Thor #5 (New Comics)

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Marvel Comic Books Thor #5 Recap

The issue begins in the halls of Asgardia.  Odin is furious as a terrible crime has been committed.  Somebody has stolen and corrupted Mjolnir, and the King of the Asgardians demands to know her identity.

On Midgard, the Absorbing Man is in the process of robbing a van full of money, and the new Thor is on the scene to stop him.  Victor Creed is unimpressed by this woman, and mocks her for not coming up with an original identity.  When the Absorbing Man threatens to take on the powers of Mjolnir, the new Thor is able to spin the hammer around the villain, much to Creed’s surprise, before the lady is able to break the villain’s jaw.

But Victor is not alone, and his wife Titania demands to know what is going on.  Though it seems like the two would come to blows, the powerful villain surprisingly chooses to knock her husband out instead.  Titania explains that out of respect for a fellow woman she and her betrothed will be standing down, and even accepting prison.  The villain says this is a one time deal, and next time, she’ll have Thor’s head, and the hero proceeds to knock Titania out.

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Back on Midgard, Odin has been watching this scene unfold, but he is unable to discern Thor’s secret identity.  The god is approached by Freya and Odinson, who ask Odin to leave the matter be.  But the ancient god refuses to be told what to do, and rages at his families disrespect to their king.  But the old Thor isn’t interested in Odin’s problems, and instead wants to know what Cul Borson is doing here.  Cul is also known as the Serpent, and though he is Odin’s brother, the God of Fear is very dangerous, having once killed Odinson and nearly razed Midgard.  But Odin says that his brother has reformed, and has been forgiven for his actions during the events of fear itself.

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The King has made the Serpent his new Royal Inquisitor and Minister of Justice, despite Thor’s protests, and Odin refuses to hear otherwise.  Freya remarks that this does not bode well for anybody, especially the new Thor, and asks her son to warn his female counterpart.

But Odinson has no way of contacting her as he does not know the woman’s real identity, and sets to work figuring it out.  He goes to Asgardia’s Royal Dining Hall, and finds the Lady Sif.  However she is drinking alone, and is depressed at having broken up with Odinson some time ago and that Freya’s rule over Asgardia is over.  When her former lover asks if Sif has taken up the mantle of Thor, the lady throws a drink in his face and leaves, offended by the question and mad at her old friend.

Thor Comic Book #5 Cont!

Frustrated, Odinson begins to review a list of potential people who have taken on the role of Thor.  Only his mother’s name is crossed out.

Meanwhile, the new Thor has returned to the moon, when she is visited by none other than Freya.  The All-Mother isn’t interested in the young woman’s secrets, but simply passes a warning to the young woman that Asgardia will soon come for the new Thor and she needs to be ready.  Freya says that the young lady will need to not just live up to Mjolnir, but to the name of Thor itself.  In response, the new god of thunder swears she will die before dishonouring the name of Thor, a vow Freya hopes she will never have to hold the god to.  The queen then asks what it’s like to be Thor, thinking it must be unimaginable.  With a smirk, the young woman replies that’s not even close to what it feels like.

Back at the bar, Thor is now drunk and nearly passed out, so his friends the Warriors Three opt to take him home.

Deep in the bowels of Asgardia, Odin remarks that the hammer still eludes every single one of the god’s usual methods for gathering information.  Cul offers to begin torturing Odin’s magicians in order to goad answers out of them, but Odin says there is no need for such extreme measures.  The king says he will instead rely on more traditional means to get Mjolnir back, and activates the legendary Destroyer.


Marvel Comic books Thor #5 Recap

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review of Thor #5.

I have very mixed feelings about this issue of Thor, to be honest.  There is a lot of really interesting things that happen here.  Some of the dialogue is very good and well done, but what really stands out to me is the return of the Serpent who I haven’t really seen since the events of Fear Itself.  We’re told he’s reformed, but it’s very clear that the God of Fear cannot be trusted, and this guy is going to be an excellent enemy for the new Thor.

I also like this list Thor makes of possible subjects.  It would be cool to see him investigate these people, and this preview of all the potential new people who are now Thor is pretty interesting.  But the more that this series keeps dragging things out, the less I care about Thor’s identity and what Nick Fury whispered.

But that’s the problem with this comic.  Everything here is exposition and promises of exciting things in the future, with a token fight thrown in so it isn’t too boring.  But nothing of significance happens in this issue aside from announcing the future involvement of a few more interesting figures.  We aren’t really any closer to discovering who the new Thor is aside from it probably not being Sif, and we still have no idea what Nick Fury said to the old Thor that made him lose his hammer in the first place.

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Personally I never found these secrets were never that tantalizing to begin with, so I really hate just how much they are still teasing these plot points.  You can’t drag out silly little revelations like this for five months and still expect me to give a damn, and it’s starting to feel like this series would benefit from some major compression.  If anyone were to pick up this issue without reading the first four, I think they are going to come out feeling really disappointed and maybe even ripped off.

So no, I don’t recommend this comic.  It is way too expensive for a comic that isn’t that special and is seriously lacking in meaningful content.  I really do like this series, but it needs to start actually doing things with all its cool ideas before I can start recommending you check this one out for yourself.

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