Mind Capsules – The Mighty Thor #3 and Silk #3

The Mighty Thor #3
The Mighty Thor #3

Writer – Jason Aaron
Artist – Russell Dauterman
Colours – Matthew Wilson
Letters – VC’s Joe Sabino

Thor and Loki have always had a tumultuous relationship and despite all their differences or how many times Loki would try to hurt or harm or kill his brother, Thor would always forgive him.  How can you keep the wind from blowing if that is its nature?  This Thor is not Loki’s brother and this Thor is not so forgiving as Loki has tried to kill her in the past in her mortal persona.  So now that she has the powers of a god at her disposal and she knows Loki for what he is, she believes nothing he has to say and strikes first before he launches whatever plan it is he has up his sleeve.  Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman craft a humourous, yet action-packed, time-old tale featuring the God of Thunder versus the God of Mischief, except with a twist.  That twist is Dr. Jane Foster and she has faced many a foe of late, but none quite like Loki.  As usual, Loki does have a trick or two up his sleeve and said trick brings all of his past incarnations out to play to give Thor just a little bit of a hard time.  A big problem that this poses is that Malekith and Dario Agger are free to do as they choose, namely wiping the Light Elves off the face of the map and the longer that Thor is tied up so to speak, the less she can do about it.  The artwork in the book is as detailed and as beautiful as ever thanks to Dauterman.  The man can make rocks look breathtaking and it helps to have Matthew Wilson on board as his colours are so bright and bold, making everything really stand out from the page, enhancing what Dauterman has already laid down.  Dauterman and Aaron bring it home with not one, but two incredible cliff-hangers, one involving Thor of course and another taking place on Asgardia.  You can be sure that at least one of these will work out for the better, but it is also quite interesting to see as one has a direct correlation on the other, in a roundabout way which you would know if you were reading this book.  There is definitely a lot of fun and excitement to be had in this title of late and it does not look as if it is about to stop.

4 out of 5

Silk #3
Silk #3

Writer – Robbie Thompson
Artist – Tana Lee
Colours – Ian Herring
Letters – Travis Lanham

Silk is angry except she has no idea why.  It could be due to the fact that she spent ten years in a bunker all by herself, that her parents are missing, that she finally found her brother who needs to be in rehab for the car accident he was in and the brainwashing that the Goblin Army put him through or even due to her social skills which could really be a lot better than they are.  Any one of those could be responsible, or all of them.  All Cindy knows is that she feels better when she is out and putting a little hurt on the bad guys.  Continuing to be one of the better Spider-books there are, Silk is like watching Peter Parker from his first few years as Spider-Man and it makes you fell not only nostalgic, but pretty happy at the same time.  Robbie Thompson has really nailed down what makes Cindy work and he continues to advance her character a little bit in every book.  In doing so, we also learn a little more about her all the time and watching a character grow before your eyes is not something you find in every book or even most books.  The conversation she has with Peter is humourous, a little sad and utterly relatable.  It was the perfect opening for the book because you immediately not only get into Cindy’s head, but you can empathize with the situation as everyone has been there.  The book is not all drama though, as Thompson and penciller Tana Lee throw some action into the mix as the Goblin Army continues to cause havoc in the city and when Black Cat sends Silk and Killer Shrike down to investigate the mysterious underground city, Cindy gets a little more than she bargained for.  With a great story with some terrific pencils from Lee and a final page to leave you wanting more, Silk continually entertains thoroughly and completely.

4 out of 5

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