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First Look: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #25

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #25 Assembles Epic Artist Lineup For God-Sized Issue!

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #25 (JUL140657)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by ESAD RIBIC, SIMON BISLEY and RM GUERA

Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Avenger Thor Variant by MILO MANARA (JUL140658)

Young Thor Variant by SIMON BISLEY (JUL140659)

King Thor Variant by RM GUERA (JUL140660)

On a bellow of thunder and the crack of lightning comes the Thunder God, one last time! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #25, the oversized final issue from New York Times Bestselling writer Jason Aaron as he assembles a bevy of the industry’s greatest artists for a titanic tale that should not be missed! Witness new stories of the Thor from each era as well as the untold origin of one of the God of Thunder’s greatest foes! Plus, before THOR #1 hits in October, be there when the new Thor makes her thunderous first appearance inside this epic, oversized issue!

First, it’s Young Thor vs. the Frost Giants as Jason Aaron and artist Simon Bisley (2000 AD) tell you a tale the brash, youthful God of Thunder as he wields his enchanted battle axe Jarnbjorn against the worst Jotunheim has to offer! Then, Aaron reteams with his artistic collaborator from Scalped, R.M. Guera, to bring you the blood-soaked origins of one of the God of Thunder’s most maniacal villains – Malekith the Accursed! Witness the untold origin of the ruler of the Dark Elves as he cuts a bloody swath across the Ten Realms in his rise to power and prominence!

Finally, as the Thor of today deals with the startling fallout of Original Sin, fast forward to the future as Aaron and blockbuster Thor: God of Thunder artist Esad Ribic bring you a new tale of King Thor and the Girls of Thunder. Deep in the halls of Asgard, Thor’s granddaughters have uncovered a startling secret chapter of Thor’s past. A secret long since buried. Who is the new God of Thunder and why was her existence kept secret?

Be there when one chapter in the God of Thunder’s life reaches its end…and another begins. No fan can afford to miss out on the epic, oversized THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #25 when it thunders its way into comic shops and onto digital devices this September!

FOC – 08/25/14, On-Sale – 09/17/14

48 Comments
Posted by Tenebrous_Guile

@inferiorego: Off topic but has anyone told you that your avatar makes you look like the Nostalgia critic?

Anyway more of Young Thor is always a delight! :)

Posted by Lvenger

At least the last issue of Aaron's Thor run that I'll be buying till this pandering excuse of a PR stunt is reversed looks like it'll be a good read. Malekith was well written in The Accursed, Young Thor is always hilarious to see on his fantasy adventures and I'm glad Old King Thor and The Girls of Thunder get the spotlight one last time. The only problem will be the revelation and transition to this pointless appeal for diversity and gender equality that is the female Thor. Still, once Aaron regains his senses and realises that the original Thor is what people want to really read about, I can go back to enjoying Aaron's run. Till then, this will be the last Thor issue I pick up for some time.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Thor totally looks like a tranny in the first two pages.

'Maybe they are actually making him a girl =P

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Thor totally looks like a tranny in the first two pages.

'Maybe they are actually making him a girl =P

Those pages look cool as hell though.

Posted by Overlander

I'm imagining significant whistling in that last panel.

Posted by tensor

Well I will be getting this for sure.

Posted by Jayc1324

Thor went super saiyan in that first pic.

Edited by Jayc1324

I was very excited for this after reading this solicit then I remembered female Thor is coming next. The end of this awesome series for female Thor. How often do we get to see young Thor and old king Thor? But no, its all ending because of this new gimmick they thought of. I hope Aaron writes his stories the same way he did before when Thor finally returns with mjolnir. I also hope he doesn't longer on the female Thor thing too long, I don't want a year of thor going around dealing with all the things female Thor did. Oh well.

Posted by inferiorego

@inferiorego: Off topic but has anyone told you that your avatar makes you look like the Nostalgia critic?

Anyway more of Young Thor is always a delight! :)

I have much better facial hair... well, I did. I have no facial hair right now

Edited by Rainja

Sorry Marvel. Ill pass

Posted by frozenedge

Man this looks like a great issue. If Aaron is writing the new female Thor, then I'm definitely on board for the new series

Posted by TDK_1997

This seems to be a very promising last issue of the good old Thor we know. That is indeed a great all-star team of artists that will be drawing THor which means more goodies for us since we can only simply enjoy what we are seeing. I really want to see how things will turn out and what Aaron has in mind with the female Thor coming around.

Posted by Jayc1324

I wonder if there's any dialogue in this issue.

Posted by greenlucario

Well one more great issue, and then I can add the upcoming Winter Soldier series since this one's over. Goodbye Thor: God of Thunder, you will be missed.

Edited by T_Aesir

Last one i will buy from Aaron s run on Thor, the parasite is coming...Forget it marvel i will never buy issues of the female publicity stunt...

Posted by SpitfirePanda

Female Thor should be permanent and the male Thor should be killed off imo. The King Thor future should be erased by the evil machinations of Old Loki in order to give the female a chance to claim the future of Queen Thor for herself, leaving the tales of her male counterpart as lessons that she learns by as her story unfolds. It just seems like a better idea to go that direction in the face of such a big change.

Posted by RageEx2

HOLY COW

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Did Lady THOR, THORITA or whatever here name is show up yet?

Posted by AndySynn

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT!

Posted by T_Aesir

Female Thor should be permanent and the male Thor should be killed off imo. The King Thor future should be erased by the evil machinations of Old Loki in order to give the female a chance to claim the future of Queen Thor for herself, leaving the tales of her male counterpart as lessons that she learns by as her story unfolds. It just seems like a better idea to go that direction in the face of such a big change.

Even if he dies in marvel comics he will survive as a Character, in other comics and in popular culture, that no one can kill or erase, it s history, no other popular comic book Character can be proud of that...

Posted by Jayc1324
Edited by BKole

Man. So much Butthurt.

Edited by Eivion

People do remember that the female Thor is Aaron's idea, right? That she is a part of whatever story he is telling in his run. Really a lot of it seems designed to move Thor closer to King Thor.

Posted by KaraZor-el
Posted by Winter_Kills

@jayc1324 said:

I was very excited for this after reading this solicit then I remembered female Thor is coming next. The end of this awesome series for female Thor. How often do we get to see young Thor and old king Thor? But no, its all ending because of this new gimmick they thought of. I hope Aaron writes his stories the same way he did before when Thor finally returns with mjolnir. I also hope he doesn't longer on the female Thor thing too long, I don't want a year of thor going around dealing with all the things female Thor did. Oh well.

I feel the same way, bro. I love the Bisley art, the young Thor story looks epic, longships, Frost Giants, Jarnbjorn & all. I've always wanted to se more of Malekith's origins, & I always like seeing King Thor. (Though the whole secret thing makes me a bit nervous.) It does suck that this is the end of what was a really great run, I agree 200% there, in that it is interrupted by a PR pandering publicity stunt. Like you I hope Aaron doesn't linger on "She-Thor" for too long, & having him deal with everything she did when he returns. (And despite what naysayers say, we all know he will.) I hope that when Thor regains Mjolnir that Aaron does go back to writing Thor in the rollicking, epic heavy metal style he did before; that's the Thor fans want. I look at this like Thor in the 90's, pre-Onslaught stuff- dark times for Thor, but he survived & things turned around. I believe that'll happen again. I'm gonna enjoy this one last issue(for now) of the REAL Thor, & wait for his triumphant return, which I hope is so freakin' epic it will make this publicity stunt nothing but a bad memory.

@t_aesir said:

Last one i will buy from Aaron s run on Thor, the parasite is coming...Forget it marvel i will never buy issues of the the female publicity stunt...

I agree 200%, my friend. This is going to be the last great issue of the REAL Thor for awhile, enjoy it while it lasts before the great id theft. But Marvels going to see, that everything that this female replacement does will forever be in the shadow of the one true Thor, & her series will forever be in the shadow of Thor: God of Thunder. Oh, Thor: GoT, your epicness, how we'll miss you.

@eivion said:

People do remember that the female Thor is Aaron's idea, right? That she is a part of whatever story he is telling in his run. Really a lot of it seems designed to move Thor closer to King Thor.

I agree, I think Aaron is also trying to do this to move Thor closer to King Thor, & I'm all for that, no problem. It's just Aaron's whole execution of the "unworthy" thing that longtime Thor fans feels is poor, disrespectful to the character & leaves a bad taste in the mouth. And the fact that it interrupted a very acclaimed epic run just to start a new title at issue 1. I know that endless relaunches are a fact of modern comics, though, sadly. If Aaron could pull it off that Fury said something that makes Thor THINK he is unworthy, but is in reality still worthy all along, & tell this great character-driven journey, fighting his way back from the bottom & rediscovering what makes him worthy in the first place- & all along- then I, & other longtime Thor fans, would be much more accepting of it.

Posted by BeaconofStrength

@lvenger said:

At least the last issue of Aaron's Thor run that I'll be buying till this pandering excuse of a PR stunt is reversed looks like it'll be a good read. Malekith was well written in The Accursed, Young Thor is always hilarious to see on his fantasy adventures and I'm glad Old King Thor and The Girls of Thunder get the spotlight one last time. The only problem will be the revelation and transition to this pointless appeal for diversity and gender equality that is the female Thor. Still, once Aaron regains his senses and realizes that the original Thor is what people want to really read about, I can go back to enjoying Aaron's run. Till then, this will be the last Thor issue I pick up for some time.

Stop saying my opinions before I do.

Posted by Akindoodle

Who did the art of the last few pages with the girls?

Posted by viin

the 2nd and 3rd covers are amazing...not impressed by the pages though.

Edited by Kerrigan

That's looking like some Slaine era Bisley there, awesome.

Posted by Blackice709

getting them all

Posted by Teerack

The art in this book used to be good.

Posted by louiecayetano85

if Frigg's the new thor, I'm in...

Posted by unBREAKable_Fs4

Looking forward to this

Edited by Lvenger
@beaconofstrength said:

@lvenger said:

At least the last issue of Aaron's Thor run that I'll be buying till this pandering excuse of a PR stunt is reversed looks like it'll be a good read. Malekith was well written in The Accursed, Young Thor is always hilarious to see on his fantasy adventures and I'm glad Old King Thor and The Girls of Thunder get the spotlight one last time. The only problem will be the revelation and transition to this pointless appeal for diversity and gender equality that is the female Thor. Still, once Aaron regains his senses and realizes that the original Thor is what people want to really read about, I can go back to enjoying Aaron's run. Till then, this will be the last Thor issue I pick up for some time.

Stop saying my opinions before I do.

Posted by Spulk

Great art!!! Great writing!!!I have faith in Jason Aaron even if Thor will be a female person now...Remember what they said about Slott when Peter died and Ock became Spidey and now they alredy miss SpOck....

Jason Aaron's stories on Thor already classics!!!

Posted by GraniteSoldier

@jayc1324: I was thinking the exact same thing. Super Saiyan Thor.

Posted by Jayc1324

Just realized his granddaughters are uncovering a secret about him but they're reading out of a library book. It can hardly be a secret if you can find it in a book.

Posted by RustyRoy

@jayc1324 said:

Just realized his granddaughters are uncovering a secret about him but they're reading out of a library book. It can hardly be a secret if you can find it in a book.

lol

Edited by Antihero_Jaymok

Personally, I think everyone should be thanking Marvel for doing what they're doing to fan favorites like Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, and Iron Man. Now that they've temporarily "ruined" them, I can stop buying them, and add different titles to my pull list. Thanks Marvel, for giving me the opportunity to add money to my wallet, so I can check out new titles I normally wouldn't have bought!

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Been waiting for this issue to be announced, shame that the art from earlier isn't carrying on.

Posted by odinblast

Most likely the last Thor book I'll be purchasing for a while. If She-Thor gets outstanding reviews I'll give it a try, but I'm not falling for the publicity stunt from the beginning.

Posted by KouNurasaka

Wow... instant buy!

I can't help but think Thor looks like a blonde Vampire Hunter D...

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

IDGAF! I'm riding this girl Thor thing out, it's probably going to be cool. I mean the Thor Frog arc back in the day was awesome so why not give this a chance?

Edited by DJ1107

@lvenger: nice to see comicvine users still act like 14 year old butthurt asswipes who constantly bitch about absolutely nothing...

Posted by Lvenger

@dj1107 said:

@lvenger: nice to see comicvine users still act like 14 year old butthurt asswipes who constantly bitch about absolutely nothing...

Nice to see that there are still trolls and flame baiters trying to rile people up over the Internet just for having a different opinion on something or demean people's views just because they're not entirely positive. Some things never change...

Posted by devil-wears-converse

Dat art...

Posted by RealityWarper

God of Thunder and Rockn'roll !!!