Last review of the week, and it's going to be Thor. It was either this one or FF, but since I did review the first issue of Thor at the forum(and nobody really seemed too keen on an FF review), here we are. Let's see what Jason Aaron gives us this issue.
Thor: God of Thunder #2
Summary: This issue follows a younger Thor, one who went around Earth with the vikings, warring upon the enemies of the vikings and their gods. During one fateful battle though, the gods Thor was supposed to fight on the battlefield showed up dead, leaving young Thor curious as to what could have killed the two. Thor heads up into the clouds and gets his answer, some bizarre god-killing creature. The god-killer and Thor battle, and the god-killer ends up gaining the upper hand on Thor, and is preparing to strike the deathblow. However, the god-killer makes the mistake of asking what Thor was the god of, and Thor responds by striking the god-killer down with a massive blast of lightning. Thor ends up unconscious on the ground, while the god-killer is nowhere to be found. Back in the present, Thor manages to defeat the god-killer's construct, and promises to avenge the deaths of the gods the god-killer had recently killed.
Thoughts: I have to say, Marvel has been hitting it out of the park(for the most part) with their Marvel Now! titles. I enjoyed the first issue of this series, but the jumping back and forth in time kind of took me out of the story a bit. This issue rectified that by focusing solely on Thor from the past, and showing us his entire battle with the god-killer. The battle was great, the lead-up to the battle was great(as we saw a younger, more brash and cocky God of Thunder , and Thor's thoughts during the battle were great. I have to say, I had no major complaints about this one and am intrigued to see what happens when Thor and the god-killer face off again in the present.
Score: 9 out of 10.
It's not every day Thor gets a beating like THAT!