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The Mighty Thor #8: Review

Jun 2016
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman

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Lords of Midgard

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4 stars

The Mighty Thor #8 Review by (June 29, 2016)
Comments: First appearance of the unnamed sinister cabal, though most of the members are familiar from other titles; the one exception is the Shi'ar representative Frr'dox who appears for the first time. It's also the first appearance of the comical SHIELD Agents Kurdle and Krill. There's a passing reference to the new comic VOTE LOKI.

eview: Nice issue mainly serves to introduce the unnamed cabal as a new set of antagonists for Thor; from the other direction the SHIELD Agents Kurdle and Krill are added for comic effect. The bet part is bringing back the promising Roz Solomon, who was introduced in Jasion Aaron's THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #12 but hasn't been seen much since Jane Thor came along; she would be a terrific ally for Jane as she was for Odinson. Anyway, this issue serves to give us another glimpse into the frustrations of Jane Foster in her dual role as heroine and terminally ill cancer patient as well as laying the groundwork for future plot developments.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Mighty Thor #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

After a busy week doing heroic things, on Tuesday Thor changes back to Jane Foster for her weekly chemotherapy session; this time, however, she is accosted by SHIELD Agents Kurdle and Krill who take her back to the Helicarrier to question her about Thor....

At the Universal Bank in Bern, Switzerland, a sinister cabal of business leaders meets to exercise their control over world affairs: members are Tiberius Stone of Alchemax (Spider-Man foe), Sebastian Shaw (Hellfire Club, X-Men enemy), Darren Cross (Ant-Man nemesis), Ezekiel Stane (Iron Man antagonist), Shingen Harada (Silver Samurai 2, Wolverine villain), Frr'dox (Shi'ar, new character), Wilhelmina Kensington (Hellfire Club, X-Men adversary), Kingpin Wilson Fisk (Daredevil/Spider-Man opponent), and Dario Agger (thorn in Thor's side). The group is confronting Dario Agger for not having informed them of his alliance with Malekith, granting him mineral rights to the Norse realms. He refuses to share any of the profits and the others threaten him with sanctions. Harada challenges him for control of his business and transforms into the Silver Samurai....

On the Helicarrier, Agents Kurdle and Krill are interrogating Jane on what she knows about the new Thor's identity, badgering her and making threats. Agent Roz Solomon comes in and rebukes them for harassing a sick woman. Jane leaves with threats to call her lawyer (“big and green and loves to smash things”). Roz drives her back to the clinic while asking if she has any info on the whereabouts of Thor Odinson; Roz is interrupted by a message that a wiretap has turned up evidence of a secret corporate summit in Bern. Roz drops Jane off and heads to Switzerland. Jane changes to Thor and follows....

At the Swiss bank a mystery woman enters the building, gunning down everyone with a golden pistol. Upstairs, just as Dario Agger is assuming his Minotaur form to battle the Silver Samurai, he is electrocuted (not fatally) by the new arrival. She is Exterminatrix and she announces she is joining the cabal....

Five minutes after the meeting is adjourned, Roz materializes in the conference room to find it empty. Thor arrives too. Moments later, as Thor and Roz depart through the skies, Agents Kurdle and Krill catch them on film....

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


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