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Thor: God of Thunder #22 - The Last Days of Midgard, Part Four of Five: For Thor So Loved the World Review

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Roxxon continues to pollute the town of Broxton and, in the future, Old Galactus faces a new challenge.

The Good

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #22 is superbly written. In fact, it's so good that I thought "superbly" was an appropriate fit. Jason Aaron brings so much variety to this book and it's all so entertaining. In just this one issue, Aaron's able to include jaw-dropping action with another glorious Old Galactus fight, drops at least two remarks that made me burst into laughter, hits us with solid plot development, and delivers two cliffhangers that build some major hype. Seriously, this issue covers a good amount of ground and it does so incredibly well. And, if you didn't hate Agger already, there's one hilarious line that's sure to make you loathe him.

I'll admit, part of me was wondering why Thor didn't take action after he's hit with the legal info in the last issue. He's a God, so these restrictions should be laughable to him. However, Aaron does a proper job addressing that conflict in this one. He makes it clear that, if Thor wants to, the God of Thunder would have no issue defying the restraining order and other legal mumbo jumbo that's involved. There's even a brilliant bit of banter about this. Aaron has several lines explaining why Thor hasn't swung around the hummer just yet and they're good enough for me to understand actions.

Esad Ribic's art and Ive Svorcina's colors are every bit as grand as the script. The two excellent splash pages are well-earned and the character work, as well as effects such as blasts and chaos on future Migard, remain topnotch. Despite the intended lack of visibility (one environment is heavily polluted, the other is a barren wasteland), these panels felt cleaner than usual and the close-ups were terrific. There's some great storytelling with perspective, too (e.g. Agger leaving the diner). These are pages that are indeed worthy of a God's eyes.

The Bad

Honestly, in a world like 616 Earth, it's a little tough to believe S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't have the authority to take action when Roxxon is blatantly destroying a town with pollution.

The Verdict

This series is ridiculously good. Aaron packs the pages with astonishing action as well as engaging dialogue and Ribic's artwork is tremendous. This is yet another issue that proves why THOR: GOD OF THUNDER is easily one of best titles out there. It'll make you laugh, drop your jaw, and by the time you're done, it'll make you demand the next issue right away.

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Posted by Jayc1324

I was a little disappointed with the direction this book was taking in the last issue but this one is explains everything and I'm on board again. Very good, fun issue.

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Posted by CaptainHoopla

Man, this series has been so good. You just know the next issue to end this arc is going to be epic.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

Man this series is just great. I can't believe how much passion Aaron puts into writing Thor. The last couple of Pages were flat out awesome. I love the fact that Thor was willing to suck it up for the greater good, considering that pride usually is his weakness, and in cases like these it's easy to really cut lose and just let the Hammer talk. Can't wait for the battle that's about to come.

I also loved the fact that Thor didn't win against Galactus. Sure it's refreshing and cool to see king Thor stand his ground but lets not forget who's the bigger bully, though Thor might turn the tide with the help of an old friend....Man so many things are happening in this issue yet for some reason I don't feel that the whole arc is convoluted or even overcrouded. That's great writing right there!

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Really enjoyable read, loved Thor's grand daughters. Thought Roz's belt was pretty cool.

Can't wait for the next issue

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Seriously can we get an Old Thor book? Because the future story is way more interesting.

Posted by BigCimmerian

Man this series is just great. I can't believe how much passion Aaron puts into writing Thor. The last couple of Pages were flat out awesome. I love the fact that Thor was willing to suck it up for the greater good, considering that pride usually is his weakness, and in cases like these it's easy to really cut lose and just let the Hammer talk. Can't wait for the battle that's about to come.

I also loved the fact that Thor didn't win against Galactus. Sure it's refreshing and cool to see king Thor stand his ground but lets not forget who's the bigger bully, though Thor might turn the tide with the help of an old friend....Man so many things are happening in this issue yet for some reason I don't feel that the whole arc is convoluted or even overcrouded. That's great writing right there!

Hey don't forget that this is very old Thor, he barely managed to climb the cliff lol. Maybe several thousand years younger Thor could beat Galactus :P

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@theacidskull said:

Man this series is just great. I can't believe how much passion Aaron puts into writing Thor. The last couple of Pages were flat out awesome. I love the fact that Thor was willing to suck it up for the greater good, considering that pride usually is his weakness, and in cases like these it's easy to really cut lose and just let the Hammer talk. Can't wait for the battle that's about to come.

I also loved the fact that Thor didn't win against Galactus. Sure it's refreshing and cool to see king Thor stand his ground but lets not forget who's the bigger bully, though Thor might turn the tide with the help of an old friend....Man so many things are happening in this issue yet for some reason I don't feel that the whole arc is convoluted or even overcrouded. That's great writing right there!

Hey don't forget that this is very old Thor, he barely managed to climb the cliff lol. Maybe several thousand years younger Thor could beat Galactus :P

Nah, Galactus is just out of some peoples league :P

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

Seriously can we get an Old Thor book? Because the future story is way more interesting.

Whaaa? No, it's not!

Posted by Fallschirmjager
Edited by TheAcidSkull

No, it's not. I was even a bit upset when we cut away from the modern setting throughout the issue, despite the fact that the old Thor is badass..

Posted by Fallschirmjager

No, it's not. I was even a bit upset when we cut away from the modern setting throughout the issue, despite the fact that the old Thor is badass..

I get bored when they cut away from the future story.

Posted by Assman

I just ordered the trades leading up to the latest story arc on amazon, I'm so cyked :-)

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

This book has really been kicking ass! I rarely actually dislike a villain but Agger is written so well, I can't wait to see him get Mjolnir between the eyes.

The Old Thor story could be a book by itself, with all the epic battles between the Thor family and Big G. I lol'd when Thor woke up LIGHT YEARS away. Love this book.

Posted by k4tzm4n

This book has really been kicking ass! I rarely actually dislike a villain but Agger is written so well, I can't wait to see him get Mjolnir between the eyes.

The Old Thor story could be a book by itself, with all the epic battles between the Thor family and Big G. I lol'd when Thor woke up LIGHT YEARS away. Love this book.

The fries comment? Pure gold.

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Posted by Wolverine08

Modern Thor is badass and interesting himself as well.

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Its interesting to see Galactus finally win; he's devoured the Earth after over a dozen attempts throughout the years. And after he's seemingly unstoppable, even if his physical body (like his face) is blown up he doesn't even seem to bat an eye over it.

Then with what I assume to be a casual blast casually swatted the thunder sisters.

It's going to be interesting to see how Thor exactly Midgard going after this.