Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thors #4 (of 4)

  This Secret Wars spinoff has actually been very good - at least until the final issue.

   Thors has recast the many different versions of that hero as a police force, working for Dr. Doom and solving crimes.

   With this final issue, the action ties in to the events in the newest issue of the main series - but in the rush to solve the mystery behind the deaths the creative team failed to provide a convincing reason that motivates the murderer.

   Instead we just get a final battle (part of which happens offscreen), no real focus on the real Thor, and lots of focus on the Ultimate Thor, who may be making his final appearance here.

   The art by Chris Sprouse is wonderful, but the story doesn't actually have an ending - just an enigmatic final scene that offers some promise for a future story, but leaves many questions unanswered.

   It's a shame - it was a solid series up to this point, and has a lot to recommend it - but the ending will actually take place over in Secret Wars (eventually) - so that leaves the series with an incomplete ending, and the reader let down.

Grade: B-


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