Thor #601

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Marco Djurdjevic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 22, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Has Thor turned his back on Asgard…? Has Asgard turned its back on Thor?! After the monumental and cataclysmic events of THOR #600, the God of Thunder’s life has changed completely! New readers…now’s your chance! Jump on board! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 22, 2009

    Though the art continues to be one of this series' greatest strengths, I have to admit I'm a bit sad to see Olivier Coipel hand the reins over to Marko Djurdjevic. Coipel's art had a certain Kirby-esque energy and flare to it that really took this series to another level, and while Djurdjevic's work is gorgeous in its own right, it lacks some the life that Coipel brought to these pages. Nevertheless, Thor is still a beautiful comic to behold, and I don't imagine that changing anytime soon. And as long as JMS is at the helm, I can't imagine it losing its title as the best Marvel comic on the stands, either. If only it came out a little more frequently... Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 25, 2009

    If you haven't been following this comic, this is probably a good jumping-on spot. I doubt many readers will be jumping off here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Brian Lynch Apr 23, 2009

    In other words, if you don't read Thor, and you're intrigued (especially after hearing about the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie coming in 2011), start reading Thor. You may feel like you're lost in Asgard, but just remember " it's still in Utah. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Apr 21, 2009

    This is a great issue for fans and a fun start to a new arc. Oh, and for all of you who think that duct tape can fix anything, see the last scene featuring Blake and his "walking stick." Ha! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 20, 2009

    Beyond the comedy, Straczynski lays on a few more surprises for the characters as Balder makes the decision regarding Asgard's future and Thor finally learns why Sif didn't appear along with the other Asgardians. It's great to see that Straczynski's new status quo continues to work just as well as the previous one. Now, all it needs to do is get back on something approximating a monthly schedule. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Apr 23, 2009

    Straczynski is still a master storyteller, and is producing of comics best pieces, but every once in a while there’s a hiccup that derails all the excitement. The best I can say about this piece is that I’m waiting for things to blow up again, because Thor is epic and each issue should be just as epic within the given 22 pages. I do hope he is able to push Djurdjevic past his limits and transform the artist from a great cover designer to a great interior penciller as well. Until that happens, I’ll just stay letdown by this most recent issue. Read Full Review

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