The Mighty Valkyries #1

Writer: Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Mattia de Iulis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left - but the fight against Knull, the King in Black, proved her wrong. Now the Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world - and Asgard's not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumors of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action - but she's not the only one after the strange wolf's hide. She'll need backup...but her ancient coworker has other priorities. Years ago, the warrior made a promise to a woman she loved. And now, it's time to follow through. Get the real story behind the Ma more

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Apr 21, 2021

    The Mighty Valkyries #1 is an issue to remember, at least for Valkyrie fans (yes, I'm including myself in that list). It was dramatic and intense and clearly set up for another confrontation down the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Apr 21, 2021

    Mighty Valkyries #1 launches its two protagonists in different directions, and each of their stories holds its own with a distinctive visual and verbal style. Thematic similarities are already hinting that all of this material belongs to one bigger story -- but even before the threads come together, everything in this initial issue is enjoyable on a page-by-page basis. Whether considered as one chapter in a vast saga or as a fresh introduction to enthralling characters, this is a terrific comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 21, 2021

    The Mighty Valkyries #1 does a great job beginning its dual stories. Both flow well, are enjoyable to read, and end on moments that leave me wanting to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Apr 19, 2021

    The Mighty Valkyries #1 begins two exciting Asgardian adventures. The primary tale is mouthwateringly cinematic, but both have tantalizing secrets urging readers to return. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Apr 23, 2021

    A strong start to a new Valkyrie story, bringing top-tier talent together for both the story and artwork. A worthy continuation of the ongoing mythological epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 26, 2021

    I enjoyed looking into this new Valkyrie and her journey to figuring out her name. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 21, 2021

    The Mighty Valkyries is a powerful read and an impressive first issue. While some familiarity with Jane Foster's story is helpful and the first chapter might have benefited from a bit more exploration of Jane's past for the benefit of newcomers, those readers who are caught up on how Modern Marvel differs from the movies will find a lot to enjoy in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Apr 21, 2021

    Because it's so linked to what Aaron has done with Jane over the past decade, you might want to check out all of his Jane-relevant stuff leading up to now, or at least the last two Valkyrie runs. You could read this issue cold and probably follow along, but I think the context is crucial. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Logan Moore Apr 21, 2021

    Lots of the book, as you might imagine, sets up what is to come in the ensuing installments, but there's still a great mix of witty writing and action sequences in issue #1 to hold your attention all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 21, 2021

    The Valkyries are part of an amazing pantheon of female superheroes. Here's our list of the best superheroes of all time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 19, 2021

    If you've been following THOR for the last few years, there are a lot of connections here that will keep you interested, especially the Jane story. The 2nd story is so disconnected and thin that it might take a while for fans to find the new VALKYRIE interesting as her own character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Apr 19, 2021

    Both plot lines in 'The Mighty Valkyries' #1 are themselves interesting, but they're tonally dissonant and don't mesh together well. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Tutu D'Squishbo Apr 21, 2021

    Jason Aaron and Cosmic Norse mythology are a match made in Valhalla. Sometimes a comic book should be cool, and Jason Aaron's newest is mighty cool. The art in the first part, the questions posed in the second part; both will have me lingering on this issue for a long time. Jane Foster's not-so-recent push in Marvel Comics has aged like a fine mead (it's aged well). She has been fully developed and redefined more than once in Aaron's run, and her newest iteration offers so many new opportunities for epic tales, I wouldn't be surprised to see her have a pivotal role in another upcoming event. In the second part, the tale of the lost Valkyrie is based more on other-world building than characters' development, but what a world, with an economy more

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 28, 2021

    When this comic says, "Karnilla has kidnapped some babies," -- without further explanation -- it splits the readership into two groups. One group will lean forward with twinkling eyes and say, "Does that mean … Is she going to … are they gonna be …" And the other group will say, "So? How many @#$% books am I gonna have to buy before they explain that?" My condolences to the second group, because I think those of us in the first group are going to have a blast with this title.

  • 9.0
    DSuler Apr 21, 2021

    Stellar start to this new series! Can't wait to see where it'll go next!

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui May 26, 2021

    It was interesting enough story wise but it is Mattia de Lulis art that catapults the first story to 8.5 but the second story looked like a cartoon next to it so it was a disservice to have 2 stories with such vastly different styles. Just have Mattia do both. Odd choice??

  • 8.0
    Boudi Apr 25, 2021

    There are two stories. I liked both. But the first one had well crafted characters and an amazing art that reminds me of Stjepan Sejic (this might be the biggest compliment I can give to an artist). The second was also a nice one.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Apr 30, 2021

    " It makes me sad that a Woman like her can die alone. Sad but not altogether surprised."

  • 7.5

    This was pretty good, but I had trouble finding interest in it though.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Apr 25, 2021

    I had low expectations for this because of the King in Black tie-in, but this narrative is already much more promising.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Apr 25, 2021

    The art in the first story. Wow. That was like a movie. The story was good but got a little confusing toward the end. The second story I didnt mind as much as some other people. It was ok. I do hope this series turns out to be as good as the list series.

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Not bad.

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Apr 21, 2021

    The first story is good, the second one is pretty bad, I continue to not give a crap about the Tessa Thompson Valkyrie.

  • 9.0
    Rachit Mittal Sep 16, 2021

  • 8.5
    KittyNone May 2, 2021

  • 8.5
    flodid Apr 30, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Apr 23, 2021

  • 8.0
    dynamitegunstar Apr 23, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar Apr 24, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Apr 21, 2021

  • 4.0
    Owen Apr 21, 2021

  • 1.0
    Pelato89 Jan 22, 2023

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