Thor #3

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Michael Del Mundo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 55
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

War rages across the land of the dead, and not even the reunion of Thor with his brother Balder can stop it!  Perhaps peace might come from the wedding of the century... in Hel! With Hela, the goddess of death, as the bride, which Odinson brother is going to be the lucky groom? And what special surprise guest is looking to put a deadly stop to the nuptials?
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jul 25, 2018

    All in all, after a slower previous chapter, this issue brought all of the up-tempo action and rich character moments it needed to regain any waning interests of the readers. Hopefully, Aaron will be able to keep this momentum going and maintain this books status as one of Marvels most entertaining titles, despite Thor still not being worthy. If youre not already reading the Thunder Gods return to greatness, now is the time to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jul 20, 2018

    A fun issue with some really otherworldly art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 18, 2018

    Thor #3 offers up a surprise marriage, a seven-way god-fight, schemes galore, brilliant humour, earnest heartstring-pulling, and just a touch of murder! (Gotta keep Thori happy.) This arc is sliding comfortably into place as another "read it, love it, treasure it, enshrine it with the all-time greats" Thor story. This particular issue falls just a tiny step short of total perfection, but the creators have given us every sign that they'll be hitting that mark - repeatedly - before the story is through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jul 20, 2018

    Bottom Line: Aaron is at the top of his game writing this book. If I were to dream up the perfect big budget premium superhero television series, it would probably be storyboarded a lot like this. And it still wouldn't be as good as this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jul 26, 2018

    Hel has frozen over, and someone has a wedding in it. A story this operatic needs a Wagnerian score and a deep draught of laudanum to wash it down with. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Sep 20, 2018

    If you're still on the Thor Ragnorock kick (which let's face, it we ALL are ha-ha) you will enjoy seeing the Beloved Queen of Hel, Hela come into the story. But she is just a small mix of what's going on in the bigger issue. It's only issue 3 and things are getting hot for Thor and his companions in a manner of speaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jul 20, 2018

    While the issue left me wanting in the art department, it is still a crazy ride and a great read. Jason Aaron still has some interesting ideas for Thor and his supporting cast, and I'm excited to see where he takes them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 18, 2018

    There is a careful balance being struck between heavy metal fun and the terrible onslaught to come, but it's a tightrope that both Aaron and Del Mundo walk exceedingly well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 20, 2018

    Like I said, some of the art choices do get in the way of the flow of the story but overall, this is another great entry in Aaron's continuing Thor epic. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 18, 2018

    It was a down issue for Aaron and Del Mundo overall. If you love THOR and are in the middle of the story, get it. If you think the summary page next issue can clue you in enough, maybe you skip it... Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2018

    This story just keeps getting better and more involved as Jason Aaron has deftly captured these characters and their motivations in a way that make you appreciate them more when they appear. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jul 22, 2018

    Thor continues to be alright, but unless your a long time follower of the title there isn't much here that is very intriguing for new readers to jump into.  There's a lot of characters to juggle in this series so far, and each cliffhanger adds to the madness, so the background is necessary to fully be invested in all the events occurring.  Combined with suspect art in spots, and muddy transitions, Thor is still passable but not all that recommendable right now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 21, 2018

    The new Thor is drowning in exposition and artwork that favors style over storytelling. This relaunch has been a big misstep. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jul 20, 2018

    If you're new to Jason Aaron's Thor, I can't recommend this as a jumping on point. It feels like picking up a book halfway into the series. Read Full Review

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