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Thor: The World Eaters by Matt Fraction

Thor: The World Eaters

by Matt Fraction, Pasqual Ferry (Illustrator)

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When the darkness descends on Asgard, Thor battles to save his home from the World Eaters.



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It was hinted at, specifically in Avengers Prime, that having Asgard on Earth would have negative consequences. Now it’s time to pay the piper. When Asgard left its former place, the hole it created allowed a race of beings from a dying universe to break into this one. They begin to rampage across the nine realms, slaughtering all before them.

In addition to the inevitable battle against the World Eaters, two other critical events happen in this collection: the resurrection of Odin and the resurrection of Loki. To re-establish Thor’s role in the Marvel Universe, Odin needs to be ruling Asgard so Thor doesn't have to (Balder is an ineffectual king) and Thor needs someone to keep him on his toes. The resurrection of Loki as a child is even more original than having him come back in Sif’s body as a woman. This Loki is not just in a different body, he is different – back to what he was when Thor knew and loved him as a child. While some might balk at the idea that Thor would willingly bring Loki back, I thought it was perfectly in keeping with the character. Loki and Thor have defined each other since the beginning. This Kid Loki is a brilliant idea that has so much potential for future storylines. Plus, seeing Thor interact with Loki as an older, wiser brother - that Loki loves - is something new (that continues in Journey into Mystery).

The book does lag somewhat with too much metaphysical technobabble “world tree, blah, blah” but the underlying story is very good and there are a lot of well-done action sequences. Overall, this was an excellent book that sets the stage for Fraction’s new Thor series. Highly recommended. ( )
  jshillingford | May 21, 2014 |
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