Thor #51

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Tom Raney Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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Spider-Man crash lands in Asgard! What will the Asgardians make of the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man? What does Spidey hope to achieve in the land of the gods?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 19, 2002

    Tom Raney and Scott Hanna impress with very quiet but ornate artwork. It's a by the book super-hero look. You'll find no garish twists in anatomy nor a super distinctive style. The team fades gently into the pool occupied by such talent as Steve Epting, Jerry Ordway, Eduardo Barretta and Bob McLeod. These artists are reliable, anatomically conscious illustrators who gain critical claim but no hype. It's the team's natural, careful execution that makes Thor's more dynamic save of the world artistically outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 25, 2002

    As far as the team-up aspect goes this issue leaves a lot to be desired, as the opening two-thirds of the issue is largely devoted to Spider-Man's adventures in Asgard leading up to his meeting with Thor, and in the closing third, the two heroes are only together for a couple of pages, and even then their dialogue is cut short right as it began to get interesting. Now being a Spider-Man fan I found quite a bit to enjoy about this issue, as there's some fun action involving the webslinger & a band of gods that believe him to be a goblin, and there's a nice fish out of water quality to these scenes. However, when the story actually asks the reader to believe that America would unleash a nuclear weapon strike on a target hovering right above New York City I found the story lost any sense of creditability it had built up with its fairly interesting sounding debate about whether Thor is right to condemn the entire human race based on the actions of a few. Read Full Review

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