Avengers Origins: Thor #1

Avengers Origins: Thor #1

Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Al Barrionuevo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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A chosen son seemingly determined to simultaneously live up to and defeat his father's expectations. A brother who's influence he cannot abide but will never escape. Join Thor in Asgard for a timeless archetypal family drama played out against a cosmic backdrop where the human journey toward humility and compassion is also Thor's journey toward godhood and worthiness.

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 17, 2012

    While I am glad that I purchased this book, I did so with a "collector mentality" (that, and I really like the cover art for these "Avengers Origins" books). Sadly, there is nothing new and exciting with this book. You may be surprised what a teen Sif looks like, but if you are looking for a book that has an Avenger's specific origin for Thor, this isn't it. On the other hand, if you want to read a well put together "Thor: Coming of Age" story, with nice art and writing, then this book is for you. The specifics in the wiki entry for this book should assist with your decision... Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 30, 2011

    Avengers Origins: Thor #1 serves as a condensed history useful for introducing neophytes to Thor and his kin or for transitioning fans of the movies to the format and conventions of comic books. As a work of literature, on the other hand, precious little is done to blaze new trails. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 4, 2011

    If you've never read the story of Thor, "Avengers Origins: Thor" is an entertaining and coherent read until the final scenes. Kathryn Immonen writes the characters with depth and Al Barrionuevo matches her on art. Unfortunately, this story isn't simply an old one that's been told numerous times, it's been told numerous times recently in numerous mini-series and one-shots from Marvel. With a plethora of recent Thor stories about his youth, this comic stands out amongst the "Avengers Origins" books as the one that seems unnecessary. Read Full Review

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