Thor #9

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 43
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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THE RETURN OF DONALD BLAKE!
The "Prey" arc starts here! Once upon a time, a mortal man bore within him the spirit of a god. With a crack of his cane upon the ground, the Mighty Thor would appear! But it's been years since the King of Asgard required his human ward. Where has the good doctor been all this time - and what does his reappearance mean for the God of Thunder? Donny Cates and Nic Klein journey into a mystery left unsolved since 1962!
32 PGS./Rated T+

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 4, 2020

    Nic Klein delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The vistas and idyllic nature of Blake's world and how it is twisted when Thor arrives is brilliantly contrasted. A great looking issue both in its scale and its characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 5, 2020

    Thor #9 is a richly intense issue, one that sets a scene and makes dramatic leaps all in a single issue. It's captivating, and just a little bit terrifying. Especially for fans that are familiar with the themes and tones of this plot, and just how bad things could possibly get before it all comes to an end. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 3, 2020

    Readers, THOR #9 was a blast! The potential thats simply scratching at the surface of this weeks installment explodes as the story concludes. Cates and Klein take a classic, familiar idea and morph it into their own vibrantly intense and dynamic story that has teeth. Before the issue is done, readers will sympathize with Donald Blake, partially understand where hes coming from, and possibly look at the God of Thunder as the villain of this tale. Cates and Klein blur the lines masterfully. My sincere hope is that Cates delivers a true ending with meaning, explanation, and purpose thats not rushed and lacks closure. This arc has legs and I think readers are in for a wild ride. Pick this up and let me know what you think! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Nov 4, 2020

    This is the start of one of the more inspired and exciting Thor stories for a good long time, where this story could go is really up in the air, and it’s an excellent time to be a Thor fan. By taking the familiar Thor mythology and putting his own slant on it Donny Cates shows fans yet again why he’s one of the best writers currently at Marvel. Having series regular Nic Klein back on art duties means we get some truly gorgeous and detailed art, one of the highlights of the entire series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Nov 4, 2020

    By building on past themes and introducing a new challenge for its titular hero, Thor #9 arrives as one of the strongest issues in the series thus far. Donny Cates, Nic Klein, and Matt Wilson continue to explore Thor's history, both in-universe and on a meta-level, and they successfully bring Dr. Donald Blake back into the story without it feeling gimmicky. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 8, 2020

    Donny Cates and Nic Klein deliver an impactful return of the Donald Blake character in Thor #9. They do that by continuing to examine the current weight on Thor's shoulders as he continues his role as All-Father. The way Donald Blake's return went down creates a lot of questions for the future of this series. And given we already had a lot of questions about Thor's vision of a dark future there is even greater intrigue now for what Cates has planned in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 7, 2020

    Solid, exciting issue sets up a new threat and a new story built out of classic Thor lore. What more could we ask for in a good Thor comic? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 4, 2020

    Thor #9 is a good start to a new arc that edges the series into straight horror. It lacks big-beat moments we've come to expect from this team, but makes up for it with an interesting detective story while building on reveals from past issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Nov 4, 2020

    It's great to have Nic Klein and Donny Cates back together again. They make a formidable duo and Prey has the potential to be one of the most interesting and unexpected Thor runs written by someone not named Jason Aaron. Read Full Review

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