The Mighty Thor #5

The Mighty Thor #5

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 31, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Thor and the Surfer battle on the surface of Mars, hundreds of millions of kilometers away from the ultimate Asgardian-Galactus WAR! And meanwhile on Earth, Volstagg is left alone to defend Asgard from hostile invaders... well, all alone, save for Loki who comes bearing the magical gifts of the Weird Sisters that only he can see. Will they REALLY be the key to saving Thor's life? Who will survive... THE RISE OF THE COSMIC DESTROYER?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 5, 2011

    While the fight between Thor and the Silver Surfer seems like it will never end, Fraction manages to show how one-sided Thor has been in this war against Galactus. The Silver Surfer is much more level-headed, patient and merciful than Thor, even is his job is dreadfully worse than Thors. The best part of the story is Loki. Dare I say that Loki was never as interesting a character as now that hes a boy? Hes really the god of mischief now. The magic with Coipels work, is that his characters all feel like dwarves, even Thor. But their facial expressions are unique and even if there is a lot of familiarity in all the characters, it is so easy to tell each character apart. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 7, 2011

    While staying true to what Thor is in relationship to the Marvel Universe, Matt Fraction seems keen on the idea of exploring the more barbarian aspects of the Thunder God. It might actually bring the character more closely in line with the stories from ancient Norse mythology. He's a bit of an unstoppable force who is supremely confident in his own strength and abilities. It reminds me of another famous barbarian – Conan. It's clear that Coipel's art has some Conan influences from the way Thor looks to how he draws the confidence in his face. None of this has been a bad mixture for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 5, 2011

    The art from Olivier Coipel and Khol Pham is top notch, except for the Surfer. I still don’t like the way he’s drawn here; it just never comes together the right way. Outside of that, everything is nearly perfect. I love the movement, the way the action leaps off the page. When Thor and Surfer are duking it out, you feel it; you can actually conceptualize the power being wielded. I was impressed with the actual page layouts; it’s some very solid use of the space given to tell the story. The Mighty Thor #5 is a keeper, and a further step into the mystery of Matt Fraction’s consistency. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Aug 31, 2011

    I think the reason I enjoy this book so much is that I'm suffering from crossover fatigue; there's been so much "Serpent!" this and "Hammer!" that, and I haven't enjoyed a "regular" Thor story in a long time. THis book satisfies that need, couples it with great art and adds some great writing to top it off. This book is aces. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 31, 2011

    If you've been enjoying The Mighty Thor thus far, this issue won't turn you away. It's another solid entry into Fraction and Coipel's epic saga, and I'm jazzed to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 3, 2011

    This is a good enough issue of "Mighty Thor," but like the rest of Fraction's run on both this title and "Thor," it's one that's going to read much better in a collected form. Here, it just paces out a bit too slow for me to be as enthusiastic as I'd otherwise feel. The pieces are good, but the completed saga will be great. Read Full Review

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