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Review: The Mighty Thor Vol. 4 The War Thor

Who is the War Thor? What happened to the Ultimate Thor’s hammer? The Mighty Thor Vol. 4 The War Thor answers this and more in an action packed story with some emotional depth.

The Mighty Thor Vol. 4 The War Thor collects issues #20-23 and Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1 by Jason Aaron, Russel Dauterman, Mahmud Asrar, Valerio Schiti, Matthew Wilson, Veronica Gandini, Rain Beredo, and Jordie Bellaire.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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Preview: The Mighty Thor: Gates of Valhalla #1

The Mighty Thor: Gates of Valhalla #1

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ramon K. Perez, Jen Bartel (CA) Nick Derington
Rated T
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $4.99

THE LAST GOODBYE!
“The Death of the Mighty Thor” has come and gone. But Jane Foster’s power to inspire lives on – even in the far future! Don’t miss the tribute to Jason Aaron’s epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!

And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith’s power grows, the realms will fall – and who is left to stop him? Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez kicks off the next stage of Jason Aaron’s ongoing saga.

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Review: The Mighty Thor #706

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**POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW**

She was The Mighty Thor! She has thunder in her veins!

This may feel like the end, but it isn’t. Jason Aaron will continue writing Odinson in the upcoming Thor #1 which will be the next issue following this comic, The Mighty Thor #706. It is a bittersweet ending, but the legacy of Jane Foster as The Mighty Thor will now be cemented into Marvel lore. There were many detractors of a female holding Mjölnir high into the sky and having the power of a god, but I was not one of them. To describe the amazing world building and storytelling that Jason Aaron has achieved in this comic for the last few years as a simple market ploy or being too politically correct would be an injustice. The way it was done made sense. The respect the to the title and the lore were given were tremendous. Jane was Thor, and she was an awesome Thor.

The brilliance of having a character who questions Gods and their selfish actions, becoming one herself, but still in her heart and soul being a mortal, and a sick one at that, is inspiring. Jane Foster was such a good Thor in fact, that she even got Odinson to notice his own selfishness, and in turn affect his own legacy as The God of Thunder going forward. Even the grouchy and smug Odin had to stand in awe at the bravery Jane showed facing off against the Mangog. She demonstrated to all of Asgard what it means to be a hero, and a super hero at that. Even when she knew it would hurt her more and more each time she donned the hammer, she knew she had to do the right thing, and for that, she belongs in Valhalla.

Thor comics have always married the lore of Norse mythology and the superhero world beautifully. There are some classic runs, and now Aaron and Dauterman belong in those conversations. It was consistently the best Marvel comic every month for years in my opinion, and I am excited to see where Aaron goes with another one of my favorite artists, Mike Del Mundo. Speaking of art, it would be a crime to not talk about the beautiful work that Russell Dauterman and company produce each week. Whether it be the jaw dropping covers, or the interiors that are colored like paintings by Matthew Wilson, this team goes above and beyond. The last issue was drawn so well with a sense of violence, despair, then hope, and just layers of emotion that you could feel jumping off of the page and into your senses. With this issue, it’s a slower pace. It allows us to reflect, to take it all in, to cry if we so wish, and mostly to just say goodbye to a truly special arc and run that is nothing short of epic and iconic.

I love where this book leaves us, and it has a fantastic twist, ending, and set up for the new #1 coming shortly. This will give longtime fans their Odinson back, while proudly ending the book without cancelling it or Marvel listening to so many people telling them how the stories should be written. This comic was a perfect balance of inclusion, while not forcing anything for the reader. It made sense for Jane to be Thor. It made sense for Odinson to go through some tough times and grow. Now because of her legacy, he is a better Thor. I highly recommend this book, and this run. It’s one of my favorite comics in recent years, and Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson should get a standing ovation for what they’ve done. I stopped typing to do one now, they just can’t see it.

Story: Jason Aaron Pencils: Russell Dauterman Colors: Matthew Wilson
Letterer: Joe Sabino Cover: Russell Dauterman
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

 

Top Pick: The Mighty Thor #706 (Marvel) – As if #705 wasn’t epic and sad enough, let’s deal with even more sad. Bash Marvel all you want for wanting a male Thor, I love Odinson too, but this was consistently one of their best titles, and Jane has been an incredible, worthy, and Mighty Thor!

The Despicable Deadpool #299 (Marvel) – We are almost to the end of a great character redefining run. Deadpool has always been fun, but Duggan has been killing it on this title for years. He will be missed, and I can’t wait to see how this ends.

The Hunt for Wolverine #1 (Marvel) – I get that killing characters off and bringing them back is so comics, especially at Marvel the last few years. However, this is Wolverine. This is Logan. This is the little kid in me cheering loudly. Leave my boy alone, Marvel! I am hyped.

Avengers #690 (Marvel) – What a ride it’s been! I’m excited to see how they wrap all of this up and set up the characters for the multiple upcoming new #1s!

Kill or Be Killed #18 (Image) – This is such a great story that breaks the medium of comics. A fantastic modern take on pulp crime by the masters of that art form.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #19 (Marvel) – Fun. That’s what this series is to me with each issue feeling like Indiana Jones in space, just starring a lesbian woman. The twists and turns are entertaining and you never know how Aphra is going to get out of a situation, or what trouble she’ll cause. Pure entertainment with each issue.

Abbott #4 (BOOM! Studios) – A solid read, each issue has a gritty sense about it and the setting has been fantastic.

Black [AF]: Widows & Orphans #1 (Black Mask Studios) – A new entry in the world of Black, I want to see what direction this series goes.

Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #2 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – The best of the Young Animal series, this one shook things up by taking us to an alternate Gotham. We’re still trying to figure out what that all means.

The Prisoner #1 (Titan Comics) – The classic television series comes to comics!

Preview: The Mighty Thor #706

The Mighty Thor #706

Story: Jason Aaron
Art: Russell Dauterman
Color: Matthew Wilson
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover: Russell Dauterman
Variant Covers: Walter Simonson, Laura Martin; Marco Checchetto; Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, Dave McCaig
Editor: Wil Moss
Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA!
THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR finale
• The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound.
• So what – if anything – remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder?
• And where do the other gods possibly go from here?

Review: The Mighty Thor Vol. 3 The Asgard/Shi’ar War

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the Mighty Thor!

The Mighty Thor Vol. 3 The Asgard/Shi’ar War collects issues #13-19 by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, Steve Epting, Valerio Schiti, Matthew Wilson, Frank Martin, and Matt Lopes.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores April 10. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

 

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Review: The Mighty Thor #705

The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last.

The Death of Mighty Thor” comes to this with its sixth part featuring something we all knew was coming but the “how” was still up in the air. Writer Jason Aaron continues his epic story of Thor(s) as the showdown between Mangog and Thor continues to its firey conclusion.

As a piece of the greater story, The Mighty Thor #705 is satisfying in some ways but on its own there’s a lack of emotional punch or takeaway. Without a deep connection to the characters it all feels a little anticlimactic and muted. Whether that’s on purpose or not, it’s an interesting choice and instead of delivering a battle that feels like it could be one for the ages just in this issue alone, instead we get some smarts thrown in to wrap it all up.

The comic though feels like we’ve seen it before with moments and lines that feel repeated. Like Wonder Woman charging across the “No Mans Land,” here we get a similar line and moment of “I am no God.” While it works, much like the comic itself, it’s familiar and in some ways feels a little safe. The entire issue has that in some way.

The art by Russell Dauterman looks beautiful at times but at others it’s difficult to tell exactly what’s going on. I was left staring at pages trying to decipher all of the action though each little bit looks great. That’s partially due to Matthew Wilson‘s coloring which makes the heat feel like it’s coming off of the page.

I can’t say exactly what was expected of the issue but it definitely wasn’t this. While it’s a satisfying conclusion in some ways it also feels like it’s one that’s playing it safe so that Odinson can return to hold the mantle of Thor. Aaron has weaved an epic Thor run and will continue to do so, so in some ways there was an expectation that despite the build up, some different ending might have surprised us. While not a bad issue overall, The Mighty Thor #705 lacks an expected punch.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Russell Dauterman
Color: Matthew Wilson Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover: Russell Dauterman, Matthew Wilson
Variant Cover: Artgerm, Jee Hyung
Editor: Wil Moss Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Picks: The Mighty Thor #705 (Marvel) – To say I am looking forward to this may be a lie, but I am in a way. Jane has been an excellent Thor, and we see Odinson seems to be back in the mantle with Marvel’s Fresh Start announcement, but Aaron usually keeps us guessing. What an excellent run this has been.

The Avengers #685 (Marvel) – We are talking about Banner Hulk vs Red Hulk in Iron Patriot armor, or Iron Hulk. That sentence alone is enough to grab this issue.

Kill or Be Killed #17 (Image) – While I changed to trade in reading this series, this will always be a top pick for me. It is a great series full of intrigue and suspense, and Brubaker does that better than anyone.

Batman #43 (DC Comics) – I have enjoyed this arc with Ivy pulling her puppet strings like vines wrapped around Batman, Catwoman, The Justice League and more. I am excited to see how King ends this. Also, it’s drawn by Mikel Janin.

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 (Marvel) – This has been off the wall craziness that I expected with this event/series, and I cannot wait to read and see more of it.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Ninja-K #5 (Valiant) – This sleek thriller is nigh on perfect in every way a comic should be; writing, art and general presentation. I can’t wait to read this again in print to see Tomas Giorello’s masterful artwork as it is supposed to be seen.

Batman #43 (DC Comics) – The last issue in this series was utter shite. This has to be better, right…? Honestly, I doubt it, but you gotta hope, right?

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1 (Dark Horse) – I’ve been meaning to check this series out for years because a friend of mine kept raving about it, but I was always waiting for a jumping on point – which I always seemed to miss. Not this time!

 

Brett

Top Pick: Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1 (DC’s Young Animal) – Pulp adventure is the best way to describe this series and this start to the second volume doesn’t disappoint. This really reminds me of the old serial pulp movies and comic strips and that’s just a whole lot of fun.

Deathbed #2 (Vertigo) – The first issue had me laughing out loud, so I’m in for the second.

Infinity 8 #1 (Lion Forge Comics) – A new sci-fi series from Lion Forge. The concept is intriguing, eight different 3 issue arcs explores an agents’ investigation into multiple plots that could lead to their space cruisers’ doom.

James Bond: The Body #3 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I’ve loved the first two issues which is a much grittier take on Bond than we’ve seen on film. Each issue is a standalone story that focuses on one aspect of Bond’s body and goes from there. The first explored all of the damage he’s experienced, the second his mind, the third? We’ll see!

Weapon H #1 (Marvel) – I’ll admit I’m skeptical about this series taking the character that’s a blend of Hulk and Wolverine. A whole story revolving just around him? So, we’ll see how this one goes and if it can beat my low expectations.

Preview: The Mighty Thor #705

The Mighty Thor #705

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Artgerm
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last.

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