King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Nina Vakueva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 18
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Once there was an entire army of Valkyries, but now Jane Foster is the only one. When the King in Black comes to Midgard, Jane must rebuild the Valkyries to help stop him -starting with Hildegarde, a warrior from Asgard's own hallowed halls, and X-Man Dani Moonstar, a former Valkyrie herself. But what Jane doesn't that she never was the only Valkyrie after all. Who is the fourth warrior? Jason Aaron and Torunn Gr nbekk team up with artist Nina Vakueva for a story that will rock the foundations of the Marvel Universe!

Rated T+

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 5, 2021

    When all is said and done Return of the Valkyries #1 starts this two-sided story off with both a strong narrative, as well as good emotional depth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jan 6, 2021

    In the end, I was overall satisfied with the first issue of King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries. Aside from that one plot point which wasn't entirely clear, this is the Valkryie story we have all been waiting for a long time now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 7, 2021

    Jane Foster's travels between the lands of the living and the dead have consistently played host to some of the hero's most bizarre and unsettling encounters, and it's no different in the "King in Black" story. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 11, 2021

    Jane encounters a familiar face to MCU fans, with the soul of The Sentry in the balance. It's pretty good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jan 11, 2021

    Even aside from being a crossover tie-in, the Valkyries ride again in a fun return to form through the afterlives in the midst of a horrific storyline on Earth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 6, 2021

    King In Black: Return of the Valkyries holds a lot of promise for what could be a fascinating angle on the realm of death while the current harbinger of death, Knull, looms over Earth. This issue does just enough to whet your appetite for what is to come, but it does so in a flat way not quite delivering enough to keep the momentum going. Read Full Review

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    Spacey Medicine May 10, 2021


  • 9.0
    KittyNone Jan 7, 2021

    Huh! I still have zero interest in King in Black, but this is maybe the 5th tie-in that's caught my eye, and it's the 5th in a row that I've both unambiguously loved and not felt alienated from just because I'm not reading the main series. Marvel creators, y'all are killing it with this crossover!

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Jan 9, 2021

    I liked the ongoing, and this is pretty much more of that but with more King in Black. It's good.

  • 9.0
    DSuler Feb 24, 2021

    Truly intrigued by the introduction of MCU Valkyrie (if it is indeed her).

  • 8.5
    dynamitegunstar Jan 8, 2021

    I missed this series (or I guess I missed the previous series) and its interesting look at death in a superhero universe. Its good to see it again. King in Black has some really interesting mini-series and I haven't yet felt lost for not reading the main book.

  • 8.0
    the_comic_book_club Jan 18, 2021

    Return of the Valkyries
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Jason Aaron @jasonaaron & Torunn Grønbekk @groenbekk
    Artist: Nina Vakueva
    Colors: Tamra Bonvillain @tamra.bonvillain
    Letters: Joe Sabino @joesabinoletterer
    Cover: Skottie Young @skottieyoung & Jean-Francois Beaulieu

    While ferrying the soul of the Sentry to Valhalla, Jane Foster, the last of the Valkyries, encounters a horde of dead creatures wishing to claim his soul as their own. With Sentry enveloped by the creatures, Jane plunges her All Weapon into the beasts, and much to her surprise, a young woman adorned in similar armor emerges to join in her quest.

    Finally, the proper introduction of Tessa Thompson’s more

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 18, 2021

    Valkyrie runs into trouble (and a potential ally) while trying to take the Sentry to Valhalla. I sense good character and plot ideas rumbling beneath the surface. But the flowery prose embroiders the edges of those ideas instead of diving deep into them. The visuals are good on characters, but don't express the full wonder of the cosmic/mystic settings. This is a good start, but I see room for improvement.

  • 6.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Jan 6, 2021

    Not big on Thor titles, but this is intriguing , and at least it is set in the present tense as opposed to that boring Namor King In Black tie -in.
    That level was what I expected while reading this.
    Instead, the writer was smart enough to include the Sentry and added a couple of sexy grim reapers. One that has amnesia and the other in charge of the Sentry's transition who runs into the symbiotes on the other side.
    I am willing to check out another issue, despite my dislike of Norse - Marvel. Aaron is vetted.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Feb 21, 2021

    I'm not reading King In Black, but this seems to be self contained enough that it doesn't matter.

  • 10
    haha Mar 18, 2021

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Jan 6, 2021

  • 8.5
    flodid Jan 7, 2021

  • 8.0
    fenixalasnegras Mar 31, 2021

  • 8.0
    DrTracy Apr 26, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar Jan 8, 2021

  • 6.0
    Adsun22 Jan 7, 2021

  • 6.0
    fandelabd Mar 31, 2021

  • 3.0
    Merlyn Jan 6, 2021

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