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Thor #15: Review

Jul 2019
Jason Aaron, Mike del Mundo

Story Name:

War's End

Review & Comments

Rating:
4.5 stars

Thor #15 Review by (July 10, 2019)

Review: The penultimate issue of this volume of Thor tries to set up the new situation for the beloved characters for the next writer to take over...and it does a pretty good job of that. Things will be different: Thor is now All-Father, Loki is King of the Giants, Jane is Valkyrie, and presumably we won't see Young Thor again. I've finally gotten used to Del Mundo's art and see how well it sets off this version of Asgard and Jason Aaron's fate for Malekith is a lot funnier than I was fearing. Good show. So...one more issue and we'll see how Aaron wraps up modern Thor, to be followed by the miniseries KING THOR wherein he wraps up Thor's sage all the way.

Comments: Cameo appearances by Spider-Man, Dr Strange, Black Panther, Thing, Daredevil. Mike Del Mundo and Marco D'Alfonso are jointly credited with the colors.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #15 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The War of the Realms is over and Thor has been named the new All-Father by Odin; he is uncertain about this and strikes the newly reforged Mjolnir and vanishes. Odin is annoyed but King Thor and Young Thor arrive, the former advising Odin to give his son some time to adjust; Odin's response: “Who the Hel are you?”

Jane Foster discovers that she has absorbed the power of the War Thor hammer. In Midgard, Sif has captured Sindr of Muspelhiem. There is mourning in all the realms. Freyja learns that Loki is alive, having burst out of the body of his father Laufey, Balder telling her Loki has saved them all. In Jotunheim, Loki claims the throne of the Frost Giants....

The dead Malekith arrives in Niffleheim and is met by Hela and Karnilla, the Queens of Hel. They show him that his dogs, who tore him apart (WOTR #6) are also there, having been poisoned by Malekith's flesh; Mal scoffs at being sentenced to be continually attacked by his own dogs as punishment for his deeds. The Queens also reveal that they found inside the Dark Elf's shredded soul the innocent child he once was—and that the dogs will be spending eternity with him to make Mal suffer....

In Asgard, Thor commiserates with Mjolnir and resolves to continue to strive to be worthy while choosing to take the throne. He is met by Young Thor and King Thor who bicker while offering their comfort. But Thor knows there is still one thing he needs...and he gets it. Odin arrives to tell his son he is proud of him....

So Loki wonders what happens next. Jane Foster ponders the role of a Valkyrie. Thor knows he cannot do this alone and decides to make the realm something new after bringing the gods back home....

And in Hel, Malekith is sentenced to spend eternity with his eyes sewn open, watching his fierce hounds...transformed into puppies and playing with his younger self....


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Mike del Mundo
Mike del Mundo
Mike del Mundo (Cover Penciler)
Mike del Mundo (Cover Inker)
Mike del Mundo (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Freyja
Freyja

(Frigga)
Loki
Loki

(Loki Laufeyson)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)

Plus: Balder (Balder the Brave), Hela (Goddess of Death), Jane Foster, Karnilla (Norn Queen), Malekith, Sif, Sindr Queen of Cinders (Sindr).