Thor: The World Eaters
By: Matt Fraction (Writer), Pasqual Ferry (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Hardback; my purchase
In the wake of Siege, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor’s home isn’t just a beacon…it’s a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds — including Earth! — when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?
Collecting: Thor 615-621
This came my way as I was actually searching for this title rather; I liked the title and the premise sounded interesting so I picked it up anyhow.
Hmm. There’s a lot going on in this volume and I think this volume takes place before The Galactus Seed since Loki wasn’t back yet and Thor was still dealing with the loss of his father and his brother. This volume actually is dealing with a lot of fallout as Asgard-on-Earth is in total ruin and Baldur himself is having a moment wondering if he is the last king of Asgard, and a failure at that. Many of the characters are having a transition moment, wondering what the heck is going on, where do they go from here. And then of course a new enemy shows up wanting to destroy them all…
It has all of the elements of making an interesting and epic storyline but I don’t know, it felt incomplete somehow. Rushed, not enough explanation or time spent on fleshing the story out further to really feel the danger. I think the story would have benefitted more had it been spread out across 12 issues/2 volumes instead of one because at the end of this volume I was left feeling ehh about it.
So yeah, overall I enjoyed the volume enough–can never NOT enjoy a Thor comic–but it could’ve been so much more.