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Thor #15: Review

Jul 2021
Donny Cates, Michele Bandini

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Revelations: Part One of Three

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Thor #15 Review by (July 14, 2021)

Review: Pretty cool issue centering on Thor’s loss of control over Mjolnir signaling a much bigger problem. We’ve seen this coming for several issues so it’s nice that it is finally being addressed. Thor is no longer carrying out the hammer’s mission so it is rejecting him. First of a three part arc lays the curious groundwork for revelations to come. Guest artist Michele Bandini handles the actions scenes well though Thor’s beard looks like it’s painted on for an odd effect. Still nice, though.         

Comments: Other familiar faces at the opening celebration include Sif, Balder, Hogun, Fandral, and Throg. Yes, Frog Thor. Michele Bandini and Elisabetta D’Amico share the inking chores.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #15 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A celebration is held in Asgard after Thor’s defeat of the renegade Don Blake (last issue) and all are feeling merry, except for Thor himself. As Volstagg recounts the story of the final battle, he refers to the alternate Earth as a “fairy tale;” Thor bitterly objects, saying that no one can imagine the suffering he went through there. He apologizes and excuses himself. Returning to his room, Thor tries to lift Mjolnir and it is a struggle. The hammer then jumps against his chest, knocking him down and pinning him to the floor. Loki stops by and Thor must appeal to him to lift Mjolnir, which Loki does, easily. Thor then goes to Midgard….

On Earth, the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Blade, Ghost Rider) are battling a horde of alien cyber-monsters. Thor arrives and wishes to speak to Cap, not noticing that the Avengers are rather busy. Cap points this out so Thor calls down a lightning strike, frying the monsters instantly. Iron Man tries to put a friendly hand on Thor’s shoulder but the Thunder God discourages it with a small bolt of lightning. Cap objects to this and Mjolnir fires at him with Cap’s shield protecting him. Thor explains that he is losing control over Mjolnir and needs to talk to Cap….

At Avengers Mountain, Thor explains to Cap that, as an immortal, his time sense is much different from that of mortals: all of his actions go by as seconds, with momentous events from a human standpoint being quickly forgotten. And he feels he knows why Mjolnir no longer obeys him: Odin created it to be wielded by a warrior and as King, Thor is no longer a warrior and thus no longer wielder of the hammer. And he walks out, leaving Mjolnir behind….



Michele Bandini
Matthew Wilson
Olivier Coipel (Cover Penciler)
Olivier Coipel (Cover Inker)
Matthew Wilson (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

(T'Challa)
Blade
Blade

(Eric Brooks)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel

(Carol Danvers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Loki
Loki

(Loki Laufeyson)
She-Hulk
She-Hulk

(Jennifer Walters)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)

Plus: Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes).

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