Thor #2

Thor #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 21
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

+ Pull List

• Get ready for a Thor like you've never seen before!
•  Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time!
•  With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world's only hope!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Nov 12, 2014

    Thor is a woman, but Thor is still Thor. She is saving Asgardians, battling foul creatures from across the Nine Realms, standing against Dario Agger and the nefarious forces of his Roxxon corporation, and summoning the thunder. That's all I really want out of my Thor comics. The rest of it? Well, I'll just have to figure that out along with her. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 12, 2014

    The more I see of this new THOR, the more I dig it. Jason Aaron did an amazing job on the previous THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series and is now taking it to a completely different place. We don't often get big mysteries in comics, especially concerning the lead character. I'm intrigued with who the "new" character could be, but part of me doesn't want to find out right away. Russell Dauterman's art and Matthew Wilson's colors give the book a great look. Even though there's a lot of blue from the Frost Giants, it all looks amazing. Once the battle begins, I was simply in awe. If you're a hardcore Thor fan, do yourself a favor and check this out. Thor will still be in the book and we all know big changes aren't forever in comics. I'm really loving this book, but with this amazing creative team, it should be much of a surprise. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 12, 2014

    Whereas the first issue of this new Thor series was an appetizing treat, this second issue is a delicious meal. This issue was a great introduction into how this new Thor thinks and behaves. There is something for everyone; action, mystery, comedy and suspense. This team shows the proper way to handle a licensed character by telling a fresh story that still stays true to the character's roots. This new female Thor feels like much more than just a gimmick to bring in readers, you can tell there is substance and heart on these pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Nov 17, 2014

    This is a superhero just dipping her toes into her powers for the first time. It differs from the origin story we more often see nowadays, in that picking up Mjolnir has transformed her into a version of someone she's already familiar with, and given her a power set she's already seen in action (or so she's hinted at). Introducing a legacy character – which Thor now definitely is – can often be more compelling than an original character; not only is she getting used to a new power set within the midst of battle, she has the thought of living up to the greatness of her predecessor on from her mind ("… tell me, how much did it hurt whenever Thor would punch you? More or less than this?"). And when that predecessor is an ages-old Viking storm deity – achieving that ideal will be a daunting task indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers Nov 13, 2014

    I'll admit it, I was one of the many skeptics who thought this new series of Thor being a woman was going to flop and be executed incorrectly. Thor is my all-time favorite super hero, how could I not get a tad skeptical when he is drastically changed? That being said, after this issue I feel better about the new Thor and how the previous Mjolnir-wielding Thor is still tied in with the story. There was plenty of action to showreaders how capable the new Thor is and her having conversations with her true self about how she managed to be worthygives her a personality, not just: “Hey, I'm Thor now.” It also raises the question about who is her true identity. Freyja? Jane Foster? Sif? I'm going to take this opportunity to say that my guess is Roz Solomon, and if she is, you all owe me a soda. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 12, 2014

    With all the doubters that wouldn't even give this title a shot completely missing out, us that are fully on board are reaping the rewards just two issues in. A great addition to the title that will not back down for anything or anyone. Can't wait to see what she's capable of, just asI'm sure she can't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 12, 2014

    After all the angst we’ve been dealt with the Odinson and Original Sin, it’s nice to bring in a new hero into a familiar territory and role, but to also bring some more lightheartedness into it and I can’t wait to see more of what this Thor is capable of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 12, 2014

    The book does a very good job of balancing the two main stories here and slowly weaving them together as our new character makes her way into the facility and starts trading blows with Frost Giants, which is easily done as they keep mocking her in comparison to the former wielder of the hammer. The internal/external dialogue aspect of the character is interesting as it gives us a new spin on Mjolnir itself, and that could lead to some really good things that can upgrade the "character" of Thor overall in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Nov 12, 2014

    The end result is a pretty fun issue. The character is built up when possible, although it seems to be doing so in a way which will not interfere with the story. Even so, the dialogue is often clever and well-paced, and the entire issue comes together extremely well. There may still be some fans that are holding out for the return of the original Thor and who are staying away, but it is there loss. This is a great story, full of engaging characters and well-thought out plots and actions sequences, and it is worthy of the name. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 14, 2014

    Russell Dauterman is doing some wonderful things with movement and sound and Aaron feels wholly himself, mixing the darkness, grandeur, and humor that has defined his other works into a fine brew, worthy of Valhalla's tables. At least of what I've read – mostly his X-Men work, admittedly – this may well be the most technically proficient issue I've ever seen from Aaron and it couldn't have come at a better time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 15, 2014

    The issue features great (if sometimes chaotic) art by Russell Dauterman and a story by Jason Aaron, but I can't help but wonder - would the story have been much different if Thor has been the original character? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Nov 13, 2014

    Jason Aaron pens an issue that has both the reader and the new Thor trying to understand the hows and whys of the hammer. It's a fun approach as it furthers both the character and reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 17, 2014

    I loved Jason Aaron's run on "Thor: God of Thunder," so I'm just beaming that "Thor" looks like another lively take on this corner of the Marvel Universe. Bring on the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Sir James Nov 18, 2014

    While initially somewhere between sceptic and excited for this run of a new Thor, I must say that I am pretty happy with it so far. Granted it's only two issues, but if these 2 are anything to go by, I expect good things from Aaron and Dauterman! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Nov 14, 2014

    While readers might feel like they're being kept in a holding pattern, being teased about Thor's identity, the action is building her personality. This teaser is then married with the overwhelming beauty of such a well matched art team and lettering seamlessly, intrinsically worked into the story. A fun, although not necessary, read if time and money allow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 15, 2014

    Anybody who was disappointed at how little we saw of the new Thor last issue can rest easy for this one: it's all about her! We're in her head and with her nearly every step of the way as she gets used to her new power, learns to wield the hammer and smashes a bunch of Frost Giant faces! Them big bastards don't stand a chance against her! Watching the new Thor in action is a lot of fun. She's a quick learner, while still being a badass, and she seems pretty likable. Dauterman on art is even better. The man draws some great action scenes, truly capturing the majesty and the power of these giants. Thor is still a damn good book " though Dario Agger remains annoying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 13, 2014

    The Goddess of Thunder's first real action is a success as Jason Aaron captures the dichotomy between the wizened god and the newbie hammer-holder. Issue #2 is jam packed with the same clever dialogue and awesome action that's marked Aaron's run so far, and if this issue is any indication he shows no sign of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 13, 2014

    I think anyone who digs reading about a hero who's not used to the rules and power will dig this book. The mystery of who Thor is under the mask remains and clearly isn't a priority, but damn am I giddy to see more about Mjolnir's ability to communicate with Thor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 16, 2014

    In short, the identity of the new Thor is still up in the air, the reasons behind Thor's unworthiness are still up in the air, but the issue is a strong one nonetheless. Sometimes, when one reads a comics, one gets all caught up in what one thinks it SHOULD be, rather than what it is, and this is a well-drawn, well-written issue regardless of what we might think of all the goings-on. Thor #2 continues to intrigue and gives us a view into the head of this new Thor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Nov 20, 2014

    Jason Aaron could have easily written an issue laden with exposition that revealed the new Thor's identity and took us through the paces as she discovered her new powers. Thankfully, he chooses to move the story forward with a 20-page action sequence that instead sees our new heroine smash her way onto the scene. It's refreshing to let the action guide the story after a lot of heavy set-up. Wile we yet do not know much about who specifically this new Thor is, this issue definitely got me excited to learn more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Recap - Kate Rafferty Nov 16, 2014

    I'm disappointed that we don't know who the new Thor is, but this is still a fun issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Nov 14, 2014

    All this adds up to a very light and breezy comic alternatingbetween fun, action adventure and enjoyable writing. While the very stripped down and basic approach to storytelling might seem lazy,the willingness to let the story breath and develop at its own pace justifies. Bequietly subversive simply by having a Thor struggle being something she's notis a strong one, and improves the storytelling immensely. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - 13th Crusader Nov 14, 2014

    It's a solid debut of the new Thor in action, and the best part of it is, it's only the beginning. Read Full Review

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