Sunday, April 14, 2019

War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1

   The members of the Family McElroy have become famous for their podcasting empire, including such shows as My Brother My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone and oh so many others (all great fun and well worth tracking down).

   The four - father Clint and sons Justin, Travis and Griffin - have also branched out into graphic novels, including an adaptation of their Adventure Zone exploits (with a new volume arriving this summer) - and now they've been lured to the halls of Marvel Comics, where they've crafted a mini-series set during the War of the Realms.

   This issue of Journey Into Mystery follows Thor's brother Balder the Brave as he's tasked with protecting Odin and Freyja's new infant daughter (the explanation for her sudden appearance is a hoot). 

   He sets out to gather a team of heroes to help with the task, but finds the world has been through some changes since his last visit. So his Spider-Man is Mikes Morales, his Hawkeye isn't a guy, and Wonder Man has had a change of attitude.

   The issue is fast-moving and has the feel of an episode of the Adventure Zone, with lots of twists and turns and (natch) lots of humor.

   The War of the Realms event books should be this good! Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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