The Mighty Thor #701

The Mighty Thor #701

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: James Harren Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 22
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 2
•  The Mangog comes to Asgard!
•  But is one Thor enough to take down the Ultimate Judgment?
•  Guest artist James Harren brings his talents to the Mighty Thor!
•  It all leads to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Nov 16, 2017

    Genuine pathos, gorgeous art and super powered violence on par with an extinction level event? If there were talent show judges reading this book, they'd have sent all the competition home for the night. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 16, 2017

    Big action is backed up with epic backstory/captions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Nov 16, 2017

    With some great art by James Harren and great narration written by Jason Aaron, The Mighty Thor #701 is a great start to a new arc featuring one of the best fights in this current run of Thor with the return of a class and intimidating villain, and leaves me excited for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 15, 2017

    The Mighty Thor continues to hum along as one of Marvel's best and most consistent ongoing comics. That consistency doesn't vanish even as the series welcomes a guest art team for this issue. James Harren perfectly captures the heavy metal spirit of Jason Aaron's writing. Meanwhile the arrival of Mangog promises to be another crucial development in a saga that's managed to include nearly every major Thor villain so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Nov 17, 2017

    MIGHTY THOR #701 pits War Thor against the Mangog. It's an epic fight that takes up the whole issue. Unfortunately, there's not much else going in this story. James Harren and Dave Stewart add solid art, but this feels like buildup instead of an individual story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 16, 2017

    While some readers may be turned off to focus so heavily on a side character rather than Jane Foster herself, Aaron and Harren acquit themselves marvelously with their execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 18, 2017

    Mangog arrives like a billion tidal waves with an issue that hits as hard as his blows. This is a great start for the dangers to come! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 20, 2017

    "The Mighty Thor" #701 mixes up the formula with big action that doesn't quite capitalize on the series' consistent level of sustained greatness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Nov 17, 2017

    The back story of Mangog is enough to make you cringe but to see him completely beat the living thunder out of War Thor was impressive. The art is simple but you can still feel the pain of every punch both fighters give. You always think that a new villain is never powerful enough to take out your favorite superhero out but Mangog is pretty fierce. I'm kind of nervous to see how our favorite Lady Thor handles him when the two finally meet! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Nov 17, 2017

    It's tough to follow the gigantic masterpiece that was The Mighty Thor #700, but this certainly keeps the ball rolling. This issue is all about setting the stage for Jane's big finale. Jason Aaron keeps adding to his solidified status as one of the all-time great Thor scribes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Nov 16, 2017

    I have been absolutely loving Aaron's run on Thor so it pains me that this one did not leave me more excited as I started the issue. The majority of the issue focuses on Volstagg as the War Thor fighting the Mangog as it makes its way to Asgard for judgment of the gods. The previous issue had left the impression that the War Thor had already been brought down so this was a bit of a surprise. After reading further into it I was more invested. It did have some moments that where worth it. We discover how Mangog is directed to Asgardia and exactly how Volstagg fell. My favorite moment would have to be the reuniting of Karnilla and Balder. It draws in the history of the book and signifies that the War of Realms has reached the land of the dead as well. Stakes continue to rise and the vast amount of characters available are utilized. The art of the issue certainly works. I found it fitting for the appearance of Malekith the Accursed and the scenes with Karnilla and Balder. It also had a lot of energy. I just wanted more beauty to juxtapose the violence. The details were lacking in favor of a more hectic pace. That stands as my only real criticism in a surprising chapter that I did not know was needed till I read it.

  • 10
    freemanlouis7 Nov 16, 2017

    Intense and beautiful to behold

  • 10
    nec Nov 16, 2017

    This is what marvel legacy should be. Bringing Lee/Kirby creation back and drawing mangog like Kirby was great.

  • 9.5
    Herushalaim Nov 18, 2017

    I loved this issue, the fight between Mangog and War Thor was great. The snippets of other plots we get allow the story to move forward, if only a little. This was a very entertaining and enjoyable read.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Nov 15, 2017

    Mangog is légit

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack Nov 16, 2017

    Jason Aaron is the best Thor writer of all time. He gets it and this issue takes the first the first major step in what will surely be a major change for Thor. The pace is great and Harren does solid work with Mangog and Old Asgard. This arc is about finding out who will be Thor in the end and what does it mean to be Thor. What Aaron really excels at is telling a huge overarching story while still having great arcs for people to jump on. The Death of The Mighty Thor is still an installment in War of the Realms, and the War has not been forgotten or has stopped because we are now in this arc. That is not an easy way to tell a story but Jason Aaron makes it look effortless. Do yourself a favor Pick this up.

  • 9.0
    The bad who Nov 16, 2017

    As a new reader of the series, after the stellar, multi talented issue #700, this one is more focused, which suits the story extremely well. The all-over-the-place approach of the last one would not have been a good way of telling a story if it had overtayed its welcome. The coming of the Mangog needed to be fleshed out as a main threat in this universe and it succeeds by punching the holy hell out of the War Thor, without him being able to do anything more than slow him just a bit. With all the characters put into place with #700, the next issue could be a lot of things. Here's hoping they keep the quality up.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Nov 28, 2017

    Art is awesome and the Mangog is a beast. Great read!

  • 10
    MightyVin Nov 15, 2017

  • 10
    that dude Nov 17, 2017

  • 10
    StanielK Dec 3, 2017

  • 9.5
    ModestMoonMan Nov 24, 2017

  • 9.5
    Dakovski Dec 7, 2017

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Nov 15, 2017

  • 9.0
    Busterhasviews Nov 18, 2017

  • 9.0
    jmprados Dec 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    flodid Nov 19, 2017

  • 8.0
    Frank Black Nov 16, 2017

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 18, 2017

  • 8.0
    DarioV Nov 22, 2017

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 19, 2017

  • 7.5
    CraigR Nov 20, 2017

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