Thor #77

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Scot Eaton Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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Only one can wield Mjolnir, the mighty mystic Uru hammer. Will it be Thor, or his son Magni? And must the son kill the father in order to restore peace on Earth?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 14, 2004

    This issue is all about taking us right to the moment where it looks like Dan Jurgens is on the verge of delivering something big, but it never quite takes us over the lines that it sets up, which is equal parts intriguing and frustrating. I mean I have to say my attention was riveted by the scene where Thor reacts to Prince Magni's comments that his father had erred more tragically than Odin ever did, and the scene where Thor is mere moments from proving whether he could lift the Mjolnir was a riveting scene. However, both of these moments are never fully realized, as Desak's arrival pulls us away from these dramatics in the throne room, and while the resultant action is wonderfully intense, I did find myself a bit frustrated that the questions were only mere moments from being resolved, but were left on the table. As for the battle with Desak, I have to say I was impressed by the idea that Desak looks to be more than up to the task of taking down Thor, and that even the fabled Odin Read Full Review

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