Thor #603

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Marko Djurdjevic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 30, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The people of Asgard are fractured, as Loki’s scheming plans start to bear poisonous fruit. In Latveria, Balder and his loyal followers have a home at the tender mercies of Victor Von Doom. Out in the wide open world, Thor and his followers in exile roam without a country. As Loki puts the final calculated moves in play…will the spirit of Asgard itself be destroyed? Don't miss the critically acclaimed, fan-favorite, multiple-Eisner-nominated THOR! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Sep 30, 2009

    A great, great issue. There is something in Thor for everyone. The only down side is that it signals JMS's run coming to an end. It's hard to not long for what could have been if JMS was able to stay on this series for another dozen or so issues. Marvel promises that the next and final installment in this run will be in thirty days and trust me, I'll be the first in line to buy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 1, 2009

    Overall, Thor remains one of Marvel Comics must reads each month. The breadth and depth of the plot, coupled with the high quality artwork, makes this book definitely worth picking up each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 2, 2009

    While there are problems with this issue that prevent it from being a must read in my eyes, it's still quite clearly a great comic; just not up to the lofty standards this series has set for itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 30, 2009

    One final note about the issue's art: Marko Djurdjevic continues to prove himself a capable successor to Olivier Copiel, with one notable exception: Djurdjevic fairs far better drawing scenes set in Latveria than those set in Oklahoma, which fall flat and seem under realized. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chris Smits Oct 5, 2009

    Still a very fun book with great twists and turns. Thor brings a level of dark seriousness to it's plot without getting too bogged down by it, and it does it well. Not trying to be so adult in tone that it becomes no fun to read, and it's not dumbed down at all either. Damn fine superhero book right here, no question. The grade for this issue is a no-brainer and an easy B+. Can't wait for next month's conclusion to the story! This is also going to read very well once it's collected, so if you're not on board yet, pick it up later in trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 2, 2009

    I can't recommend this as a "jumping-on" spot for new readers, as we're drawing up to the conclusion of a long-running story, but next issue would probably be a great spot to catch up on Marvel's most powerful hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Oct 3, 2009

    Thor #603 catches us up with all the players on the table. Thor has recently been reunited with his love Sif and is now trying to help her adjust to their new life style and the Warriors Three decide to become new owners of a restaurant. The laughs pretty much end there as Loki and Dr. Doom become the centerpieces of the book. Individually they are a formidable force but together I'm not sure what can stop them. Dr. Doom seems interested in the Asgardians immortality and wants it for himself. Loki on the other hand wants Thor defeated and dead. It looks like they both may get what they want as Doom readies a new model of Doom bots to attack Donald Blake, Thor's human host. One thing that does trouble me is Loki's knowledge of Thor's weakness. He recently sought out Dr. Strange to help repair his hammer Mjolnir and in the process poured his Odin Power into the Mjolnir. They now have a new shared bond where their fates are intertwined. How can Loki already know this? I hope the Dr. Stran Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 30, 2009

    Straczynski and Djurdjevic deliver a solid, good issue of "Thor" as it approaches the end of Straczynski's tenure on the book. Loki's intricate plot move towards killing Thor once and for all, and the issue ends with a cliffhanger that gives hope that all is not lost yet. Read Full Review

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