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Posted by: Byron Brewer

Review: Thor, God of Thunder #18

Writer: 
Jason Aaron
Art: 
Das Pastoras
Letterer: 
VC's Joe Sabino
Cover: 
Esad Ribic
Publisher: 
Marvel Comics
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
January 29, 2014

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I don't know if it's nostalgia or my love of the early days of comics or what, but these adventures of young Thor by Jason Aaron are certainly reminding me of the Lee/Kirby stories in the Tales of Asgard series. In a good way.

Thor has such a rich history -- as a superhero, as a cosmic being, and certainly as an Asgardian god. A lot of writers ignore one of these aspects in favor of another, but when writers like Aaron bring them all to light and delve into their richness, the comic seems to come alive on the page as it has with every issue of Thor, God of Thunder.

This issue, #18, has young Thor, drunker than ever, slaying dragons on Midgard and discovering himself.

What a wonderful issue this is; just behold the art of the great Das Pastoras. Every page is a visual portrait, suitable for framing. Every panel is a pin-up. And nobody does dragons like Pastoras.

All in all, Thor, God of Thunder #18 is a wonderful one-and-done issue, although I'm sure somewhere packed herein are some seeds for future stories.

Jason Aaron wouldn't have it any other way.

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