Thor #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 94
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jan 13, 2020

    Overall, if you were worried Marvel wouldnt have anything up their sleeve after Aaron left his Mjolnir-sized mark on this book, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Cates is bringing it big-time, and hes not the least bit boxed in by Aarons ending. If youve been enjoying his work on Venom, this is a little bit different flavor, but its just as ambitious. Big ideas and unexpected directions are what Cates does best, and hes off to a great start with issue number one of Thor. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Jan 4, 2020

    Jason Aaron left some huge shoes to fill when he concluded his 7+ years on the title, but Cates and Klein aptly continue that tale in this issue while still managing to flip the story on its head and give the reader a wholly new take on the God of Thunder by its end. Klein proves to be an expert conveying mood with his pencils, while Cates clear affinity for Thor shines through wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 1, 2020

    As a New Year dawns a New Thor stands ready to take on a galactic threat that threatens the entire Marvel universe. Luckily the team of Donny Cates, Nic Klein and Matthew Wilson are more than up to the job of telling this story. This isn’t just for fans of Thor, or Marvel, this is a comic all comic fans NEED TO BE READING. Yes, it’s that good. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 1, 2020

    Off to a tremendous start, the series offers temptations not only of exploring planets previously unknown but also examinations of the most relatable and compelling parts of Thor. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 1, 2020

    Nic Klein brings the excitement of the story to life beautifully with the art. From the first panel to the final page, the art perfectly complements the story and the final reveal at the end is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 31, 2019

    This is yet another example of how Donny Cates can balance payoff, introduce new ideas, and set in motion a story you can't put down. We're in for an intense and remarkable adventure Thor, and the likes of the Marvel universe has never seen. This is Thor on a whole new scope and scale that you can't resist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 3, 2020

    The story as a whole will be one that's familiar as Cates explores the theme of "heavy is the head that wears the crown," and yet, he manages to end this first issue with an altogether unexpected twist. Plan on a wild ride with this new series as Galactus enters the fray for what appears to be a final ride to Armageddon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 4, 2020

    A big new story takes some bold steps to set itself up, with writing and art on point. Definitely a good way to start Thor anew. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 1, 2020

    Thor #1 was a brilliant and surprising first issue in a new series. It's clear that the new creative team at the helm has great plans for this beloved hero. What's better is that they've already proven that they're not afraid to take risks. I for one am very much looking forward to seeing where this plot leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 31, 2019

    New readers to Cates will immediately see his outstanding imagination, his well-written dialogue, his easy to follow storytelling and his overly complex stories that he breaks down into easily digestible and vivid chunks that draw comic fans deeper into the narrative. THOR #1 showcases everything that has made Donny Cates one of the best writers at Marvel for many years now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 4, 2020

    Should be fun to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 6, 2020

    Overall: Thor #1 is a fantastic start to a new era for Thor. Donny Cates demonstrated that he is more than capable of following Jason Aaron on Thor. In fact, Cates made me believe that he is capable of delivering a Thor that is just as good if not better than Aaron's run. I would definitely recommend Thor #1. Any reader who likes cosmic tales, epic quests, and superhero action will certainly enjoy Cates' Thor. Things are looking very bright for the future of the Thor franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 1, 2020

    Thor fans and fans of Marvel's cosmic series would do well to check this one out. I won't say why but you'll want to read this one for certain. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 1, 2020

    Befitting a Thor book, Nic Kleins art here is absolutely gorgeous and easily some of the best Ive seen from a Marvel title in recent memory. Aaron is a tough writer to follow, but so are the myriad great artists (most notably Russell Dauterman, Mike del Mundo, and Esad Ribi) who collaborated with him across his run. Colorist Matthew Wilson himself a veteran of Aarons run really clinches the visuals of the book with his trademark palette, full of vibrant colors that come together (at one point, literally) into a brilliant rainbow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Jan 6, 2020

    Thor #1 is a great start for a series that will likely be epic. Read Full Review

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