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Thor #5: Review

Jan 2008
J. Michael Straczynski, Olivier Coipel

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Rating:
3.5 stars

Thor #5 Review by (September 5, 2012)
Review: And as though tiring of the “In search of ancient gods” plot, JMS gives us everyone else back in one fell swoop, minus Sif (to drag out the suspense), and the surprise appearance of Doctor Doom (to anticipate a future plot). I have no idea why Loki is now a woman, unless they were really desperate to have another hot babe character—in which case they have hit a new low. The hurried story could have been better and Coipel seems to be overdoing the thick-faced rugged Thor look, though the rest of the art is fine The best part is again the Broxton/Asgard interplay in the opening with the postman.

Comments: Hela and Enchantress are seen briefly in a panorama of those returned to life.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The postman from Broxton heads out to Asgard with a delivery; first he erects a mailbox and paints the address on it (1 Asgard Rd.) then deposits the message and raises the little flag. A curious Thor comes out to find an invitation to the Broxton town meeting. Heimdall has some disturbing news for Thor: not only is he unable to locate the Lady Sif in the Nine Worlds but other human hosts of Asgardians are disappearing. Thor travels in the direction of the growing darkness until he discovers an underground bunker in the desert. Entering, he finds the missing people locked in cells, a raven-haired woman among them who recognizes him. Thor is then attacked by the Destroyer. After a brutal battle which carries them outside, Thor unleashes a lightning storm which reveals the one whose spirit animated the armored monster—Balder. The brave hero does not know how he came to inhabit the Destroyer or why he brought the people to his desert. Thor heads back to the bunker to discover the Asgardians, freed from their hosts, have departed—all save one. Thor approaches the dark-haired woman and discovers she is not his beloved Sif but Loki! The God(dess) of Mischief assures his brother that he has forsaken his devilish ways and asks only to be trusted. Later, alone, he explains that this is part of his plan to his new ally—Doctor Doom….

Meanwhile in Broxton, Volstagg and some other Aesir attend the town meeting, because cake is promised….


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Olivier Coipel
Mark Morales
Paul Mounts
Olivier Coipel (Cover Penciler)
? (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos.

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

(Victor Von Doom)
Loki
Loki

(Loki Laufeyson)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)

Plus: Balder (Balder the Brave), Destroyer, Donald Blake.