King Thor #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 44
8.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor's all-time greatest enemy -  his brother, Loki -  for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the bo more

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Sep 11, 2019

    And while Thor and Loki's battle is earth-shattering and epic, it's also melancholic and barren, a reminder that we're approaching the end, not only of Thor, but of the entire universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 11, 2019

    King Thor #1 truly does mark the end of a truly Marvelous era. In a world where everyone is simply pushing to write a quick story and jump to the next #1? This Thor epic spanned across the years and through multiple titles to get us to this penultimate moment. This is what you get when you tackle a franchise with the intention of making your story survivable. Everything was written, and everything mattered no matter how big or small the twist. King Thor holds the appeal of also being the first where we truly don't know how it will end. Even now when all seems hopeless, we know to never say never until all is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Rob Reads Comics Sep 11, 2019

    I promise you this is a story for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 10, 2019

    A satisfying and wholly gripping drama blanketed in action. King Thor is an incredible exclamation point on an unparalleled epic story dark in mood and spectacle.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Sep 18, 2019

    The War of Realms might have been Aaron's Magnum Opus of his Thor run, but he isn't pulling any punches for his last chapter either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 14, 2019

    A big, crazy brawl opens Jason Aaron's final Thor story, kicking things off rather nicely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 11, 2019

    King Thor #1 is an epic start to the final leg of Jason Aaron's long Thor saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Sep 12, 2019

    "King Thor" #1 is a worthy (pun intented) beginning of the end, with Aaron, Ribic, and Svorcina pulling their strength to end it all on a very high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 10, 2019

    KING THOR will do more than just satisfy your thunder-lust. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 10, 2019

    King Thor #1 is a comic I can recommend for those who've been following this story from the beginning. For new readers, the issue might be a bit over your head, especially the end. If you want to take part, you'll need to do some research along the way. The issue feels like the beginning of the end. One last chapter to add to the book that began seven years ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 11, 2019

    These two Gods stories were always cursed to be intertwined from day one. However, the true threat reveals itself as the issue concludes" or so Aaron wants us to think. Grab this issue and add this series to your pull to see how Jason Aarons epic ultimately ends. Regardless of how predictable aspects of the issues opened, the story was still a ton of fun and worth every penny! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Sep 11, 2019

    Its fitting that Aaron ends his Thor saga with the great Ribi, whom he started it all with in 2012. Ribi is exactly the perfect artist for a character like Thor, and especially one of this scale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Sep 27, 2019

    A fine issue that was a bit lacking in weight when it should have had some. Hopefully this miniseries picks up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 10, 2019

    But regardless, this really is the beginning of the end of Aaron’s Thor run. It’s rare to get an ending in superhero comic books today, and rarer still for that ending to come after the better part of a decade. While I don’t think it will reach the heights of Aaron’s best work with the God of Thunder, it will likely serve as an interesting bookend to one of the greatest runs in recent history. It’s great to see Ribic and Svorcina join Aaron for this conclusion, adding to the cyclical nature of stories and superhero storytelling especially. Judging by the reveal on the last page, it’s clear that Aaron wants to go out just as big as he started. Read Full Review

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