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Thors #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Sprouse Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 33
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• The Thors of every domain, together in one book! As cosmic cops!
• Whenever there's trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality!
• A hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama. With hammers. Lots and lots of hammers.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Jun 19, 2015

    What does a murder, flying police gods, skeleton ghost riders, forensic frogs, and Groot Thor have in common? The best single comic of the week! That's what! Great art, great story. Honestly, I shall be counting down the days till next Thorsday, impatiently waiting to read the next chapter. On a scale of One to Fing Fang Foom, this was definitely the Foomiest! Get this book and ride the Lightning! Or get it just to see The Frog! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 21, 2015

    A nice mix of police procedural, mytholigical edda and superhero madness, with great character work and art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 19, 2015

    For some reason I expected this series to be silly - but it's a clever concept and very compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 16, 2015

    This is one of the highest profile creative pairings to be featured in the Secret Wars tie-ins, and both Aaron and Sprouse deliver. Thors #1 is a gritty, fun read if you dig shows like Law & Order, and if you are also a fan of Thor then there are tons of nods to the various iterations of Thor throughout. There is a solid mystery to drive this series forward and if Aaron and Sprouse can keep the quality of Thors this high, it could be something very special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 16, 2015

    Aaron puts the reader alongside Thorlief and Ray and, by the end of "Thors" #1, he has not only provided enough evidence for the likeability of these characters, but he has given each a distinct personality, despite their similar assignment and comparable word balloons from letterer Joe Sabino. Just like any good cop show, however, Aaron chooses to focus on the characters behind the badges (or hammers) and gives readers reason to return for the next issue. It helps that Aaron, Sprouse, Story, Gracia and Sabino leave a striking cliffhanger for readers to reflect upon. "Thors" #1 is a must-read for fans of any thunder god but, for those who have truly enjoyed Aaron's work on "Thor: God of Thunder" and "Thor," this is a comic you cannot miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 16, 2015

    Thors #1 is every bit a Thor book simply wrapped around the tried-and-true conventions of a police procedural. While that may not sound like much on paper, Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse make the absolute most of it by merely playing it as straight as possible, casting Ultimate Thor as a put-upon workaholic faced with a seemingly impossible investigation. After their enigmatic introduction in Secret Wars #2, Aaron and Sprouse cut to the bone of who exactly the Thor Corps are and how they operate through Battleworld with really interesting results. The last thing I expected when I cracked open Thors #1 was a tightly constructed police story, but after reading it, it makes all the sense in the Nine Realms. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brad Bell Jun 18, 2015

    As interesting as this books primary plot thread and characters are, the book really thrives in the witty banter that Aaron writes for the Thors as the go back and forth with one another. Whether it is at a crime scene or at a bar off duty arguing about how many Hulks and Ghost Riders they have nabbed, the human element of partnership and friendship among people with the power of Gods is really what drive this book. At the same time it is during those down moments that the book can meander a bit, but with an event as drawn out and encompassing as "Secret Wars" that has to be somewhat expected. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jun 18, 2015

    Easily one of the highlights of the whole Secret Wars event. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 18, 2015

    Law and Order gets an all Thor unit in this cool procedural take. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Jun 18, 2015

    Thorsis a lot of fun, and a great addition to the Secret Wars world.Thor as a detective is the sort of mix up that shows the potential of the Battleworld setting really pay off. It isn't necessary to read if you just want to stick to the main title, but neither isSecret Wars needed to enjoy this. This was great, check it out at your LCS or digitally. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jun 19, 2015

    Thors #1 is a decent comic, but it is not as good as the Thor before Secret Wars. However, with Secret Wars continuing on for some time, this comic is entertaining enough to read until the MU goes back to whatever the new normal for Marvel will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 17, 2015

    You would think following the standard crime drama formula would make things predictable, though that does not seem to be the case for Thors. They take what they need from that formula, but what makes Thors entertaining is everything seen that makes a Thor who they are. The arrogance, power, need to drink. Those little things matter when seeing all these versions of Thor who still carry those distinguishing personalities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jun 18, 2015

    The ending might have been pure cheese and absolutely predictable, given the cop show overtones, but for some reason it still ended up being exciting and more than enough to rope a reader into the follow-up issues. Really, Jason Aaron is a hard guy to say no to. He's done such a stellar job in the Thor-corner of the Marvel Universe, not to mention his creator owned work, that you'd be a fool to ignore this chapter ofSecret Wars, especially considering all the mystery and intrigue thatSecret Wars writer Jonathan Hickman has put into this gang of Hammer-Cops.Thorsis yet another feather in Jason Aaron's cap that comes with stellar art from a great team who all come together to make this part ofSecret Wars extremely enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 20, 2015

    "Thors" is a crime comic book. This is not for every reader out there. However, those that like the genre and don't mind a toned down version of crime-drama stories then this issue is a great book to pick up. The comic has great artwork that helps to keep the book dramatic while delivering well on the few action scenes that are in the story. This is a very good comic to pick up this week. The cliffhanger is sure to keep the Thor fans coming back for the next issue. I recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 16, 2015

    If you're looking for a crime drama story mixed with different versions of Thor, this is the book for you. Jason Aaron takes the idea of the Thors as a police force and fleshes it out to a different level. This police procedural gives us a different look at the Secret Wars Battleworld as we discover crime and murder exists even on this world. Chris Sprouse is tasked with depicting the different Thors each with a unique feeling and succeeds brilliantly. The story is a little slow in the build up but soon becomes a fascinating look at a mixture of concepts that will grab your attention. The Thors have been almost overlooked in the background of the other Secret Wars books. You'll want to take advantage of this glimpse at how they operate. You may have the right to remain silent but you also have the right to enjoy the heck out of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jun 20, 2015

    There's a lot to like about this latest turn in the Thunder God saga. However, like summer vacation, it comes with an unspoken understanding that this is a fleeting commodity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Jun 22, 2015

    Overall this is a great first issue, it sets up an intriguing mystery, and gives a fresh twist on an old story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 19, 2015

    It is fantastic when a writer fits a book or character well. Aaron has done a number of books for Marvel but has really hit his stride with Thor. This shows throughout this book, in the quality of the pacing, the dialogue and even the twists and turns that surprise you with their simplicity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 16, 2015

    Overall, Thors starts a little slow as it can feel a little familiar to other cop style dramas, but as the story advances and things get a little crazier and the world is explored, things start to get really unique and interesting. The end is a lot stronger and provides some genuine intrigue, laying the groundwork for a solid series with some big ideas. If youve been following and loving Secret Wars then Id recommend picking this up to get an interesting new look at the world, as its one of this issues highpoints. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 16, 2015

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  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Jun 20, 2015

    Overall, when the story takes the archetype and twists it in a fun way " like the forensics frog " it works really well and is a delight. But when it sticks too closely to the clich without changing it, five women have been murdered in the same way, it suffers. If you are a fan of noir mysteries or Thor in general then this will definitely be the story for you, but for everyone else I think it is a little too soon to tell. I am going to give this one the benefit of the doubt, and hope that the mystery will get more engaging as the story goes on. Read Full Review

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