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Thor #614: Review

Nov 2010
Kieron Gillen, Dougie Braithwaite

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The Fine Print, Part 4

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4 stars

Thor #614 Review by (November 20, 2012)
Review: The story wraps up on an epic note, marred only by Braithwaite’s sketchy art. Let’s hope we see the Disir again—but not too soon.

Comments: Loki is seen only in flashback.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #614 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

After a detailed recap provided by Mephisto’s H.R. Gigeresque minion (a rarity in itself) we get down to business as Thor summons the Disir to him as he attempts to wield the Eir-Gram before the Throne of Hell, drawing three of them away from Tyr as the God of War makes a last stand to protect Hela. As Thor withstands their vicious attacks, he prays to his mother, the Earth-goddess Gaia that while he cannot draw the sword from the ground, she can expel it. She does so and Thor defeats the trio of monsters. He forces one of them to admit the Disir broke their oath to stay out of Hel, and when that is revealed all eleven of them are destroyed. Impressed at Thor’s stratagem, Mephisto praises the Thunder God while offended at Hela’s suggestion that he was involved in the scheme. Hela promises Tyr her gratitude and inform Thor, who would see Loki in Hel, that the God of Mischief is not there. Since Loki’s deal would have put him at the mercy of the Disir when he died, Hela believes that Loki wanted to commit suicide; Thor disagrees, assuming some sort of sinister scheme. Hela opens a portal for the two Asgardians to return home…

…where, having learned of Thor’s victory, the Lady Kelda pours a drink for King Balder to celebrate. Thor bursts in and stops him from drinking then skewers Kelda with the Eir-Gram. It is then revealed that, earlier when Kelda had been slain and revived by Loki (issue #606) that he drew upon her purity of spirit to forge the sword that would destroy the Disir, leaving her lacking in her vaunted compassion and plotting to kill Balder whom she blamed for the death of her beloved Bill Junior. At the time, Loki regretted his action and hoped it would not lead to any mischief….

In his own realm, Mephisto gloats over the sting in the sword, and informs the Disir that, having died in Hell, they are now his servants forever….

Dougie Braithwaite
(Unknown artist)
John Rauch
Mico Suayan (Cover Penciler)
Mico Suayan (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Balder the Brave)

(Goddess of Death)

(Loki Laufeyson)


Plus: Disir, Gaia, Kelda.

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