Mind Capsules – Original Sin #2 and Thor: God of Thunder #22

Original Sin #2

Writer – Jason Aaron
Artist – Mike Deodato
Colours – Frank Martin

Emma Frost, the Black Panther and Ant-Man have found a monster graveyard somewhere deep in the Earth while Nick Fury battles a Mindless One, not so mindless, eventually getting the better of it.  Tony and Bruce have a moment while Doctor Strange and the Punisher, who are somewhere beyond the realms of man, have theirs.  The Avengers, some of the X-Men and a bunch of other heroes finally figure out where the bad guys are and surround their hideout, looking to either arrest them, or hoping they resist so that they might release a little pent-up aggression.  Luckily it is the former.  When all is said and done, our villains stand revealed and they also happen to have a companion who looks extremely similar to The Thing.  Could it be Sharon Ventura or a future Thing?  Another great issue from Marvel’s latest event that seems to be just as strong as Infinity was, though going in a completely opposite direction by being grounded instead of galaxy wide.  Aaron’s writing, from dialogue to pacing, is dead on and gives us a fairly serious story packed full of mystery and sprinkled slightly with bits of humour to lighten it up every now and then.  Having Doctor Strange and the Punisher team up is genius and the visual of them together is so oddball yet thrilling at the same time imagining what they might do.  Mike Deodato’s art is better than it has ever been and is a sumptuous feast for the eyes.  Would it be too much to ask him to draw every book?  Absolutely fantastic work by all involved.

5 out of 5

Thor: God of Thunder #22

Writer – Jason Aaron
Artist – Esad Ribic
Colours – Ive Scorcina

Far in the future, old Galactus has finally partaken of the Earth and beat old Thor back but now faces his most deadly rivals – the Girls of Thunder!  While they do give the old Galactus a good beating, he has just fed and they are no match for him whatsoever.  In present day, Thor is still pretty angry, Roz Solomon has a run in with some trolls, and Thor then has a showdown with Dario Agger and some of those aforementioned trolls.  Cutting back to the future, old King Thor makes a decision which is probably not for the best and ties back into Aaron’s first couple of story arc’s on the book.  As per usual, Jason Aaron’s tale of multiple Thor’s and multiple timelines is a winner as well as being the best Thor title to be published in a long time.  Having the exploits of the present day Thor run concurrently with that of his future self is a lot of fun and really makes you want to read the two million issues of the book that take place inbetween.  Thor seems to be one of the characters that Aaron was born to write as he completely understands him and really emphasizes him being a god and not just a superhero.  This was another action-packed issue with great art by Esad Ribic as per usual on the book, with Ribic hopefully staying on for the long run, not to mention, Aaron too.

4.5 out of 5

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