Thor #1

Thor #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 25, 2009 Critic Reviews: 8
6.7Critic Rating
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Not a clone! Not a robot! Not an imaginary story! The God of Thunder is officially BACK! You've waited for it, you've demanded it - and we say thee YEA! The Odinson comes roaring to life in this highly anticipated ongoing series by red-hot superstars J. Michael Straczynski (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Olivier Coipel (HOUSE OF M)! But how does a god return from Ragnarok? And what place will he find in a world torn by CIVIL WAR?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herve St-Louis Aug 24, 2007

    Coipel does a good job here. His Thor is distinctive with a broken boxers nose. Blake looks a little different but less buffed. My favourite Thor interpretation before that was George Perezs, but Coipels version is as unique and realistic. He doesnt look pampered and like a clean-cut super hero. Instead, he displays that he is a brute, but an inspiring and good person. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 6, 2007

    Thor #1 was an enjoyable issue. JMS and Copiel are a great team and should crank out an excellent run on this title. I am certainly looking forward to seeing how Thor reacts to the changes in the 616 Universe since his death. All is right in the 616 Universe now that Thor has officially returned. It just isn't normal not having the Thunder God running around. It was nice to see a Thor comic book back on the stands at my local comic book shop. It is great to have the big blonde Norseman back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Jul 1, 2007

    A good first issue that sets up an interesting premise and I cant wait for the return of more of the Norse Pantheon and Asgard. Hopefully, future issues will deliver more fully on this titles potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jul 1, 2007

    This certainly isnt a bad comic. It looks good, and there is an intriguing sense of mystery surrounding the direction of the title (although what JMS does reveal seems a tad similar to Gaimans Eternals), but Marvel have maintained for years that no one knew what to do with Thor, so they were going to rest the concept until someone came up with a thrilling new approach. If Straczynski has hit upon that great new idea, it certainly doesnt show in this bitty and unconvincing issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jul 1, 2007

    This is a first chapter which doesnt give much away about the direction that the book will take, but ushers Thor back into the Marvel Universe in an understated manner. JMS seems more preoccupied with the ideas of rebirth and godhood than he does with the actual personality of the character himself and that doesnt help this new title to get a grip on him, especially considering how detached and removed a God character has the potential to seem. That said, the artwork is solid, and Straczynski seems to be taking his time to lay a lot of groundwork for the characters new status quo. I just get the feeling that the book hasnt been quick enough out of the gates to make people care yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jul 1, 2007

    Instead, Straczynski seems to want us to be so dazzled by Coipels beautiful and sublime pictures that we will ignore his hackneyed text. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 1, 2007

    That cant happen soon enough, because Thor and Donald Blake are too bland to continue without a colorful supporting cast and some enemies other than demons and Loki. Though it is a solidly constructed comic, this new number one doesnt seem to have a fresh vision of the character. Its yet another example of a recent trend to start new stories slowly. I actually miss the formula of dropping us into the center of the action and catching us up on the run, which seems to stem from olden days. Without an exciting plot, this return seems perfunctory. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 5, 2007

    The denouement offers something intriguing, and that's a new vision of the title character. Sure, it's clear he's going to be the thunderous hero we've seen in the past, but Straczynski seems to grant him (and Blake) a more nomadic lifestyle. It's actually reminiscent of the 1970s era of the Hulk, and since the Green Goliath ain't using that storytelling structure these days, it's interesting to see it applied to such a different character. Ultimately, this issue was something of a disappointment, given the drawn-out nature of the script. However, the art and the seeds of a new premise hinted at in the script are enough to get me to come back and take a look at the second issue. Read Full Review

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