“Midgard’s Final Doom”
Writer: Jason Aaron
Guest Artist: Christian Ward
Cover Art: Esad Ribic
What You Need to Know: It is The REALLY distant future, and All-Father Thor and his granddaughters have brought life to Midgard/Earth. But with it’s return, the rest of the Galaxy is dying and Thor must find light in this darkness. The brightest he has found was the Phoenix Force Possessed by none other then Wolverine! But it is not a happy reunion as the two battle it out for the fate of Midgard, who meanwhile has caught the attention of another God. Thor’s Granddaughters have come face-to-face with Doctor Doom and his crew of Monsters. But this is no ordinary Doom.
In This Issue: The Goddesses of Thunder know the name Doom from their history, but this is a totally different Doom. He is endowed with the powers of Iron Fist, Starbrand, Doctor Stange and Ghost Rider making him a powerful foe! Even all three of them are no match for him, but help is on the way in the form of their Grandfather and Phoenix-Possessed Wolverine! And the two of them are more than happy to take their frustrations out on their old foe, but this isn’t going to be as easy fight as it used to. As Thor is faced with the mistakes of his past, he begins to doubt not only his choices in his everlasting life, but if the fight will turn in their favor. A rousing speech by Wolverine leads to an unexpected decision and Thor is ready to take the full fight to Doom. While the two battle under Midgard for years to come, another battle has been going on for just as long as a little worm plagues Ego, the Necroworld into submission only to reveal the worm is not who he seemed to be. . .
Just when you think it’s the end, it’s just the beginning. Aaron has been setting up little side stories in the last few comics with All-Father Thor and this little worm character. All seem important and short but with the main story going on you put it to the side until moments like the last page. Not that the main story isn’t important or entertaining in the least with the art and fight scenes. Wolverine’s speech is uplifting while still staying true to the Old Man Logan we know and love. Plus, let’s face it, comic lovers know that when Doom is around then it is never good. So, a Doom who Is endowed with all these stolen gifts can only mean the boys are in for a REALLY good fight. If Logan as the Phoenix Force wasn’t such a cool site to see, then Thor with the Phoenix Force will have you wanting more.