Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Comics Rant: Mighty Thor #7

Mighty Thor #7
Written by Jason Aaron
Drawn by Rafa Garres & Russell Dauterman
Colors by Matthew Wilson & Rafa Garres

A Thor tale via the ages. Our story begins back in the early 1600's with Thor going ten rounds with the strongest Viking in the world. How'd he get that way? You could pretty much guess. Yep, it's Loki. He's gone down to Midgard and given a touch of power to a Viking making him like Brock Lesnar, who now that I think about it, kind of looks like a fucking Viking, too. What with the plundering of Vince McMahon and Dana White's bank accounts. Huh. All he needs now is a beard.

Thor and the strongest Viking fight all over the Marvel U and some awesome landmarks in present day Wakanda and even Atlantis. The artwork reminds me, yet again, of Richard Corbin. The horror master. The crazed, distorted panels fit the story of Thor fighting a Viking across the globe. Thor eventually exhausts himself but you know, he ends up winning. (Of course he does.) Thor then kicks the shit out of Loki for this deed, but not before getting down with a wench and drinking up all the damn meed. Typical.

But, this issue is a tale told to Darrio Agger by Loki himself. Loki leads Agger and his men from Roxxon to a lair where a dragon lives. Why? So Agger can kill said dragon and they can drain his blood to transfuse to the Roxxon soldiers. Which makes them super soldiers. At that point, people on the internet will no doubt complain and call them rip offs of Captain America. Agger is pleased, (he's evil so of course he would be) and offers to pay Loki a large sum of cash, but Loki does a total 180 and asks for a Church! I didn't see that coming at all. The blasphemy! Loki says he missed people praying to him, like they did in the old days.

This was a total departure from the current storyline, there was no new Thor here, but that's not so much a bad thing, really. But this side story moved the story of Loki and Dario Agger forward with them stealing the Dragon's blood. It makes you wonder just what the hell do these two have planned, but then again I'm really looking forward to how this whole thing with Loki, Agger and even Loki's dad plays out. I'm not sure what the whole thing is with them but it feels like Loki is just waiting to betray him and vice versa. Talk about the apple not falling far from the tree. God stuff, yo.

-Tash Moore

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