The Quest for Thor
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Cover Art: Arthur Adams and Matthew Wilson
What You Need to Know: Despite all the preparing, it turned out that no one was as ready as they thought. The Dark Elf king Malekith and his powerful allies have launched an assault on the last of the Ten Realms Standing: Earth. After trapping Thor in Jotunheim with an army of Frost Giants, Malekith leads an invasion right into the heart of New York City. Every hero on Earth and any God still left tried help while Doctor Strange used a spell to teleport all the civilians and accidentally the hero’s away from Earth but leaving the Valkyries to fight. But none have survived. . .
In This Issue: With everyone now at Avenger’s Mountain, Freyja, the All-Mother has given the orders for many very clearly suicide missions to all who have made it. With the new knowledge that Malekith has his own Black Bifrost, she is the only one that can go and take it out with the help of Punisher, Ghost Rider and She-Hulk. Under the protection of Jane Foster and the Destroyer, Heimdall uses Daredevil to help restore some form of Magic back to the Rainbow Bridge and perhaps more. Captain America is spearheading Spider-Man, Logan, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in a rescue Op to find Thor riding Valkyrie Pegasus. On Earth itself, Malekith is in Europe or as he now calls it “New Svartalfheim” when the WAR Avengers lead by Captain Marvel attempt to take back the fight. Venom chooses to go one on one with the Dark Elf, but it seems he has other plans for the Symbiote. Things can only get worse on all fronts but when Captain America and his teammates find Thor, they realize they have a whole other problem they have to deal with.
By the third issue of a major crossover event in comics, you start to feel like things are a bit lackluster in the storytelling. But thankfully that is just not true in this case. The Frontline of the Aar is clearly in Manhattan but to see the War happening on the other realms keeps things moving. There is something wonderful about a writer who can continue to tell a story where it’s not just one character getting a cool moment and being able to make it work. With so many characters all over the place, Aaron still manages to keep you engaged in the battles and manages to give everyone their own moment. From Spider-Man feeling out of place, Logan happy to be alive, Freyja’s empowering speech and of course Thor’s Berserker mode. Everyone has a moment in this epic story that Aaron has been able to craft. But it’s Daredevil’s focus in this issue that is definitely a bit of a humble moment for this issue. There is something infinitely cool about him now having godlike abilities to the point where not only does he see the worlds but hears them as well. With him being more open to the other realms, its enjoyable to see the different colors and art on every page that seem to be just so appropriate to the realm’s surroundings.