Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Ragnarok Vol. 1: Last God Standing
author: Walter Simonson
average rating: 4.40
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/03/09
date added: 2016/03/09
'Ragnarok Vol. 1: Last God Standing' reunites Walter Simonson with Norse mythology, and it's a welcome reunion.
Ragnarok has happened. The battle of the Nine Worlds is over and there is destruction everywhere. The gods are dead, supposedly. But one crawls from the wreckage, basically a skeleton with a missing jaw. He is an unstoppable force and he seeks answers to where his family is. When he calls forth his mighty hammer Mjolnir, we know who this is. Any who stand in his path had best beware, because this is Thor and he wants to find his way back to Asgard.
I loved the Simonson run on Thor in the 1980s. I devoured them. The Thor in this book is not the Marvel version, but the mythological one. Yet this fits for me. I also like the mythological elements like the Midgard Serpent and Fenrir. I like the decimated look of the surroundings and the conniving of the survivors. I also really like Thor's resolve. Nothing will stop him, even if he's a shell of his former self. The writing is great and the art is amazing. The work here is really that good.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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