Thor #2

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2007 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
6.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

A freak thunderstorm hit the wide open spaces of Oklahoma... the same day a young doctor named Donald Blake drove into town! Now the friendly residents of this cozy burg are just as puzzled by the walking stick-carrying young man as they are by the storm clouds gathering on the horizon. Little do they know an honest-to-goodness god of Asgard walks among them, searching for his own home in the heart of theirs... and he's got big plans for their dusty little town! But what connection does Asgard... and Norse mythology have to the wide-open plains of Oklahoma?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 3, 2007

    With JMS' penchant for the mystical that we have seen over on Amazing Spider-Man, I believe that Marvel has found a title that works perfectly to JMS' strengths. I am really enjoying Thor. It has been a long time, but it is nice to finally enjoy a comic penned by JMS. Thor is definitely a title worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 1, 2007

    Despite how the review might read, I actually am enjoying the series despite all this, but cannot in good faith recommend this book as a must buy. Check it out if you are interested in Thor at all or are a fan of JMS's writing. Otherwise wait for the eventual trade that will read much better due to the decompressed story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 3, 2007

    Although these first two issues have set up Thor's new status quo solidly enough, I don't really see any reason why they couldn't have been condensed into one single opener, as the decision to spread the thin story over 44 pages makes both issues feel bloated and over-extended, and risks turning readers off before the series has really begun. That said, there's a definite sense that Straczynski has now accomplished the groundwork necessary in order to re-establish his hero in the modern Marvel Universe, and that the stage is now set for the writer to tell the stories that he really wants to tell. Thor's mission to seek out his godly brethren in a modern-day setting is a good basis for an ongoing story (if a little reminiscent of Neil Gaiman's recent take on the Eternals), and even if I've hardly been overwhelmed by these first two issues, I can still sense that the potential is there for Thor to be a compelling title. Let's hope my faith in JMS isn't misplaced, because if the book d Read Full Review

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