THE MIGHTY THOR #10
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Russell Dauterman, Matt Wilson
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 17, 2016
Thor has to save Dario Agger to save the world.
THOR has to SAVE Dario Agger….
Yup, you read that right…Thor’s greatest villain since she lifted the hammer is the very man she has to save. This plot twist has brought new life into the always exceptional Mighty Thor series and I absolutely love where Aaron, Dauterman and Wilson are taking this tale.
There isn’t a single page in this entire comic that isn’t flawlessly executed, and I honestly can’t remember the last time this team didn’t totally blow my mind. This issue features solid updates to the S.H.I.E.L.D. chasing Thor storyline, the Alfheim storyline and the Roxxon coup at the hands of Oubliette Midas storyline. That may seem like a lot going on, but this team balances it well, giving each the proper amount of space to propel these tales forward. The storyline featuring Agger and Midas is the main focus though, and it is brilliantly executed. When two of the stories converge, some absolute magic happens that had me arching my eyebrow in extreme confusion with the cliffhanger…though I should confirm it was good confusion.
The dialogue in this issue is fantastic, and to say that Aaron has a handle on these characters is a ridiculous understatement. Thor is a powerhouse and her dialogue is thunderous and powerful. The way she interacts with villains and with Roz is great. Aaron surrounds her with dynamic characters that are entertaining in their own right, and when you put them with Thor, great things happen.
Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson are a thunderous pairing that deliver greatness with every panel they work on. This is a flawless issue where visuals are concerned and somehow this team just gets better with time. The Mighty Thor is one of the best looking comics in the entire industry and this pair are unstoppable. Dauterman’s pencil work is sharp and dynamic and Wilson’s colours leap off the page. There are a couple images in particular featuring Mjolnir that are positively electric (apologies for the pun) and this comic is so visually engaging, I hate it when I reach the last page.
The Mighty Thor #10 is another brilliant chapter in one of the best sagas that has been crafted in the past several years. This is one of the best books to come from the House of Ideas and this powerhouse team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson are mad geniuses that appear to be incapable of telling a bad story. I can’t wait to see where this arc is headed and I cannot praise this comic and team highly enough.
The Verdict: 10/10