Thor #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 28
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

• The Odinson is back. And he clearly doesn't like that someone else is holding his hammer. You know what that means, right?
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 29, 2015

    Everyone will have different opinions when there is a change with aseries or character they hold dear, especially Marvel or DC superheroes. However, if you are one who just loves great stories and entertaining comics, than this new Thor is a terrific character for you to read. These four issues felt like enough to really get anyone on board with this series. The new God of Thunder has more than proven why she was chosen to carry the name of Thor. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 30, 2015

    Outside of two races' speech, it's aflawless book. It provides all the drama and power one wouldwant from a Marvel comic. Two Thors enter, but will only one leave? Fun fighting fantasy fiction. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jose R. Jan 28, 2015

    While many will continue to decry the new Thor, the readers that are sticking with her are rewarded with a book that looks to satisfy and establish her as a force to be reckoned with. With less of an emphasis on major plot progression and a focus on action and character development, this arc concludes with hope that the upcoming issues will continue to be something to keep looking forward to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Feb 3, 2015

    Thor #4 pits male and female Thor against each other, giving the villains a chance to scheme all in epic art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Feb 3, 2015

    Whether you are a Thor fan or not, this series goes from strength to strength and should be on anyone's pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Feb 1, 2015

    Issue 4 marks the conclusion of the first arc; a trade is surely hot on its heels for those who have missed out (or where childishly sulking awaiting the return of their favoured male protagonist). Characterisation has been key throughout Aaron's work (see Scalped and his Wolverine & The X-Men run) " it's why I'm excited about his Star Wars work (a sentiment not expressed since my childhood). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Feb 1, 2015

    The final identity of the new Thor continues to not be revealed, as expected. Aaron is playing a long game to keep people around every month before the final reveal. However, one potential candidate is eliminated through the story, by showing where this candidate had been throughout the frost giants fight. Between actions of Thor toward Odinson, calls of familiarity and other hints, it would seem the most likely candidate is clear as day. However, leave it to Aaron to give us a twist in future issues. This issue holds gorgeous action, quick but emotionally powerful steps in grieving and acceptance as well as thoughtful points on the power behind names. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 29, 2015

    Questions still abound here to be sure, especially with wondering who is under the helmet and what impact she'll have when she gets to Midgard and ends up taking a position there somehow – particularly if she and Odinson end up working side by side in the future. And those questions will be enjoyable to see play out once it gets moving in these new directions. The first four issues of the series, beautifully illustrated, tells a great tale of the handover in power that happened for reasons still unknown. It shows that there's a lot of mystery still to be had with Mjolnir that can surprise Odinson and we know that we haven't seen the last of Agger at Roxxon and Malekith with their plans. I'm looking forward to seeing what they may be, but the potential of what our new Thor can bring to the table is what has me excited to see the next installment. Very good stuff here and definitely a lot of fun in a way I couldn't have predicated. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 28, 2015

    This book is important for many reasons, but it's also a fantastic read. Push any prejudices you may have out of the way and allow yourself to read a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jan 28, 2015

    The first four issues of this series have done everything that could be expected of it and more. The story has been engaging, the action intense, and the new direction has breathed new life into characters that sometimes had grown stagnant from their long publication histories. The writer has even been smart enough in this endeavor to keep old Thor and new Thor together in the same universe, and old Thor is still around ready to spring into action wherever may be needed. Clearly this is no mere stunt, as the series is already among the best that Marvel has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 28, 2015

    It's a fine line between action and drama, and it's one one Dauterman continues to nail, his expressive pencils loaded with detail and nuance. While undoubtedly skilled in hammer swinging, it's his emotional beats that soar, from the Odinson's palpable pain to Thor's humble yet exuberant pride. This characterization alone makes all the difference, and when paired with Matthew Wilson's excellent coloring, this is a Thor book as good as any we've yet seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 28, 2015

    THOR #4 is proof that Aaron knows how to balance this genre incredibly well. While much of this issue is action and reminding us that yes, this lead is indeed worthy, it also manages to incorporate a ton of character, some laughs, and one hell of a good plot twist. Readers of THOR: GOD OF THUNDER likely think there's zero mystery about who's wielding Mjolnir, but that's hardly taking away from just how fun this series is. With consistently strong visuals and a thoroughly entertaining script, THOR continues to win me over. It may not be as phenomenal as the previous run, but I have no problem watching this character's journey, especially if it turns out to be who many of us think it is (Roz Solomon)! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Sir James Feb 3, 2015

    Even though it takes forever for an issue to come out, I can happily say that I will wait for the next one as my interest in this just increased tenfold. It's a must read for every Thor fan (new or old). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 28, 2015

    What works about Thor #4, despite an admittedly goofy undertone with a hammer, is showing off the differences between the old Thor and the new. The new Thor may be inexperienced, but she's ultimately a more level-headed hero than the original model, who flies off the handle even more now that his title is in question. But it's a nice bit of meta-commentary that Aaron has proven the viability of his new heroine, even if she has to tear the hammer from the old Thor's hands. Ultimately, when it comes to the politics of an Uru hammer, nobody likes a Thor loser, but it's nice to see that with this battle royale, Aaron and Dauterman are still kicking a ton of Asgardian. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 30, 2015

    Dauterman's excels elsewhere, too; his layouts are perfect for the characters' battle that alternates between talking and trouncing. Well-designed perspectives and exquisite facial expressions in close-ups make every panel a treat to peruse. Wilson's colors are vibrant; there's no attempt to subdue anything here. Instead, readers get a superhero smackdown in the kind of four-color splendor that it deserves. "Thor" #4 proves that Aaron remains worthy as the scribe of The God -- or Goddess -- of Thunder, whomever he or she may be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 31, 2015

    The battle between the Thors is legitimately epic, in no small part of Dauterman's style and Matt Wilson's colors. It's vibrant and beautiful, the action clear and brutal. Jason Aaron's Thor has always had spectacular art, and this new creative team seems perfect for the more superheroic adventures of the new Thor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 31, 2015

    With the Odinson finally returned to this series, this first arc of the all new Thor races towards its conclusion. While some fans will be understandably upset to see the Thor vs. Odinson battle used as a way to avoid the Thor/Malekith showdown the arc was building to, Jason Aaron's style remains spot on for this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Rob George Feb 6, 2015

    As a stand alone issue number four doesn't pack a whole lot of punch, which is odd considering how much punching is in it. However, it is a really fitting end to the first arc. I'm looking forward to seeing what Thor is going to do next and what Mjolnir smashes next, and that's really what its all about. Read Full Review

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