Hello, it is me your NobleWolf bringing you more comical book news. First off, shoutout to this week’s comic day for being 1/17, the designation of my second favorite Halo universe Spartan.
Onto things people other than me care about – this week, because Marvel is actually just a bunch of fuck-ups pretending to be a company, there will be no Phoenix Resurrection. That’s right, Marvel can’t even get through a 5-issue weekly miniseries without a fucking delay. I won’t spend too much time beating the “fuck Marvel” horse since I did a pretty thorough job in last week’s post-credit. Anyway, time to launch into some comic talk!
The Mighty Thor #703
The current story arc, “The Death of the Mighty Thor” ramps up! Jane Foster’s cancer has been getting steadily worse, and now everything Jason Aaron’s run has been building to is beginning to come to a head. I like this arc, for the most part. I like Jane as Thor, but from the beginning there has always been a finiteness to it. All the way back when Odinson became unworthy, we saw the future — that he would eventually return. All I hoped to get from the female Thor was a bunch of interesting stories for as long as she lasted. This story arc definitely lives up to that potential. Aaron’s writing stays strong, and this issue manages to be exciting and tense despite the fact that Thor herself is never actually present. The story skips over the Thor bit, focusing instead on Jane Foster and her friends/allies that have to see her dying day by day. That said, there’s no shortage of action. The Mangog is still attacking Asgard, trying to get its revenge. I don’t particularly like the Mangog as a villain. He’s very ugly to look at, even in this absolutely gorgeous book. He feels a bit like a Dragonball villain, in that he’s just hilariously more powerful than literal gods, and I’m quite confident that his defeat will not be very satisfying; just another level of “powering up” for Jane and Odinson who must be just about ready to replace her. However, the Mangog being dull isn’t a big deal since the focus is definitely still on cancer as the villain, with the Mangog as well as Malekith and his allies just serving as a reason for Jane to keep picking up the hammer. At a glance, it looks like there’s probably two more issues to this arc and this is definitely the one where things get real. Definitely a fan. In addition, this is the first (and probably only) one of the books I read to include a “Where is Wolverine?”. I thought it was pretty dumb, so there’s my thoughts on that too.