The Mares have escaped into the Nine Realms! Can The Mighty Thor stop them?
The Mighty Thor #16
The Enchantress and her Keep consecrate their relationship and she tells him they’ll be heading to Asgardia by way of Hel. Meanwhile, in Marelock, Thor’s been turned into the Deconsecrator and his pure nature has been turned into a beast who just wants to destroy everything. In Asgardia, the Mares invade in huge numbers. When Enchantress and the Keep arrive in Hel, they find Hela under the spell of the Mare. The Keep kills the beast but it takes an attack from the Deconsecrator to wake her up. She allows the couple free passage to Asgardia where they find everyone asleep and attacked by the creatures. Thor is finally knocked back to his senses when the All-Mother comes to Marelock. He concentrates hard enough to awaken and free himself. When Enchantress and her new god get to the throne room, they are met by a fully awoken Thor.
In some ways, I liked this book a little more than the previous. I still don’t care much for the Jeff character or his Deconsecrator creation. I get the jab of it with how kids like Jeff could basically create their own gods and legends and how overly metal it is, but the quality comes in a way sub-par Metalocalypse style. If Jeff wasn’t such a wimpy stereotype, perhaps we could have gotten a little more out of this. Imagine if he was Glenn Danzig, and with his over-inflated sense of self-awesomeness, he could have been poked at a little more because he could create something he thinks is an extension of his awesomeness, only for this creation to be downed with a single punch – like Glenn Danzig. Instead we’re left with a character that is nearly laughable in his immature emo-gothic-heavy metal personality.
There are some good things though. First, Thor is finally released from Marelock. Enchantress’ Keep is finally complete and heading to Asgardia. So, that creates the inevitable meeting between Thor and the former Don Blake who might have made the worst mistake of his life. It seems as though Matt Fraction is toying with multiple storylines in both this and his Iron Man series. This one is a little less diluted than Iron Man, but both took a while to bring threads together. At least with this series, the two biggest threads are coming together to be dealt with – Thor vs. Enchantress and Blake and stopping the Mares.
The book is finally coming to the climax of the Blake becoming a god story, and that’s left us with a good cliffhanger. It also features some nice art from Pepe Larraz. Here’s to next issue setting Don Blake straight for his deal with Enchantress!
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Nice art, good cliffhanger for next issue, threads coming together.||Really disliked the Deconsecrator and his creator. Felt it was a pale satire that Metalocalypse does better.|
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