The Fall of Asgard (The Mighty Thor #703 Comic Review)

Writer: Jason Aaron

Artist: Russell Dauterman

Cover Artist: Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson

Variant Cover Art: Rob Liefeld and Leo Paciarotti

 

What You Need to Know: Jane has been obviously neglecting her Cancer Treatments and that means every time she becomes Thor, she gets worse and worse. Odison went to her and convinced her to lay down her hammer for a moment saying that the world needs both Thor AND Jane. She decides to visit the All-Father to take up arms in the War of Realms before it reaches Asgardia. But it’s too late, for the Mangog has reached Asgardia with vengeance and Jane has collapsed in her sickly human form.

 

In This Issue: A few days ago, Jane Foster and her friend, the new Senator of Midgard, Roz Solomon were enjoying a nice night of flying through New York in Roz’s car. Enjoying Pizza and discussing obvious current events. Most importantly, Jane’s Cancer. Elsewhere, Sam Wilson (now back to being Falcon) calls Jane hoping that she is OK. In a garbage bin, Dr. Steven Strange, now Doctor Strange Veterinarian and no longer Sorcerer Supreme, fights a creature while also vocally worrying about Jane.

Waking up to now in a hospital bed, Jane is surrounded by Odison, Roz, Sam and Strange all worried that she has now officially pushed her limit. They try to convince her that Asgardia will be ok without her for now. But little do they know, that Mangog has arrived and is battling Hemidal on the Rainbow Bridge. But Mangog is too much for Hemidal and Lord Crul orders the bridge and the Bifrost destroyed to stop him before he can cause more damage. Obviously, such little things can’t stop the Mangog and his rampage begins.

After Doctor Strange examines Jane, the prognosis is worse than anyone can imagine. If Jane transforms into Thor one more time, she won’t survive the transformation back to Jane Foster and die. The news couldn’t come at a worse time as Mjolnir appears at the window, calling Jane to fight the Mangog.

Realizing she has no choice the All-Mother, Lady Freya who has awoken from her coma decides to take matters into her own hands. Using the Destroyer as her weapon of choice. But it is useless as Mangog rips through her while the All-Father sits on his throne realizing he is next.

After much convincing, Jane makes the hardest choice of her life and gets back into bed to recover. But only under the condition that her friends fight for her in the War since she cannot. Sending Odison off to fight alongside his Father.

After hours at the hospital, a man comes in wearing a Cowboy hat to cover his face and tells the Nurse to give a bouquet of flowers to Jane Foster. But he walks away as the Nurse notices there is no card, so how is Jane to know who the flowers are for?

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Joanna Robinson

I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.
Summary
Ok, so Jane’s cancer has ALWAYS been the main underlying fact of this series. It’s mentioned in every issue and imbedded in our brains with good reason. But to now see the seriousness of it, the effects it has finally had on Jane is hard. Really hard, and not just for the characters but for the reader. The severity of the situation has finally been addressed and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. You can see Jane’s pain in the amazing artwork as she makes the decision wither to save the Realms or die. Especially since Jane has always been so Gun-Ho about being Thor and saving other’s lives over her own. Also, don't worry about the mysterious stranger at the end of the comic. It's a set up for the return of one of Marvel's biggest character's and he's just popping in for a quick cameo.
8.4
Great
Artwork - 8
Storyline - 9
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 9
Character Development - 8
Variant Cover Art - 8
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I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.

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