Thor #7

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 57
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SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MJOLNIR... And this is a poor time for the All-Father of Asgard to lose his primary weapon. The Golden City is in chaos after Galactus' ill-timed visit, and there are new threats on the horizon. Thor needs his hammer now more than ever...and yet the Uru grows heavier with every passing day. What will it take for the God of Thunder to hang on to one of the most powerful weapons in the Multiverse?

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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 23, 2020

    This is the installment of the story that proves Cates has something a little more up his sleeve than the initial gimmick of Thor becoming Galactus herald. There are several intriguing ideas introduced here that indicate Cates seems to have long term plans, and theyre more than enough to hook you into reading more. If youre a fan of Cates, this book has been some of his best work. If youre a fan of Thor, this story has delivered a classic understanding of the character while pushing him into unfamiliar/uncomfortable territory, making for a great read so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 16, 2020

    Aaron Kuder does some amazing work with the art in this issue. The visuals are stunning and the characters look fantastic. The art perfectly captures the tone and mood Cates has set for the story. A great looking issue with some awesome detailed panels throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Sep 16, 2020

    Donny Cates knows just how long to tease readers before giving them answers, and he’s timed that to perfection here by exploring Mjolnir’s new problems. Filled with plenty of references to previous Thor stories it’s sure to delight long time fans without alienating newer readers. It’s nice to see Beta Ray Bill having a larger role. Guest artist Aaron Kuder does a fantastic job with the art in Kleins absence. Another excellent issue in an extraordinary run. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 16, 2020

    Thor continues to be haunted by the vision of the Black Winter, the growing heaviness of Mjolnir, and makes up with an old friend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 19, 2020

    Fun and legitimately creative, the new storyline kicks off with some strong character moments and some very interesting story ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 21, 2020

    Donny Cates does it again as he hits another home run with Thor #7 alongside some fun artwork by Aaron Kuder. Cates takes what he did with his first arc and furthers the major plot points with Thor having an important conversation with Beta Ray Bill. The direction the conversation between the long-time friends took created greater anticipation for what is coming in future for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 16, 2020

    All in all, a solid issue that we got out of Thor #7. Though as I said, there is much work that will have to be done in order to sell us on the situation with Mjolnir, and whatever is coming for Thor and Asgard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 16, 2020

    I liked this first issue of the next big Donny Cates Thor arc. Kuder captures the weirdness of heroes and the normalcy of humans on Earth supplying plenty of awe to go around. At this point, the surprises Cates manages to stuff into every issue makes him a must-read comics writer no matter the story or creative team. It's just a matter of whether the story itself is to your tastes. in this case, aside from the pace, it's another example of how Donny Cates is great at entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 23, 2020

    Mjolnir's issues, it landing in Broxton and the subsequent suitors of the hammer will be next issue's focus, and I'm excited to see that. “The Devourer King” arc was some of the most epic storytelling I've ever seen, so Cates is dialing it back a bit and bringing us some homegrown fun with “Hammerfall”. This issue wasn't meant to blow your socks off, but Thor is certainly headed in a good direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Sep 19, 2020

    Thor #7 began yet another arc for Thor, and it did so with style. It blended many thematic elements present in Thor's latest few runs, but it did so in a unique manner. The writing is using those moments as building blocks, cleverly combining them as a foundation for something more. And yet, I find myself strongly looking forward to seeing where this latest arc will go. It's going to be hard to predict, and that makes it all the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Dec 2, 2020

    It sure is okay. The archetypal mediocre comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 16, 2020

    This issue will keep you interested enough. However, its a bit of a let down after two back to back killer issues. Sure, its hard to hit home run after home run but we dont need to cork our own bats to get the win. Instead of grabbing from the tool shed that already exists, Cates seemingly creates a new character, or at least irrelevant character, to grace us all with some epic power. Will it be long term? Lets hope not. Is it probably all for $&@$ and giggles? Probably. But this reader hates to be mislead nor does he like the carpet ripped out from under him for an idea that was never referenced or indicated prior. If the events of this issue amount to nothing, then all that remains from this issue is a long talk with a horse man. Is that a good issue? I really dont think so. Lets see if THOR #8 actually builds on this story or if THOR #7 was just a humorous stunt to fill an issue. Currently, Im giving this issue a hard pass. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Sep 16, 2020

    Cates brings some interesting ideas to Thor in this new arc, even if the whole "maybe I'm unworthy" bit feels stale. Read Full Review

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