Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Asgardians of the Galaxy #1

Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 takes the idea of throwing together an odd assortment of heroes, this time all of them being Asgardian. The group includes Angela, Valkyrie (and her human alter-ego), Throg, Thunderstrike, Skurge (obviously getting a boost in popularity from his role in Thor: Ragnarok), and the Destroyer (with a surprise controller).

Stealing more than a bit from Avengers: Infinity War, one of the stops for the heroes is Nidavellir where Nebula has forced the Dwarves to make her a powerful new weapon. The Asgardians also discover just what Nebula's plan is, and how it is connected to the old gods and their discarded soulless bodies (which could be put to good use by a power-mad sociopath with delusions of grandeur).

The comic is tied into Marvel's larger event (Infinity Wars) but because so much of the writing is cribbed from other sources its pretty easy to follow. Issue #1 is really memorable only for the unusual makeup of the team (involving villains and magical frogs) who may be able to save the day if they can stop themselves from destroying the universe. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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