Monday, February 25, 2013

Thor: God of Thunder #5

And we've made it to Monday, meaning it's time for another round of X-reviews!  Two more reviews for me and I get to call it a week.  So let's quit the gibber-jabber and get to the reviews!

Thor: God of Thunder #5: 

Summary: As usual, this story takes place in three different time periods, the past, the present and the distant future.  Instead of jumping around like in the comic, I'm gonna tackle things linearly, because that's how I roll.  After 17 days of torture at the hands of Gorr, Thor is rescued by the vikings who worship him.  Gorr is especially annoyed by this and tries to reason with the vikings, but they only want to assist Thor, which leads to Gorr tearing into the vikings.  Thor manages to lop off Gorr's arm thanks to the distraction, but Gorr escapes before Thor can strike the killing blow.  In the present, Thor meets Gorr at the Palace of Infinity and engages Gorr in battle.  Gorr really isn't interested in facing Thor at this moment and has his Black Butchers restrain Thor while he hops into the time pool, vanishing somewhere in time.  Thor leaps after him and arrives in the far flung future.  While in the future, Thor meets his much older self and assists in defeating the Black Butchers.  However, Thor is told by his older self that Gorr had been in the future for some 900 years and had amassed a huge amount of power during that time.

Thoughts: And yet again, Jason Aaron gives us a really good story!  Gorr continues to be one of my favorite new villains and I'm enjoying the back and forth aspect of this series.  Besides Gorr, who, as I said, has been awesome, I also like seeing the three different faces of Thor, from young and brash to old and wise.  And best of all is the fact that the next issue promises to give us Gorr's origin!  That should make for some really good reading.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.
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It's not often you see Thor in this condition!

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