Thor #609

Thor #609

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Rich Elson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! The Siege brings Ragnarok to Asgard! The Shining City of Thor and his brothers in arms faces destruction on the greatest scale it’s ever suffered, at the hands of Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers. But the Norse heroes have bigger problems, when THOR fights THOR! The evil Thor clone has come to kill the God of Thunder and take his place. Even if Asgard survives the Siege…will Thor survive Ragnarok?! 32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Apr 29, 2010

    If you need one reason to pick this up, check out for the Balder's demonstration of godly bullet time. As I said with Secret Avengers, this is an excellent example of how to do a monthly book. You can just drop into this without having read Siege or even previous issues of Thor and still enjoy the story for it was. Odds are, you'll be intrigued to see the backstory lurking underneath. And, while you might not always be certain of exactly who is drawing this, you're always going to find the art jaw-dropping. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 2, 2010

    The Siege of Asgard continues and kelda and Volstagg do their best to help. Asgardians under the leadership of Balder continue to fend off their opponents, but time is running out for the Asgardians. Loki reveals more detail about the attack and feels sorry for being a god of mischief. This issue was better than the last. There may be hope for a good Thor story after all. I like the parts with Loki and how he was able to reveal that Balder was selfish and jealous king. Visually, there were so many artists working on this issue that it did not matter. It was solid work nonetheless. I guess next issue will be the one where I decide if Thor is really worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 3, 2010

    "Thor" is maybe more interesting without Thor around. At least with Gillen and Tan doing their thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka May 3, 2010

    Thus, if youve been following the title all along, particularly with interest in Lokis role in Siege, dont let the absence of the great Thor himself let you down. Buy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Apr 28, 2010

    One good sequence towards the end of a book is not enough to make it a winner, however, and while Thor #609 is certainly not a bad book by any means, it's one of those issues that's more bland than anything else, and sometimes that can be worse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 1, 2010

    There are bright spots, but overall, this issue is just kind of “there.” Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Scott Hunter May 3, 2010

    If you've been following the last two issues of Thor then you're certainly going to want to pick this up: it has fair art, a good plot, and I find that this whole storyline definitely adds something to the overall Siege event. However, this is the third of a four part story and as such I cannot recommend it to any new readers. Overall, Thor #609 earns a solid three stars out of five and, if you haven't been able to catch this current storyline, you may want to look out for any of Gillen's further work on the series as it has been very enjoyable so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 10, 2010

    This issue really didn't do much for me. Thor didn't show up, nor did Ragnarok, and Loki's parts were just kind of weird. I'm not sure why he wouldn't take credit for Osborn's attack, while claiming that he was partially responsible for what happened. That just didn't really make sense to me... Besides that, there was some back story that was being wrapped up, as well as Volstagg still bumbling around. Not exactly the ingredients to a great comic in my most humble opinion. Read Full Review

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