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Thor #8: Review

Oct 2020
Donny Cates, Aaron Kuder

Story Name:

Hammerfall: Part Two of Two

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4 stars

Thor #8 Review by (October 7, 2020)

Review: Very misleading cover (Adam Aziz never does anything as Thor but fly) leads to a puzzling story where we learn that Tony Stark can be an entirely obnoxious jerk, and childishly stubborn. It isn’t clear why he wants to hold on to the hammer; he claims it’s to run some tests and/or get some answers. The call of the scientist to understand how a mysterious object works? No matter, Thor doesn’t let him hold onto it because he needs it to be All-Father. The obnoxious Tony scenes throw off what was mainly a light-hearted mostly comical two-part story; I would rather have seen an issue of Adam Aziz playing superhero for twenty pages instead. But we’re not likely to see him again—unless Don Blake returns to Broxton not New York. So we’ll see what happens with the return of the Thunder God’s alter ego next issue. Oh and if picking up the hammer turned Adam Aziz into a Norse hero, why didn’t that happen to Tony Stark?

Comments: Issue is bannered with a memorial to the late Chadwick Boseman and there is a two-page tribute inside by Ta-Nehisi Coates and a portrait by Brian Stelfreeze.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In Broxton Oklahoma, mechanic Adam Aziz has picked up Thor’s hammer and has been turned into an armored hero. Iron Man causes an EMP that knocks out the reporters’ electronic devices and he chases them away. Tony demands the hammer but Thor arrives in a spectacular fashion to ask Adam to give him Mjolnir; Tony snatches it away and refuses to give it back until he has run some tests on it (and finished denouncing the Thunder God for exposing his private phone number). Thor asks for it anyway, Tony refuses and clocks Thor in the face with Mjolnir. Thor grows ominous and a storm draws a hammer-shaped ring of fire around him and Tony, so Tony gives it back. Tony sort of apologizes and Thor assures him that all is well. Tony suggests Thor take a vacation and get some rest. Thor asks Tony not to reveal that now anyone could pick up the hammer; Tony agrees, jokes about having film of his hitting Thor with Mjolnir and jets off. Adam asks Thor a favor and Thor allows him to fly though the air. Back on the ground Adam changes back to his normal self and advises the Thunder God that sometimes tuning something off then on again will fix most things. Thor ponders this and Tony’s advice to take a vacation and remembers Dr. Don Blake….

Aaron Kuder
Aaron Kuder
Matthew Wilson
Olivier Coipel (Cover Penciler)
Olivier Coipel (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.


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