Monday, August 22, 2016

The Mighty Thor #10 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Monday

If She's Here, Then Who's Over There......?

Written By: Jason Aaron
Art By: Russell Dauterman, Matthew Wilson, Joe Sabino,
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Publisher: Marvel Comics

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's Monday, so that means it's time to get our Marvel on!  Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan of Marvel right now, but I have been enjoying The Mighty Thor since I started reviewing it and I love the idea of Jane Foster being the hero of Asgard....... or Asgardia as it is, while she is actually dying of cancer, when she's not all God of Thunder-ing it up.  In the previous issue, we saw Dario Agger being taken by the Exterminatrix and the Silver Samurai so that they can get all they can out of this Minotaur businessman....... and while extortion is usually a victim-less crime....... it is right?  Well, whether it is or isn't, it looks like Dario's going to have the last laugh.  It seems that he had a protocol set in place........ probably after he watched Avengers: Age of Ultron, that if he was ever taken, his company would rise up into the clouds and center over Manhattan............ so that he could create an explosion like the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs........ only the asteroid in this case is actually his flying company.  Hopefully Thor and Agent Solomon are able to shut this shit down and save the city..... because who really wants a dirty Minotaur having the last laugh?  Let's jump into this issue and see what's what.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins and continues for a long while with it being kind of lackluster.  I mean, we get a group of Roxxon employees put together to make what are called the B.E.R.S.E.R.K.E.R.S....... don't ask me what that stands for, but their sole purpose it seems is retrieving their boss.  They won't have to go too far though because the Exterminatrix and Silver Samurai arrive with Dario because they plan on bleeding his vault dry before his protocol is enacted.  The reason this is so lackluster is because it's just a bunch of standing around and giving a ra-ra speech for something that never comes to pass and when the Exterminatrix shows up with this group's objective in tow, it just becomes a fight between the Exterminatrix's mindless ones....... which are kind of like golems and the Berserkers........ who while do become briefly interesting when we find out that they are Dario's own personal hulks, it's just a fight scene that we don't really care about and one which we don't even really see.

It does get interesting to a point though when Thor and Agent Solomon show up to shut this shit show down because Thor goes toe to toe with the Mindless and the Berserkers, while Agent Solomon goes after Dario Agger and his captors.  The reason things get interesting here is because those two SHIELD Agents that are trying to prove that Thor is in fact Jane Foster show up, acting like they're there to back up their fellow agent, but they just muck the whole thing up and instead of trying to help save Manhattan, it's all about arresting Thor and saying how Jane Foster is faking her cancer.

In the end, after Dario somehow overloads his anti-Minotaur collar and becomes........ a Minotaur and knowing that things are about to go south, the Exterminatrix decides to stop shooting at Thor and Agent Solomon and end her game with Dario by loading her gun with a special bullet, that has the frozen blood of her father, Midas in it and supposedly it will kill anything.......... So it wasn't really a smart move for Thor to block the bullet with her hand.  That's right folks, we end our issue...... and really, we end it right when it starts becoming a good time, with Thor turning to gold, the asshole Agents coming to arrest everyone and the Rainbow Bridge opening up to show us Jane Foster coming from Asgardia to help the fallen hero............ What?  

That's it for this issue of The Mighty Thor and while the majority of the issue was pretty "Meh", I have to say that once the dick hole agents, who have been pursuing Jane Foster show up, shit gets real and the book became really interesting.  I mean, what a goddamn cliffhanger we have here, where Thor and Jane Foster are in the same place......... That's about it though and while it did give us a few pages of awesomeness, I found myself getting pretty bored for the most part.  Like usual though, the art was fantastic in this book and I find myself really into where the book is going from the cliffhanger that was presented.

Bits and Pieces:

While I wasn't super thrilled with the majority of this issue of The Mighty Thor, I have to say that the last third of it got really interesting and I was upset to see the issue end by that time.  We've got a great cliffhanger and great art throughout, but sadly that's all I can really say for this issue.......... It does make the whole thing kind of worthwhile though......... That's right, the cliffhanger was that bad ass.

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