A Boy and His All-Father
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Mike Del Mundo
Cover: Mike Del Mundo
What You Need to Know: Thor is still unworthy of holding his hammer, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an arsenal ready to go at all time. And boy does he need it with all the work he is doing trying to get ready for Malekith’s War on the Realms coming ever so closer. Thanks to All-Father Odin’s neglect of the other 9 realms, Malekith brought ruin to Asgard, shattered the Rainbow Bridge and destroyed the City of Asgardia. Everyone has fled to Earth except for Heimdall and the Dwarves working to make Thor’s hammers to also guard the Old Realm with Odin wandering the halls of the broken city he helped make.
In this Issue: A few weeks ago, All-Father Odin made the decision to send his brother Cul to Svartalfheim to see if he can find out what Malekith is up to next. Using the shards of the Rainbow Bridge, Odin uses his powers to send Cul in hopes of surviving this War. Now Thor has returned to get a new hammer and some Mead only to find Odin working on hammers. But no conversation can go peacefully between the two and soon the harsh words turn into fists, which then turn into swinging hammers! Hemidall watches in tears and the All-Father and Thor fight each other to the point of death. Odin recalls all the times he wasn’t there for Thor and realizes the boy has grown into a True God. But its Balder that stops Thor from taking the final swing before going to Lady Freyja to tell her of what conspired. On Jotunheim, Loki is up to his tricks trying to get his Father to trust him in the form of turning one the King’s soldiers into a Frog or talking badly about it. Silly but Loki will do whatever it takes to get his father to trust him. But Malaketh see’s through Loki’s tries and knows it’s only a matter of time before Loki slips.
So, if it wasn’t obvious that there were some big time Daddy Issues between Thor and Odin, you see them now. But interestingly enough it’s from Odin’s point of view and dialogue that make it more interesting. Why he did what he did and what he is now trying to make it up now that he has nothing. You really want to beat Odin up yourself with how stupid he has been and reading his train of thought while speaking to Thor but at the same time. . .he’s All-Father. It would be weird to see him out of character like that. The fight between Thor and Odin is drawn so amazingly you hear the hammers smashing into each of them.