Thor #611

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Rich Elson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Just days after the SIEGE, the best-selling, fan-favorite THOR written by Kieron Gillen continues...and the God of Thunder goes to Hell! The war dead of Asgard are not resting easily. How did Loki contrive to rob these departed heroes, even in death? What do the wandering spirits want now...and what will they do to get it? The events of SIEGE, THOR and SIEGE: LOKI have profound repercussions! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Jul 2, 2010

    This is definitely one of the best issues of Thor that I have read in a good long time. There was a perfect mix of all the elements you would expect to find in a book dedicated to Thor and the legendary tribe of gods and warriors that he is a part of. A modern masterpiece of Norse greatness! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 25, 2010

    All of the heroes from Asgard that have died recently have been exile to a new hell created by Hela out of a small domain in Mephistos domain. But the Disirs want to claim the souls of the Asgardians for themselves and break the pact that Mephisto had with Hela. Can Thor stop them in time? Finally theres a new storyline from this new creative team thats not bugged down by a crossover cleaning up the threads established by the previous creative team. Well get to see what they can do on their own. So far its interesting. I like this story a lot. Im not sure how Thor will deal with this new threat. It,s also fun to see what Mephisto has cooked up. He makes a great replacement for Loki. The artwork feels realistic and brutal. Theres something epic about it. Im enjoying this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 2, 2010

    With Gillen expanding his run to accommodate the delay in the new creative team's run, there was a worry that this storyarc would be nothing but filler, but it comes out of "Siege" effortlessly, acting as an epilogue to the events there. Gillen's shown a great ability to take ideas from previous stories and use them in new and interesting ways, building on what J. Michael Straczynski did on the title and, now, building on his own work. So far, it makes for a nice little run that I'll be sad to see end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 30, 2010

    Kieron Gillen's run on Thor has been extended for several months longer than originally anticipated, but you wouldn't know it by reading issue #611. Everything here feels like a logical continuation of Gillen's past plot threads. While this new story arc doesn't exactly reward those who passed over Gillen's other recent Asgard-focused work (Siege: Loki and New Mutants #11), it does take Hela's new status quo in an interesting direction. As always, Gillen's finely-tuned language makes him a fitting successor to the J. Michael Straczynski throne. The only downside to Gillen's script is a continued focus on the question of Asgard's rites of succession, a beat I thought had been satisfactorily covered last month. Rich Elson takes over as full artist for the series. His new, non-painterly style is clean and accessible, but a bit lacking in depth and character. In short, this new arc probably won't blow readers away, but it looks to be a worthwhile way to pass the months until Matt Fraction Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 2, 2010

    A giant improvement over last month and the beginning of a promising new direction. Unfortunately, this issue still had to show what was being left behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Jun 30, 2010

    While I am interested to see where this story goes, this issue didn't really excite me. I know some of the Thor fans won't be happy with this, but as a person who is interested in the character and tries his darnedest to get into the books, I feel as though this series has failed to make me a fan yet again. I'm sure Thor fans will enjoy this, but for the rest of us, let's just enjoy the pretty cover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jul 1, 2010

    I'm just waiting for this title to start picking up any steam at all at this point, because this issue was a painful exercise, at best. Read Full Review

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