The Mighty Thor: The Galactus Seed
By: Matt Fraction (Writer), Pasqual Ferry (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Hardback; my purchase
What is the Worldheart? Plucked by Thor and his companions from the deepest roots of Yggdrasil – the World Tree, split in twain – the cosmic seed is now the most coveted object in Odin’s possession. But the Silver Surfer – herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds – recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master’s apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight – and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer for the betterment of the universe, or choose instead to fight to the death for the glory of Odin?
COLLECTING: The Mighty Thor 1-6
I had been looking for something epic to read–I had forgotten my train of thought as to why I was thinking space opera in the Marvel universe–but one search led to another led to this title. Thor meets the Silver Surfer meets Galactus? Yeah, count me in! Took a while to get my hands on a copy of this comic but I finally did 🙂
And boy did it not disappoint!
It was saved as an IG story and not as an IG post but I was pretty excited reading this comic. It was as epic as it sounds, Thor and company being who they are–I obviously missed a few issues in between J. Michael Strazynski’s run with the series before Matt Fraction continued; I think it was Journey into Mystery that picked up some of the plot threads–continuing their Asgard on Earth existence. But of course Odin has plans and visions but his plans always brings so much trouble, this one no different since it brings Galactus right on their doorstep. I admit, I chuckled a bit at how the Silver Surfer was received in Odin’s court but I’m not surprised.
And the battle between the Asgardians and Galactus…It was everything I ever imagined it would be 😀 So epic, lol.
Oh yeah there’s also this storyline weaving throughout of Loki trying to redeem himself, in a very Loki-esque way, to prove his love for his brother. Things don’t quite come across as they ought to, but it’s a nice character arc for Loki. Kind of amusing too that he’s in the body of a pre-adolescent so that provided some additional off-beat humour to the story.
Oveall I really enjoyed this comic, it was worth all of the searching on the Internet 🙂