Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #1

Original Sin: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #1

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Al Ewing, Jason Aaron Artist: Simone Bianchi, Lee Garbett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed... a Tenth Realm!
• Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world -- and the sister Thor never knew he had... Angela!
• But can Loki be trusted? And will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Jul 11, 2014

    If youre all caught up on the happenings of Thor and Loki from their own books, you are going to love this book. Theres layer upon layer of subtext in every interaction. The moving parts interlock perfectly. Its bananas, but in the best possible way. Thinking forward, Angela seems a natural fit to the world of the Asgardians; it will be interesting to see how she reacts to the news of siblings, parents, and of course finding out her upbringing was a lie. Its better than a soap opera, and theres more magic hammers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Jul 10, 2014

    Haters gonna hate, but at least pick up this first issue before you make up your mind. The characterisation and level of detail prove that the creators take the task of integrating Angela very seriously, and if the rest of the series is as good as this, she'll have no problem fitting right in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 12, 2014

    This one is building slowly - Angela only appears momentarily in this issue - but so far it's an interesting tale of gods and secrets. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jul 16, 2014

    Even if this tie-in is only minimally concise with Original Sin as a whole, it certainly delivers the impact that was intended for this event. Aside from a few distractions, the events of Original Sin: Thor and Loki #1 send Thor and Loki on a path to directly confront these dark secret that have been suppressed for so long. What makes these secrets all the more remarkable is that they're presented in a way that give no indication that Marvel only recently acquired the rights to Angela. It's a seamless dark revelation, if ever there was one. Most revelations from powerful authorities aren't nearly this smooth, which is only a further testament to how secrets at any level can have an impact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 17, 2014

    This first issue does what it needs to do by setting up Angela's origin and her world, and having it fit into the overall Marvel Universe. If you were turned off by the thought of Angela being related to Thor and including her background into that of Asgard's, you should think again. Jason Aaron and Al Ewing have a solid and well thought out plan so far, executing it nicely within this first issue. There's still quite a bit of story left in this series, but if this first issue is any indication of what's to come, this will be one of the better stories to come out of the Original Sin event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jul 10, 2014

    This is an entertaining, self-contained story that does not require any reading of Thor: God of Thunder, Loki: Agent of Asgard, or Original Sin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Jul 9, 2014

    With an intriguingand funplot, and “draw you back in” final page this book is definitely one you want to be reading just to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 10, 2014

    Overall, while not much happens in Original Sin #5.1 it does set the stage for what will happen with Angela and her Asgardian ties. For anyone on the fence about this happening, it doesn't do much to alleviate those worries but it also doesn't exacerbate them. It's not a bad issue but because of the lack of new events, it's not easy to call this a success. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jul 11, 2014

    Far better than I expected, Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm #1 has solidified my interest in the Original Sin event, and I eagerly await next week's Original Sin #6. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 12, 2014

    Original Sin is a strange event. This particular spin-off seems to be a Thor and Loki adventure having little to do with Original Sin and that is a good thing. This looks to be a fun adventure comic that leaves a lot of possibilities wide open. I enjoyed the first issue and urge Thor or Loki fans to pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jul 14, 2014

    All told, "The Tenth Realm" is quite fun, but I'll have to wait until Issue #2 (or should I say #5.3?) to get a clearer sense of what this crossover will look like, and how Angela will fit into the new MU status quo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 15, 2014

    Crossovers can been forgettable at best and frustrating at worst. That said, Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #1 aims to be that rare crossover that transcends the huge title card that its cover carries and tells a story that feels like a compelling extension of the titles it branches from. Al Ewing and Jason Aaron infuse just enough of their own work from their respective solo titles to make this debut issue feel more than a sum of its own parts. While The Tenth Realm doesn't wow like the solo titles it springs from, it still offers an entertaining tale of two brothers going on a strange adventure all in the name of family. Now all we have to do is wait until Loki screws it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jul 10, 2014

    Overall, I wouldn't say"Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm" is a bad comic, but I wouldn't say it's a good first issue. Sure, the plot with Angela and The Tenth Realm got outright spoiled forthe entire world and seemed to be an integral part of the marketing so it's hardly the fault of the creators. What they bring to these pages is very good, but without the mystery of Thor's sister or the tenth realm it all just feels directionless. It's the type of "first issue blues" that afflicts heavily promoted and spoiled event comics like this one. When we get past the stuff we already know and venture into unknown territory, "The Tenth Realm" has the potential to be an incredibly intriguing book. For now though, it's a wonderfully illustrated and well-written story that's been told to us through blatant covers, explicit titles, and press releases. Read Full Review

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