The Mighty Thor #705

The Mighty Thor #705

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 33
9.3Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

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THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last.
Rated T+

  • 10
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Mar 22, 2018

    Another awesome issue, the story and artwork are excellent, it has everything you'd want from a comic book. A huge epic battle and an emotional ending. Easily one of the best comics I've ever read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Do You Even Comic Book Mar 23, 2018

    Jane Foster got her wish- it was one Hell of a fight, for one Hell of a Thor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 22, 2018

    This book doesn't get enough credit for being the single best, most consistently exciting thing happening in Marvel Comics for at least the past five years and #705 proves exactly why. Jane Foster gets a gorgeous, well-paced warrior's end that could reduce any reader to a weeping puddle. The message is simple: buy this book and then buy another for a friend. This kind of fantastic heroism and nobility is superhero comics are all about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Mar 21, 2018

    This should absolutely positively be at the top of your list of comics to read " and will surely stick with you long after. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 21, 2018

    The Mighty Thor #705 cements this series as the longest running quality book that Marvel has released since the first wave of Marvel NOW! titles. I don't think there was ever a time where I felt that I didn't look forward to the next issue or story arc. Whether it was Odinson or Jane Foster the story was powerful, and the emotions weighed heavily. This final act as Thor was enough to make you choke up because that is what it means to sacrifice yourself for the something more than yourself. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 21, 2018

    The Mighty Thor #705 is a damn good chapter to transition into the finale of Janes story. It hit me like a Mjolnir in the feels, and I kind of hate the creative team for that, but I also have to thank them for crafting the greatest Thor story ever told (thus far, Ive still got a #706 to read). If you havent been reading this thunderous epic, go find the trades/hardcovers/singles and prepare yourself to experience an adventure that is the pinnacle of what superhero comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Mar 21, 2018

    This is one of the best comic series I have ever read and the creative team should be proud beyond measure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Mar 22, 2018

    If you haven't read any of The Mighty Thor (or even the earlier Thor run) now is as good a time as any to jump on board. Before she dies, there's still time for Thor to prove to everyone just how worthy she is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Mar 22, 2018

    I'm the guy that never gives a perfect score to a comic book, Jason Aaron compelled me to give THE MIGHTY THOR #705 a perfect score. This is an absolute must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Chaston Apr 12, 2018

    The Death of the Mighty Thor is the best comic story you'll read this year, hands down! This will go down in the annals of great stories alongside The Dark Phoenix Saga and The Infinity Gauntlet. From the writing to the art, it's a magnificent example of what comic book storytelling should be. Do not miss out on this epic tale! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 22, 2018

    And hey, next issue (presumably) we'll see where this all goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Mar 21, 2018

    THE MIGHTY THOR #705 perfectly captures the strength of its creative team and its lead character. With Jane Foster close to death, she lifts her hammer one last time to take the battle to Mangog. With a plot and character arc befitting this goddess, this is an issue you need to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 23, 2018

    The Mighty Thor #705 is a fitting conclusion to the battle between the Thunder Goddess and the Mangog. Its both sad and fun, it carries itself well, and the art brings it all together in spectacular fashion. Jason Aaron and company knocked it out of the park yet again. This one comes strongly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 24, 2018

    The creative team nails the big, emotional climax of their years long story in a powerful, awe-inspiring issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Mar 26, 2018

    Overall, Aaran and Dauterman have given us another stellar issue. They do this while also answering one of the biggest questions long time readers have had about the Lady Thor. This appears to be the last time we will see of the Lady Thor, but she will cast a long shadow on the title for years. They also set up the return of the Odinson as the one true Thor in upcoming issues. While divisive at times I felt that the Lady Thor was the best of Marvel's diversity push and it is kind of sad that it appears to be over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 21, 2018

    A thrilling and tragic turn of events for Thor with a well written story and great art. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Mar 27, 2018

    Now that Thor is dead and the truth about her identity can be revealed, I look forward to seeing how the Marvel Universe reacts. Not to mention I know that I will be sobbing like everyone else at saying goodbye. It's terribly sad to see such a strong female character go after all the anger of introducing a "female Thor" to the Marvel Universe. Jane and Thor together were strong not just physically, but mentally in their hardships against supernatural forces and the reality that humanity must face on a daily basis. Sure you have strong female characters like Wonder Woman, don't get me wrong, but she is considered an Amazon and doesn't have to deal with humanities struggles such as Cancer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 21, 2018

    This issue has a sense of finality and permanence to it, but also a sense of lasting impact " it would be a shame for Jane Foster to be the "one true death" in comics in the long run, but at least in the short term, The Mighty Thor #705 there's a sense that Jane's passing will have a lasting impact on the story Aaron chooses to tell in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 21, 2018

    The Mighty Thor #705 is a heartbreaking climax to one of the greatest Thor epics ever told. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 21, 2018

    I can't say exactly what was expected of the issue but it definitely wasn't this. While it's a satisfying conclusion in some ways it also feels like it's one that's playing it safe so that Odinson can return to hold the mantle of Thor. Aaron has weaved an epic Thor run and will continue to do so, so in some ways there was an expectation that despite the build up, some different ending might have surprised us. While not a bad issue overall, The Mighty Thor #705 lacks an expected punch. Read Full Review

  • 10
    RaisingBlack Mar 21, 2018

    The day Jason Aaron stops writing Thor will be the saddest day ever. Jane has been my favorite Thor by a country mile and even though I think her death is being written by a master writer. Part of me wonders if her soul is somehow going to be Odinson's new weapon as he returns to lead this book. No matter what this has been masterfully written, drawn, and colored. The struggle and color drips off the page. I keep hoping that somehow Jane will be saved but we have gone to far to turn back now. There will be a lot of fools who celebrate this return to status quo but Jason Aaron for this entire story has put on a clinic on how to write a superhero in the modern age.

    Pick this up and read this entire story because it is one of the best books you can buy.

  • 10
    RustonLF Mar 22, 2018

    The moment comes at last and I am hoping that it is not cheapened the way so many other Marvel deaths are. This would be a pretty fantastic way for a hero to go out and be remembered. I was pleasantly surprised by another death happening as well that made some sense based on what we see in solicitations, but did not think of. The biggest thing that made me read the issue a few times was the art. There are some interesting things being done with the colors that I loved. Certain moments drenched in red and inked heavily to make them a bit dark. Some moments given motion that is easy to interpret while others have a steady cam feel. They have a close framed view or motioned so that it is harder to make out. There are some lighter colors in moments where the Mangog does not have the upper hand with wide framing to make them easy to see. My favorite thing of course are the sound effects that are made part of the art in fun ways. I said before that I think this is a book that everyone in the team just enjoys being a part of and for me it shows.

  • 10
    thecomiccookebook Mar 21, 2018

    This rivals God Butcher for being my favorite Thor story of all time.

  • 10
    flodid Mar 22, 2018

    Jason Aaron and co deliver on all their buildup in this fantastic issue. Spectacular and moving, this is just comic books at it best !!!

  • 10
    JBL Reviews Mar 22, 2018

    Wow

  • 10
    B Mar 30, 2018

    I just read this earlier and I had to collect my thoughts. Every now and then, I come across a comic book issue that is so amazing and yet sad and yet hopeful that I have to write about this. You see, I was one of those guys that did not like it when Jane Foster took up the mantle of Thor. I could not have been more wrong. She out Thored Thor. She outdid the Odinson. This issue showed a lot more than why she should be Thor. She managed to humanize a mythological character in such a way that hasn't been done in comics by either DC or Marvel. Marvel has woven a masterpiece that epitomizes why people are excited about comics in general. I laughed, I cried, I felt remorse, I felt joy but I really felt and wished that Odin had met his demise instead of Jane. He was an absolute creep and not worthy of being an all father. All of the issues that I have read of Thor, this one will blow you away. I REALLY didn't think that any female comic would top Spider Woman #50 (another extreme tear jerker and definitely worth a read for those who have not read it yet!) back in the very early 80s but they did. I'm going to come right out and say it: this is THE best send off of a hero in ANY form of a comic book that I have ever seen. Because of the strong content in this comic book, I'll re-read it again but at a later time because right now, I'm sad at the demise of a worthy hero. Thank you writers and editors and artists who have made this an EXTREME masterpiece! Here I am, a big, strong African American guy crying as I write this...

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  • 10
    Spock's Brain Apr 11, 2018

    This was an incredible comic. The saga of Jane Foster as Thor has been a big part of Jason Aaron's epic, sweeping run with the character, and it's hard to imagine it coming to a more bittersweet ending than this, as Thor sacrifices everything to save those she loves. The action in this book is unbelievable--it could be the best work that Russell Dauterman has ever done, and the best fight seen I can remember reading. I don't often shed tears reading a comic book, but I did here, dammit! I've read every issue of Jane's run, and it is sad/happy to see her end so tragically/heroically.

  • 9.5
    Dispatchdcu Mar 22, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    I got into DC comics around the time when Marvel started changing its characters around. I’ve read comics since I was little but took a break from them; life happens. Point is: I went to DC because I saw Marvel making changes to some of the characters and going in different directions... like Thor but DC was keeping things as is... for the most part... just new with a twist.

    A couple months back, I decided to give it a chance. I was hearing some good things. TBH, I was shocked. So I read them and let me say; I’m sorry that it appears like Jan Foster Thor is leaving. This issue, nay this arc, by the gods... this RUN, was amazing! And the way it ends is spectacular.

    Jan Foster Thor comes in and starts kicking Mangog’s butt.... however it’s not enough. Odison sees her and knows she basically killed herself turning into Thor this one last time. But they still can’t stop Mangog. Odin, Freyjay, and all of Asgard fly off. Odison refuses but is made to go by his parents and Jane.

    Jane fights as Asgard gets closer to the sun and the people escape.... nothing is working. So one last ditch effort, she ties up Mangog in the unbreakable chains forged by the dwarves, ties it to the end of mjoliner, and throws the hammer into the sun.

    By doing so, she no longer has the hammer leaving Mangog trapped in the sun since only the worthy can lift it. Without the hammer Jan changes back to her cancer-ridden form, shares one last kiss with Odison, and dies. This is a loss to a great character; a great heroine, and she will be missed. I’m mainly disappointed in myself for taking too long to get on this train. And now, the train appears to be stopping. I’m totally getting the trades to add to my collection BUT I should have been reading it all along.

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  • 9.5
    daddyT Mar 25, 2018

    not a big fan of this art, and certainly not a fan of the major event here, but... extremely well done. if it had to happen, and I'm sure it did sooner or later, this was the right way to do it.

  • 9.5
    DDJamesB Mar 26, 2018

    This was a great book. You can feel the dramatic ending build and is executed wonderfully. What a wonderful arc that has been nothing short of fantastic.

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