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The Mighty Thor #13: Review

Apr 2012
Matt Fraction, Pepe Larraz

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

The Mighty Thor #13 Review by (June 30, 2013)
Review: Now what? We’ve gotten past that absurd Tanarus tale but for what? A promising tale with Thor fighting a whole lot of extras from HELLBOY until we learn that these nasties have something to do with nightmares. Meanwhile, Don Blake wants to be a god again and the Enchantress (in a cool last page reveal) is the one who can accommodate him. It seems out of character but, let’s face it, Don Blake really didn’t have much of one to begin with. Pepe Larraz does his best Pascual Ferry imitation and all is good…for now.

Comments: Part one of five. First appearance of the Mare.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Mighty Thor #13 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

As the tale opens, Dr. Donald Blake is seated in a diner explaining to his attractive companion how finding a stick in a cave changed his entire life. He has only ten years of memories prior to that, to his first day in medical school; apart from that his life was defined by his being the human alter ego of Thor, God of Thunder….

Meanwhile, Thor arrives in Asgardia to meet with the All-Mother as they all try to move beyond the affair of Tanarus and Thor’s disappearance from everyone’s memory. Suddenly the dwarf Hreidmar enters, announcing a mystery. A construction project in Nidavellir, home of his people, has uncovered a buried door bearing a warning from Odin himself to anyone who would attempt to open the portal. Thor casually breaks open the doors and find a pit in the middle of a roomful of ruins. He dives in and discovers a dark chamber where gruesome tentacled monsters stand guard. They come to life as he enters, and Thor takes them on one by one with the aid of his hammer Mjolnir—until he is overwhelmed by their numbers. Hreidmar, curious about the silence, slides down into the pit and finds Thor asleep, a small demon on his chest—it is a Mare, one the bringers of nightmares—and they have freed them….

Don Blake wraps up his account of his false memories of a childhood and his existence as merely a vessel for Thor. He offers his soul in exchange for the chance to be a god once more—and we discover that his companion is Amora, the Enchantress….


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Pepe Larraz
Pepe Larraz
Frank D'Armata
Walt Simonson (Cover Penciler)
Walt Simonson (Cover Inker)
Paul Mounts (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Thor
Thor

(Odinson)

Plus: All-Mother (Freyja, Gaia, Idunn), Donald Blake, The Mare.

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