Now this is a series that has been very surprising... In a good way! I was never what you'd call a Thor fan, but this series, along with Journey Into Mystery, really has me getting into Thor, Loki, Odin and Asgard, something I'd never have expected to say a year ago... What's next? I start reading and enjoying Hulk comics!?
Mighty Thor #5:
Summary: While Thor and the Silver Surfer battle on Mars, Odin has had enough of his mental fight with Galactus and grows to Galactus's size and... headbutts him?! Um, okay... The force of Odin's headbutt sends both Odin and Galactus crashing to Earth, conveniently to the site of Asgard. Sif rushes to Thor to tell him the news, so the Surfer and Thor cease their battles for the time being to head to their respective masters. Upon arriving, Thor heads to his father, who babbles something about the seed from the Life Tree possibly saving Thor from the Serpent before entering the Odinsleep. Meanwhile, Loki sneaks into Odin's armory and steals the seed from the Destroyer robot(which is where Odin hid it), and heads towards the World Tree, hopping into the large split in the Tree. Galactus rises and is met by the Surfer, who tells Galactus to forget about the seed, since the Asgardians were obviously willing to battle Galactus to the last man, and the Surfer wasn't sure Galactus would be able to emerge victorious against such odds. Galactus disregards the Surfer's warnings and declares the he would have the seed for himself. As Galactus begins to head towards the ruins of Asgard, a single minister, who had headed to Asgard to confront the Asgardians, turns to meet Galactus... For some reason...
Thoughts: Eh. I don't know why, but I never really got fully into this one... The Surfer/Thor fight scenes were really good, but I didn't like the Odin/Galactus stuff... I mean really, a headbutt? And the fact that they both fell TO Asgard, from outer space, was a bit much for me. The sub-story between the minister and the townspeople of Broxton and Volstagg didn't interest me in the least, while I was a bit intrigued by Loki's antics, as it appears(and with Loki, appearances can be deceiving) Loki was planning on putting the World Tree's seed back in the World Tree, thus leaving Galactus no reason to continue battling the Asgardians. So there was some good and some bad, making this a pretty average read.
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.Look out! It's Odin's finishing move, the deadly Asgardian Headbutt!!!