Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Esad Ribić, Ive Svorcina, and VC’s Joe Sabino
Release Date: September 11th, 2019
Seven years ago, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribić introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in the battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of the All-Black Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned in this week’s all-new KING THOR #1. However, it’s returned in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki. Let’s fly into this final, cataclysmic showdown and witness the book no comic fan should miss.
Oh My Thor, this issue was one intense, action-packed, brawl that literally extended multiple worlds and multiple millennia. Jason Aaron immediately snatches readers up and throws them into the funeral pyre of the issue. While the Goddesses of Thunder make a trek of their own, Aaron dives deeper into the psyche of the Loki-Thor relationship with emotions raging deeper than fans have ever seen before.
Aaron’s first issue of his concluding Thor story was fast-paced, clear, and insanely brutal. Thor enthusiasts won’t be surprised about the main storyline if they’ve been following Aaron’s run since the beginning. However, readers will be shocked to see the amazing cliffhanger, as well as some of the venomous hatred, resentment, and bitterness depicted by the brotherly banter. Once Odinson and Loki begin discussing their parents, $&@$ gets REAL and emotions are escalated.
Additionally, Esad Ribić and Ive Svorcina’s art is stimulatingly distinctive and brings each page to life with their violent color choices and frighteningly angry tones. Ribić’s detailed panels were a masterful display of fine art that helped illustrate the mood of the story with a stunningly alarming allure that enabled this reviewer to dance from page to page with ease.
Jason Aaron squanders no time instantly throwing fans into the heart of his final legendary anecdote of the Thunder God. Furthermore, this definitive narrative exhibits the true care and compassion Aaron has cultivated within these TWO sons of Odin for the past seven years. Aaron shows readers that there isn’t a Thor without Loki and that their relationship is even deeper than blood.
These two Gods stories were always cursed to be intertwined from day one. However, the true threat reveals itself as the issue concludes… or so Aaron wants us to think. Grab this issue and add this series to your pull to see how Jason Aaron’s epic ultimately ends. Regardless of how predictable aspects of the issues opened, the story was still a ton of fun and worth every penny!