By: Michael Avon Oeming (Text), Dan Berman (Text), Scott Kolins (Illustrations), Andrea Di Vito (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase
Three Asgardian epics in one legendary volume! In a tale from Asgard’s glory days, Thor stands beside his brothers-in-arms when the Warriors Three are put on trial for murder – and ties himself to their fate! Years later, the end is nigh for the gods – and only Thor and his Avengers allies might be able to stave off Ragnarok, the end of all things! But will the Odinson be Asgard’s savior, or the architect of its downfall? And will noble alien warrior Beta Ray Bill escape the end of one world – only to face the end of his own? Bill must face a creature of who turns his enemies to dust to fuel the stars! Can he save his people from cosmic immolation?
COLLECTING: THOR: BLOOD OATH 1-6, THOR (1998) 80-85, STORMBREAKER: THE SAGA OF BETA RAY BILL 1-6
Thor. Ragnarok. What more can I say, of course I’m onboard for a volume like this! 🙂
Unfortunately I wish the collection was a bit more…cohesive? Or focused more on Ragnarok? I like the Warriors Three, but man I wasn’t in the mood to follow their adventures when I know that Ragnarok was around the corner (omg Volstagg though; never leave the man as the main voice for any negotiation). I thought it was interesting that Thor ended up calling the Avengers–or at least Iron Man and Captain America–but that turned out to be something of a cameo because they were gone pretty soon after. The story itself was interesting enough, with Thor’s uncertainty and distress over the coming of Ragnarok and his failure to save it. And then there’s a story about Beta Ray Bill, which I wasn’t really tuned in as he’s not exactly a character I’m really interested in.
So all in all, this volume was a mixed bag.