The GeeksverseThe Mighty Thor #7

The Mighty Thor #7
Published on Friday, October 28, 2011 by

Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Matt Fraction
Art by: Pasqual Ferry
Colored by: Frank D'Armata
Lettered by: VC's Joe Sabino
Cover Art: Ferry and D'Armata
Assistant Editor: Charlie Beckerman & John Denning
Editor: Ralph Macchio & Lauren Sankovitch

This issue tells the story of Odin and his older brother Cul. It shows what Odin does to banish Cul and the origins of the Ragnorok prophecy, which ended up being the events of Fear Itself #7.

From the opening page, the death of Bor and where Cul becomes All-Father, you can tell that there’s just something bad about Cul and so his actions, how he rules, come as no surprise. It’s interesting to see how Odin loses his eye, a sacrifice.

This story highlights the strength of Odin. This is a man, a God, that sacrificed his own eye and took a course of action that could potentially doom his unborn child. The story is fast moving, covering years, but it’s well paced, never leaving the reader behind. It’s got a narrative flow, like a tale being told. Fraction does good tieing this past story to the present with Fear Itself. The look of the Worthy here matches their present counterparts and begs the question of fate. Are lives already mapped out? How else could the Juggernaut’s look be the same ages in the past and now in the present?

The biggest hole in the story is how Odin destroys Aesheim and turns it into Midgard. Where and how does that fit into the established history of the Marvel Universe? On it’s own, it’s a great origin to the world but as part of the MU it’s a bit confusing.

Fraction’s story is very good. It helps explain many of Odin’s actions over the years, all to protect the secret of Cul and try to keep Thor alive. It also begs the question, what happned to the other brothers? Where are the twins, Vi and Vili?

I’ve loved Ferry’s Thor since he first came on the book with Fraction. There’s a storybook epicness to his work. This is an artist that should be drawings gods.

The Mighty Thor #7 receives
4.5 out of 5

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