Two more Marvel comic books that have been extremely impressive lately, Mighty Thor and Wolverine. Will they be good this month? I don't know yet, ask me again at the end of the reviews!
Mighty Thor #3:
Summary: This issue starts off with several citizens of Broxton telling Volstagg that they've suffered enough since the Asgardians became their neighbors and didn't want to deal with them anymore. Offended, Volstagg heads back to Asgard to complain. Meanwhile, at Asgard, Thor and the Silver Surfer are having a bit of a throw down. Odin demands that they halt their fighting so he could learn exactly what the Surfer wanted. The Surfer tells Odin that Galactus craved the seed from the World Tree Thor recovered back in the first issue of this series, since that seed could potentially rid Galactus of his planetary hunger forever. Odin tells the Surfer that Galactus couldn't have it, so the Surfer responds by telling the Asgardians that Galactus would be taking it from them whether they liked it or not. With the Surfer gone, Odin tells Thor that all Galactus really wanted was to use the seed to become a god, not sate his hunger, which leads to an angry Thor declaring war on Galactus and the Surfer. On the moon, the Surfer informs Galactus of what he was told on Asgard about the seed. Back in Asgard, Loki sneaks into Sif's bedroom, but is discovered and nearly impaled if not for the timely arrival of Thor. Loki runs from the room, while Thor tells Sif that the Asgardians were going to war against Galactus. Later that night, Odin and his best warriors suit up in their... um, Asgardian space suits and fly from Earth to take down Galactus.
Thoughts: I could have done without the Volstagg stuff, but then again I could do without Volstagg period, and the stuff with Loki was kind of out there(was he trying to steal Sif's hair?), but everything else here was very good. I enjoyed the mini-battle between the Surfer and Thor, which looks to have been the opening act of the Asgardian/Galactus showdown that should be taking place next issue. Now granted, I've become a bit of a Thor fan as of late, but I don't care how many Asgardians you set against Galactus and his most powerful herald, those Asgardians are in for a world of hurt. But however next month's battle plays out, I'll most definitely be there.
Score: 9 out of 10.Those Asgardians are asking for an ass-kicking!
Summary: This comic's action takes place in two separate time periods, the past memories of a member of the Red Right Hand, and the present, where Wolverine is battling some female assassin named the Shadow Stalker in the RRH's compound. I'll start off with the RRH members storyline. While watching Wolvie fight Shadow Stalker, the woman thinks back on her life remembering when Wolvie murdered her father when she was a little girl(her old man was a member of the OSS), as well as the time Wolvie and Sabretooth murdered her husband(who was a member of the NSA). While at the funeral of her husband, the woman is approached by a representative of the RRH, who tells her there was a large group of people who have been hurt by Wolvie, and were getting together to come up with a way to get revenge. The woman joins up, but begins to have second thoughts, so the leader of the RRH takes the woman to a ritzy nursing home and introduces her to Victoria Creed, Sabretooth's mother. The RRH's leader hands the woman a hammer and tells her to punish Tooth by taking away his mother. The woman doesn't want to, but gives into her rage and bashes Tooth's mother's brains out with the hammer. After that, she never considered leaving the RRH again. The Wolvie part of the story is actually pretty easy to deal with, in the end, Wolvie defeats his foe and presumably kills her, promising the RRH that he was still coming for them. The RRH members seem unafraid, but their plans aren't exactly moving along smoothly with Wolvie literally at their door. This issue ends with Daken entering the RRH's inner sanctum and telling them HE'D be willing to help them hurt Wolverine.
Thoughts: No real complaints here. This issue did a good job of showing us all what a scumbag Wolvie was back in the day. Just by seeing the story of the one RRH member, it's easy to imagine a band of people who blame Wolvie for the deaths of their loved ones getting together to punish him for his transgressions. The fight between Wolvie and Shadow Stalker wasn't that important, and was treated as such. It was just a way to get an action scene into this comic I'd imagine. And as one of the biggest Daken fans you'll ever find, it should go without saying that I enjoyed seeing him hook up with the RRH to torment his father even more.
Score: 8 1/2 out of 10.Jeez, Wolvie could be a real scumbag at times...