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Thor #21: Review

Jan 2022
Donny Cates, Nic Klein

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God of Hammers Part Three of Five

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4 stars

Thor #21 Review by (January 26, 2022)

Review: An issue-long battle scene featuring an enemy who is old yet new, a personified and peeved Mjolnir. The operatic setting and fine artwork of the tale makes it work as without it, this would be just another tale of Thor battling another powerful yet mocking foe with an overused villain for a last-page reveal. We’ll see what  they conjure up next time…. 

Comments: Jane Thor threw Mjolnir into the sun in THOR #705. Thor’s appearance on the cover shows him as Galactus’ herald which he hasn’t been for some time.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #21 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Amid the ruins of Broxton, Oklahoma, a lightning being claiming to be Mjolnir hurls the hammer of that name at Thor, knocking him miles away into a lake and holding him down. Thor calls down lightning and evaporates the lake to prevent his drowning. The Mjolnir Being reclaims the hammer while mocking Thor’s intelligence and penchant for speeches. Thor creates a sword out of lightning and rushes his foe, fist extended. Mjolnir raises the hammer and Thor’s arm breaks against it. Mjolnir knows all of Thor’s weaknesses and goes in for a killing blow…but the blow is halted by Odin’s spear. Odin signals to Sif who uses the power of the Rainbow Bridge to send Mjolnir, Being and hammer, to the remotest part of the universe. Yet the hammer is back within seconds; Odin pushes Thor out of its path and he is hit in the back, breaking his spine. The Being has returned too. Thor asks why it is doing this; Mjolnir complains that it has always been misunderstood. The one worthy of Mjolnir is not someone noble or true of heart but someone who wants to break and destroy. Mjolnir reveals that when Jane Thor threw the hammer into the sun, it burned and fused with another one who was there—Mangog, whose shape now manifests itself within the lightning Being….

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


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