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Thor #5

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 34
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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THE BLACK WINTER IS HERE.
A god. A king. A herald. Every title Thor has worn has come with its own powers, its own terrible responsibilities.
But none of them will be enough to stop the Black Winter. To save the Ten Realms - the entirety of the Multiverse - the Odinson must become...something else...
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Jun 24, 2020

    Thor #5features a top-notch creative team delivering a story that is packed full of emotion and action. Thor has always been a character that creators have struggled to work with, but Cates and Klein prove that they are truly worthy of the task. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 24, 2020

    Yet another incredible issue in a run which is promising to live up to the high standards that Jason Aaron set before, Cates is using his own brand of magic to make Thor his very own while paying homage to everything that has come before. Twists and turns abound in this issue, showing the reader to expect the unexpected, and the cliff-hanger ending promises an incredible conclusion. The art and colours are truly spectacular and worthy of much praise. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Jun 25, 2020

    Another phenomenal action packed issue from Cates and Klein that is sure to have everyone talking! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jun 24, 2020

    Cates has an imagination that clearly inspires artists to do their best work and this book alongside Cates and Tradd Moore's Silver Surfer Black tell massive, beautiful cosmic tales that are still incredibly personal. Thor is everything great comics should be and every chapter leaves you absolutely needing to read the next. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 24, 2020

    Nic Klein does a great job with the art in this issue. There are some great visual moments throughout and Thor's battle within the Black Winter is beautifully drawn. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 24, 2020

    This is a solid issue in a slower plotted first story arc for Donny Cates. Some may be a tad annoyed at a slower pace, but the sheer number of awesome moments and ideas is hard to deny. I can't help but be amazed at how Cates seems to have so many clever ideas as he builds on Marvel history and paves the way for his own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Jun 24, 2020

    After a bit of a lag in forward moment in the previous issues, Cates brings Thor and Galactus face-to-face with the Black Winter in this beautifully drawn issue, with a bit of a surprise revelation waiting at the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jun 24, 2020

    Right now there's no other way to say that this is one of Marvel's best books on shelves. It was a long wait to finally get our hands on Thor #5, but boy was it worth the wait. There was character depth, there was action, and there was twists and turns. This issue had my attention from start to finish. If it hasn't been said yet, then now is the best time to say that there is no reason for you to not still be reading Thor. A change of creative team took nothing away from the exhilaration this book gives you. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Jun 29, 2020

    "Thor" #5 is a great comic that makes the Black Winter's arrival as epic as anticipated. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 26, 2020

    Nic Klein's artwork isn't quite as epic as that of some of the titans that have come before but still adequately conveys the scale of Cates' script. There's definitely some wild concepts that are done justice visually in this book like one scene where Thor is fighting what looks like a room full of penrose stairs, I kid you not.Bottom Line: Donny Cates has a great mind for big Kirby-esque blockbuster ideas and Issue #5 definitely delivers on that successfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 28, 2020

    Thor #5 is another fantastic entry in what has quickly become one of the best comic books Marvel has in their publishing line. Donny Cates and Nic Klein just continue to knock it out of the park every time they step up to bat. Thor #5 was no different as we get an issue filled with strong character moments and an ending that makes the next part of "The Devourer King" arc highly anticipated. If you are a Marvel fan I highly recommend checking out Cates and Klein's Thor because this is one comic you don't want to miss out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jul 7, 2020

    Overall, some of this issue feels like its stretching the story until the real fight begins, but the scene on Asgard, plus the powerful ending, makes it worth picking up. The next issue promises a quicker pace, and a downbeat chapter can be very important in a story for pacing purposes, but there could have been more to Thors first encounter with the Black Winter than pointless mind games. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jun 23, 2020

    Now, I'm still interested in this tale overall and I'm still excited to see where the story leads but if the next issue gives fans another non-ending surrounded by more fluff, I may be hanging up my cleats with Cates' THOR run. I need more substances, direction, and purpose without the pointless narration made to cloak a lack of story and plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 27, 2020

    Big reveals abound in this issue, but they do nothing for me. The issue looks great and is well-written, so your interests may vary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jun 24, 2020

    It's a little interesting, but mostly redundant. Read Full Review

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