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Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif Volume 2: Seeds of Destruction (Marvel…

by Kathryn Immonen

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The first volume of Sif’s JiM run didn’t really work for me. Sif is not strong enough as a character to headline a story that doesn’t include other familiar Marvel faces. As a result, V1 felt like one of those off-brand graphic novels that feature Thor from the myths. Happily, Volume 2 corrects that and brings back a fan favorite and Marvel original, Beta Ray Bill.

The book was excellent on two fronts: it had a good, Marvel-centric storyline that tied into recent events and it provided much-needed character development for Sif. Gaia, one of the three All Mothers of Asgardia, has fallen ill. Sif requests the help of Tony Stark to “quarantine” her to help determine what is wrong. He lends her the Avengers Deep Space Monitoring Station. Just after arriving, Beta Ray Bill crashes into the station, along with some alien life form that proceeds to take over Ti Asha Ra and Gaia. Sif and Bill have to battle their environment while trying to save the two women and prevent the creature from making it to Earth.

Besides being Thor’s fellow warrior and girlfriend, what makes Sif tick? By putting her into a crisis that she must solve, and where brute force is not going to cut it, readers get to see what’s beneath the surface of the warrior. Also, Sif and Bill’s relationship has always been interesting and it was fun seeing them fight side by side, and bicker, and ultimately support each other in a way only real friends can. It’s a shame that JiM was canceled, as this volume demonstrates how well she can headline a story.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable read that finally showcased Sif in a meaningful way. Highly recommended. ( )
  jshillingford | May 27, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785184473, Paperback)

Mayhem in the mess hall! Horror in the hash house! Volstagg's daughter, Hildegund, only wanted a midnight snack...but something else is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia, and she's going to have to wake the whole house to fight it. To the rescue come Sif! Thor! The Warriors Three! And even Heimdall's dog! All these doughty heroes join forces to chain the vicious beast once and for all. But unfortunately, everything they need to do it...never existed! Then: he's back, baby! That's right, Beta Ray Bill has returned! After her most recent misadventures, Sif is working hard on getting her berserker rages, emotions and feelings back under control. However, when a certain hammerwielding, space-faring ex shows up...all bets are off!

COLLECTING: Journey Into Mystery 651-655

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Mayhem in the mess hall! Horror in the hash house! Volstagg's daughter, Hildegund, only wanted a midnight snack...but something else is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia, and she's going to have to wake the whole house to fight it. To the rescue come Sif! Thor! The Warriors Three! And even Heimdall's dog! All these doughty heroes join forces to chain the vicious beast once and for all. But unfortunately, everything they need to do it...never existed! Then: he's back, baby! That's right, Beta Ray Bill has returned! After her most recent misadventures, Sif is working hard on getting her berserker rages, emotions and feelings back under control. However, when a certain hammerwielding, space-faring ex shows up...all bets are off!… (more)

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