Since it’s launch in late 2012, Thor: God of Thunder has been an Intriguing series that has featured the past, present and future Thor to tell compelling stories. We like it so much that we included it in our “The Thor Comics You Should Read” list. With this week’s issue, Marvel has labelled it with their “.NOW” numbering – indicating that it is a great jumping on point for those who have not been reading the series. Thor: God of Thunder #19.NOW is also the beginning of the new storyline “The Last Days of Midgard”, which sees Thor take on the evil Roxxon corporation as well as future Thor taking on Galactus as he protects the remains of a dying Earth.
Writer, Jason Aaron has been crafting multiple narratives in this series from the beginning of this series that see Thor in different points in his life. In The Last Days of Midgard readers will see a Thor from the present as well as a Thor from deep into the future. In the present, Thor will be teaming up with S.H.I.E.L.D environmental agent, Roz Solomon, as they take on the mega-corporation Roxxon, who is slowly destroying the planet with their greed. Well into the future King Thor takes must defend what is left of the world from Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds. Although, with the state his future Earth is in, is it worth saving?
On art duties is Esad Ribic, who has been a well received on this series. He has a style that incorporates mostly thin line that has been paired with a light watercolour wash for tone. The colours by Ive Scorcina works well with this style and give it a tone that is dark, but not grim, which matches the tone of the narrative.
As an added bonus Thor: God of Thunder #19.NOW will come with a digital edition of not only that issue but of the first collection of the series. This digital collection will collect Thor: God of Thunder #1-#5 and will allow those who are new to the series to get an extra taste from the beginning.
Thor: God of Thunder #19.NOW is available in all good comic book stores and digitally from February 12th. Take a look at the variant covers by Simone Bianchi, Clay Mann and Jenny Parks as well as a preview below.