Thor #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Michael Del Mundo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 51
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The Queen of Cinders and her fire goblin army have invaded the land of the dead. To keep the afterlife from going up in flames, Thor and his brothers will have to forge alliances with some of their greatest enemies and seek to unlock the secrets of Valhalla and the mighty Valkyries!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 16, 2018

    There's a great balance of humor, action and the mounting threat of Malekith. Thor #4 proves that sometimes one comic book can have it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 24, 2018

    This was a dizzy, psychedelic sugar-rush of a finale punctuated with operatic violence and moments of real emotional weight. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 18, 2018

    THOR #4 is a rollicking good time of a comic book, with plenty of fire and lightning to make any action fan happy. True, the characterization doesn't delve too deep, but for the most part this isn't important. This is a book full of personality, action, and incredible art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Aug 16, 2018

    If you love Thor, there is no one better to currently capture his voice than Aaron. His love for the character, Odinson's mythos, and the Asgardian Realms are magnificent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Aug 17, 2018

    A great finish to one of the most refreshingly ridiculous storylines in Aaron's time writing Thor. Touching, funny, gorgeous".this is what comics are all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Sep 25, 2018

    Nothing good ever happens when Thanos shows up and this is proof. But even still, Thor won't let that stop him from doing everything he can to defeat Cinder and get Hel back in order. And boy does it show with amazing Storytelling and artwork on every page. He may not be worthy to hold the Hammer but he is still God of Thunder for a reason. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 15, 2018

    As a reader, I found myself immersed in the action and intrigue and enjoyed all of the character interactions, especially and including the Thanos/Hela scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Aug 22, 2018

    In the end, this book was perfectly fine, and even provides some great comedy beats, but Aaron is going to have to bring back a little bit of the emotional weight he tossed out the window after Janes departure. A Thor book should feel epic in every way. Gods move amongst mortals, having earth-shaking battles in this title. Everything is big, and the consequences should always matter at that scale. Humor is great, especially coming from Aaron, but there needs to be a little bit more balance. He had a strong start, but once the Hel arc began, it just felt like Aaron wanted to do pure comedy, despite that not matching the contents of the story. Hopefully, hell get back on track soon, instead of descending into the wackiness that was his X-men run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 15, 2018

    It is an effective introduction to a series that is sure to feature far wilder moments ahead that doesn't let readers forget about the people waging this war in its final pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Ruston Fritcher Aug 16, 2018

    The war for Hel is far more delightful then you would expect. I enjoyed the issue even though it has its flaws. Thanos is a bit too comedic for my taste. There is not a lot of comedy thrown in when I thought the focus should be on the drama. I still enjoyed the Hel out of this issue and would recommend you check it out. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 17, 2018

    Thor #4 is very much a mixed bag. The high points of Thor fighting Sindr, Thori having a crisis of faith, and the return of the Valkyrie are cool. However, many parts of the story are rough, and the artwork makes it hard to get sucked into the book. I can tentatively recommend it to those whove enjoyed this new series, but you have to be tolerant of Mike del Mundos artwork and the goofier aspects of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Aug 20, 2018

    While I enjoyed a few of the moments this issue, all the developments come at a hectic and fast pace then end before they get a chance to be appreciated, leaving the book feeling like too much time was spent developing threats, with little to no pay off by issues end, obviously with the exception of one big last swerve at the end. One of Marvel most consistent titles seems to be taking a dip, and with the art continuing to be muddy and un-enjoyable, this isn't a title I'd recommend to anyone but the biggest Thor fans right now.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 18, 2018

    A rushed issue feels at odds with everything we've seen before, making for an abrupt chapter. Read Full Review

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