Thor #2

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 65
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty.
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  • 10 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 29, 2020

    Galactus continues to steal the show with his world-devouring abilities that are just as spectacular as his grand entrance in the first issue, and with more planets and struggles to go, his intense design and actions should continue to impress. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 29, 2020

    Donny Cates continues to be paired with some of Marvels hottest artists which make for some of the best comics in the industry. If these first two issues are anything to go by fans of Thor, and Marvel in general, are in for a real good time going forward. Twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, possibly the most dangerous threat the Marvel universe has faced, and Thor in a new role promise some exciting storytelling going forward. Nic Klein’s art has to be seen to be believed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 29, 2020

    Nic Klein brings some brutal beauty to the art in this issue. Everything from the characters to the gorgeously detailed backgrounds look amazing. I was impressed with how the panels are laid out, especially in the Thor/Galactus fight. A great looking issue throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 29, 2020

    It's not quite a face-melting experience, yet, but Thor is going to strike a few beefy power chords with audiences who read their comics like they take their coffee: black and lightning hot.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Feb 1, 2020

    Thor #2 was a wonderful follow-up to an incredible beginning. It's given me confidence in the staying power of this run and in this team, because now I know there's more to it than what is immediately on the surface. Donny Cates delivers a wholly unique and tight script while Nic Klein and Matt Wilson elevate the book to the cosmic scale it demands. Here's to many more years of stellar Thor stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 29, 2020

    If this is the kind of storytelling we might come to expect from this creative team, Mjolnir couldn't be in worthier hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 30, 2020

    Thor #2 was a fascinating issue, and ended up being so much more than the spoilers promised. That's saying something, if you ask me. It proves that sometimes you really need a scene in context in order to really appreciate what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 4, 2020

    The art team of Klein and Wilson work well together, and really shine when it comes to drawing the bombastic battles between Thor and Galactus. Actually, seeing Thor's hammer tear through the world devourer is the kind of image that sticks with you, and it is rendered with such energy that you can nearly feel the shockwaves as these two titans clash. Overall, two issues in, Cates is off to a pretty solid start, despite some minor problems with character choices. If he can avoid bending the plot to his will, despite it making little-to-no sense for the characters and the decisions they have made, so far, he might end up with one of the more memorable iterations of Thor in the long, hallowed history of Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jan 29, 2020

    Overall, Thor #2 is the issue of the series that will hook you if the first issue only grabbed your attention. The Black Winter may be on its way, but there is more than one danger to brace for when at the end of the day nothing changes the fact that this is Galactus being treated as the universe's only hope. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 29, 2020

    If youre looking for a story with mind-blowing art, look no further than THOR #2 by the phenomenal Nic Klein. If youre in need of a story that just kicked off that you're interested in sinking your teeth into, this is another great option to explore. And finally, if youre looking for an exciting and intriguing story, there may be no one better than Donny Cates to offer the spice you need to give you that spark of interest to draw you deeper into a narrative. Past practice dictates that his THOR is going to be a wild ride! Give this issue, and series, a shot and let me know what you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 29, 2020

    I'd call this issue worth your time and so far this series is a great jumping on point for Thor while still respecting what came before. I have a feeling Cates is gonna give us a Thor run to remember. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 4, 2020

    Something bad is coming, Thor can barely hold his hammer and Galactus himself is afraid. It's impressive storytelling and I'm liking it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dom Berardi Feb 4, 2020

    Thor #2 is a promising addition to the new series presented by Cates Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Feb 3, 2020

    "Thor" #2 sees Thor un-tethered from his monarchical responsibilities which makes for an entertaining read that is supported by some epic visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2020

    My personal opinions on a Thor/Galactus brouhaha cloud my judgement on a solid follow-up issue. A surprise character appearance at the end makes everything alright. Read Full Review

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