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Thor: Lightning and Lament #1

Writer: Ralph Macchio Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Mighty Thor has abandoned Asgard in her greatest hour of need, leaving the Realm Eternal in the hands of his half brother Loki, in the absence of its rightful ruler, Odin. With Asgard under assault by legions of trolls, and the Lady Sif hovering near death due to a possibly fatal wound suffered in battle, can anyone save the Golden City from annihilation?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 30, 2022

    Thor: Lightning and Lament #1 is a really fun adventure. It reminded me of what was excellent about the classic Thor stories. It is such an extravagant, joyous world that really celebrates fantasy. There isnt necessarily anything new inside this issue, but just the set of circumstances within makes it enjoyable. The art and writing feel like a beautiful homage to the origins of this phenomenal character and the legendary creators that preceded them. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Jun 29, 2022

    And while the story does inevitably show how both identities are crucial during a particular situation, the nature of their duality is never explored as fully as it could be, resulting in a one-shot that is good, but doesnt seem like a crucial, must-read story. The book also ends with a bit of inner-monologue from Loki, a strange choice given his limited role in the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jul 4, 2022

    Even though there are a lot of reboots of stories at the moment due to new movies coming out this one still went well and I would recommend it if you are a fan of the character and want to see something different in terms of story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Jun 27, 2022

    For MCU fans, following your favorite character into the comics can feel intimidating and confusing. Luckily, comics like Thor: Lightning and Lament are finally helping bridge that gap. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 28, 2022

    Thor: Lightning and Lament #1 by Ralph Macchio is a great starter story for those interested in reading about one of their favorite MCU characters. It's a fun, low-stakes story that provides an entry point into the Thor mythos without the intimidation of an ongoing series. Macchio invites readers to enjoy a classic example of what makes Thor a great hero. Overall, this is a fun issue, but by no means a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 27, 2022

    Similar to the Doctor Strange one-shot, there's really no rhyme or reason to why this story needs to be told, but it's well drawn and entertaining nonetheless. Does any of this really matter? Certainly not, which is a big reason why it's a skippable read. That said, if you want to throw a Thor book on the pile of comics you're buying this week it's a nice throwback story reminding us of a specific type of Thor adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Jun 29, 2022

    Thor: Lightning and Lament welcomes fans with a simple chapter this week, and despite its vibrant artwork, this debut issue fails to spark much if any excitement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jul 2, 2022

    Thor: Lightning and Lament #1 goes too far in its attempt to feel retro, making a decent story with good art, hard to get through with its overbearing dialog. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jun 29, 2022

    smile on every page

  • 7.5
    Pancake French Fry Jul 3, 2022

    _Thor: Lightning and Lament_ is fine, which is fine. I'm not sure how anyone could expect it to be more for the same reason I"m unsure why it was made. (I mean, I know why it was made. If there was no Thor movie releasing this month, I"m certain this book also wouldn't exist).

    This one-shot is written by a "classic" Marvel writer, Ralph Macchio, and is set in the "classic" Thor era (the original Kirby and Lee Donald Blake Thor). This is not my favorite Thor (the post-Blake Simonson Thor is), but I have a soft-spot for the era and this is the type of comic I grew up on.

    On a bell curve scale of 1-5 with 3 being an average comic (3 would still be green for me! 2 is yellow and 1 is red), I would give this a 3. On a 10-poi more

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 2, 2023

    It's a slow, simplistic tour around Thor's Silver Age status quo. The art's a little dated, but very detailed. The writing's verbose and there's no tension -- never a doubt that the good guys will get their happily ever after -- but it's less nerve-wracking than some of Mr. Macchio's other contemporary work.

    If you're going to read a clunky, problematic version of Silver Age Thor, though, why not just read Lee and Kirby's originals? They're no more obsolete than this, no more challenging for a young reader, and they have historical cachet (as well as daring inventiveness) that this will never have.

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    Jaylogo Jul 8, 2023

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    John Pomoli Dec 23, 2022

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