Monday, January 9, 2017

The Unworthy Thor #3 Review and *SPOILERS* - Marvel Monday

The Berserker

Written By: Jason Aaron
Art By: Kim Jacinto, Olivier Coipel, Matthew Wilson
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 4, 2016
Publisher: Marvel

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Unworthy Thor has really stumbled out the gate for me. Granted, the series is far from being bad and seeing The Odinson facing off with The Collector in the last issue was cool but in a limited series like this, there isn’t a whole lot of time to set everything up. We have to jump into a story and get going immediately. I think the second issue was still held back by some exposition but I think we now have a solid beginning and can really jump into this series head first. This is an incredible creative team and with Jason Aaron writing The Odinson, he is in good hands as is the audience reading this book. So, now that things have finally begun to pick up, let’s jump right into this issue.

So our story starts once again with The Odinson fighting through the Collectors men once again in an attempt to get near the new hammer. Once again, despite putting up one hell of a fight he is defeated and placed back into his chains. While in his cage, the prisoner in the next cell begins to talk with him. He asks The Odinson to stick his fingers through the bars so he can eat some of them. The Odison basically tells him to fuck off and we see who is in the next cell. It is a Hel-Hound known as The Deathripper. He was owned by Loki at one point though who gave him the name Thori. After talking with the hound for a little while The Odinson breaks out of his chains once again and goes into a rage.

As The Odinson begins to break the bars of his cage, a couple guards approach him only to be electrocuted by someone else. Beta Ray Bill has shown up this time in order to help save The Odinson and he proceeds by freeing him from his cage. Unfortunately though, The Odinson is still in a rage and his mind jumps to a point when Beta Ray Bill was his enemy and he attacks him. Meanwhile we catch up with The Unseen who we saw speaking with Thanos last issue. The Unseen has made a deal with Thanos in order to give him the hammer. The Unseen has teamed up with Proxima and Black Swan in order to make this a reality but he seems to despise the group.

We catch back up with The Odinson who is proceeding to lay a great beatdown on Beta Ray Bill who doesn’t seem to want to fight him. Their fight is interrupted by Promixa though but Beta Ray Bill is able to use his hammer to keep them at bay only for The Unseen to teleport his team away. After the fight The Odinson has regained his composure and is no longer in a rage. Meanwhile, the Collector and some of his men have gathered around the new hammer when they are interrupted by Proxima and Black Swan. A fight breaks out between the trio but is interrupted when the hammer lets off some lightning creating a crater. We cut back to The Odinson who has cut his hair and now teamed up once again with Beta Ray Bill, his goat, and the Hel-Hound from earlier. The three walk to battle and this is where the issue leaves us.

This issue has a lot to like but honestly, I don’t think it mixes well together at all. Fights break out for the sheer task of introducing characters to us and Thor goes into a rage for seemingly no reason. There are just a lot of moving parts that I find super exciting on their own, however by not spending enough time with any of them they seem to have lost their sparkle. I did love the prison conversation between The Odinson and Thori. The art in this comic is really something special and I’m still overall saying that I like this series but it has got to give me something else fast if it is going to keep my interest.

Bits and Pieces

The Unworthy Thor seems to continue its pattern of mediocrity as we once again get a story that is good but not great. I was incredibly excited for this series when it was announced by now I find it rather dull and while the pieces are certainly cool, the comic as a whole is a bit of a disappointment.


1 comment:

  1. Amazing Story Icant wait for Thor Odinson pick Ultimate Mjolnir.