Monday, March 14, 2016

The Mighty Thor #5

   Well, it's always fun when The Mighty Thor squares off against Odin (though this time around it's not a father / son hoedown).

   The All-Father has been especially pompous lately - in fact, he's been doing a good impersonation of a villain - so he's badly in need of a hammering (though that's easier said than done).

   It's all part of the continual ramping up of the story being told by writer Jason Aaron - we have civil war in Asgard between the forces loyal to Odin and those fighting against his dubious decisions; there are evil forces led by Malekith taking control of other realms, Jane Foster's ongoing health problems, and then... ah, we can't spoil that last page.

   It all keeps threatening to spin out of control, but so far Aaron is keeping it under control.

   The art is a lot of fun, too, as Russell Dauterman and color artist Matthew Wilson load up on cosmic battles, exotic locales and... well, even more battles.

   As long as the creative team can keep those plates spinning, this is going to be a fun series.

   Here's hoping!

Grade: A-


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