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Thor #19: Review

Nov 2021
Donny Cates, Nic Klein

Story Name:

God of Hammers Part One of Five

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Thor #19 Review by (November 24, 2021)

Review: Nice issue features several set pieces, starting us off with some mysteries to keep us coming back for the rest of the story arc. The opening cosmic history, including a nice pic of Jane Thor fighting Mangog, is impressive even though we’ve already seen something like this several times over the years. The interplay between Thor and Sif has a bitter and grim edge, ending with Thor threatening his longtime lover. The Odin scene sees the issues main action bits, with Thor easily besting a huge alien warrior. It also features an intriguing glimpse of a space station made from an ancient robotic hand which is unlikely to appear again, serving as the setting for gladiator games in a callback to the movie THOR: RAGNAROK. The climax turns scary with the destruction of the Dwarves, leading to the rest of the tale. Pretty cool and I want to know how this turns out. Throg and his Pet Avengers team, introduced last issue, do not appear here as their involvement would break the grim mood set up in this issue, which makes me wonder when they will be back as I can’t see this arc getting any lighter.

Comments: Jane Thor battled Mangog in THOR (215) #704.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #19 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A lengthy prologue shows the origin and history of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir.

Thor approaches Sif, new Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge, asking her if she can see Mjolnir across the realms. But she cannot. She tries to persuade him to stay on the throne of Asgard and let someone else undertake the quest to recover the stolen hammer. Thor tells her of the Book of Kings and the tale that describes the great storm, caused by Mjolnir being wielded by the God of Hammers, who will kill the “Golden King of Asgard.” He tells her to mind her own business and departs to find his Father….

The Gauntlet is a massive mechanical hand floating in space, turned into a station where gladiator battles take place. Odin had been dumped there by Angela (issue #17) and is locked in combat with a giant; Thor appears suddenly in the arena, stopping the giant’s sword from falling on Odin. He enlists the Old Man in his quest after finishing off the persistent opponent….

Odin takes Thor to the Dwarves of Nidavellir, knowing they can track any of their creations and they find the Dwarves slaughtered, their forge destroyed…by someone wielding Mjolnir….



Nic Klein
Nic Klein
Matthew Wilson
Nic Klein (Cover Penciler)
Nic Klein (Cover Inker)
Nic Klein (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Thor
Thor

(Odinson)



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