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Thor: God of Thunder, Volume 2: Godbomb

(Thor: God of Thunder #2)

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Somewhere at the end of the time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation. What is the Godbomb? And what can Thor do to stop it? As Gorr’s master plan continues to unfold, all hope for divinity is lost as Thor finds himself in chains alongside his fellow gods.

As the dark origin of Gorr is revealed
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Hardcover, 136 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Marvel (first published October 9th 2013)
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Jeff
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
Voldemort Jr. is back. This time he goes up against three Thor’s.

Three! Count them! Three!!

Thors from different timelines trying to defuse the Godbomb.



There’s old man Thor (“Hey, you frost giant kids, keep off of my rainbow bridge!”) from the future.

Present day Avenger Thor and young buck, raging hormone Thor from the past, who does all his thinking with Lil’ Mjolnir.

Avenger Thor gets to try to smash the God Bomb with two Mjolnirs.

Two! Count ‘em, two!


Before all that happens we get Voldemort Jr
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Dan Schwent
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gorr, the God Butcher, builds a bomb designed to travel back in time and kill all gods. The present day Thor and the All-Father Thor united to stop him. But can two, or even three, thunder gods be enough?

Wow. The three Thors vs. the Butcher of Gods. It reminded me quite a bit of the Elric tales when multiple versions of the Eternal Champion would team up against some huge menace. Whereas the first volume was mostly setup, this one was all payoff, like a porno that's entirely money shots.

Aaron br
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Terence
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The origin of Gorr the God Butcher is revealed. description
His family died trusting in gods that couldn't be bothered to help. So Gorr has devised his own plan with the help of time travel. He created a godbomb to annihilate every god who ever has and ever will live across all time in an instant.
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The only thing left standing in his way are three Thors from different time periods.
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Godbomb was a good conclusion to the tale of Gorr the God Butcher. It's easy to see why Gorr turned out to be the way he was and h
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Rituraj Kashyap
"Thor...hear my prayer. Hear the prayer of Odin. Do not fall, my son. Be the savior of us all. Be the God of Gods."

The story of the God Butcher concludes, and what a journey it has been.

Thors

The first issue in this volume gives the readers a glimpse of the man that Gorr once was. It justifies his actions to a little extent, but as the story progresses, the readers start seeing the madness in him.

This story is about the haughty Thor, the mature Thor and the All-Father Thor all coming together to sto
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Sam Quixote
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Yea and I did look upon thy second tome of Thor, God Of Blunders, and I was not well pleased to see logic and common sense has forsaken this story and Scribe Aaron is determinedly taking thine piss!

Ok I’m gonna stop talking like that because I can’t keep it up. But yeah, this one isn’t good. I did read the first volume and had numerous problems with it, but fans of the series told me, no dude, you’re only seeing half of the complete story - you’ve got to read the second volume to get how awefri
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Mike
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gorr is an asshole, but a believable one. Forged in the crucible of cruel fate, he makes enough sense that this story isn't just an excuse for Thor to man up.

Speaking of which, I've always wondered at these superhero physiques - especially the divine ones. Does Thor lift? He's got those ridiculous garden hose veins on his bicep, like what you see when Hugh Jackman went nuts getting 'cut' for the last Wolverine movie. Compare:





Jackman only got that way through some extreme jacking and day-before-
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Lᴀʏᴀ  Rᴀɴɪ
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
The second volume collection of the continuing God-Butcher epic/murder mystery is Godbomb which revealed the accumulation of all of the villain Gorr's plan from the beginning ever since he started his personal crusade of wiping out every living god in existence. Comprised of issues 6-11, Godbomb has all the essential elements to increase the stakes and fairly conclude this arc, and some of its important parts did manage to deliver a solid ending; but there are details across said issues that mak ...more
Anne
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Guess I'm all alone here, but I just didn't think Godbomb was all that great.
I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 2, because I can't get my hands on Thor: God of Thunder #1...so maybe I just didn't understand what was going on in this volume. Maybe volume 1 was stuffed full of awesomesauce?
Also, I'm not a fan of Thor in Asgaard. I like the Avenger version, not the one where he does all the viking stuff.

So three time-traveling Thors try to stop an alien who is trying to kill all of the gods. I foun
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Donovan
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Wow! Just wow! This is my new favorite series! And that's the first time I've said that about Marvel, coming from a diehard DC boy. Jason Aaron (with Esad Ribic's stunning illustrations) has created a mind blowing and balanced tale of epic violence and existential contemplation.

Gorr's tale and motivation is a classic revenge story but new with a twist of deep existentialism. That fury that we as humans (or creatures, in his case) have for a higher power when we suffer tragedy. As if we are unri
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Roy
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
And here is the conclusion of the godbomb story arc. Good storytelling but a little too neat in the way it was wrapped up. The art is phenomenal and Ribic has quickly become one of my favourite artists. This is definitely worth your time if you want a good Thor story.
Gavin
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This is Thor at his Hulking best (for lack of a better explanation/an easy reference). Though I haven't read Vol. 1 (my library does this very odd thing of ordering books out of sequence...GRRRRRR) I found that I was able to pick this right up and not be lacking for much info.

Gorr is a man who questions the Gods, and when bad shit befalls him, like any sane person would, he loses faith, and takes it to the extreme. He wants to kill all the Gods so men can and will stand on their own. I actually
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Sesana
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, mythology, fantasy
There are some really great ideas here. The three Thors, past, present, and future, joining forces to defeat Gorr. Thor's granddaughters. The godbomb itself, that will, once exploded, entirely destroy all deities across the universe, forwards and backwards in time. And I like the mythic feel of the narration. I love seeing Thor as an actual god.

But I still find Gorr less than convincing as a villain. He's definitely a genuine threat, I don't argue that. But his motivation is almost painfully cli
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Eli
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome ending to the God Butcher storyline. I'm very impressed. I started the first volume with low expectations because I've never really found Thor an intriguing character. But after reading Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 1: The God Butcher and finishing this volume, I love Thor (this version of him anyway, because sometimes they make him seem really stupid and selfish).

I find Gorr the God Butcher one of the most compelling comic villains I have ever read. His anger against the gods i
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Jonathan
Two words: Hel yea!

Also:(view spoiler)
Ran
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Highlights!

+Old Voldy Gorr gets a backstory. Look it that face! He's so excited!

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+Thor sexes up ladies (excuse me, shieldmaidens) in Iceland (I assume there is nothing else to do. The ale/mead must be gone.)

+Poor Thor has a time-travel/alternative futures-"what in hel I turned into my father?!"-identity-crisis.

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+I am in love with Lord Librarian.

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+All the time-traveling Thors together now:

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+Young Thor rides a shark:

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I really love the pencil sketch feel to #9-10. Honestly, I feel bad for Gorr.
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11811 (Eleven)
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this as much as the first. Maybe the nostalgia factor got worn down a bit. I still had fun and still have a hold on book three but I wasn't blown over this time around. Still, plenty of beer and women to make for a Viking good time.
47Time
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gorr lived in a tribe that firmly believed in gods. He believed that the gods punished their followers more than they deserved by drying up their world. This planted the seed for his hatred of the gods, leading to his tribe casting him out. Wondering in the desert alone, wishing for death, a thing falls from the sky next to him. The thing was actually two gods already weakened from fighting each other. Gorr accuses them of inaction when his family needed them. He unleashes his fury on them using ...more
Callie Rose Tyler
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
3 1/2 Stars

This series continues to be a page turner as the three different Thors converge into one timeline to take on Gorr the Butcher of Gods.



Despite having some issues with how 'time travel' is handled in this story, I enjoyed it. At one point 'Young Thor' says that he is the only one to have beaten Gorr twice and 'Old Thor' adds that he is also the only one to be captured twice, this does not make sense. If something happens to 'Young Thor' it would be a part of all of their pasts. Another
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Anthony
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel-now, thor
Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's Thor has been one of the highlights of the Marvel NOW launch. The God Butcher story spans over two arcs (or volumes), includes 3 different Thor's from 3 different time periods, and comes to a conclusion that's satisfying. The storyline also centres on Thor (or 3 of them) a lot. He has a big supporting cast, but none of them really appear. This is good though because it lets the story be more of a character piece whilst Thor is facing off against this new and big vill ...more
Andrew
May 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Andrew by: andrew.edwards91@gmail.com
Shelves: read-own-d, c-comics
This volume concludes the whole "Godbomb" story line. The three Thors meet up and attempt to overcome the devourer dude.

It was pretty boring and predictable but elevated by the fine artwork and the interesting interplay of the three Thors.
Chantaal
This was the Thor story Marvel's needed for a long time. Holy hell, this was huge and beautiful.
Zack! Empire
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel-comics
It had been some time since I read Volume one, so I had a bit of trouble remembering how we got to where we are when this story begins. I don't recall how the time travel thing is supposed to work here, so how the current version of Thor ended up with the older version I can't say. I also had a bit of comic confusion when I was trying to remember how the story of young Thor fighting Apocalypse and getting his axe fit in, but then I realized I was thinking of a story from Uncanny Avengers. (Wasn' ...more
Hannah Heath
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was awesome. Very well-written and Gorr's backstory was amazing. He was a very complex, scary villain. I hope he makes it into the MCU. As in the first volume, having 3 Thor's was great, since we get to see their different personalities: arrogant young Thor, noble Avenger's Thor, gruff All-Father Thor. The artwork was also great and there were some impressive panels depicting Avenger Thor wielding two mjolnirs.

Note: annoyed with the unnecessary scene of young Thor sleeping with one of the
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Blindzider
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This story was so satisfying. This volume starts off with the origin of the villain, and like all good villains they have a story that you may not agree with, but at least you understand. The rest of the book mainly has Thor dealing with the Godbomb but along the way you learn about Thor, who he was, is and will be. And after all that you get a small helping of what it means to have faith in a god(s) as well as choosing your own destiny.

What's also nice is this entire epic (vol 1 and 2) is unint
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Ryan Stewart
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pretty good end to an incredible overall story. Vol. 1 is considerably better but this is still my favorite Thor story from beginning to end.
Nicolo Yu
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My re-read of Jason Aaron's Thor run continues with the second volume of Thor: God of Thunder and the culmination of what was essentially a year-long arc on the character, Its impact still felt in the current books with every regretful look the unworthy Odinson takes at Mjolnir in the capable and worthy hands of his former lover, Jane Foster. This volume concludes the God-Butcher arc decisively and satisfylingly.

#6 - This chapter contained the origin of Gorr, before he was the God-Butcher and th
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Angela
The 3 Thors try to stop the God killer. This graphic novel looks into the history of the god killer and why he is on such a crusade. There's some nice touches, and the artwork is pretty. It finishes off the story satisfactorily. It's interesting to see the differences in the Thors, as they all have different outlooks on life. A good read.
Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {quester in a cashier's body}
In a destroyed future Asgard, a duo of Thors (Thor: Avenger of Earth and Thor: Ruler of Asgard) join together to end the reign of Gorr, the God Butcher, once and for all.

Gorr's final attempt to exterminate the gods is the 'Godbomb'.
What is it?
And how do they stop it?

In what they know is a suicide mission, the Thors, now a trio, (Avenger, Ruler of Asgard, and Viking) race to fight Gorr in a battle to the death to avenge the death of every god thus far, and save all who remain.

But can they do it
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Tade Thompson
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
How do I put this?

I had stopped reading superhero comics. The repetition, the bombastic art, the unending complicated cross-over “events”, the…everything. Nothing original, nothing interesting about steroidal guys and gals knocking each other into buildings while emitting ill-defined but photogenic energy from, of all places, their eyes.

On recommendation from the always informative Comicbookgirl19 I picked up two trade paper backs: ‘The God Butcher’ and ‘Godbomb’.

This storyline took me back to t
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