Review: Thor, God of Thunder #24
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
With great power comes great responsibility.
The latter quotation may have been coined by the Smiling One, Stan Lee, for his beloved webhead, but it (and tghe preceding) has never been more true than in this wrap-up to Thor, God of Thunder’s “Last Days of Midgard,” a particular issue in comics (the epilogue) at which Marvel has always excelled.
No spoilers here, gentle readers. Nope, for those who have been following writer Jason Aaron’s superb and non-stop adventure in the pages of Thor, it would be too cruel. This issue, as the old Marvel covers used to say in the Silver Age, “has it all, true believer!” And indeed it does.
How Aaron can touch upon so much – the major, major ramifications the Roxxon battle has had and will have on this mag, the emotions of a god and the outstanding moments of other characters, mention of things coming in this book’s future and hits of greatness to come – and keep it from being neither maudlin nor feeling like a “set-up” issue is beyond me.
That is why Aaron is writing one of the greatest cosmic comics to hit stands in quite a while and I am writing this review, lol.
Since its first issue, the art crews of Thor, God of Thunder have been knocking it out of the park with Esad Ribic the standard-bearer among them. Herein in #24 Agustin Alessio does the lion’s share of illustration and does it well. (If you saw his work on Star Wars, you know whereof I speak.) The facial expressions are right-on with Aaron’s script and mood, and in many places Alessio IS the storyteller. Simply breath-taking!
I hated to see some of this issue’s developments come to fruition, but it is where Aaron has been heading. That said, there is a lot of excitement about the Thunder God’s road ahead. As long as the writing credit says “Jason Aaron,” I will be along for the ride!