The Last Days of The Goddess of Thunder
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Phoenix Variant Cover Artist: Kris Anka
What You Need to Know: Malekith and his allies are waging war across the realms, and it’s become so bad that Jane has had to neglect her cancer treatments; to her, Thor MUST defend the realms at any cost. Malekith’s army killed Karnella, Queen of the Norns and freed Malekith from the power of the Fates, but not before she warned Odison that the death he should be more concerned with, was Jane’s. But it only gets worse, Malekith has been able to unleash The Mangog, the very manifestation of vengeance, and after extracting some on Volstagg, he is on his way to Asgard to deliver the ultimate judgement of the gods.
In This Issue: Thor is all over the realms trying to regain some kind of balance and it is not going well. It’s taking a toll on her; she’s gotten no sleep and she can’t even remember the last time she put down the hammer. But she has vowed to help the realms and is persistent that nothing is going to stop her, including an arm wrestling match with the Avenger’s own Hercules to get him to ask his father to help in the war. The match is interrupted by Odison, but thankfully, Thor has gained an ally in the fight.
Odison delivers the news about Jane’s friend Volstagg being found beaten to an inch of his life by the Mangog. Once again, Thor is more than ready to fight this new threat but Odison feels he must stop her. After a heartfelt talk, the two agree that perhaps, the world needs more than Thor; it needs Jane Foster. But it’s not quite what Odison has in mind as Jane storms up the steps of Asgard, demanding to see the Alfather. Her rally is heard through Asgard by its people who are happy to join, except for the Alfather. And he is more than ready to fight Jane instead of this war. But it’s the awakening of someone else that convinces the Alfather and the people to fight.
On the Rainbow Bridge, Mangog has arrived and ready to fight its guardian. But his arrival couldn’t come at a worse time, as Jane is not as ready as she thinks physically…