Thor: Man of War #1

Thor: Man of War #1

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 26, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 26, 2008

    Can't wait for an oversized hardcover of these issues. If any comics deserve the treatment, these Ages of Thunder stories do. Zircher and Mann did fantastic jobs here and it'll be a real treat to see their work. If you haven't picked any of these up yet, for shame, but you might be better off waiting for the eventual trade at this point and getting one of the best series of books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Dec 2, 2008

    Fans of a more legendary take on the classic character will find something to like in the final chapter of Fraction's epic. I highly recommend it, but be sure to track down the other two parts first. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Daniel Crown Nov 26, 2008

    So when I say this is the weakest chapter, it's important to keep everything in perspective. This issue is still outstanding in just about every way, even if it lacks some of the debauched charm from previous installments. Fraction's diverse storytelling really shines in this series, his work on Thor being arguably the best of his mainstream career. This is mythology at its best and a noteworthy testament to the creativity of an incredibly versatile creator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 25, 2008

    I'd like to see more books like this from Marvel - whether they feature Thor or other characters. Free from the shackles of continuity and regular monthly scheduling, Fraction and his artists have created a compelling and unique take on one of Marvel's core heroes, and I'd love to see other creators given a similar opportunity to provide their own distinctive takes on the company's superhero characters. These three issues have demonstrated that it's possible to imbue Thor with a mythological quality that's far removed from regular Marvel continuity without losing the essence of the character. In fact, I think I enjoy this take on the thunder god more than any other that I've read. If and when J. Michael Straczynski decides to leave the core Thor title, this series has already given Marvel a prime candidate to replace him. Let's hope that Fraction returns to the character soon either way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 27, 2008

    (Check out some of" target="_blank">the gorgeous art in CBR's preview!) Read Full Review

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