Thor #606

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Doom has committed atrocities against the Asgardians living in Latveria. Now, the outcast Thor has arrived to defend his people. But what secret weapon has Doom wrought with secrets plundered from Asgard?! And whose side is Loki truly on…?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Jan 26, 2010

    While there are some legendary comics out there (usually mini series) that are rightfully ranked above this issue, in general, comics just don't get any better than this. And to be fair, such legendary comics are usually graphic novels or mini-series. It's rare to find a story arc in an ongoing series that is as purely enjoyable and of as high a quality as this one has been. In fact, this issue is so good, I think perhaps my starting statement for this review should have instead been, "THIS is what ALL comics should be!" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 31, 2010

    Considering how Gillen was forced to pick up the pieces of an aborted run by JMS, it's a testament to his ability that this arc turned out as good as it did and it manages to offer up a much more satisfying conclusion to the JMS era than JMS himself did while still being accessible to readers new and old alike. Great issue, great arc, great fun all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jan 27, 2010

    If JMS' run on Thor ends up getting collected in an omnibus, I hope these three issues are included. Against all odds, Gillen and Tan have succeeded in giving us a satisfying ending that even the most die hard JMS fans could appreciate. I'm optimistic that they'll be able to keep up the pace next month when the Siege tie-in begins. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 30, 2010

    The best issue of Guillen's short run and probably the most fun issue of Thor in some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 3, 2010

    Its Thor versus the Destroyer armour powered by Doctor Doom. Thor is supposed to lose this one. So Thor has fought this armour several times and this time powered by Doctor Doom, it should be more dangerous than usual. There used to be a way in old comic books where the hero would defeat opponents that were more powerful than their through their smarts. No smarts was on display here. It was all about heavy smashing making the Destroyer armour and the combine might of Doctor Doom seem pathetic at best. If there is one highlight in this issue, it is the revelation that Doctor Doom has been doing some experiments on samples from Lokis body. The artwork is not bad, but its a far cry from the folkloric look developed by Olivier Coipel that is currently charming people in Siege. Im not quite sold on this artist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 26, 2010

    The final pages, in particular, read like Gillen is working too hard to set up other stories and not ending this one in its proper place. A less than satisfying ending, though, cant cover for the strong beginning and resolution to the Asgardians fight with Doom. I cant wait to see how Gillen handles these characters over the next three issues during Siege. Read Full Review

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