The Final God Butchering: King Thor #1 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
The Girls of Thunder wander Omnipotence City, searching for any god that can help them hold back the end of everything and the battle to come. Unfortunately, nothing is left stirring in Omnipotence City save one god, Shadrak. His mind seems to be gone, and he has little information to offer the Daughters of Thunder except for a book they must finish. Meanwhile, Loki, the All-Butcher makes his final play to kill his brother, All-Father Thor. The final battle begins, and the victor will decide the fate of the last life in the universe.

King Thor #1 cover by Esad Ribić
King Thor #1 cover by Esad Ribić

King Thor #1 kicks off the final arc of Jason Aaron’s Thor, and he’s joined by Esad Ribić, Ive Svorcina, and VC’s Joe Sabino
It’s one last all out war between Thor and Loki, and each is more powerful than they’ve ever been. Thor is armed with the Thor-Force, and Loki has All-Black the Necrosword, the weapon of Gorr the God-Butcher. 
It’s an epic battle where we once again get to see the incredible power of the combatants. Suns are used as weapons, planets are destroyed, and blood and organs are spilled across the cosmos.
The Daughters of Thunder do still have something to do in this comic. Loki conjures a deadly familiar from All-Black that attempts to slay the three sisters. 
King Thor #1 art by Esad Ribić, Ive Svorcina, and letterer VC's Joe Sabino
King Thor #1 art by Esad Ribić, Ive Svorcina, and letterer VC’s Joe Sabino

Of course, Ribić is one of the prime selling points of this comic, and he delivers. His style is unique, detailed, and dynamic. The action scenes look impeccable, and the powers on display are incredible. The Loki redesign looks amazing under Ribić’s pen. Ive Svorcina’s color work is fantastic as well. It really brings the visuals to spectacular life.
King Thor #1 is the beginning to the exciting finale to Aaron’s Thor saga for which we’ve been waiting. Thor and Loki have it out one last time while what’s left of the universe crumbles around them. I don’t know how it will all end, and I can’t wait to find out. This one definitely gets a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.
King Thor #1 comes to us from writer Jason Aaron, artist and cover artist Esad Ribić, color artist Ive Svorcina, letterer VC’s Joe Sabino, and variant cover artists Adam Kubert with Matthew Wilson; Luke Ross and Frank D’Armata; and Gerardo Zaffino.

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