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King Thor #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 20
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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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

  • 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
    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
    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

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

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

  • 8.4
    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
    Rogues Portal - 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

  • 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

  • 9.0
    allenquanobi Sep 11, 2019

    Good start to this mini series. Aaron's run on Thor is one of my favorite ever, and this series is the bittersweet conclusion. The original duo of Ribic and Aaron are back and their writing and art are never better, I love the dialogue boxes that narrate the story like an old folktale. The art is so good, Ribic always amazes. The problem w/ this series is it expects you to have all of the foreknowledge of Aaron's Thor run or at least read the first volume of it, which will be off putting to people who just pick this book up hoping for something new and fun. It is fun, don't get me wrong, the action is just more of the craziness Thor stuff that Aaron's been displaying for the last 7 years, but people who haven't been caught up will be l more

  • 10
    Ryan Sep 13, 2019

    Consider my expectations demolished. King Thor 1 already feels like a Modern Marvel Classic. Jason Aaron nails the dialogue and Loki the End of All Things was absolutely terrifying; one of Marvel’s most terrifying villains in Marvel history. Shandrak gets a heroes death, and the granddaughters of Thor are awesome as always. That last page was an absolute killer and set up perfectly. Esad Ribic’s art takes this issue above and beyond. Please, if you read 1 comic this month, make it King Thor 1

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Sep 12, 2019

    "This... why, all gods must die."
    -Gorr the god butcher

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Sep 13, 2019

    Pure Heat!!!!!

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 13, 2019

    This was great!

  • 8.5
    rayonymous Sep 15, 2019

    Probably the best Thor vs Loki conflict ever, I just couldn't get more out of the whole battle sequences and intimate confrontation they both shared. The narration is on point but the art feels a little inconsistent in some places otherwise the brilliant colouring makes up for it.

    When Mjolnir flew back to Thor once it got soaked in the nearest star, Thor uses it not to burn Loki (cause it wouldn't have worked) but to light up the whole planet made of napalm, practically a nuke (which would've hurt him real bad), it was pure awesomeness. Aaron is one of the writers who really gets Thor and he knows how to make more heroic moments just for Thor. The quest of Thor's granddaughters was not much but it was alright, it provides the ne more

  • 6.0
    GammaBurst Sep 11, 2019

    Story was average/good, but the art was far below from what I expected from Ribic.


  • 5.0
    Malitia Sep 11, 2019

    Art is good if you like Esad Ribic's style.

    On everything else: The Three Faces of Eve...umm... granddaughters of Thor try to find information, while King Thor is fighting 'generic villain #2077'... I mean, "Loki". Thanks to the last page reveal it doesn't even matter, but at least now I've hope Aaron will finally mess up his OWN work for a change. (Is there a chance in my opinion that this could turn out well? Yes. But I don't give it more than 5%. Yes. I think we could have done without this mini.)

  • 10
    EdNothIng Sep 12, 2019

  • 10
    BG1904 Sep 12, 2019

  • 10
    Maker Sep 13, 2019

  • 10
    Grifter Sep 14, 2019

  • 9.5
    huz Sep 11, 2019

  • 9.5
    CesarCastanha Sep 12, 2019

  • 9.0
    Phil Heart Sep 15, 2019

  • 8.5
    RC Adamiec Sep 14, 2019

  • 8.0
    Zumba Sep 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    Sigmund Floppychest Sep 11, 2019

  • 8.0
    Radar Sep 14, 2019

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Sep 13, 2019

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