REVIEW: The Mighty Thor #5

Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: Russel Dauterman

Colourist: Matthew Wilson
Editor: Wil Moss
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $3.99

The Mighty Thor #5 Marvel Comics

The Mighty Thor #5
Marvel Comics

 

In The Mighty Thor #5 an Asgardian civil war has begun, and the first major casualty may change the Realm Eternal’s politics forever. Meanwhile, it’s Thor versus Odin in a knock-down, drag-out fight between two equally righteous protagonists.

The Mighty Thor #5 reads more like a spy thriller than a sword and sorcery story thanks to Jason Aaron’s take on the classic characters. At the center is disease-ridden Jane Foster who has a very personal axe to grind against the All-Father. And now that she has the power of a deity she can finally do what she always wanted: “When you’re a ninety-pound woman dying of cancer…it does feel pretty good to punch God in the face,” Thor says.

Back in Asgard the All-Mother guards the throne room against forces aligned with God of Fear Cul. She enlists Loki to help, but being Loki he is not who he appears to be.

Russel Dauterman’s art befits the spectacle of Asgard. It’s grand when it needs to be and intimate in-between. Matthew Wilson’s colouring hits the right notes, especially the battle scenes in space which look like they were painted.

The Mighty Thor #5 is exciting, fun and over way too soon. Any doubts some readers may have had regarding a female Thor should be dispelled after reading this issue. The story takes the Asgardian mythos in a new direction that keeps the characters fresh and interesting, and thank Odin for that!

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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