Thor #8

Thor #8

Written by: Asin Aaron 

Art by: Russell Dauterman 

Cover by: Russell Dauterman 

Released: May 13, 2015 

This is the last issue of the series before Secret Wars takes over and Thors replaces Thor. Presumably, that makes this a series finale, though Jason Aron’s afterword makes it clear that this is only the start of his big story. Aaron certainly cooked up a fitting challenge to close out the book, as Thor, the Odinson, and practically every A-List heroine in the Marvel Universe untie to battle the Destroyer. It’s enough to wonder if the seeds of A-Force are being planted here. At times the arrangement is a little on the nose in how the other characters react to Thor and acknowledge the fact that she’s becoming the standard bearer for the new Marvel, but it works all the same. What’s important is that this issue elevates Thor beyond her own personal crusade and cements her role in the greater Marvel Universe.

The Destroyer battle certainly carries an epic, cinematic weight thanks to Russell Dauterman’s pencils. Dauterman has grown to fit this series very well over the past few months. His characters have a sense of grace and clear emotional range, and his pages capture that unique blend of high fantasy, sci-fi weirdness and bloody action that defines Thor. In all I would rate this issue a 8.2/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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