King Thor #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 50
9.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The sun has gone black. Midgard isn't far behind. The entire Multiverse is dying - and with it, the last of the gods. A millennium ago, the God of Thunder heard a whisper: "Gorr was right." Now Gorr the God of God-Butchers ascends to his final murder: the All-Father of all existence. Plus, a who's who of Jason's past THOR collaborators and a few surprise guests help close out the story in thunderous style!
Rated T+

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Dec 18, 2019

    King Thor ends Jason Aaron's Thor run on a melancholy high note, which seems fitting given the epic story he's woven over the past few years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 21, 2019

    How do you end years upon years of an epic comic book run? With this fun, fitting, exciting, and heartfelt grand finale! Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Dec 21, 2019

    If youve been a fan of Aarons Thor, this is a must-read issue. Everything hes put into his run is present in this final chapter of the thunder gods story, and it all comes to a beautiful conclusion. If, however, you are one of the people that missed out on Aarons masterpiece, told over approximately one hundred issues, for whatever reason, you have shorted yourself hours of entertainment and superior writing. Go back. Please read it all. His original run on Thor: God of Thunder, both of the Jane Foster books, The Unworthy Thor, King Thor--all of it makes for a legendary character piece that will never be forgotten. This final issue is the crown jewel in Aarons most worthy achievement, and it should not be overlooked. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2019

    With the conclusion of King Thor #4, that's it. Seven years spanning and here we are at the culmination of everything the God of Thunder has been through since his first encounter with Gorr years ago. This was an epic in the making seven years ago, and ended turning this into exactly just that. I don't know what the next run of Thor will bring us, but that creative team will have some big shoes to fill if they aren't trying to captivate us with the embrace and terror of being a god. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 18, 2019

    If youre looking for a single issue to explain the true character of Thor, this is that issue. If youve been following Jason Aarons run for years now, you simply have to get this issue. Its gripping, well written, nostalgic, and wildly entertaining. Aaron immediately captures your attention and holds you tight until the very last page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 18, 2019

    I am a sucker for stories about myth and storytelling and this is a fantastic love letter to story while also closing out one of the greatest Thor runs ever. If you're a lover of storytelling and believe in them like Jason Aaron does I highly recommend reading this to get the warm and fuzzies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Dec 29, 2019

    King Thor #4 is Jason Aaron's love letter not just to Thor, but to comics in general. It perfectly distillates and encapsulates both the all-seriousness present in a whole bunch of comics and the utter silliness and wackiness present at the core of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Dec 23, 2019

    The moments where Aaron explores he and his collaborators’ parts as part of a long and grand tradition of Thor stories that will move ever forward, with his own offering always there for readers to return to when it calls to them, will certainly be the most powerful ones for longtime readers, and I can’t pretend that concept at times didn’t make my eyes start to sting. As Aaron says of himself in his final letter to readers, it’s hard to let go, and that theme runs heavily throughout King Thor #4 - the path to becoming the kind of person who recognizes when it’s time to move on. Regardless of its foibles, it’s hard not to appreciate the passion Aaron poured into it as a farewell to the last seven years. Read Full Review

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