Average Comic Guy Issue 1: King Thor
King Thor is the epic conclusion to Jason Aaron’s legendary run on the mighty Thor. Aided by the artwork of Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina, Aaron finishes Thor’s saga with an epic conclusion that is fit for the gods themselves. Set in the distant future, Thor once again battles the All-Black that possesses Loki and Gorr, the God Butcher with some help from his granddaughters. In this universe encompassing adventure the All-Black carves a path of planetary destruction throughout the universe with an ending that will make Thor’s mother Frigga proud.
I picked this comic book up for a couple of reasons. The first is that I wanted to support my local comic book store Comics Plus in Corpus Christi, Texas on Everhart Road as COVID-19 had hit many local business hard. Being a former retail employee that has worked in a couple of comic book shops, I knew how difficult these past few weeks may have been on them. Rather than sit on the sidelines I chose to become an active consumer and support my local comic shop and treat myself to a comic book.
Thor being my favorite Marvel hero led me to hunt down a series that I would not only enjoy reading but also enjoy looking at. An artist can make a huge impact to me when reading a story as they can really immerse you into the world that the writer is setting up. When I saw Aaron (Jason Aaron) on the bottom left corner of the trade paperback “King Thor” I immediately reached for it and peeked inside to make sure the artwork would be on par with Aaron’s writing. Sure enough it was.
I can’t stress enough how grandiose Thor’s journey was in this comic, so I decided to make a video showcasing some of the great artwork and writing found in these issues. The King Thor trade paperback collects issues 1-4 and also features variant covers, and a heartfelt letter penned by Jason Aaron at the end talking about how life-changing writing Thor was. Feel free to check out the video below if you’d like to take a deeper dive into this series, and don’t forget to support your local comic book stores!