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The Mighty Thor #16: Review

Jun 2012
Matt Fraction, Pepe Larraz

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(No title given)

Review & Comments

3 stars

The Mighty Thor #16 Review by (July 21, 2013)
Review: This issue is marked by so much offbeat humor e.g. Don head’s wry comments, Jeff’s joking about the nightmarish situation, that can’t tell whether this ruins the mood of a horror story or improves a stupid superhero tale. It works a whole lot better if we assume Matt Fraction sat down one afternoon and, feeling in a goofy mood, dashed off this tale as a joke before moving on to plot “Everything Burns.” That’s the only explanation for the cartoonish characters and plot—and it actually makes the story enjoyable.

Comments: Part four of five.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Mighty Thor #16 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

After a night of, ahem, romance with her newly created god (to the discomfort of Don Blake’s severed head, unable to look away), the Enchantress announces her intention to go to Asgardia….

In the dream world, Thor has been transformed into the heavy metal deity The Deconsecrator (battle cry: "Hail, Satan!") by the inner desires of Goth kid Jeff Fischer, based on a character he and his pal Cyrus created for their band. Problem is, The Deconsecrator’s mission is to destroy everything and he starts to do just that….

In Asgardia, Heimdall becomes aware that the Mare have been freed and summons all the warriors to defend against the sudden onslaught of the occult beasts….

Enchantress leads her new lover (referred to as The Keep) bearing Don’s head though a gateway into Hel; there they find the legions of the dead gathered around a bier where lies their queen, Hela, overcome by a Mare. Revealing that the Mare can only communicate through dreams, The Keep seizes the one on Hela as The Deconsecrator attacks her in the dream world. Hela awakens and Amora comes to the point of her visit: she asks permission to pass through Hel. This is granted. The All-Mother arrives in the dream world and smacks down her possessed son, forcing him back to a semblance of his normal personality. By concentrating on Mjolnir in his hand, Thor forces himself awake in the real world—just as Enchantress and her party arrive in Asgardia to discover all the Aesir and their allies subdued by the Mare. Amora heads to the throne room—where stands Thor, protecting the sleeping All-Mother….

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Goddess of Death)

Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

Plus: All-Mother (Freyja, Gaia, Idunn), The Keep, The Mare.

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