The Unworthy Thor #5
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The Unworthy Thor #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Pascal Alixe, Aaron Kim Jacinto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 33
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

• The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard's fallen son.
•  Is redemption finally at hand?
•  No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Mar 23, 2017

    I now know what was whispered to Thor to make him unworthy, and it makes perfect since as to why Thor would think himself unworthy because of it. It speaks volumes for Thor, and if what was said had this much of an impact on him, the Odinson obviously is wrought with self-esteem issues. I found this whole situation to be an emotional ride from start to finish, and Thor has become a much stronger hero and person because of it. Now, what will this new Thor bring to the Marvel Universe? Is he bringing a war with him, and who are the combatants? So many questions have been answered just to leave more mysteries in its wake. I look forward to seeing Thor's continuing tale unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 22, 2017

    Life will never be the same for the Odinson, but the events of Unworthy Thor #5 prove that he is anything but unworthy for the person he is right now. If the mission was to give us an Odinson who can be just as amazing without his hammer, then this creative team succeeds in every way. Excellent action, driven cast of characters, and satisfying reveal. The fact that even something at the very end could add a new layer to this corner of this world was a plus. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 22, 2017

    A solid ending with good answers, new beginnings, and a character fulfilled by its end. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 22, 2017

    The Unworthy Thor #5 isn't a perfect finish to the series, as this issue suffers from the presence of multiple fill-in artists. And fans may be disappointed with the straightforward nature of the big reveal. Even so, this issue serves as a terrific examinations of the central themes of Jason Aaron's Thor run and a solid springboard for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 23, 2017

    Aaron's Thor is contemplative and that's something we don't see often enough. Aaron's deconstruction of Thor has been really fun and while the constant mysteries may be a bit tiring, it's exciting to know that Aaron is striving to make each story bigger than the last. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Mar 23, 2017

    The Unworthy Thor #5 may not be the perfect conclusion for this mini-series, but it is definitely a must have for anyone who has been enjoying Jason Aaron‘s run on the character. Not only does it finally give us the long awaited answer to what Nick Fury whispered in Thor's ear, but it also sets up the future of the character in an interesting way, making us as new questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 23, 2017

    The art is very good, and we get some movement toward whatever happens next, but the upshot of this series seems to be finding a place to tuck away the real Thor for a while. (You know, like they did with Nick Fury.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Mar 22, 2017

    I may not be satisfied with what was whispered to Odinson, but I did enjoy this issue. The whisper is still something that makes sense to the overall story, and still works quite well. Sometimes my expectations can be so high, that I can feel let down, but I would still recommend this comic to any fan of Odinson, Jane, someone who read Original Sin, or anyone looking for fun god fights. I mean, Beta Ray Bill is in this book, and that should be reason enough to buy it. So I will say in conclusion, that this book is worthy of a purchase. I will see myself out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 25, 2017

    Unworthy Thor wraps up with only a bit of action, but more than enough philosophical pondering to fuel Thor comics for years! Loved this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Mar 22, 2017

    I am surprised I enjoyed this read as the whisper was greatly disappointing. Numerous storylines in this ending made this issue as we get to see Odinson, Thanos, and the Collector make their next move. Additionally, War Thor is an interesting mystery as we have little information about the character currently. Art from all artists have improved over the course of the series leading to this issue have pleasing aesthetics and made this issue work, In the end waiting too long to reveal the information led to a damned if you do and damned if you don't scenario. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jake Hill Mar 27, 2017

    A satisfying conclusion to a long running storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 23, 2017

    While this mini-series ultimately didn't take the Odinson where I wanted him to go after over a year of patience from readers, it still delivered on the promise of a good story with some really solid artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Mar 22, 2017

    I don't know. Maybe all three. So while the art in this comic series is pretty good at times and the writing is a mixed bag; I can't really recommend it. It just will kinda sit there... like that puppy in shelter that nobody wants and will eventually be put down if nobody takes him.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Mar 27, 2017

    If you have been following this title and are a fan of Odinson, you deserve to follow this story through to its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Mar 27, 2017

    Some of the biggest questions in the Marvel universe areanswered in this issue and they fall flat. Honestly, I'm not sure any answercould have been satisfactory after they made such a HUGE deal about this for solong but there had to be a better option than this… The panel composition inthis issue is amazing and the art is great but ultimately this issue is disappointingand left me scratching my head. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Mar 23, 2017

    The Odinson finally escapes his self pity and Old Asgard is returned. While The Odinson has finally accepted his own fault in the loss of his worthiness he does not gain a hammer in the form of the Ultimate Mjolnir. Instead another Thor is soon to join us as we see a shadow retrieve the hammer. Seeing The Odinson refuse to test his worth because the hammer did not call to him was a powerful moment that reflected his acceptance of his place in the loss of his own hammer. Aaron has certainly created an interesting world around the Asgardian warriors that promises a great future. Thanos becomes entangled in their fate when his love of death creates a strong partnership with the queen of Hel. Beta Ray Bill has come back in to the scene helping more

  • 5.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Mar 22, 2017

    I feel cheated on two fronts.

    First, the reveal of the whisper that brought down Thor feels like a reenactment of the Heckler messing up Happy Gilmore's mojo at a golf tournament.

    Thor has had self-doubts in the past; heck, even Jane commented him having doubts is what made him strive to be a better god and be worthy of Mjolnir in a previous issue of Unworthy Thor...

    And secondly, Thor deciding not to pick up the hammer, when we were sold on Thor picking up the Hammer and this not being the case at the end.

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  • 1.0
    Mac Mar 27, 2017

    I wonder if Marvel is now trying to make its readers hate the old guard after the initial backlash from dethroning them, why else would you remove a fantastic artist from the final book in an arc? There were so many questions following Secret Wars. I read issue after issue hoping for some glimmer of something worthwhile, only to be let down at every turn. The reveal here is weak and makes no sense given the outcome of the God Butcher storyline. Worst of all, though, after a 5 issue tease not only does nothing happen, but they're introducing yet another imposter. If the plan was to turn readers off of the original characters, job well done!

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  • 9.0
    flodid Mar 23, 2017

    A solid conclusion to the miniseries. While not a huge surprise, the reveal of the whisper is a testament to the coherence of Aaron's big story told throughout the various Thor series. Can't wait to read what comes next !

  • 10
    EDiakota Mar 22, 2017

    I can't for the War of Thor

  • 9.5
    Ryan Jan 13, 2019

    So the finale didn’t exavtly culminate as Thanos never did anything. I was glad that hooded figure turned out to be Hela and not Gorr (I’m all for Thanos and Hela after that kiss). Gore is a better villain dead than alive: for example, he is the reason Thor is unworthy, because Nick Firy whispered “Gorr was right”. Though it wasn’t some big reveal, it is satisfying in the sense that we understand why thor thinks he isn’t worthy. I’m looking forward to seeing who this new Thor is also

  • 9.0
    pocketmegar Mar 25, 2017

    A great ending to this story and satisfying answers (at least for me). I can't wait to see what comes next in Jason Aaron's fantastic run!

  • 8.5
    MKW69 Mar 22, 2017

    Good ending, but I feel little dissapointed that Thor didn't lifted the hammer. I already guessed the whisper so it feeled good when I was proved right, I was surprised when the cloaked person showed her real identity. Atwork is great.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 31, 2017

    The Odinson turns down the Ultimate Hammer, but it still gets picked up by a new mystery Thor. And Thanos has a new crush. It's not the fanboy joygasm ending of a hammered-up Odinson, but I'm confident that Jason Aaron has long-term plans. I do wish this series could have been tightened up a little; if it were, say, three issues total, Olivier Coipel might have drawn the whole thing. The tag-team penciling is one of this issue's big weaknesses.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jul 29, 2017

    Man, nobody gives a reader blue balls like Jason Aaron. We all just want to see Odinson pick up that hammer so bad, but Aaron is such a tease! As for the reveal for what Fury said... It's okay. I guess nothing could live up to the hype for a mystery that's been simmering for a couple years. I can't say that the issue blew me away, but I do admire and respect the choices made here.

  • 4.5
    freemanlouis7 Mar 23, 2017

    Art was a disappointment, hooded character reveal was disappointing, whisper disappointing.

  • 2.0
    daddyT Mar 24, 2017

    so.. starts on the moon.. the the Unseen.. the guy that told Odinson about the second hammer.... talking to himself.. apparently he is a new manifestation of Nick Fury.. ugh... yet he's not happy with himself. he regrets what he whispered to Thor.. even if it was true...

    omg in a fit of the ugliest art I've seen in a long while... he doesn't pick up the hammer. he says it isn't his so why should he? but he beats back all the attackers and somehow teleports all of Asgard back to where it belongs. this is so fucking stupid.

    then we see the Collector throwing a fit because Thor got away with the hammer and Asgard...

    then we see Thanos talking trash to Black Swan and Proxima Midnight and the mysterious oth more

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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