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War of the Realms #6: Review

Jun 2019
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman

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Chapter Six: The Storm of Thors

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4.5 stars

War of the Realms #6 Review by (June 26, 2019)

Review: What could be worse then Malekith? Malekith empowered by the symbiote! This year's big event ends on an apocalyptic note though it seems curiously small scale: The bulk of the tale is the Thors against the baddies at Stonehenge, pausing briefly as a tiny handful of heroes (okay, it's mainly Daredevil) take on Laufey. Yet it is still quite satisfying, especially the sight of Malekith being devoured by his own Wild Hunt. I will be honest: I didn't always follow what was going on with the coming of Mjolnir and I'm not sure I understood what Thor was talking about in the pages leading up to that but I'm going to assume it was me and not the comic itself that was at fault. So...pretty exciting wrap up to the main epic; unlike some other events the main story makes perfect sense without the need for the tie-ins. The latter do flesh out various bits and pieces but I never had the feeling that something was missing. Which is the way tie-ins should work, providing more detail and a bit of texture to the mains tale. Plus, I want to see what happens next with Thor in the hands of a new writer.

Comments: Other heroes seen include Iron Man, Punisher, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Human Torch, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Black Panther, Daredevil, Screwbeard, Sir Ivory Honeyshot, Sif, Angela, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, and Thing. Issue includes Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti's variant covers for the series, some of Russell Dauterman's designs, and notices for WAR OF THE REALMS OMEGA, VALKYRIE #1, LOKI #1, PUNISHER KILL KREW #1, THOR #15, and KING THOR #1.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

War of the Realms #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor suffers on the burning World Tree at the heart of the Sun and is forced to give up the last fragment of Mjolnir but once he does, the answer of how to defeat Malekith comes to him....

King Thor is summoned from the far future (as read about in the history books by the Goddesses of Thunder) to go back and aid Modern Thor (who has sacrificed an eye to gain his wisdom) and Young Thor in the bid to defeat the villain: if only Thor can save the day, they can get more Thors. Jane Thor also arrives bearing the damaged hammer of the War Thor and the four of them head into battle as a storm of Thors....

In New York a band of heroes is facing the only one of Malekith's allies still standing: Laufey, king of the Frost Giants; he bears the Casket of Ancient Winters and swallows it and is now able to blow his enemies away in a massive blizzard. Daredevil, the God without Fear, stands to face him....

The Thors arrive at Stonehenge to face Malekith who is empowered by the Venom symbiote and he bears the Venom Blade; the quartet of heroes divides up how they are going to defeat the enemy forces and the final battle is on....

Daredevil hurls Heimdall's sword at Laufey and the giant swallows it with a sneer. The other heroes see a third, massive storm coming from the sun....

As Odin and Freyja are freed from their bonds, Thor (the usual one) takes on Malekith who wields the Black Hammer of the Accursed and responds with his fists and the God Tempest and the result is...Mjolnir returns. Thor is once again worthy and he smashes Malekith into the ground with a single blow. Jane Thor hurls her broken hammer all the way to Manhattan where it strikes Laufey in the head. And then Loki uses Heimdall's sword to cut his way out of his father's gullet, bearing the Casket. Back at Stonehenge, Young Thor lops off one of Malekith's arms; the villain summons his Wild Hunt to destroy his enemies but they smell his fear and the dogs (plus a winged white tiger) tear Malekith to pieces....

The War of the Realms is over, there is rejoicing, Punisher goes back to his war, Venom lopes off into the night, the War Hammer returns to Jane Foster and causes a different change, Young Thor and King Thor go out for some craft beer, with Laufey dead, Loki is the King of the Frost Giants, the Ten Realms begin to rebuild, and Odin...Odin kneels before Thor and declares him All-Father Thor....

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Matt Murdock)


(Frank Castle)


(Jane Foster)

Plus: Goddesses of Thunder, Laufey, Venom (Symbiote).

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