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The Mighty Thor #12: Review

Oct 2016
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman

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The Untold Origin of Mjolnir

Review & Comments

4 stars

The Mighty Thor #12 Review by (October 24, 2016)
Comments: The usual team of Dauterman and Wilson do the art for the present day scenes; Frazer Irving is the artist behind the Old Asgard/flashback sections. Omnipotence City is the creation of Jason Aaron (and Esad Ribic), first seen in THOR, GOD OF THUNDER #1.

Review: Formerly, all we knew about Mjolnir was that the dwarves forged it for Odin from a chunk of magic rock. Now we learn the true story of Thor's mighty hammer: the dwarves forged it for Odin from a chunk of, um, magic rock. But the rock was magic in a previously unheard of way! Yeah, that'll explain it. Shorter and more interesting than the Secret Origin of Tony Stark, this epic really doesn't add much to the mythos but Aaron and Daugterman do a great job of making the tale entertaining, aided by Frazer Irving's moody mythic scenes. As usual this comic is lovely to look at, making up for some minor flaws in the storytelling.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Mighty Thor #12 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Mjolnir pulls Thor through the universe to crash into the library at Omnipotence City, the Nexus of All the Gods. At her questions, the Librarian tells her the real story of the hammer....

Aeons ago, All-Father Odin stopped the trolls under Ulik from conquering Nidavellir, the realm of the dwarves. As a gift of gratitude, they give Odin a block of the rare metal Uru; the All-Father is underwhelmed. A sentient super storm kicks up in space, destroying worlds; Odin takes it on with the staggering power of the Odin-Force and forces it into the block of Uru. He then takes it to the dwarves and demands they make him a weapon from it. With great difficulty they forge it into a hammer and present it to Odin. He names it Mjolnir and on touching it, it drags him on a violent journey through Asgard; on landing, Odin enchants the froward hammer and enchants it so that no one can lift it and leaves it in the Weapons Hall to be forgotten But it attracts the attention of a very young Thor....

Jane Thor wants to know if the hammer is alive; the Librarian doubts it and Mjolnir pulls her back across the galaxy to Earth. The Librarian knows though, that these stories only end in death, destruction, and war....   

Russell Dauterman
Russell Dauterman
Matthew Wilson
Russell Dauterman (Cover Penciler)
Russell Dauterman (Cover Inker)
Matthew Wilson (Cover Colorist)


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