Thor #618

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 8, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Cover your ears and gird your loins for the four-letter word that changes everything for Thor, for Asgard and for Earth: O D I N. And you won't believe who Ol' One Eye brings back with him. On top of THAT, the God of Thunder has to deal with the ramifications of reincarnating Loki, the least of which are that the God of Tricks has taken a form no one saw coming. And if that wasn't enough, the town of Broxton has to deal with the refugees of nine worlds, on the run and terrified as THE WORLD EATERS continue their trans-universal rampage of madness...! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 22, 2010

    On the other hand, the highlight of this run is the art by Ferry. He is an illustrators illustrator. I like the crazy creature he draws. Some of them reminds me of the Myazaki ones, but with a totally different visual reference. As a storyteller, Ferry is as excellent. The pages and their contents flow seamlessly. Every panel in this comic book is a work of art to admire. Not many comic books have such visual quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 14, 2010

    It takes a while, but usually companies wise up eventually. They erased everyone's memory about Spider-Man's identity, and we haven't seen teen Tony in decades. Just one more to hit the trifecta... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 9, 2010

    Pasqual Ferry's art is gorgeous and varied - exactly the sort of visual shift the series needs as it seeks to embrace the realm of science fiction. Ferry's character and creature designs are unique enough to honor the spirit of Jack Kirby without merely aping his work. And Frank D'Armata, whose coloring has long been the weak point in Invincible Iron Man's armor, finds the perfect avenue for his ethereal use of color. All the pieces are in place for another definitive Thor run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 12, 2010

    A bit safer than previous issues, this wasn't bad, but it didn't reach the creative heights of Fraction's prior issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 15, 2010

    As the arc enters the last couple parts, I think the best we can do as the readers is to remember where this story was originally scheduled to happen. It's a tough situation for us to be in, but I'm not putting that on Matt Fraction. I think the way things worked out worked against him and forces us to remember how these characters would have felt immediately following Siege. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 8, 2010

    Though not yet living up to the promise of the opening issue of the run, "Thor" #618 shows that the book is moving in the right direction and beginning to find its feet. The threat of the World Eaters seems more urgent and the Asgardians are beginning to come out of their holes. That the book is reverting to a previous form instead of moving forward is a concern, but, hopefully, the larger plan will pan out. This issue may be the turnaround that the book needs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 10, 2010

    I hate giving this a Check It verdict, because I am really enjoying the story and the creators are clearly putting a tremendous amount of effort into making this an epic storyline. Unfortunately, it seemly doesn't work in a serialized form. I can almost guarantee that this comic would be a Buy It if I were reviewing the storyline as a whole in trade format. As a single issue, though, it's not working. Plus, I'm just not happy with the output from Ferry. This is a step down for him and a far cry from some of his strong works (like my personal favorite, his adaption of Read Full Review

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