When Old Friends Clash! (Thor #5 Review)

Thor #5

Writer: Jason Aaron

Guest Artist: Christian Ward

Cover: Esad Ribic

What You Need to Know:

In the very far future, Thor has become the All-Father and rules with his three granddaughters, the Goddesses of Thunder. He has also brought back life on Earth, Midgard, after a millennia of lifelessness. But while Earth is flourishing, the rest of the universe dies each day and All-Father must find life and way to save it. But he finds much more then he bargains for.

In This Issue:

There was a time not too long ago in a run-down bar on Earth where Thor (still having both arms) and Wolverine are drinking together, discussing good times in other favorite bars. But no bar is complete without a random bar fight and Wolverine and Thor are always itching to join. Untold eons from now, All-Father Thor and Phoenix Wolverine meet again to discuss the past and why Wolverine is now The Phoenix and it’s not good news for Thor. Apparently, since bringing back life on Midgard, it has sparked the attention of Wolverine and a few others who want its light in this now dark universe, so The Phoenix must destroy it. The two clash in a battle of gods. Meanwhile, back on Midgard, an old foe has returned and he’s ready to take on the Goddesses of Thunder for the power he has always wanted.

My Thoughts:

The arrival of the Phoenix Force is never good, no matter what and Marvel has always proven that. With the Phoenix now living inside one of our favorite X-Men, things can definitely be troublesome. Visually though, he looks amazing with the way he has not only aged, but with his homage to old Japanese clothing style. With this combined with the beauty of the fire of the Phoenix, Wolverine looks amazing and his fight is still fiery.

Aaron has been putting bits and pieces of this side story into the last dozen or so issues of Thor while the great War of the Realms has been going on. To see it brought full front is a true pleasure and perhaps great foreshadowing.  But it does bring an excellent conflict to the surface as the two fight: Thor believes that somethings must stay alive while Wolverine believes that some should stay dead. The two each have their reasons and valid ones to even make the reader wonder who is right.

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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
Fire and Lightning fill each page of this comic and it is beyond words to describe. As two old friends and old gods fight, each with their own reasons, the reader can only hold their breath as to who will win.
8
Great
Artwork - 8
Storyline - 8
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 7
Character Development - 9
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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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