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Subj: Re: Mighty Thor #23 Thoughts
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 12:54:48 pm EDT (Viewed 383 times)
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    War Thor and Jane battle it out. War Thor wants to destroy the realms of Svaltiheim and Muspelheim to end the war in a day. Jane says they have "to be better" and destroying the realms will only give the Dark Elves another reason to hate and create more wars. Issue ends with Thor ordering Ultimate Mjolnir back to old Asgard, The War of Realms spreading to Vanehiem and Helheim, and Malekith approaching the Angels for an alliance.

At one point, Aaron said he wanted the story to be similar to Game of Thrones. Well, in GOT, Martin developed dozens of intriguing characters from all sides. Aaron hasn't done that here for the Ten Realms, and so it's hard to care.

    But...for all the build up of War Thor and Ultimate Mjolnir from the Unworthy mini it feels like we were short changed. War Thor lasted only about two issues.

He'll be back against Mangog according to solicits.

    I can't help but get the feeling that for all the build up of this being a "War is Hell" storyline it is going to end with Jane doing an heroic sacrifice that miraculously ends the war without any of the heroes having to get their hands dirty.

Well, it looks like the "War of Realms" storyline will end with the "Death of Thor" storyline, at least I hope so, so Aaron only has half a dozen more issues at most to wrap it up.


    A few other things that left me scratching my head:

Well, one is that Thor claims to be older than the entire human race. That is new. Homo sapiens are between 100,000 and 200,000 years old. Aaron has already shown a young Thor hanging out with Vikings about 1,000 years ago. If Thor was young then, it doesn't make much sense that he was already over 100,000 years old. An old Roy Thomas story placed the last Ragnarok as occurring 2,000 years ago, which would make Thor roughly 2,000 years old now.

    Eh, overall I give the issue about a 6.5 out of 10.

I give it a C+ for story and B+ for the art.