The Mighty Thor #706

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 38
9.3Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

  AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA!
THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR finale
•  The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound.
•  So what - if anything - remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder?
•  And where do the other gods possibly go from here?
Rated T+

  • 10
    AiPT! - Brian Clements Apr 25, 2018

    Together, this team has built a legacy for themselves and for a character who will be truly missed. The bar has been set and the gauntlet laid down. Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson have truly created a masterpiece. Congratulations. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 25, 2018

    So with that said, I will also urge readers to stay tuned for Mighty Thor: At The Gates of Valhalla #1, because if you don't understand what's in the realm of possibility for Thor after this, it's because you missed out once again! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Apr 25, 2018

    This issue is a must-have in every way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 25, 2018

    The Mighty Thor is the pinnacle of superhero storytelling. This comic shows that very well and I have to say an Asgardia-sized thank you (before Mangog got a hold of it – when it was big) to this creative team. KRAKAFUCKINGTHOOM, team – you brought the thunder with this run, and this comic. Through the entire series this statement has rung true, so I have to say it one last time: Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Apr 25, 2018

    In the end, this final chapter in Janes time as Thor could have been a downer, but Aaron chose to end on a hopeful note. It would have been easy for him to just kill Jane Foster, wrapping up her story in a neat bow and giving the readers the cheap, emotional one-two punch of her death, but he decided on a higher degree of difficulty in his storytelling. Jane does lose her title as the God of Thunder, but her story goes on. Odinson doesnt get the grand moment of reclaiming Mjolnir, but he does still get to reclaim his name. Its obvious there are great things ahead for both characters and hopefully Aaron will be sticking around a long time to tell their stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Apr 25, 2018

    While the Mighty Thors journey is over, its one that was fantastic while it lasted. Even if this is the last issue, its worth taking one last look before the story closes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Chaston May 16, 2018

    From first to last, The Death of the Mighty Thor is beautiful in every aspect. From the writing to the art, it's hands down an amazing story. And one with a happy ending that is most deserving. I for one will miss Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor. But just as this issue told, this isn't the end of her story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Apr 25, 2018

    I love where this book leaves us, and it has a fantastic twist, ending, and set up for the new #1 coming shortly. This will give longtime fans their Odinson back, while proudly ending the book without cancelling it or Marvel listening to so many people telling them how the stories should be written. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Apr 25, 2018

    THE MIGHTY THOR #706 concludes the incredible "Death of the Mighty Thor" story arc in dazzling fireworks. While I did have a small bit of confusion about one of the magical elements, this is but one small misstep in a story that perfectly explores the impact of Jane Foster's time as the character. More importantly, it sets the groundwork for future stories in a way that is just as emotional as it is narratively potent. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 27, 2018

    Look, I'm glad to see the real Thor return (his appearances in the recent films Ragnarok and Infinity War show the true potential of the hero), but I've enjoyed Jane's run in the title a lot more than I ever expected I would. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 28, 2018

    Though Jane's final fate will be much debated, Aaron simply couldn't have put together a better epilogue to the series finale of the Mighty Thor. Fans of Jane's time with the hammer will certainly find their eyes getting watery before the book is over. This is premium quality comic mythology treated with all the love and care that a decades old character deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Apr 29, 2018

    This is a great set up for what is to come and even though I've been all about the thought of having a female Thor, the way it ended has me excited for Odison taking over. Jane has shown throughout her run that she is worthy of this in more ways than one. As a girl, it's hard to live in a male dominated world but "Lady Thor" has made waves. Now it's time for Odison to show that he can carry on the Mantle that she carried when he couldn't. While it's sad to see her go, I'm happy to see her mark on the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Apr 25, 2018

    The powerful script and wonderful artwork lead The Mighty Thor #706 to the gates of Valhalla and into Marvel's ISSUE OF THE YEAR (so far). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Apr 25, 2018

    The comic as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and while those part can sometimes include a straightforward story with disorienting art, those parts also include several moments that are genuinely brilliant and create a sense of a story being told in a uniquely comic book sort of way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel May 3, 2018

    Even if you haven't been keeping up on the Mighty Thor, issue #706 is the kind of story that can stand on its own. Anyone who has lost a loved one will connect with it. A fine piece of literature that speaks to the heart of each of us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 25, 2018

    This finale issue captures so much of what has made The Mighty Thor Marvel's best ongoing series. It's emotionally rich, beautifully rendered and continues to explore the themes that have defined Aaron's run for years. But as well-crafted as this comic is, the happy ending does seem to work against the grand sacrifice made by Jane Foster in issue #705. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2018

    Great issue with amazing visuals and a great emotional hook. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 26, 2018

    The Mighty Thor #706 is a bittersweet yet ultimately heartwarming conclusion to this arc and Jane Fosters tenure as Thor. Jason Aaron has given this saga a near-perfect finish, and I look forward to the epilogue issue to come. This one is highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 28, 2018

    Jane Foster's time as Thor ends beautifully, but a single story choice robs the entire saga of its proper ending, leaving an issue that could have been so much more. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alex Curtis Apr 30, 2018

    A quaint, predictable, yet satisfying farewell to Lady Jane Thor. An important issue worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    mglsts Apr 27, 2018

    I've been loving the Death of Mighty Thor, but I can't help but feel that Jane staying alive risks undermining the gravitas of this story arc. She had a beautiful death by sacrificing herself to save Asgard, at long last proving herself worthy in the eyes of stubborn Odin, but by keeping her alive, they took the easy way out and significantly brought down the impact of the overall story.
    Still, the whole story arc was a 9/10 so a must have trade for fans, but if not for the ending, could have been a 10/10.

  • 10
    RaisingBlack Apr 25, 2018

    I really must tip my hat to Jason Aaron on writing such an amazing series with Jane Foster Thor as the lead. Aaron really gave her character a strong beginning, middle, and end. Dauterman also deserves a shout out for the amazing art we saw in this and other issues. All around this has been one of my favorite series to follow. I hope Aaron can find a place to return Jane Foster to her glory but the writing and the open door left at the end of the issue promise something special in the future.

    There will be fragile (incels) out there who will forever hate on Jane Foster as Thor but only through ignoring great writing can someone begin to hate on such a high-quality well-crafted story. I can not say enough that if you are a writer more

  • 10
    RustonLF Apr 26, 2018

    It is hard to talk about this issue without getting pretty spoiler heavy. The one thing I can talk about that will not is what they do with the cover. If you did not notice it reflects the first issue of Thor (last series) but this time show the dying Foster surrounded by a heavenly light. On the back cover is the cover to that Thor first issue also bathed in the light fading away. I thought it such a cool idea to signal the end of the hero. This is just some of the great art that accompanies this issue. The inside pages are just as impressive and well done.
    Now comes the spoiler heavy talk that you might want to avoid. Jane stands at the gates of Valhalla. Odin stands before her finally admitting she is a warrior worthy to enter the g more

  • 10
    Supes' soups Apr 26, 2018

    Initially picked up Thor #1 back during the first Marvel NOW! out of curiosity and never once was let down by this series. Aaron is a masterful story teller and I'm sure there are more than a few haters of Jane Thor that privately now believe this comic title is worth its weight in gold. Don't want to spoil anything at all for readers. This comic is simply a fun time with a lot of heart. It's sad Jane's run as Thor is over because this series was something special. I know for a fact I will revisit these issues years down the road. For all comic lovers who haven't given this series a shot, you truly are missing out. Asgard and the nine realms is a fascinating place to spend some time in.

  • 10
    daddyT Apr 28, 2018

    supremely well done. I was afraid to turn that one page. because I didn't know if it was a tease with a heartbreak to follow or .. what.

    Original Thor was always one of my favorites. But still, Jane had me. Completely. So much so that I've been sad to see her go. How can I not miss one of my favorites?

    This was the best possible way to do it.

  • 10
    Bigbooty Jun 2, 2018

    Fantastic. Best thing Marvel has going for it right now. Russell D. Is a superstar!

  • 10
    TrooperHuge Jun 13, 2018

    This serious is by far my favorite marvel or comic book story line. The art is so gorgeous! The story I was well told throughout all the issues. Mind blown!

  • 9.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 26, 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.

    The question of this entire 4 year run has been, is Thor the actual person holding the hammer or is it something else entirely? Can someone else become Thor? I mean; we’ve seen others hold the Hammer in the past but they were not called “Thor”.

    Well throughout this run, which started rocky for people who can’t at least be open to change, many readers had a hard time accepting Jane Foster as Thor. To many, Odison was Thor... it was like his Superhero name. Some even argued Jane’s worthiness of Mjolnier as well. After reading this run, I more

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  • 9.5
    DDJamesB Apr 27, 2018

    Normally character deaths and resurrections are very cliche and definitely annoying when done so quickly. Although death and resurrection happen quickly here, it is far from cliche. This was another heartwarming issue about Jane and the sacrifice she made to carry on the torch as Thor and slowly giving the mantle back to Odinson. Great story here with some great art.

  • 9.5
    Fearless0610 May 7, 2018

    A beautiful and emotional sendoff for Jane. Thank you Jason Aaron and company for giving us an amazing series and by far the best Thor run ever. I can't wait to buy all the tpbs and re-read the whole thing again

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