Thor #7

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Marko Djurdjevic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 19, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Asgard has returned! This time however, the light of the nine worlds is floating over a little place called Broxton, Oklahoma. Thor has some explaining to do to the residents of Broxton.

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 21, 2008

    With The Twelve and now Thor, J. Michael Straczynski's on one hell of a roll. The way this story flows – the intricacies of Odin's narrative and the hard hitting themes of sons abandoning their fathers – are all done to perfection. We all know Marko Djurdjevic is a fantastic cover artist, an his debut as a storyteller is nothing less than stunning. I love Olivier Coipel's art, but this month, I honestly didn't miss him. Hell, I could only hope to have Djurdjevic on this book on a monthly basis, but I'll take what I can get. With this book seemingly back on schedule, I'm very excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 22, 2008

    Thor #7 was another enjoyable read. JMS continues to impress me with his work on this title. I'm glad that Marvel finally found a title that played to JMS' strengths. Despite the fact that I am enjoying this title, I would definitely hesitate to recommend Thor to readers who prefer a more condensed read as well as quality action in their comic books. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel Mar 19, 2008

    If you were one of the roughly 10,000 people who bought The Mighty Thor before its cancellation in 2004, you're going to eat this up. But if you're like me and don't have much time for all that detached, odd-fitting Norse mythology that clung to the Thor of old, this will strike you as off and vaguely annoying. The idea of reinterpreting Odin's place in the new Asgard is sound, but I can think of enough ways to do that without breaking the successful and enjoyable relaunch style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 20, 2008

    This is not bad at all. JMS has some good ideas about the nature of gods and their relationships both with each other and humankind, and I like that the writer is attempting to do something a bit different with Thor than a mere rehash of Kirby and Simonson and the rest. While it's not always entirely successful, at least he's trying. As well as that compelling central agenda, this issue also benefits from good art, a well written relationship between Thor and his father, and a definite sense that the title is starting to find its feet. It took a while to get to this point, but better late than never. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace/Paul Brian McCoy Mar 18, 2008

    Paul: I'm still not convinced. Thor is not horrible, but there are too many little things that nag at me while I'm reading for me to really be motivated to keep up with the story. Whatever the story may eventually be. I don't see the reasoning behind making Loki a woman, and I really don't like Donald Blake's character, as he seems more like a frat-boy med student than a doctor. And I was really bothered by the whole "between life and death" state confusion. All of this, as well as the glacial pacing, contributes to bugging me enough to not fully recommend the book; except the art is gorgeous, so everyone should take a look at this issue for Djurdjevic's work, at least. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 29, 2008

    There are some of JMS' idiosyncrasies present that grate a little, but somehow I can forgive them. While I'm still unsure how interested I am in a "Thor" ongoing, this one issue has at least convinced me that I could easily enjoy it. I may well be back next issue. Read Full Review

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