Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thor #621

In short order, writer Matt Fraction has made Thor a must-read comic - though a lot of credit also goes to artists Ferry and Larroca, whose styles match perfectly with the new adventures of the Thunder God.

This issue wraps up the ongoing story about an invasion of Asgard by a strange race of creatures that have destroyed everything in their path.

But with the return of Odin (and a delightfully dour All-Father he is), the Asgardians have a fighting chance.

As a last attempt, Odin transforms the Asgardians into the Blood Legion - towering creatures that barely resemble their original form. It's an imaginative battle between good and evil, and definitely a different take on warfare.

Sadly, this is the last issue of Thor - at least until next month's all-new Thor #1 (I know, you're shocked). But this title won't exactly go away - it returns to its original title, Journey Into Mystery, and it will (apparently) focus on Loki and other Asgardian goings-on.

Of course, with his feature film debut just about a month away, it's no surprise to see so much attention being focused on Thor. As long as the quality stays this high, you'll hear no complaints from me.

Grade: A-


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