Thor #10

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Just because the Norse Pantheon disappeared for a time after Ragnarok, that doesn't mean that evil has taken a break. Now that the gods have returned, it is time for them to enter the realm of Midgard and ensure humanity's continued protection!

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 31, 2008

    Just another wonderful issue of JMS's Thor with beautiful artwork from Mr. Coipel. While I'd probably chastise other books for the slow pace, I think it's a perfect fit for this title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 19, 2008

    Coipels handling of Thor takes more character every issues and the way he portrays Thor, is becoming more unique and iconic. Thor is no longer just another blond guy with Goldilocks. Hes a rugged with the grace of a strong man, incorporated in the body of a brute. His silence visually is always telling and exudes his strengths and weakness in a way few other artists could do. I really enjoy this run. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jul 30, 2008

    If I had to find fault with one thing on this book, it's the erratic shipping schedule. But if it's this good when it does come out, well, that shuts me right up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples Aug 6, 2008

    On the mortal side of things, we see that Bill is still struggling over his feelings for Kelda. While this may seem like a "soap opera" element for the moment, I'm sure Bill's connection as well as Asgard, may play a significant role in the future. The citizens of Broxton also provide us with the obligatory humor of the issue as they are "startled" by the noises of the Asgardian celebration. (Poor Ms. Sooner, that's all I gotta say.) So while Thor #10 may have been a slight bit slower than usual, Straczynski maintains his mastery of storytelling and I've been provided my "Thor fix" for now. That said, I already can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joey Davidson Jul 29, 2008

    Thor has been touted as a great series since Straczynski took the helm some ten issues ago, and it is. This book reads incredibly well and carries with it a sense of epic that should go hand in hand with the stories of the gods. If you're looking to dive into Thor, there is a trade of the first six issues hitting this week and after that you'd only be four more off. If, like me, you must a complete series, spend your money here. You won't regret getting into Thor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jul 30, 2008

    There's a danger, though, to what Straczynski is doing in "Thor." It might be too little story development for some, and if the intrigue and manipulation doesn't build to a suitably Shakespearean climax then it will all amount to nothing, but I like what he's doing so far, and I appreciate how different this book feels. In a sea of bland similarity, "Thor" sails along like an elegant warship. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 4, 2008

    Thor #10 was a slightly above average read and I have to admit to being a bit disappointed with the direction of this title over the past couple of issues. JMS has moved at a mind-numbingly slow pace. Thor #10 is a bit of a boring read that needs an injection of excitement and adventure to breathe some life into this dry and talky read. I do not recommend Thor #10 unless you are a huge fan of either JMS or Thor. Read Full Review

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