Thor #6

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 51
9.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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THE DEATH OF KING THOR!
The Black Winter has the power to reveal the means of any person's demise - and if the vision is true, Asgard is going to need a new Odinson to take the throne! But Thor is no mere herald or king - and even the death of all existence should fear his coming wrath.
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  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Aug 19, 2020

    This run on Thor already stood out as one of the best Thor runs ever, coming off the back of Jason Aaron’s run that’s high praise indeed. Cates’ clearly has big plans for the character, and the Marvel universe at large, that readers won’t want to miss. Get in on this series now, it’s incredible. There are big changes for Thor in this issue, and the Marvel universe at large, and teases for more to come in the near future. The only thing better than Cates’ writing on Thor? The art from Nic Klein. This is one of the best looking comics out at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Aug 25, 2020

    In the end, this was an exciting and shocking conclusion to Cates' first Thor arc, and it sets up the rest of his run perfectly. If you're not intrigued about what he has in store for Odinson after reading this issue, your vital signs should be checked. This title is history in the making, and if you're a Marvel fan, you'll want to stick around to be on the front lines of it monthly. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 19, 2020

    Nic Klein matches the epic tone of the story with art that is sublime and filled with detail, energy and intensity. There is power in every panel as Thor faces off against both Galactus and the Black Winter. Klein builds the intensity level higher with each panel and doesn't stop until the beautifully rendered final panels. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 21, 2020

    Thor #6 is a masterclass in not only how to craft an impactful ending but also how to make a statement with your first story arc in a comic book. Donny Cates and Nic Klein hit a grand slam with their work here. From the fate of Galactus to what that meant for Thor and the future of this series, everything that happened in this comic book is chef's kiss. Cates and Klein's work on Thor is something all comic book fans should be reading right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Aug 21, 2020

    It'll all make sense once you read the issue but there are big moments handle excellently by Cates and brought to life by Nic Klein, whose artwork is exactly the type of style you want for a mythic battle between gods and forces of nature. Each panel is spectacular and as the action ramps up it's like watching a painting of a battle between titans. If Jason Aaron's Thor run was about discovering what it takes to worthy, then this first issue of Donny Cates' first arc is about the struggle and weight of maintaining that worthiness. Heavy is the head that wears the crown and as this arc comes to a close, it only gets heavier. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Aug 23, 2020

    Thor #6 is a wonderful conclusion to an arc that defies expectations. With writing and art that are equally skillful, the team manages to deliver an issue that is cohesive and natural. Take out all the bombastic Marvel-isms that tickle my fancy, and I would still love this book for it's high level of craftsmanship. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Aug 21, 2020

    If youre a fan of Thor you must get on this series. If youre a fan of comics, you must read this series. A mythic, cosmic spectacle with some of the most jaw-dropping moments in recent years packed into just six issues that solidify that Thor is the strongest Avenger! This is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 20, 2020

    "Thor" #6 is an essential Marvel issue that will leave readers talking for months. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Aug 26, 2020

    In the finale of Thor's confrontation with the Black Winter, an old friend visits Thor, and more darkness lies ahead for the King of Asgard. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 19, 2020

    Thor #6 is an awesome example of the correct way to deliver on a climactic issue. It sets up the next arc, puts a heavy weight on the hero, and does something that changes everything. My one gripe of this issue and the series really is each issue has been slow, yet packed with ideas. It has leaned on the big twists possibly too heavily, but it has been an excellent ride worth giving a standing ovation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2020

    I am not a fan of the various Galactus retcons that Donny Cates has devised, but I cannot fault that this isn't a big, exciting and gorgeous issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 19, 2020

    Thor #6 is dedicated to playing the hits and that diminishes its impact significantly. Read Full Review

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