Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tash's Pick of the Week: Thor God of Thunder #23

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Esad Ribic
Colors by Ive Svorcina

Well, I’m back and this time I’m bringing the pick of the week with me. As you can all probably tell from the header, I’m going with Thor: God of Thunder #23. Well really if you check out the cover it says 023, but who we kidding. This or any other Marvel book sure as hell ain’t gonna make it to triple digits. Amirite? You know I am. Back to my review, this tale takes place in the present and the future.

In the present, Thor deals with the crap that Roxxon oil is pulling by opening up plants in Thor’s beloved Broxton (by the way of the Golden Bridge) causing pollution that damn near drives everyone out of the town. Huh, who knew that having a Thunder God who fights all types of magical bad guys would not be a plus to your town?
You think that after all the crap that New York has dealt with the good folks of Broxton would have put a few roofies in Thor’s mead then put his big blond ass on the next train out of town. ( Hey, if it’s good enough for The Simpsons, it’s good enough for Thor.)

So we also get the awesome ass kicking King Thor from the future. He’s spending what seems like all his strength and time fighting Old Galactus. Yeah, you read that right.  Old Galactus. Sadly, he doesn’t have a giant sized adult diaper on. One can wish, can’t I? King Thor gives Old Galactus all he’s got and can’t seem to put the big SOB away for the count. Thankfully the Girls of Thunder (Thor’s granddaughter's) show up to buy King Thor some time.

Back in the present Thor fights the Trolls led by Ulik and Roxxon CEO Dario Agger who makes a deal with the Trolls to become the Minotaur. They double team Thor for awhile, But Thor catches a second wind and with the all the power he can muster, he kicks both their asses. Works for me. I mean we all pretty much knew that was what was gonna go down. Legit. But the sad part is that while SHIELD takes away Agger and the Trolls, Broxton is still left a barren land thanks to Roxxon. Thor is pretty upset about this all. This is pretty much the first time in a very long time that Thor could not save the day by kicking ass. Good idea and true too. You just can’t win some battles. Read ’em and weep, Blond Hair.

Back in the future King Thor shows back up to the fight with Old Galactus, (I wonder if he get’s Social Security, while The Watcher keeps an eye and steals the check number for his own gains.) bringing what with him? Why it’s the sword that belonged to the God Butcher. He uses it to finally slay Old Galactus, thus saving the earth. Then King Thor spits out blood and that somehow brings back the plants and saves the earth. Huh, I had no idea that King Thor died for our sins. Okay, maybe not died, but all our base belong to him…..or something. So the point of the story is that Thor screws up the earth as a young hot headed man, but after everyone is dead (Because of him, mind you.) as an Old Man he makes up for it. Moral of the story is somehow everything will work out if you wait like a million years. Respect. Good story, I really dig King Thor. That’s all Jason Aaron should write. It’d be a blast. Now I’m off to swing a hammer and hit school chil…I mean Trolls. Yeah, that’s it. For MIDGARD!!!

-Tash Moore

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