The Mighty Thor, Volume 5 by Jason Aaron

The Mighty Thor, Volume 5

Marvel Legacy hits Asgard with a bang, with...the death of the Mighty Thor! The final judgment comes as the Mangog arrives. The War Thor will meet the beast head-on, but even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate hammer-wielder may pale in comparison to the Mangog's might! The battle rages even as Jane Foster's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, the War of the Realms i...

Details The Mighty Thor, Volume 5

TitleThe Mighty Thor, Volume 5
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Comic Book

Reviews The Mighty Thor, Volume 5

  • Paul E. Morph
    I just spent the last two hours tearing through this book, the final arc of the Jane Foster Thor, and I'm now entirely emotionally exhausted... This story-arc may well be one of the absolute highlights of my forty year comicbook reading career. I'm simply... thunderstruck. (That's right; I went there.)A huge thank you to Jason Aaron, Russel Dauterman and all their collaborators for some of the most epic comics I've ever had the privilege to read.
  • James DeSantis
    I kept battling back and forth what I should rate this. It's hard because a lot of it I do like but there's one major thing I thought didn't work. So this is it. The War Thor goes head to head with Mangog right off the bat the final moments are on. Jane is extremely sick through most of this. Dr. Strange warns her one more time she grabs the hammer and she won't survive reverting back. Falcon, Strange, and Odinson, all watch over her so she doesn...
  • Cheese
    Aye t’was a spectacular run. The best thing about this Thor run is that they’ve found a good writer and they’ve let him run with it. Aaron’s run on Thor is ten times better than the Simonson run. I loved the Simonson run, it was epic and full of Norse mythologies and fantastic characters, but Aaron has taken it to another level. It’s a dream run for such a big Thor fan.This was a fitting end to two Thor’s in this issue. The main one o...
  • Artemy
    Ugh, I have such conflicting feelings about this volume. I really liked Jane Foster Thor even if the last couple of volumes were not good, and I never wanted her to leave the mantle behind even if her tenure as Thor was meant to be temporary from its very start, not just because of her illness, but because we saw a future Thor in Aaron's original Thor: God of Thunder series, and it was Odinson. Jane Foster was my first Thor, and it was the book t...
  • mercedes
    This has been a beautiful ending to Jane’s story. This volume starts off with Mighty Thor #700, a dazzling 55 page issue that I reread regularly. The scenes with Karnilla give me chills every single time, and the fact that we are allowed to see just slightly into what is to come is so effective. In fact, I don’t think I have ever read any issue of Mighty Thor, or Thor (2014), or God Of Thunder where I haven’t gotten chills. Jason Aaron’s ...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    Whoa. Awesome volume. Jason Aaron once again proves himself worthy to be the writer of Thor.Jane Foster is boss and this final volume of her as Lady Thor completely seals the deal for me.The very first oversized issue in this volume makes the whole book worth buying...not that the rest of the story isn't as interesting (it is) but holy mole issue 700 is one of my favorite issues of a comic written in a helluva long time.
  • Katie
    The end of an era.
  • Liz
    Great ending for a equally great comic!
  • Malum
    SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERSIt's hard to talk about this volume without talking about SPOILERS, so you have been warned.This was a solid four star book until the very end. So what happened to sour me on it? Well...Ever since the debut of this new Thor, we have been working our way toward her death. Heck, they even called this volume The Death of Thor. So did they deliver on this? Nope.It was the old bait and switch. Jane Foster di...
  • Frédéric
    A great finale for a great character and a great series.Obviously Jason Aaron revels in these kind of epic tales, ranging from brutal to overkill. Boy, does he love writing over the top characters, fighting monstrously violent battles with maximum carnage and debris.And do I love to read them.Because the thing is that even with most of the book filled with A-bomb punches and walls crumbling Aaron doesn't forget to tell a story. A great story at t...
  • Roy
    Wasnt overly engaged in this as other volumes. Maybe because I read it as single issues. Still emotional and thoughtful, solid artwork. Was a good overall series although probably not Aarons best work.
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    An emotional thrill ride - I love Lady Thor!!!
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]Malekith’s scheming has almost reached its peak, and the mighty Mangog has breached its prison – now it is on the war path, and it will not stop until all of Asgardia has fallen. Only one woman could even hope to stop it, but if Jane Foster becomes the Mighty Thor even one more time, there is no doubt that she will die. But the thunder calls to her, and she cannot resist, not when everything she cares about is in jeopar...
  • Rod Brown
    The first half was a bit vexing, with all the plot points and every minor character being revisited and all the unrelenting and messy action sequences, but I felt Aaron and company brought the Jane Foster storyline to a decent conclusion when they made time for some small emotional moments between pyrotechnics. Of course, that darn war of the realms garbage is still hanging out there to be resolved in another Thor title in the future. I'm on the ...
  • Drew
    I hope there’s more Jane Foster Thor after this. Her dynamic was fresh and interesting, with every transformation into Thor allowing her cancer to spread, killing Jane just a little more every time. I liked the Mangog in this; a force that even Odin feared, an apocalyptic monster that forced Jane’s hand even after she’d decided to listen to her friends, stay in bed, and fight her cancer. The War of the Realms isn’t over, and I hope the sa...
  • Adam Fisher
    This is one of the best Thor comics I have ever read. Might make the list of best comics, at least for me...Being Thor has always been a dangerous thing for Jane Foster. Her body being ravaged by cancer, every time she becomes Thor, the power kills all the chemo in her body, making her cancer worse every time. And with Malekith starting all out war in the Realms, what else could go wrong? The arrival of Mangog.Battle breaks out all over, and Mang...
  • Jennifer
    i'm not crying in public; YOU'RE crying in public
  • Daniel Butcher
    Jason Aaron...boom!Love how he weaves in themes from the beginning of his Thor run.
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Man, I knew this day was coming, yet I’m still not ready for it. This is the final volume in the Mighty Thor run, and the name leaves very little for the imagination, doesn’t it? I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading this volume for months. But in truth I knew it was going to have to end the moment that I heard that the Marvel Universe was doing a soft reboot. It was bound to happen – they were ready to go back to Thor, and by th...
  • Travis Berketa
    The Mighty Thor: The Death of The Mighty Thor pretty much spelt out what was going to happen, but the journey there was an excellent one. The Mighty Thor (a.k.a Dr Jane Foster) is caught up in a no-win situation; with the almost indestructible Mangog unleashed on Asgardia and, of course, Jane's own personal battle with cancer.Jane Foster has proven herself worthy of the mantle of Thor throughout The Mighty Thor series, demonstrating heroism amid...
  • Dan
    The title of this volume kind of gives away the ending doesn't it? But then again the whole run of Jane Foster as Thor has been leading to this point so it's far from unexpected. The War of Realms burns on and now the Mangog arrives, i.e a big monster that is stronger than the gods of Asgard. Jane Foster is dying with Mjolnir removing the chemotherapy from her body but leaving the cancer. With even the War Thor unable to stop Mangog, Jane is forc...
  • Scott Lee
    When I first learned Jason Aaron was going to this whole "Goddess of Thunder" thing, I couldn't imagine (despite having loved pretty much everything he's ever done, especially the run on Thor which preceded this incarnation of the book) handing out a five star review for one of these volumes. I believe I've done that several times though, and this volume earns the capping role to Aaron's Goddess of Thunder story that it aspires to. Jane proves he...
  • Robin
    I am going to miss the Hel out of this book.The art is the best part. I think Mighty Thor may have been the most consistently beautifully drawn comic series I know of. That alone will bring me back for rereads for ages to come.And the story gets back on track, probably because the end was in sight, so this volume is much more streamlined than the previous, more meandering hardcover.If I have any complaints it's that the War of the Realms storylin...
  • Dakota Morgan
    The Death of the Mighty Thor was just. so. long. The Mangog rages, the War of the Realms spreads, and Jane's cancer continues to get worse. But for the concluding chapter in a fairly stellar series, this volume felt like it was dragging its feet into the conclusion. I mean, it's well over 200 pages! I get that no one wants Jane to go, but there's something to be said for narrative momentum.Otherwise, the art is quite good, the battle scenes espec...
  • Pyramids Ubiquitous
    a fittingly disastrous end to this mess of an arc. With this final entry, the mighty thor has descended fully into the realm of parody. A shame, since I usually count on thor for a grittier, more serious storyline. Replete with infantile characterizations and insanely repetitive dialogue; you don't even have to read the speech bubbles to know what each character is going to say. The conclusion is completely unfulfilling and malekith, for the seve...
  • Dimitra
    When this run started i decided to read it when it would be complete to take in the experience as a whole. I knew it would be a good one since its announcement and i'm glad i did cause this was simply phenomenal. The amazing Jason Aaron brought Jane in the light with a thunderous crescendo and a breathtaking finale. He, and the rest of his talented creative team gave us a book that stands out among the rest of the books on Thor's selves over the ...
  • L. (Excelsior!)
    This collection started off a bit on shaky ground. There was too much going on. It would skip from storyline to storyline (as well as art style to art style, much of which I didn't find pleasing) only to really have nothing to do with the main story. What was with Galactus and Ego? Why was Thor battling She-Hulk? Was Loki hanging out with his frost father truly necessary?But eventually it all settles down and we get back to the story and art that...
  • Adam
    I’m surprised that this instalment has received such an outstanding rating here on Goodreads. With the amount of text that’s used, you’d think that readers would get bored and hope that the action would stay at a steady pace throughout the story, but apparently not. If it wasn’t for the amazingly detailed artwork (the sole reason why I gave this 3 stars), this volume would have felt like unbelievably tedious.
  • Katie
    An excellent finale to this story. I just wish we could have more of THIS Thor. Although I was slightly disappointed that apparently when you don the mantle of Thor, you tend to become a berserker. She was an ambassador, a doctor, an intelligent woman...but I guess comics aren't that exciting when you can solve things with diplomacy. You know what they say, though.... When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
  • Jacob
    Public library copy.The issue leading up to the death was a well written tear jerker, but everything else up to that point was scattered and distracting for me what with different stories and artists. I wish the book didn't have holds so I could have spent more time with it rather than rushing because I couldn't renew the book.