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Thor #6: Review

Aug 2020
Donny Cates, Nic Klein

Story Name:

The Devourer King Part Six: Herald of None

Review & Comments

4 stars

Thor #6 Review by (August 19, 2020)

Review: An apocalyptic wrap up to an apocalyptic story arc seems appropriate, though we get one more death for Galactus and the vision of another death for Thor. Some big storylines just seem too familiar but taken on its own terms, this issue is quite impressive, with that poignant ending that makes me wonder if Donny Cates will have his own KING THOR when his tenure on the book ends. And I haven’t decided whether turning the Black Winter into a Black Snowflake is genius or stupid; there’s a fine line there sometimes.

Comments: Silver Surfer has been black since SILVER SURFER: BLACK, which makes perfect sense to me. Brief cameos by Sif and Lockjaw. Issue includes a one-page tribute to Joe Sinnott (1926-2020), longtime Marvel inker.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor has been drinking and brooding ever since he returned from facing the Black Winter. Silver Surfer arrives to ask him what happened that has affected him so….

Thor had discovered that Galactus has lied to him by claiming that the Black Winter was there to destroy the universe when in reality it was there to reclaim its herald, Galactus. Thor absorbs all of Galactus’ power cosmic and, in the names of all the planets he’s devoured or threatened, hurls Mjolnir straight at his chest, devastating him. The Black Winter, looking like a dark version of Thor, thanks the Thunder God and prepares to leave with its herald but Thor refuses: Galactus is his servant now and unleashes all the power cosmic and obliterates Galactus, leaving only his armor behind. Reduced to a black Snowflake, Winter again offers to show Thor his death. This time Thor agrees….

Back in Asgard, we see that Thor has made Galactus’ helmet into his palace and the Surfer asks him what he saw. Thor remembers seeing all the heroes of the Marvel Universe as zombies, led by Thanos wielding Mjolnir—and he tells the Surfer he saw only darkness and nothing more….

Nic Klein
Nic Klein
Matthew Wilson
Olivier Coipel (Cover Penciler)
Olivier Coipel (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

(Norrin Radd)


Plus: Black Winter (Star Plague).

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