The Mighty Thor #5

The Mighty Thor #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Thor vs Odin. The biggest, meanest, bloodiest Thor/Odin showdown ever. And in the war for Asgard...there will be casualties.
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  • 10
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Mar 11, 2016

    THE MIGHTY THOR's creative team is at the absolute height of their powers, and you need to put this comic on your pull list. The power of Thor compels you! Read Full Review

  • 10 - John McCubbin Mar 9, 2016

    The Mighty Thor #5 was simply storytelling genius, as between the epic battles and surprising twists, there would be plenty to be in awe at. Add to this a brilliant teaser near the end and some unanswered questions and I'd be surprised if anyone who read this didn't return for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Mar 14, 2016

    The next couple issues of Mighty Thor deal in flashback with a guest artist on board, presumably to give the divine Mr. Dauterman time to remain on schedule. And though I'm looking forward to issue six (I mean, have you seen this cover?), and it's interlude with Odinson, I cannot wait to get back to Jane and her exploits. Issue #5 is the capstone, yet still barely the beginning, of what can only be described as a modern masterpiece for all involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 11, 2016

    This issue does a great job of taking certain elements we know Thor books for and turning them on their head to drop your jaw. This sort of thing is what makes the case the All New All Different line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 12, 2016

    It's very interesting that Aaron has created such a conclusive stop in the story. I thought this would just keep building. But again, Aaron has definitely put a ton of thought into this whole ongoing saga. That can only mean great and greater things to come! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Mar 13, 2016

    Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman never seem to stop pulling me in to want more when I finish reading an issue. It's been an extraordinary ride from the beginning and I can't help but wonder what is next. By the end of this issue I got a taste of what is to come, and this exotic "magic mixed with science" ride is not over yet. I'm looking forward to seeing where Aaron & Dauterman will take me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Ed Frost Mar 10, 2016

    Another fantastic issue for Thor fans to pick up. Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson are doing a superb job with the character and shaking up the status quo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 14, 2016

    As long as the creative team can keep those plates spinning, this is going to be a fun series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 10, 2016

    The path they're taking is a familiar one, but as always Aaron and Dauterman deliver where it counts. The events of issue #5 reposition the book's cast in unique and often challenging ways, paving the way for further drama and turmoil down the pike. Aaron's strong characterization is again given greater life via Dauterman's expressive visuals, the result being another strong installment with many long lasting repurcussions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 14, 2016

    "The Mighty Thor" #5 is a downer of a way to wrap up a story arc, but -- if nothing else -- it will make the eventual victories that much sweeter. For now, though, it's a solid and above-average conclusion, and I'm looking forward to future installments. All-in-all, a good job. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Mar 13, 2016

    More than anything, it feels as if The Mighty Thor #5 is more interested in telling familiar stories in familiar settings than anything else. Sure, Jane Foster's wielding the hammer and the villains are making new alliances but everything's the same. Gods are battling, betraying, killing, and feasting as if stories told less than a year ago don't and never did matter. It's a profoundly disappointing turn, especially after seemingly having a clean creative slate with the title and a killer opportunity to show who these characters are when they're not embracing their traditional roles. Read Full Review

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