few months to chew on that. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 9, 2013

    In the end it is a progressive issue that finally put all three Thor's together and sets them up for the final fight against Gorr. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 9, 2013

    "Thor: God of Thunder" #8 is a warped look at how intricate and involved myths can sometimes become. Aaron takes everything a step too far but he also makes it all work. Aaron writes some spectacular characters and he matches these moments with gigantic thought explosions that make the book fun while still holding real stakes. This book is the high adventure pulp serial Thor has always needed. Let's enjoy it while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 11, 2013

    This was one of Young Thor's best issues. He seems to be the most unlike the other two Thors, and it was a lot of fun to see him struggle with the shackles of slavery. His interactions with his granddaughters were a lot of fun, and Aaron succeeded in creating three new interesting characters, who will hopefully stick around as supporting players in this story. Young Thor's heroic charge at the Godbomb was just as cool, with Aaron using the narration and our expectations to create a truly bombastic moment of triumph. And then, of course, once all three Thors get together, it's a comedic treat. The three of them are hilarious together, with their egos colliding, only to transform into truly fearsome warriors for a powerful final page cliffhanger. This fight is going to be epic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood May 9, 2013

    By the time all three Thor's are united in their mission to stop Gorr, many a reader will find themselves pumping a fist or banging a head in salute. This comic is a blast of masculine adrenaline, the comic book version of listening to Amon Amarth or not shaving. When it gives itself over to telling its epic adventure, or exploring the fascinating themes about faith and parentage that Aaron has set up, it's an unforgettable book. Too often, however, the series leans on humour, which upsets the tone more than compliments it. And as fascinating and ultimately rewarding the three timeline device is, it creates an unsatisfying pacing problem. All this being said, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER is still a blast to read, and without a doubt, it will live on as one of the character's most memorable adventures. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover May 12, 2013

    It's been fun seeing Thor out on his own. It's been interesting to see the three current ‘key' Avengers all having solo titles and how they've been played out working on their own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 8, 2013

    Although the issue and the overall story does have its redeeming qualities (really pretty art and some moments of heightened excitement), it's hard to overlook the fact that the plot doesn't feel like it makes a whole lot of sense. Reading this issue I found it hard to believe that the Gods would agree to build a weapon that will ultimately be used against them. It just doesn't feel like it makes sense and I don't see the Gods in general waiting nearly 900 years, until the bomb is nearly complete, to commit an act of defiance in order to save themselves.I still think that eliminating the timestream for the purpose of telling this story is interesting: the idea that you could have past, present and future versions of Thor all in one book and working together is interesting and it is something that keeps me coming back. Overall, however, I can't say I was really impressed with this issue and I don't really like the direction the plot had taken. Read Full Review

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