Review: The Unworthy Thor #5
We finally get the answer to what did Fury whispered to Odinson. I will say first off, it felt very anticlimactic, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Like a lot of comic book moments, this felt very hyped and dragged out, but when we got to the payoff, I was scratching my head.
I won’t spoil The Unworthy Thor #5 for people who have not read it, but let’s just say it wasn’t the big moment I thought we would get, especially with an awesome writer like Jason Aaron. This could pay off down the road, so I will wait and see before I rush to judgment on that, but I just wanted more.
The Unworthy Thor #5 brings this miniseries of Odinson to a close, but it is far from the end of his story. There is a lot of setup in this issue for what seems like things that will happen down the road with Thanos, Hela, Death, that other hammer, and even The Collector. Things don’t wrap up neatly, but that is okay, because sometimes they shouldn’t. However, I still felt like I was left wanting so much more. Whether that be another issue or two, or a jaw-dropping conclusion.
Even with my slight disappointment with the ending of this series, I still enjoyed this book. It was fun to have Odinson back, while also not casting Jane out (though who knows what will happen down the road). From drinking mead to trying to rescue his home world from The Collector, to fighting talking dogs, to The Black Order, Thanos, and hanging with the best horse in the galaxy, Beta Ray Bill, I enjoyed the journey. The Mighty Thor is one of my favorite Marvel books each month, so I hope to see Odinson show up and continue his adventure next to Jane very soon.
The art by Olivier Coipel, Kim Jacinto, and Pascale Alixe has a fantasy feel to it that fits the world and lore very well. Even as we travel across space the book never loses that feeling. You truly get the feeling that this book is for Gods beating each other up, and the art depicts that in a very biblical way. The colors by Mat Lopes and Jay David Ramos bring everything to life with bright yet muted tones. It adds to the art to make a very unique and interesting style. Everything has a soft, almost dream-like feel to it.
I may not be satisfied with what was whispered to Odinson, but I did enjoy this issue. The whisper is still something that makes sense to the overall story, and still works quite well. Sometimes my expectations can be so high, that I can feel let down, but I would still recommend this comic to any fan of Odinson, Jane, someone who read Original Sin, or anyone looking for fun god fights. I mean, Beta Ray Bill is in this book, and that should be reason enough to buy it. So I will say in conclusion, that this book is worthy of a purchase. I will see myself out!
Story: Jason Aaron Art: Olivier Coipel, Kim Jacinto and Pascale Alixe
Color: Mat Lopes & Jay David Ramos
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy
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