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Thor #611: Review

Aug 2010
Kieron Gillen, Richard Elson

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The Fine Print, Part 1

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4 stars

Thor #611 Review by (November 13, 2012)
Review: A grim and ghastly issue: the wretched Disir are feasting on the dead of Asgard who have earned their reward in battle. The skull-faced women are intensely creepy as portrayed by Richard Elson and the warped and unnatural nature of their deeds is sickening. Perhaps even more nauseating is the prospect of sex between Mephisto and his new harem. Ick! Brain bleach! A gruesome storyline is quite promising but not for the squeamish.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #611 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In the aftermath of the siege of Asgard, King Balder presides over the funeral for the warriors who fell in battle, sending them on their way to Valhalla. Next comes a smaller, quieter ceremony: Thor speaks in memory of Loki, God of Mischief, who in the end gave his life for Asgard…..

In the corner of Hell deeded to Hela, the Disir appear and slaughter the demons who object to being displaced. These cannibalistic valkyries would feast on the dead of Hel but need the permission of their new master Mephisto. Brun approaches their demonic lord and offers the services of the Disir as his harem if he grants them their meal; a delighted Mephisto agrees. (Oh, gross!) Soon, the brave warriors at rest in Valhalla see the sky ripped open and the Disir dropping into their paradise to begin their bloody feast. Hela senses their presence and faces them in battle. The vicious war-women seize her sword Eir-Gram so Hela draws her dead to her and transforms them all into a massive citadel.

Meanwhile in Asgard, a warrior called Hakon confronts Balder and demands to know why he and not Thor is king. When Thor declines, Hakon suggests Tyr who refuses the crown. Suddenly they are interrupted by a corpse rising from the funeral pyre and revealing herself as Hela, communicating in the only way she can. She appeals to them for help against the mysterious "they," describing them in detail but omitting their name. Scoffing, Hakon insists the Disir do not exist. Hearing their name spoken, they are summoned and tear Hakon to pieces. Brun warns the Aesir to remain among the living but the dead are their feast. Thor summons the Asgardians to Hell and battle….

Richard Elson
Richard Elson
Andy Troy
Mico Suayan (Cover Penciler)
Mico Suayan (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Balder the Brave)

(Goddess of Death)


Plus: Disir, Kelda.

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