Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Mighty Thor, Volume 3: The Asgard/Shi'ar War Review (Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman)


Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman’s once-great Thor series tanks HARD with this turd volume, The Asgard/Shi’Ar War, a boring book full of inconsequential, dull stories. Malekith’s still kicking up a stink with the War of the Realms storyline but that nonsense only lasts for a couple of issues before we get into a useless five issue storyline where Thor has a contest with the Shi’Ar Gods over who’s the better god. And will Jane Foster hang onto her senate seat?! Snore… 

Aaron’s War of the Realms arc proves to be an unexciting dud. It’s just Thor and co. punching monsters. The Shi’Ar shi’te is worse and way overlong too for what is essentially a B-plot. At the end Malekith remarks how pointless a sidetrack it all was so even the characters are aware of how stupid it all is! Cameos from old schoolmates Quentin Quire and Kid Gladiator from Aaron’s quality Wolverine & the X-Men series don’t make this any more interesting. 

The only positives about this one is the outstanding art from Steve Epting and Russell Dauterman. As uninteresting as the meaningless fighting was, Dauterman in particular made it all look stunningly beautiful and eye-catching. 

The Mighty Thor gets mighty dull with this crappy volume. And I’m done with this title!

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