Thor #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 36
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In the far future, All-Father Thor reignited the Earth and sparked new life in the universe. But now, something is wiping out other worlds - and Midgard won't be far behind. Luckily, Thor isn't the only god left. But is the Phoenix-possessed Wolverine a friend or foe?
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 25, 2018

    All in all, this was a pretty flawless issue. Even if youre not a big fan of the Old Thor stories, this one is the one to read. Even if you thought Wolverine as the Phoenix was a goofy concept, give it a shot. Its not played for laughs. This is a deadly serious story, and both characters are written exceptionally well. This is, by far, one of Aarons best issues of Thor so far. If youre not currently reading this book, you should at least give this one a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 20, 2018

    I've been enjoying Thor for a while, and that won't be stopping any time soon! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Sep 21, 2018

    As we move closer to the end of Aaron's stellar run, the momentum has not stopped for a single issue. These are the kinds of over the top god-mode battles that comic book fandom are made of. That's what a Thor book can be, should be and is thanks to an incredible creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Sep 21, 2018

    THOR #5 succeeds best in its incredible action sequence and stunning visuals by artist Christian Ward. Despite a powerful opening section and a beautiful look at the nature of age and death, this issue does suffer from a lack of characterization and context. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 27, 2018

    This issue balances action-packed adventure, meditative philosophy, and some very well-done humor, creating a story that is trippy and fun, with just a hint of melancholy running through it. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Sep 22, 2018

    Fire and Lightning fill each page of this comic and it is beyond words to describe. As two old friends and old gods fight, each with their own reasons, the reader can only hold their breath as to who will win. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 19, 2018

    This is a perfect blend of the heavy metal style that defined the start of Jason Aaron's run and something appropriately epic as it approaches its end. Most importantly, it is a whole lot of fun to read and re-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 24, 2018

    "Thor" #5 is a striking dystopian tribute to two of the greatest heroes Marvel ever published. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 19, 2018

    An action heavy issue that's rendered beautifully by Christian Ward's trippy art. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Ruston Fritcher Sep 20, 2018

    This issue is little more than a fight between Logan and Thor. It is worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 19, 2018

    The ending makes up for a lot of the weak points in the plot and what Aaron has introduced might be exactly what is needed to inject something interesting story-wise into this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 24, 2018

    Jason Aaron brings some interesting concepts to the table in his continuing efforts addressing Thor's future eons from now. Guest artist Christian Ward is a relief on art duties, and as a whole I'm excited this resumes next issue, but wonder how newcomers to Thor will take this break from the War of Realms so soon. Read Full Review

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