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Sunday, July 25, 2021

[Kinda Book Review] Thor: The God Butcher

After a lot of DC, now some modern Marvel titles. I preferred Marvel over DC while growing up so I was looking forward to seeing Modern Marvel vs Modern DC.

In short, Thor encounters a creature that kills gods. Not just one-offs but entire pantheons. That no one ever knew about. Okay... I can go with that. But the highlight is that we have three eras of Thor fighting the Godslayer: young Thor in ~1000AD, modern-day Thor, and old Thor in the year 3000AD. Young Thor is brash and very much the type of viking we expect: drinking and whoring with a smile and a laugh. Old Thor replaced Odin on his throne and rules over an empty Asgard. The first two are fine but old Thor would have survived Ragnarok while all the tales of the future are to be ignored because the Godslayer, killed them all...

The art is good and of quality but suffers from the constant drawing of vignettes, forcing endless dialogue that makes it seem like they are talking. And talking. And talking. And talking.

And talking.

And talking.

Show don't tell... where here they show us a cool action scene in a full page, but force us to imagine the in-between as they talk. And talk. And talk. And talk.

In the end, I wasn't sad to be done with this book. So my rating is a 4/5 for the art (I dig it) and a 1/5 for the plot, rounding down to a 2. Nothing to see here, folks. This is a throwaway villain we'll never see again (and whose final confrontation is not even in this book). Keep your money.

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