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The Mighty Thor #14: Review

May 2012
Matt Fraction, Pepe Larraz

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3 stars

The Mighty Thor #14 Review by (July 8, 2013)
Review: Things take a bizarre turn in this issue: Don Blake has his head lopped off! Was the Enchantress always so evil? Not that I can recall. The shared dream starts to look promising until it comes crashing down on the last two pages: Giant Zombie Odin is conjured up exactly the way the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was in GHOSTBUSTERS! Is Thor secretly Dan Aykroyd? And Bill Murray can play Iron Man! The first sign of some snarky humor from Matt Fraction subverting his own story! I hope it was intentional….

Comments: Part two of five. First (partial) appearance of The Keep.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Mighty Thor #14 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In Broxton, Goth kid Jeff Fischer, distraught since his best friend Cyrus was institutionalized, is still being picked on by the school bullies. When it is discovered that he brought a taser to school, Jeff is the one who gets in trouble….

Hreidmar the dwarf is in the massive library of Nidavellir when he hears a strange noise; investigating he is met by Thor crashing through the stacks. They are puzzled by the situation—until they remember The Mare. The dwarf deduces they are trapped in a dream together—but whose...? Thor does not think it cause for concern…but then The Mare escape into Nidavellir….

Don Blake awakens in the Enchantress’ luxurious bedroom; she brings him breakfast—a Golden Apple of Idunn, which will transform him into a god. Don bites the Apple—and experiences excruciating pain….

As Thor and Hreidmar explore the dark corridors of the dream world, they come upon more dwarfs. This reveals that The Mare have reached Nidavellir—and from there they can travel via the World Tree to all the Nine Worlds…..

In Broxton, Goth kid Jeff Fischer runs away from home….

Enchantress uses a giant sword to slice the head off of Don Blake. She holds it up so he can see a black ichor seep from the severed neck and slowly form itself into a figure—the birth of a god!

Thor breaks though the ceiling of the dream into another wider space where inhabitants of all the Nine World are trapped in the same shared nightmare. Hreidmar warns them all that The Mare will try to communicate with them though their dreams, so think of nothing. But it is too late; Thor has already conjured up his personal nightmare: the giant undead form of his enraged father Odin….

Pepe Larraz
Pepe Larraz
Frank D'Armata
Walt Simonson (Cover Penciler)
Walt Simonson (Cover Inker)
Paul Mounts (Cover Colorist)


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Plus: The Keep, The Mare.

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