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The End Is Nigh (King Thor #1 Review)

Updated: Jan 25, 2020


Writer: Jason Aaron

Artist: Esad Ribic

Colorist: Ive Svorcina

Letter: Joe Sabino

Publisher: Marvel

Rating: 10/10

Hel hath no fury like a brother's jealousy.


This is the end of times and the end of Jason Aaron's EPIC run on the beloved God of Thunder. After 7 years this tale is finally coming to a close and what a fitting way to end it, with Esad Ribic coming back to finish what they started. The Thor in this tale is a tired and weary God who has seen almost everyone he loves pass from this plane of existence.

All-Father Thor faces off ,once again, with his treacherous brother Loki, only this time he's powered by the necrosword. This all perfect ties into the beginning of Aaron's run with "The God Butcher"  and "Godbomb" storylines. This is the final chapter and it's shpaing up to be one full of more heartbreak.

Having somewhat closed the chapter on Thor's current story in present day, Aaron has decided to fling us to the far future to cap off his run. A bold and exciting move.

The eternal struggle between Thor and Loki is something that has always been prevalent in any Thor story, but Aaron takes it to a whole other level. We've never seen a Loki that has been able to hold his own against Thor the way he does here. Throughout the issue we see this battle between Gods beautifully illustrated by the insanely talented Ribic. It's both breathtaking and heartbreaking at the same time.

While these two Gods wage war against each other, the Girls of Thunder have come to Shadrak as they seek information from the vast library of books. But there is no hope to be found there.It seems it was fated for Shadrak only to appear once again for one last stand before joining his beloved books in a pile of ash. The grandaughters of Thor have always been entertaining and I for one wouldn't mind a mini-series starring these young thunder wielders.

There isn't much more you could ask for from this book. It hits every mark, to perfection. With the return of Gorr at the end everything is coming full circle. Will Thor survive? Is Loki dead? There's only 3 issues left of Aaron's epic, what madness will ensue in the coming issues?

Aaron and Ribic are without a doubt bringing their A game on this book and are making it extremely hard for anyone that follows them on a Thor book. I still can't believe we're this close to the end. I will be cherishing these last few issues as they come out, who knows if we'll ever see a run of this magnitude and excellence ever again. 

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