Thor #9

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Michael Del Mundo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 17
8.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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MEET EARTH'S NEWEST DEFENDER: ROZ SOLOMON!
With S.H.I.E.L.D. gone, Roz Solomon has been left adrift in a world full of homeless gods and mislaid hammers. Now this Asgardian ally is about to take on a surprising new role - and make a million new enemies. For the War of the Realms is coming...and the invasion of Earth may have already begun. Cue the Frost Giants!
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  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jan 16, 2019

    Overall, even though Thor is largely absent from this issue, and its essentially a prologue to The War of the Realms, it doesnt suffer any loss of quality from previous issues. There are still big moments that will have great importance in the upcoming story, including the game-changing Agents of Wakanda, and a few reveals on Malekiths side of things that will make Thors job a lot harder in the chapters to come. Aaron has big plans, and it is clear that he is meticulously laying out the details for his most epic story yet. If youre having trouble with the pacing of recent issues, hold tight, The War of the Realms is coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jan 9, 2019

    If this issue is any indication, "The War of the Realms" will be a can't-miss event. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 9, 2019

    Mike Del Mundos art is gorgeous both in character rendering and backgrounds. Every panel looks like an amazing piece of art and his depictions of Rozs facial expressions is great. Del Mundo captures so much in these panels that they force the eye to take everything in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 11, 2019

    Aaron builds his characters so well, it seems like he could give just about ANY of them a solo adventure and it would work without incident. This is yet another well paced, well scripted, well-drawn masterpiece that completely makes the case for Aaron's time on this book deserving Hall of Fame status. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 9, 2019

    In Thor #9, the Odinson cedes starring honours to Roz Solomon, freshly-minted Agent of Wakanda. Roz flourishes in the spotlight. While the character work is impressive and the superspy action is thoroughly satisfying, the biggest accomplishment might be expanding the scope of the War of the Realms even further and reminding us that Thor is not the only hero fighting it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jan 10, 2019

    Despite the titular hero being reduced to a cameo in his own book, the issue works great as it gives a supporting character a chance to shine. And shine she does. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Benjamin Novoa Jan 9, 2019

    Overall, I enjoyed my time with Thor #9, the departure from focusing on the title character works, for the most part. Aaron continues to build (slowly I might add) elements of the looming War of Realms. It won't surprise me if fans who came seeking Thor in a monumental battle are disappointed. Another minor gripe is that the Thor book feels like a precursor to the War of Realms Event, rather than a title with its own identity. If nothing else, Aaron continues to place all the pieces on the board before unleashing hell. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Jan 11, 2019

    Overall, Thor is still a series I find enjoyment in, but much less so lately as it feels like it's just been stalling until this ‘war' finally arrives. The art really hurts the story progression and at points even makes whats going on completely incomprehensible. The lack of Thor in his namesake title brings things down a touch as well but Roz's journey this issue is still some fun. Read Full Review

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