After that huge reveal from the Black Winter ending our last issue, we now see how Thor reacts to a deceitful Galactus and to a vision of his own demise.
One of the most sought after and talked about books of 2020 earns its ‘hot book’ title and then some. Donny Cates does not shy away from creating bold moments to rock the comic community to its core and the finish to this first arc implements one of the boldest moves in the Thor Mythology only six issues in, not to mention a flawless splash page near the end of the issue sure to have fans talking and theorizing and shows Cates’ talent for how far in advance he plans as it sets up a more immense story to come!
Immediately opening the issue, I got so thrilled to see a jump ahead with Norrin/ Silver Surfer (or Silver Surfer Black now?) Talking to Thor about his battle and vision, I really hope we see him as a recurring character of an already fleshed out roster for Thor!
Nic Klein and Matt Wilsons’ art is sublime throughout this issue it grasps the atmosphere it sought-after along with achieving that big devastating mid issue moment that automatically had me in a nostalgic-like awe of why I fell in love with comics to begin with!
I also must compliment how well Cates and especially Klein capture emotions of both Galactus and Thor in certain panels of the issue I’m sure readers are aware of the scenes I’m referencing!
I didn’t want to go into specific details on those major scenes for two reasons, not to spoil as I feel this deserves to be experienced by any comic fan and also speculation and theory on that second splash page would need an article alone to talk about!
We leave the arc opening up so much more story to come and between Thors vision and also the hint that Mjolnir is still getting heavier to lift!
Donny Cates in my opinion has made one of the strongest debuts in not just Thor but any book that has earned all the attention its grasped already! As lover of Jason Aarons run, I never thought we would see this title not only hold its AAA credibility but exceed it! Cates’ has followed it up exceptionally and that is a testament in itself!
If you’re a fan of Thor you must get on this series. If you’re a fan of comics, you must read this series. A mythic, cosmic spectacle with some of the most jaw-dropping moments in recent years packed into just six issues that solidify that Thor is the strongest Avenger! This is not to be missed.
Thor #6: ‘Strongest Avenger!’
- Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 10/1010/10
- Color - 9.5/109.5/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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