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Thor #7: Review

Nov 2018
Jason Aaron, Tony Moore

Story Name:

Young Thor's Lament

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Thor #7 Review by (November 14, 2018)

Review: Very nice little story, even in spite of ending with an explicit moral (what is this, Groo?). As befits the young Thor, guest artist Tony Moore makes him look like a huge dunce (aided by the script which plays him as a huge dunce) and Loki with a helmet made from an animal skull with horns, looks seedier and more primitive than ever. Odin always looks like Odin. And there is a shout out to Hercules, as a god with more experience with the ladies than Thor.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #7 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A tale of young Thor: In Asgard, Odin passes judgment on a trio of Dark Elves who tried to assassinate him. He declares them guilty and immolates them on the spot. Odin then looks around and realizes his son Thor is not there to learn the lesson....

Thor is on Midgard, where he feels comfortable being a god among mortals. While he is sitting at mead, Odin's ravens, Huginn and Muninn, fly in, snatch the young god and carry him out to the woods where he must face Odin. The All-Father scolds his son for neglecting his duties in Asgard to sow his wild oats on Midgard; bitterly, Thor pours out his anger and frustration at how his father treats him and rides off on his magic goat. Loki appears behind Odin with a suggestion for how to bring Thor to his senses so that he will never want to see Midgard again; it involves the most powerful of forces: love....

As Thor rides away he comes upon a battle between two Viking clans and he is smitten by the powerful, sharp-tongued warrior chief Erika the Red. She disdains the help even of a god which only makes him fall for her the more. Loki sends a rock troll and Thor easily defeats it, convincing Erika that even a god, and a pretty one at that, has some uses. They begin a passionate romance with Thor showing Erika the wonders of the gods and she in turn teaching him to enjoy life to its fullest....

Odin demands an accounting from Loki as it seems his scheme is only causing Thor to spend more time on Midgard. Loki says it will only take a war.... Soon after, the Dark Elves go to war against the Dwarves and Thor must join the gods who intervene. When he returns he discovers that he has been gone forty years and Erika died a few days earlier pining for him. Yet to Odin's and Loki's surprise, Thor chooses to remain on Midgard to honor Erika's memory as she taught him to cherish every moment and every mortal, showing him what it is to be a god....

Tony Moore
Tony Moore
John Rauch
Mike del Mundo (Cover Penciler)
Mike del Mundo (Cover Inker)
Mike del Mundo (Cover Colorist)


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