The Mighty Thor, Volume 4: The War Thor

The Mighty Thor, Volume 4: The War Thor

Who is the new Ultimate Thor? The Ultimate Universe's Thor died defending the Multiverse, but his hammer remains. Who wields it now? Ponder that question along with Jane Foster, the Mighty Thor, as she faces the Ultimate team-up! War is coming to the Ten Realms - and when the Queen of Cinders sets them ablaze, even the combined might of not one, not two, but three Thors ma...

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Title:The Mighty Thor, Volume 4: The War Thor
Author:Jason Aaron
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The Mighty Thor, Volume 4: The War Thor Reviews

  • Red Panda

    Just... smegging... awesome.

  • Frédéric

    *Spoiler alert*

    Ok, it's another filler retarding the war of the realms once again.

    But, boy, was it intense!

    The fire goblins of some place ending in "heim" in its name slaughter elves refugees in the

    or some other place where dwarves mine stuff. As a witness of this massacre good-natured Volstagg goes bonkers and becomes the War Thor thanks to the late Ultimate Thor's hammer.

    Craving for revenge he's intent on razing the place ending in "heim", civilians included. Not on regular Thor's watc

    *Spoiler alert*

    Ok, it's another filler retarding the war of the realms once again.

    But, boy, was it intense!

    The fire goblins of some place ending in "heim" in its name slaughter elves refugees in the

    or some other place where dwarves mine stuff. As a witness of this massacre good-natured Volstagg goes bonkers and becomes the War Thor thanks to the late Ultimate Thor's hammer.

    Craving for revenge he's intent on razing the place ending in "heim", civilians included. Not on regular Thor's watch.

    Epic. That sums it all. Epic battles very well drawn by Valerio Schiti- whose style is very close to Stuart Immonen's. It's intense and pure visual fan service. Yummy!

    Aaron writes solid prose- he's got a knack for pseudo-medieval style- and intense action. This volume doesn't add much to the main story, it doesn't go very far beyond the classic "war is hell"  line- all the while delivering powerful war scenes- but at least it's raw and pure action, primal forces unleashed for our guilty pleasure.

  • Richard Guion

    The identity of the War Thor was surprising. Good clash between Jane vs War and some drama involving the original Thor as well. The story by Jason Aaron is very good but I am not sure the artwork is completely up to the task of illustrating this epic clash. After Dauterman anything is a let down, he returns for the next arc.

  • Nicolo Yu

    A chapter by chapter outline of what happened in this trade collection that introduced yet another hammer wielder.

    #20 - The War Thor revealed! The War Thor, the new bearer of the alternate Mjolnir that survived the destruction of its universe, the one who will fight the War of Realms!

    I can't shake the feeling of the Doctor Who vibe; John Hurt's War Doctor, anyone? This Thor exists to fight a war and that is the reason the other Mjolnir called to its new bearer.

    A chapter by chapter outline of what happened in this trade collection that introduced yet another hammer wielder.

    #20 - The War Thor revealed! The War Thor, the new bearer of the alternate Mjolnir that survived the destruction of its universe, the one who will fight the War of Realms!

    I can't shake the feeling of the Doctor Who vibe; John Hurt's War Doctor, anyone? This Thor exists to fight a war and that is the reason the other Mjolnir called to its new bearer.

    In a single moment, one that proved pivotal for the new hammer-bearer, Aaron reminds his readers that war is truly hell.

    #21 - Valerio Schiti takes over from Russell Dauterman on this story arc. He has a very strong Stuart Immonen influence going, as he illustrate a rampaging War Thor invading Muspelheim all by his lonesome.

    If there is one thing that Aaron knows how to write, it's war, especially the uncompromising side where innocents get caught in the middle of it all.

    #22 - Thor versus War Thor! Plus the old, dispossessed Thor makes an appearance, it's War of Thors!

    If this arc has one theme, it's the ugliness of war, it taints the living with survivors guilt, and a dying rage that demands to be quenched with blood.

    #23 - Jane finally revealed her secret to Odinson, and though he may be upset, it was milder than I expected.

    Generations: The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor - Thor meets a younger Odinson, and lot of cool stuff that happened to mark this milestone.

    - A clever way to integrate the classic Kirby designed costume into current continuity. It's designed as Asgardian formal wear.

    - A return to old Egypt and a rematch with an old adversary, this time, Aaron gets to pen a Thor-Apocalypse brawl that Rick Remender did in Uncanny Avengers #6.

    - A subtle and cool Walt Simonson and frog Thor reference near the end.

  • Katie

    This book puts Lady Thor back on track! The writing picks up and the art is still fantastic. Let's face it if you read volumes 1,2, and 3; I'm sure you'll enjoy this one too.

  • Drew

    I’m still really enjoying Jason Aaron’s run with the Jane Foster Thor. War Thor was a cool story, and the first one to make the war of the realms feel like it had real impact.

    Thor in the comics has always had trouble feeling relatable and fun. Dialogue is a big weakness, since all these characters have to speak their Shakespearean lines while bashing fire beasts and such.

    I don’t know if anyone will ever get it quite right. The Thor in Avengers Infinity War was more fun, though.

    Can’t wait to se

    I’m still really enjoying Jason Aaron’s run with the Jane Foster Thor. War Thor was a cool story, and the first one to make the war of the realms feel like it had real impact.

    Thor in the comics has always had trouble feeling relatable and fun. Dialogue is a big weakness, since all these characters have to speak their Shakespearean lines while bashing fire beasts and such.

    I don’t know if anyone will ever get it quite right. The Thor in Avengers Infinity War was more fun, though.

    Can’t wait to see where this story ends in the next trade! I finished this one in one sitting, and it definitely has me excited for the last one.

  • James DeSantis

    WAR THOR TO THE RESCUE!!! Okay, seriously though, what a boost for this series after the last volume (which was meh).

    We get a new Thor. I know, I know, don't worry though this time it's a guy. Don't freak out. And with that being said we have a new Thor called War Thor, who basically goes around creating war for anyone who stands in his way. Once we get the background of him, and understand why he does what he does, it becomes one big ass brawl between War Thor and hell and then eventually Jane

    WAR THOR TO THE RESCUE!!! Okay, seriously though, what a boost for this series after the last volume (which was meh).

    We get a new Thor. I know, I know, don't worry though this time it's a guy. Don't freak out. And with that being said we have a new Thor called War Thor, who basically goes around creating war for anyone who stands in his way. Once we get the background of him, and understand why he does what he does, it becomes one big ass brawl between War Thor and hell and then eventually Jane comes in to face off against the War Thor as well.

    Good: The art. The art is so, so, so fucking good. Sometimes I stop and just look at the pages to soak up all the art goodness. The fights are epic, the brawls are great, the bitter moments with Jane coming to terms with her own death, and more is all well done. I especially love the ending and knowing it's coming to a close for her, the build up is worth it.

    Bad: The volume is far to short, and throwing in the Generation issue is blah. I already read that shit and it's just okay at best.

    Overall, fun and exciting. Just what the series needed after a otherwise dull volume 3. BRING ME MORE THOR!!!!

  • Artemy

    The Ultimate Thor's hammer finally reaches

    hands and turns them into... The War Thor.

    After the previous volume, I was ready to drop Jason Aaron's Thor series because I was just not feeling it anymore. But then I found out that his story is coming to an end soon, and this fourth volume is supposed to be the penultimate one. Naturally, my inner completist couldn't resist. Unlike the previous

    , this volume wasn't bad, but for a book that was supposed to set

    The Ultimate Thor's hammer finally reaches

    hands and turns them into... The War Thor.

    After the previous volume, I was ready to drop Jason Aaron's Thor series because I was just not feeling it anymore. But then I found out that his story is coming to an end soon, and this fourth volume is supposed to be the penultimate one. Naturally, my inner completist couldn't resist. Unlike the previous

    , this volume wasn't bad, but for a book that was supposed to set the stage for the final act of the story it felt like a surprisingly unimportant bottle episode. So a certain character sees something upsetting, then accidentally finds the Ultimate Thor's hammer and becomes the War Thor. Then he fights the actual Thor for a while because he has all that rage. That's the entire story, and it's decidedly mediocre.

    There were some moments of levity and fun, plus yet another flashback to Odinson's earlier years, but really nothing we haven't seen before in this run. This volume is also a major bummer, because not a single issue goes by without Jane Foster mentioning that she's

    from

    , in case you forgot. No, comic, I didn't. I am just as bummed by that fact as you are, and I don't know why you're putting her through this instead of solving the entire thing with Asgardian magic and Pym particles. Look, I know this is the entire thing behind Jane Foster's Thor, but people die from cancer in real life every day, and it's sad and unfair and awful. Why do we have to go through this in a comic full of gods, magicians and superheroes is beyond me.

    It's sad to see Jason Aaron's otherwise spectacular Thor run going out on such a low note. I really hope that the series will redeem itself with the final book, just like Aaron's Doctor Strange did. More than that, I hope that Jason Aaron would ease off a bit and maybe take a break after writing so many Marvel comics for so many years. His writing feels so burned out lately, like he's lost his unique creative voice. This volume could have been written by any half-decent writer, and that's just not the level of quality I expect from such a talented creator.

  • Roy

    Again some parts that really feel like filler. Art is always very cool, but some of the plot sith War Thor feels like it wasnt that important to the main story arc. I think the next Vol is the last in the story so I'll prob read it when its out just to just to finish the story. Still very emotional with Janes battle

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