Thor: First Thunder #1
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Thor: First Thunder #1

Writer: Bryan J. L. Glass Artist: Tan Eng Huat Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 15, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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"Revealed for a new generation: the origin—and first year on Earth—of the God of Thunder! Who is the enigmatic Doctor Donald Blake? What is the secret that drives him to travel the world, seeking its challenges, and how does it connect him to the banished Prince of Asgard? "

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 17, 2010

    I had very high expectations for Bryan Glass's writing here, as his Mice Templar series is one of the best comics of the last several years, and I wasn't disappointed. Glass is clearly looking to add depth and humanity to Thor's origin and is right on point here. There are some minor gripes here and there, but for the most part, my biggest issue is with the art. Huat's ability to convey action and his storytelling are strong, but in terms of actual designs and style, I was not impressed. Despite these issues, I definitely think that this comic is worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 16, 2010

    Here’s your Mighty Thor starter kit, so get to it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 16, 2010

    This is a strong Thor offering and a nice primer for those hoping to get familiar with the Thunder god prior to any of the other offerings currently available or coming up. Glass has updated the tale substantially, but remained true to the heart of the legend of Thor. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Sep 15, 2010

    The issue's a bit of mixed bag. Blake's definitely a likable character and I know the talents involved are excellent creators... but this issue's a bit muddy. The art needs an inker, like I said, and considering that the back-up feature shows just how closely this sticks to original stories, I really think this could've used some streamlining. The aliens just didn't fit into the mythic narrative. But I am really intrigued to see how the potential identity crisis between Thor and Blake develops. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Sep 15, 2010

    Thor: First Thunder #1 is far from the bold, visionary re-imagining of Thor's origin I expected with the movie on the way. Batman: Year One, this isn't. It's more like Marvel felt it was time for someone to faithfully retell Thor's first appearance for modern audiences rather than tweak it the way so many creators have other superhero origins in the recent past. Which, as it turns out, isn't as worthwhile a venture as you might think. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Sep 17, 2010

    When you take all of this into consideration and weigh the pros and cons you come to the realization that this is below average book whose sole existence is merited exclusively by the fact that Marvel is merely trying to ramp up more attention to their upcoming big budget film. I can't condemn them in that regard because this is a business and you need to put your product out there. However they should have used their resources to allow them to create a better product that would have been better suited to the creators involved and would have given the readers more than just a bland retelling of an origin story. As it stands I don't know if there is enough substantial material to warrant sticking around for the remaining four issues. Read Full Review

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