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(Belated) Comic Review: Thor #7-8

Writer: Jason Aaron; Artist: Russell Dauterman; Colors: Matthew Wilson

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Oh, hel yes! It’s a showdown of epic proportions when Thor meets the Destroyer. This uru-cast war machine is under the control of Cul Borson, the serpent, brother of Odin, and on a mission from the All-Father as well. He is the spirit behind the Destroyer and is out to crush Thor. Much to his dismay reinforcements arrive in the form of Odinson, Freyja and a host of women from Black Widow and Spider-Woman to Valkyrie and Lady Sif.

When the dust settles, the Destroyer is recalled by Odin. Thor, Odinson, and crew have emerged victorious. An important element of this group of women is they were all on Odinson’s list of potential usurpers to the mantle of Thor. Obviously if they were not to be found, that person had to be Thor. Or did it? It turns out she is not the most likely of candidates but one of the two that I guessed it would be. I won’t go and spoil it for you if you haven’t read yet. I enjoyed the reveal and twist to who this amazing woman is. 

This is but the start of her story as lady Thor, however, and it’s not all rainbows and sunshine at the conclusion of this arc. Malekith and Dario Agger have murdered mass amounts of light elves on Alfheim and reincarnated Laufey, king of the Frost Giants. My only question is when will we see these seeds sowed? There is a new Thors series taking over after issue #8. 

I believe in Jason Aaron so I will not fret. I will instead sit here waiting for him to FREAKING TELL US WHAT NICK FURY whispered INTO HIS EAR!