REVIEW: The Mighty Thor #705 “Gods and Heroes” (The Death Of The Mighty Thor)

The Mangog has torn through the gods and Asgardia is headed towards its destruction. Jane Foster has chosen to sacrifice her health to transform into the Mighty Thor one last time and confront the Mangog.

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Colorist: Mathew Wilson
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Publisher: Marvel Comics

What You Need to Know:
Ever since Jane Foster has picked up Mjolnir. She has sacrificed her health, neglecting her cancer treatments. Now Jane has reached the point of no return. If she transforms into the Mighty Thor one more time, she’ll die. But the Mangog is on the verge of destroying Asgardia and killing every god in his path. Thus, Jane Foster has become the Mighty Thor once more in the hopes of saving the Odinson and all on Asgardia.

What You’ll Find Out: Thor engages the Mangog, doing everything she can to stop the unstoppable beast. In the end, it takes binding the Mangog in the same chains designed to confine Fenris. Tying one end to Mjolnir and Thor hurling her hammer into the sun to finally defeat the Mangog. Sacrificing Mjolnir means Thor will become Jane Foster once again. The Odinson and Jane Foster embrace one last time as Jane dies in his arms.

What Just Happened? Jason Aaron has given us, arguably the most meaningful death in comic books since the Dark Phoenix Saga. Jane Foster could have battled her cancer and possibly win her battle if she never picked up Mjolnir. But the world needed a Thor and she wouldn’t let the world be with one. And even more importantly, when the gods needed rescuing. Jane Foster sacrificed her life to save them.

Rating: 10/10

Final Thoughts: The Death of the Mighty Thor is the best comic story you’ll read this year, hands down! This will go down in the annals of great stories alongside The Dark Phoenix Saga and The Infinity Gauntlet. From the writing to the art, it’s a magnificent example of what comic book storytelling should be. Do not miss out on this epic tale!

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