Thor #612

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Thor goes to Hell! In the aftermath of SIEGE, heavy metal horror and adventure! Fan-favorite writer Kieron Gillen continues his bestselling and critically acclaimed THOR run, reteamed with Doug Braithwaite. A lingering menace created by fiendish Loki as an afterthought returns to wreak havoc on the Asgardians! Can Thor and his unlikely allies defeat this devastating force of destruction?! Or in their weakened state after the battles of Siege, will this new, ancient enemy prove too strong? 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 28, 2010

    Above all, though, it's Gillen's strong handle of language that makes the book function as well as it does - formal and layered, but not hokey. This issue also receives a nice boost with the return of Doug Braithwaite on art. Braithwaite handles the power and majesty of his godly characters well. Some of his underworld designs aren't quite as fearsome as they could be, though, and as usual the colors are too bright and shimmery. Still, with the current story continuing to impress, Gillen is poised to depart Thor in as fine a form as he debuted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 29, 2010

    A uniquely fantasy comic and the best issue of Thor in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 1, 2010

    The artwork feels like illustrations without the proper inking. For some reason, it reminds me of the kind of epic comic strips one would read in Prince Valliant, although the style is completely different. Its not a complaint, but a compliment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jul 28, 2010

    I've been enjoying Gillen's take on this title up until this point, but things have gotten a little muddy in this issue, both in the art and the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Aug 2, 2010

    Overall this was a very fun book that has plenty to offer up. For the casual fan it may be a little hard to immerse yourself into this due to the fact that there has been a ton of subplots occurring within the pages of Thor since the Siege event. Still, this was one of the better issues of the current release of books that I have had the opportunity to read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 29, 2010

    After a strong finish to last issue, the lack of action isn't just a disappointment in and of itself, it makes this issue feel somewhat disconnected from the previous. They don't flow well with this issue seeming like a shift in tone. Some of the elements work well like Gillen's character work or Braithwaite's Disir, but, overall, this is one of the weaker issues of Gillen's run so far. Read Full Review

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