It’s the final showdown between the army of Asgard and Galactus… The prize – the Worldheart.
The Mighty Thor #6
Galactus has arrived on Earth with the intent on striking against the ruins of Asgard. Loki, after receiving a vision from the oracles, has stolen the Worldheart and hidden it within Yggdrasil. Just as Odin plans to use the Destroyer to continue his battle with Galactus, the world eater retreats. After realizing that the Worldheart will likely never be found again, Silver Surfer offers a truce… He stays tethered to the Earth as a human to protect the apple of Galactus’ eye, and the world eater gets a new, yet unexpected, herald.
Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel seriously channeled Jack Kirby in this arc. It was grand. It was cosmic. Galactus shows off his powers and Silver Surfer was around. Everything crackled with that good old Kirby feel, but did it work? Is this arc something worthy to have Thor’s name on the front of it?
The answer is emphatically YES.
It had been some time since Thor revisited the roots of his earlier days. One could say that this is the first truly Thor-like story since the “Disassembled” arc that was rich in Asgardian lore, but offered no grand story pertaining to the Asgardians’ place in the cosmos. As good as this relaunch has been, it’s been very Earth-centric. Nothing has moved beyond the Asgardians’ reconnecting with humanity. Fraction, at the end of the last volume of Thor, gave us the idea that they do have a cosmic place to fill. They do play a large role in the grand scheme of everything. Then, add Coipel’s beautiful art, the story’s gravitas just swelled into epic proportions.
This is the Thor I grew up with and this series seems to reconnect to his people’s larger role where they always belonged.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Love how large this story felt. Loved Coipel’s art and some of the curve balls Fraction threw at us.||Some might find the end to be a little corny, but I actually liked it quite a bit.|