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War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3: Review

Jun 2019
Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino

Story Name:

The God Without Fear Part Three

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3 Review by (June 19, 2019)

Review: The cover image of Kingpin beating up on Malekith does not take place in the story; Kingy doesn't appear at all and whatever he was doing in issue #2 has been forgotten. No, it just some more of Jason Aaron's anti-religious sentiments pretending to wrap up the story. The Doctor Doom tale is more a mood piece than a narrative, demonstrating that uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. The final story is quite entertaining even though it fails to pass the Bechdel Test but the serious talk about relationships and warrior' faces is told with quite a bit of humor which the artwork emphasizes.

Comments: The third story is set just after Freyja's party arrives in Svartalfheim in WOTR #3. Revealed: Punisher is a fan of Joni Mitchell and Blade likes Miles Davis and Beyonce.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In Asgardia, Heimdall is teaching Daredevil to fight when the latter detects Malekith. Heading to the Black Forest in Germany, Daredevil confronts Malekith with the Sword of the Guardian. DD draws down the broken shards of Bifrost to kill Malekith's army of Dark Elves. Kurse attacks DD and he tells her her forgotten name, Waziria, causing her to fall down in tears. Malekith unleashes his magic on DD who is able to release the blind children and summon the remaining bit of Bifrost to teleport himself and the children away, returning to Manhattan to battle Frost Giants....

“A Rose for Victor”

Writer: Christopher Cantwell. Art: Cian Tormey. Colors: Dan Brown.

Synopsis: Doctor Doom, the power he had stolen from Galactus nearly drained, broods about the Dark Elves invasion of Latveria. Meanwhile, a little girl is with agroup of refugees fleeing Malekith's forces. Her father dies reaching Doom to warn him of the enemy. Doom strides out and takes on the Dark Elves singlehandedly, defeating them. The little girl gives him a rose and he demands all of the humans kneel before him. He returns to his castle, pressing the rose in his spell book.

“The Face of a Warrior”

Writer: Charlie Jane Anders. Art: Simone D'Armini. Colors: Federico Blee.

Synopsis: Freyja and her party (She-Hulk, Ghost Rider, Punisher, Blade) are traveling through Svartalfheim to shut down the Black Bifrost. She-Hulk has reverted to her Jen Walters form as she now has trouble remembering what she sees while in her Hulk form; she is also self-conscious that she is “dating” her son Thor. Freyja calls this the face of a warrior and Jen resents her know-it-all attitude. A huge dragon strikes from behind and swallows Blade and Punisher before slithering off. Jen turns into She-Hulk and while they are pursuing the dragon, she has the courage to tell Freyja about herself and Thor. As they converse on the topic they are attacked by the dragon and Shulkie punches its lights out, yelling “Women are talking!” Freyja, deciding that Jen and Thor are a lot alike gives her blessing to the relationship. Blade and Punisher crawl out of the dragon just as Dark Elves attack and the battle begins....

Andrea Sorrentino
Andrea Sorrentino
Matthew Wilson
Alan Davis (Cover Penciler)
Mark Farmer (Cover Inker)
Matt Hollingsworth (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Eric Brooks)

(Matt Murdock)
Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

(Victor Von Doom)


(Frank Castle)

(Jennifer Walters)

Plus: Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), Kurse (Waziria).

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