The God-sized Final Issue
I am very sad to see this series go. Yes I realize that Jason Aaron is continuing in the new Thor series. I also realize this was “all part of the plan” from the beginning of the series. But what I will miss most are the simultaneous adventures of young, Avenger and Allfather Thor as he fights battles throughout the millennia. Plus, his granddaughters Frigg, Atli, and Elisiv. But if it had to end this run, and move on to another, I would do it like this.
We are told of three stories from the ages of old through the perspective of King Thor’s granddaughters. The first is a tale of the Dark Elves and Malekith’s rise to the greatest wizard in all of their land.
The second is a tale when young Thor leads Midgardians against an army of Frost Giants as they attempt to harness enough blood ice to resurrect Laufey.
The third tells of our future (in the new Thor title) and of King Thor’s past, when Malekith lurks, Roxxon explores, Laufey awaits, and a woman wields Mjolnir. Obviously, Thor does not wish to remember this tale.
This was a nice pause to Jason Aaron’s story. I look forward to the next “volume” and how everything ties together. There are still plenty of stories to tell and revisit. I’ll talk about some of those in a follow up post. For now, I leave you with this image, a jarring one and if I was Esad Ribic tasked with it’s creation, I would hope it came out half as good as this one did: