WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE! Welcome back to the MC2, Multiversity’s panel of noted Marvel experts. The three of us (MC3 sounded weird) are covering Marvel’s straight up CALVACADE of “Secret Wars” tie-ins! This week, we tackle “Infinity Gauntlet″, “Thors” and just those two actually whilst giving up our own thoughts on the event as a whole! Feel free to join in the conversation in the comments and let us know what you think about Marvel’s latest crossover. Spoilers below!
Written by Jason Aaron
Illustrated by Chris Sprouse
Reviewed by Alice W. Castle
I really have no idea what to make of “Thors” #4. As an ending to the series, it feels pretty half cooked. After the whole mystery of why all the Jane Fosters and Donald Blakes of Battleworld had to die, we finally get the revelation that Rune Thor did it… because he felt like he had to? He just… felt like it, I guess. That’s as close to a revelation as we get because the big shootout between Ultimate Thor and Rune Thor gets interrupted with a “Secret Wars” #7 that pretty much says “Hey, forget about the entire mystery of this series so far, let’s go beat up Doom with all the Thors” before ending with the most inexplicable ending I’ve seen in a “Secret Wars” tie-in that just has me going… yeah, I guess. Sure, why not. At this stage, what’s the point otherwise. Let’s go nuts. Let’s throw hammers so hard they land in the DC Universe.
Man, I can’t believe I’m disappointed in a comic written by Jason Aaron, but there you.
Final Verdict: 5.6 – This could have been an amazing series, but it ended with a whimper instead of the crash of thunder.
Infinity Gauntlet #5
Written by Dustin Weaver and Gerry Duggan
Illustrated by Dustin Weaver
Reviewed by Jess Camacho
I am not a huge fan of Marvel’s cosmic stuff but holy shit Multiversity readers, “Infinity Gauntlet” was really good. This miniseries was far and above the very best that this whole event had to offer. Thanos’ time jumping absolutely backfires on him in every way and he gets defeated by basically a kid and dog Voltron. Weaver and Duggan crafted a story had everything you could ever want from a cosmic comic book and this finale was full of the right balance of action and emotional drama to appeal to any reader. Weaver’s art is fantastic with huge dynamic action scenes that hit the right perspective and right angles to make this issue feel cinematic. The character designs are top notch and I’d love to see him work with the Nova Corps in the new Marvel Universe.
James: Fallout 4 was announced and released within the time “Secret Wars” began and ended. At least “Thors” and “Infinity Gauntlet” were dope. Read my “Secret Wars” review, getting published later today.
Jess: This will sound so terrible but I am so checked out of this and only read “Infinity Gauntlet”. Thankfully that was EXCELLENT. Marvel has moved on and so have I. I’m sure “Secret Wars” #7 was good, at least that’s what Twitter wants me to believe, but I cannot find that much more energy to care about how it ends. I’m already over here anticipating Sam Wilson punching Donald Trump in the face in “Sam Wilson: Captain America”.
Alice: @marvel, end this already