Wow! Ok, once I got started, I have to read to the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Issues 81 through 85 went pretty fast even with so much exposition and philosophizing. In any case, it was a wild ride and it covered so many things that make comics great.
- Huge battles – check!
- Superheroes verses supervillains – check!
- Gods fighting gods – check!
- Demons and elves, dwarves and dragons – check!
- Strange universe changing children and crazy magic – check!
- Death of beloved heroes and resurrection – check!
- Avengers and Beta Ray Bill – check!
- Self mutilation and beheading? – check!
There’s so much going on in this storyline but Michael Avon Oeming manages to keep things together and builds a coherent story that tells the end of the Asgardian world. It’ll be interesting to see how much of this story becomes part of the next Thor movie, but I am glad to have read the story beforehand.
One thing that will sadly not be part of the movie is the wonderful art. There are some truly epic scenes in this story. From the fight with Thor, Cap, and Iron Man against Ulik, Loki, and Fenris to the major battle of Surtur as he invades Asgard for the last time.
I read through so fast I’ll need to go back to see what I’d rate things as, but I enjoyed the whole story. And with this as the start of the Avengers Disassembled story line, I’m hoping the rest of the event is as good as this.
I’d definitely recommend this story heading into the next Thor movie and if you’re interested in anyway in mythology or Norse gods, this’ll be fun too. For me, not only is this enjoyable because I love reading comics, but it’s also given me some perspective on SMITE and other games that base characters after these mythical beings.
You can find Thor: Ragnarok – Issues #80-#85 on Comixology, Marvel Unlimited, or at your local comic book shop.