Thor #615

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Fraction! Ferry! Heroic Age! The perfect jumping-on point as THOR’s all-new creative team and all-new era kick off HERE! In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor's home isn't just a's a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds -- including Earth! -- when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath? Rated T …$3.99

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Roberts Sep 24, 2010

    Im buying every issue of this storyline as soon as its available. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 23, 2010

    With such a convergence of creators that know their craft and a top tier superhero like Thor, I feel just fine about giving this book the grade of an A and a high recommendation. Thor now has that excitement to it that the title of a God of Thunder should always carry, and it’s a very welcome return. When I closed this book all I could think of was how much I love comic books. I don’t think I can say anything better than that on the subject. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 22, 2010

    Thor #615 is a seriously impressive debut by Fraction and Ferry for a lot of reasons, many stated above. However, what's perhaps most impressive about the book is that after laying down so much information, atmosphere and character work in a mere 29 pages, the duo uses the last to deliver a punch line reminiscent of the last panel of a newspaper comic strip – one that gets a big laugh without downplaying the seriousness of the threat bearing down on Asgard. I wish more comics ended on a similar note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 23, 2010

    So far, I have to say that my original worry that I'll have a hard time adjusting to the new creative team was washed away about halfway through the issue. I'll always miss what Gillen brought, but Fraction's idea of making the absence of Asgard in its proper place a cosmic problem is very interesting. I have to say that I think Thor is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2010

    With two other great Thor titles being published by Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 25, 2010

    The story has a lot of potential, and it's good to see a new and powerful menace being introduced. The jury is out on the story, and so far things are off to a (mostly) slow start, but there's a lot of promise on display. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex EvansShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Sep 23, 2010

    Well worth the wait, this is a very promising start that has me eager for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 22, 2010

    "Thor" #615 has been a longtime coming and it meets expectations. Fraction introduces the key ideas for the initial story arc, while Ferry and Hollingsworth establish a strong visual look for the run. There's a tension in the comic as it pushes into new directions, while honoring the past and what came before, creating an issue that will win over new readers and satisfy the longtime fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Sep 27, 2010

    This is a special creative team getting set to do hopefully special work. This first issue of the arc is an expository one, and its setting the scene for the battle to come. Luckily, it looks like its going to be one hell of a battle and one hell of an arc too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 3, 2010

    Fraction for me has been a hit or miss. I dont like his work on Uncanny X-Men and his Invincible Iron Man the last year has been too slow and not to the same level as the first year. Here he sets up a bunch of plot points and even makes some of it funny. So its hard to say whether hes on to something good with Thor. It wasnt a runaway hit with me nor a failure. Its middle ground stuff, but Im not sure if Fraction can afford middle ground stories anymore. Marvel Comics has faith in him, but many readers dont. The series he works on, just like Thor sell on their own out of momentum. Will he try to make Thor sell more by putting in quality work or is he just going to mail in a plot every month the way hes been doing with Uncanny X-Men? I dont trust him just yet. He can be a great writer but he often is lazy and slow to finish a story, like in his current Invincible Iron Man run. Here, he probably relied too much on Ferrys work to carry the comic book and that has been his problem several Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Scott Hunter Sep 24, 2010

    The cover is boring. It is simply Thor standing in front of some buildings. Yawn. The title "" nice and big, in a unique-looking font "" is aesthetically pleasing to me, but otherwise there's nothing to make this cover stand out. It bears no real relation to the events of the book, and frankly doesn't seem to have had any thought put into it at all.A Nice Surprise Read Full Review

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