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THE WAR OF THE REALMS is upon us! Malekith, king of the Dark Elves, has been conquering the Ten Realms and now has his sights set on the last one: Earth. And with armies of Frost Giants, Fire Goblins, trolls, angel warriors, Roxxon corporate soldiers, the Enchantress and the prince of lies himself, Loki, at his side, Malekith may just succeed. Asgardia is no more, Old Asga THE WAR OF THE REALMS is upon us! Malekith, king of the Dark Elves, has been conquering the Ten Realms and now has his sights set on the last one: Earth. And with armies of Frost Giants, Fire Goblins, trolls, angel warriors, Roxxon corporate soldiers, the Enchantress and the prince of lies himself, Loki, at his side, Malekith may just succeed. Asgardia is no more, Old Asgard is in ruins, and the majority of Asgardians are refugees on Earth. Now Thor and Earth's heroes -- including the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and even such unlikely allies as Venom and Punisher -- are all that stand in Malekith's way! It's an event five years in the making as the MIGHTY THOR creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist Russell Dauterman and colorist Matthew Wilson reunite to save the Ten Realms! COLLECTING: WAR OF THE REALMS 1-6, WAR OF THE REALMS: OMEGA


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THE WAR OF THE REALMS is upon us! Malekith, king of the Dark Elves, has been conquering the Ten Realms and now has his sights set on the last one: Earth. And with armies of Frost Giants, Fire Goblins, trolls, angel warriors, Roxxon corporate soldiers, the Enchantress and the prince of lies himself, Loki, at his side, Malekith may just succeed. Asgardia is no more, Old Asga THE WAR OF THE REALMS is upon us! Malekith, king of the Dark Elves, has been conquering the Ten Realms and now has his sights set on the last one: Earth. And with armies of Frost Giants, Fire Goblins, trolls, angel warriors, Roxxon corporate soldiers, the Enchantress and the prince of lies himself, Loki, at his side, Malekith may just succeed. Asgardia is no more, Old Asgard is in ruins, and the majority of Asgardians are refugees on Earth. Now Thor and Earth's heroes -- including the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and even such unlikely allies as Venom and Punisher -- are all that stand in Malekith's way! It's an event five years in the making as the MIGHTY THOR creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist Russell Dauterman and colorist Matthew Wilson reunite to save the Ten Realms! COLLECTING: WAR OF THE REALMS 1-6, WAR OF THE REALMS: OMEGA

30 review for War of the Realms

  1. 4 out of 5

    Khurram

    It is so great when a comic/book lives up to its name and and hype. To be honest I when the War of the Realms came out I did not really know much about it. I cannot understand why as this is probably the most epic Marvel story in comics. I would put this right up there with Endgame. Of the 10 Realms 9 have fallen only Earth/Midgard is left, and it is not going down without a fight. All the Avengers and heroes and heroines stand with the survivors of the other Realms. Once again everyo It is so great when a comic/book lives up to its name and and hype. To be honest I when the War of the Realms came out I did not really know much about it. I cannot understand why as this is probably the most epic Marvel story in comics. I would put this right up there with Endgame. Of the 10 Realms 9 have fallen only Earth/Midgard is left, and it is not going down without a fight. All the Avengers and heroes and heroines stand with the survivors of the other Realms. Once again everyone steps up. If I have one complaint, it is Spider-man. Wolverine call Spider_man an idiot and I agree with him completely. I have hated the way Marvel have devolved his character. He acts more like Spider-boy, or Iron-child. Thst is my only complaint. This is an all action comic, from beginning to end. I am not even a Thor fan, but I love this series. I think he steps up big time. The other characters are also great but all in all Thor is the linchpin. In all honesty that is the way it should be. The cover gallery contains all the variants and a thumbnail version on the actual covers. Summary totally epic story, great artwork and totally awesome series.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Malum

    I had pretty much written this event off because a lot of the pre-War of the Realms stuff I saw was very unimpressive. Much to my surprise, though, this turned out to be a lot of fun. From the first issue to the last, it is just one constant fight with more heroes than you can shake a stick at. Imagine the last battle in Endgame stretched out to a six-issue graphic novel. Bonus points for Spider-Man and Iron Man lightening things up with some pretty funny lines (as an aside: why is Spider-Man's name hy I had pretty much written this event off because a lot of the pre-War of the Realms stuff I saw was very unimpressive. Much to my surprise, though, this turned out to be a lot of fun. From the first issue to the last, it is just one constant fight with more heroes than you can shake a stick at. Imagine the last battle in Endgame stretched out to a six-issue graphic novel. Bonus points for Spider-Man and Iron Man lightening things up with some pretty funny lines (as an aside: why is Spider-Man's name hyphenated and Iron Man's name isnt? The world may never know...). There are a couple of negatives though, and they mostly have to do with the Omega issue: The Omega issue was just a glorified commercial for some new books Marvel is going to be pumping out. (view spoiler)[Daredevil gets some new magic sticks at the end of the Omega issue. Can't we just let Daredevil be a cool street level hero without always trying to give him magic powers? He got a magic sword in his last run, a different magic sword in the War of the Realms, and now some magic billie clubs. Sheesh (hide spoiler)] . (view spoiler)[I loved Jane Foster as Thor, but her as Valkyrie isnt doing it for me. Her look is uninspired and this whole move just reeks of Marvel trying to bring back a popular character in a really anti-climactic way (hide spoiler)] .

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cheese

    "A Hammer doesn't make a Thor, a Thor Makes his Hammer!" If this is the end of Aaron’s Thor run, then it’s a satisfying one. Aaron spun many tales and loose ends throughout his fantastic Thor run and they are all answered in this tale. A satisfying end to a legendary run.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ramon

    Doth mine eyes deceive me?! An entire event series with just one dedicated artist? An event with much planning and aforethought? Well, dear me if this isn't the best event series since, uh, Secret Wars. But also it's a great end to a phase of Aaron's Thor run. But the art is great (as is Wilson's colors) too. Lots of great moments of import that have been set up in previous issues. Lots of funny bits as well.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dimitra

    This is the best Marvel event in years. Probably my favorite. Jason Aaron's story telling along with Russell Dauterman's stunning art was such an enjoyable ride. This team has been building this for years and every book has been constantly better than the last... every issue, tie-in, mini series or on-going has been magnificent. Aaron's Thor years have been amazing and will forever stand out in the history books.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    The culmination of Jason Aaron's Thor run, an event 7 years in the making, finally hits the Marvel Universe as the War Of The Realms comes to Midgard. War Of The Realms is a summer blockbuster. It's high action, high stakes, character deaths galore (although there's quite a few fake-outs), but it never loses sight of the fact that it's meant to be the end of something, not a springboard for the next Marvel relaunch or status quo, which is a wonderful change. Aaron does his best to cat The culmination of Jason Aaron's Thor run, an event 7 years in the making, finally hits the Marvel Universe as the War Of The Realms comes to Midgard. War Of The Realms is a summer blockbuster. It's high action, high stakes, character deaths galore (although there's quite a few fake-outs), but it never loses sight of the fact that it's meant to be the end of something, not a springboard for the next Marvel relaunch or status quo, which is a wonderful change. Aaron does his best to catch you up if you're not familiar with his previous stories, but having read the rest of his Thor run will mean you get a lot more out of the payoffs in this story than if you hadn't. There are still a few twists and turns, a couple of unexpected developments, and the way in which the War is finally won is just perfect, a love-letter to everything Aaron has been doing with this character across the last seven years. War Of The Realms feels important to Thor and his companions, as it should, but it's on such a big stage that it also justifies itself as an event - if this was just another arc of Thor, it wouldn't have done the story justice, so I'm actually pleased Marvel ramped it up into its own event for a change. The art from start to finish is from the incomparable Russell Dauterman, who is second-to-none when it comes to Thor. His art's fantastically detailed, and even with each of these issues being extra-sized, they all shipped on time, and each page looks as painstakingly detailed as the last. It's just beautiful. War Of The Realms is what a Marvel event should be - earned, justified, and a hell of a lot of fun. Or maybe a Hel of a lot of fun, if we're staying on brand.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tundextra

    In 2010 the Marvel Event Siege came to an end... that Brian Michael Bendis created event was the last decent event! 9 years on, and another mediocre event (compared to the previous decade). . The Dark Elves and their allied overrun Earth and a shock and battered 9 realms, led by Earth and Asgard have to make their last stand on Earth. Such a huge story should have a devastating impact on Earth (see The Authority, Planetary, The Boys or any other non-Marvel books for what I mean.) There In 2010 the Marvel Event Siege came to an end... that Brian Michael Bendis created event was the last decent event! 9 years on, and another mediocre event (compared to the previous decade). . The Dark Elves and their allied overrun Earth and a shock and battered 9 realms, led by Earth and Asgard have to make their last stand on Earth. Such a huge story should have a devastating impact on Earth (see The Authority, Planetary, The Boys or any other non-Marvel books for what I mean.) There lies the problem with no real outcomes, nobody really dying, there's no real jeopardy for the characters and thus lack of empathy by long time comic book readers like myself? . 7 out of 12 for the dramatic highs and lows by numbers that Marvel is.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marco

    "If only Thor can save the day... Then we simply need more Thors."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Billy Jepma

    Jason Aaron is one of my favorite writers in comics, and Russel Dauterman is one of my favorite artists out there. As you can imagine, I was very excited to see them reunite for the "War of the Realms" event that Aaron has been building toward over the last several years. However, I'm usually very wary of event comics, so my excitement for this series was tempered with the nagging fear that it would miss the mark. Thankfully, it didn't. Not at all. While it doesn't hit quite as hard as it wants Jason Aaron is one of my favorite writers in comics, and Russel Dauterman is one of my favorite artists out there. As you can imagine, I was very excited to see them reunite for the "War of the Realms" event that Aaron has been building toward over the last several years. However, I'm usually very wary of event comics, so my excitement for this series was tempered with the nagging fear that it would miss the mark. Thankfully, it didn't. Not at all. While it doesn't hit quite as hard as it wants to, Aaron has penned a spectacular event that's elevated by some of the best art in the industry. Over each of the six issues, Aaron and Dauterman (with the inimitable Matthew Wilson on colors and Joe Sabino on letters), carry their audience through a rollicking event that features some of the best action I've ever seen on the page of a comic. Dauterman's layouts and linework are second-to-none, and seeing him flex his muscles on a story of this scale is nothing short of a treat. And when paired with Wilson's beautiful colors and Sabino's lettering, "War of the Realms" is one of the most exceptional looking comics Marvel has done. Aaron's story is also strong, as usual, and his years working with Thor and the Avengers has left him well-equipped to pen a galaxy-spanning tale like this. However, the scope of the story does get the better of him sometimes, as there's not much emotional weight in the middle section. "War" opens with spectacle and consequence, ends with the appropriate layers of triumph and emotion, but narratively lags in the middle. The artwork keeps things moving, and the pair-ups in the event are great, but the stakes aren't as tangible as I was hoping for. If this story succeeds at anything, though, it's making the scale of the event feel very real to the Marvel Universe. With the main series focusing on the plot, I enjoyed how the tie-ins (especially the "Strikeforce" one-offs) took time to show how some of the less-front-facing characters are dealing with it. The tie-ins also helped space out the breakneck pace of the main series and provided the large cast of characters with some time to breathe. Overall, I really enjoyed "War of the Realms." It's a remarkable achievement that sports some of the best artwork on the stands. It's not perfect, and falls victim to some of the typical "event story" pitfalls, but remains an incredibly exciting and enjoyable read from start to finish.

  10. 4 out of 5

    David

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So disappointed with Aaron's writing on this one, and Russell Dauterman's artwork was sloppy and hard to look at. I was foolish enough to actually purchase each individual issue for this big, Marvel, summer story arc and then waited to binge read them. I even got an extra variant cover! I think next time I'll just wait for the official collection, but I haven't been this let down by Jason Aaron before, so, shame on me. Everything about this story arc was shameless and blatant promotio So disappointed with Aaron's writing on this one, and Russell Dauterman's artwork was sloppy and hard to look at. I was foolish enough to actually purchase each individual issue for this big, Marvel, summer story arc and then waited to binge read them. I even got an extra variant cover! I think next time I'll just wait for the official collection, but I haven't been this let down by Jason Aaron before, so, shame on me. Everything about this story arc was shameless and blatant promotion for Marvel's TV and film industry. Every character included was in a recent movie/tv show, or streaming soon to a tv near you. Dauterman even penciled the artwork to look as if from the view of a camera lens (objects up close were out of focus compared to the character speaking in focus, if that makes sense). This story was just another launching point to sell more titles, as well. The gross amount of crossovers and miniseries to follow were overwhelming. There were B characters thrown into the Avengers just because they needed some promotion. Ex. Blade (reboot movie coming soon), and Ghost Rider (new Hulu series coming soon.) Why else would they be included? As for the mechanics of the story, it felt like I was missing a huge part of it. It just starts out with an invasion of NY City and events play out so fast, they're meaningless. If this is supposed to be a coherent six-issue release, it should be able to stand on its own as a singular story. If other stories crossover into it, or stem from it, those should be subtle. I'm sure Marvel asked these creators to do all of these things, but Jesus Christ, why be so obvious about it? If you want your fans' money, give them something worth purchasing. Because at this point they're just taking advantage of their fans, and this book proves it. I will never buy single issues of another big Marvel story arc again. The only saving grace of this story (why I didn't give it one star) was where Aaron showed his awesome storytelling expertise, was when a half digested Loki cut his way out of the stomach of a Frost Giant. Other than that, it was pandering bullshit, rife with annoying one-liners.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Blindzider

    To be fair, I haven't read Aaron's run on Thor since the very beginning, which means none of the lead-up to this crossover with all of the drama and suspense I presume were in the story, weren't there for me. I like Aaron's writing in general, but this felt shallow, mostly action sequences filled with those shocking moments that you never thought would happen. Despite that, there were a couple parts that were cool to see, but in the end, it just didn't create much of a connection. It does change To be fair, I haven't read Aaron's run on Thor since the very beginning, which means none of the lead-up to this crossover with all of the drama and suspense I presume were in the story, weren't there for me. I like Aaron's writing in general, but this felt shallow, mostly action sequences filled with those shocking moments that you never thought would happen. Despite that, there were a couple parts that were cool to see, but in the end, it just didn't create much of a connection. It does change the status quo though, for a number of characters, so it is definitely a necessary read, not only for a conclusion to some plot threads that started all the way back at the beginning of Aaron's run, but also because it sets new paths for the world of Thor.

  12. 5 out of 5

    James

    3.5 stars. Man this made me mad. This run started off with so much potential. The story grabs you and draws you in for ride in such an awesome manner. As I was reading issues 1-4 I just couldn’t wait for the next book. Then it just lost all its steam in 5 and 6. I mean there was some cool stuff set up at the end that I’m looking forward to, but it’s like Aaron just gave up or stopped caring nearing then end of this. This easily could have been 4.5-5 stars if he had stuck the landing.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Peaky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. War of the Realms words we are hearing for years from Jason Aaron comics event he planned for so long finally concluded. I was more than teased for this War already seeing preludium of it in Mighty Thor issues ever since Loki put that dagger in his mother chest, also from other stories like Infinity Wars (Which sucks btw, but Loki is epic), Doctor Strange: God Of Magic etc. So story begins with a boom with dark elves “killing” Odin alone in Old Asgard and sage of Midgard begins streets of New Yo War of the Realms words we are hearing for years from Jason Aaron comics event he planned for so long finally concluded. I was more than teased for this War already seeing preludium of it in Mighty Thor issues ever since Loki put that dagger in his mother chest, also from other stories like Infinity Wars (Which sucks btw, but Loki is epic), Doctor Strange: God Of Magic etc. So story begins with a boom with dark elves “killing” Odin alone in Old Asgard and sage of Midgard begins streets of New York flowed with creatures of all ten realms and Malekith’s Cabal on one side and great number of our favorite superheroes on other (Asgardians, Avengers, Defenders, Agents of Wakanda, Spider-Man, Logan, Punisher etc.) and one more shocker Loki killed by his father Laufey right after saving his “mother” by cutting Laufey’s hand. Battles were raging in beautiful art of this comic by Russell Dauterman. Colors made me feel like I was there witnessing everthing first hand. What is good that we saw more from Punisher in this crossover than usually, Iron Odin, Daredevil became Guardian of Bifrost, Fantastic Four was back in action after five years. So a lot events happend and were detailed in tie-ins like Malekith and Venom, Cap. Marvel and New Queen Of Cinders, Spider-Man in Hel, Fall of Ulik and Enchantress, Jane Foster finding Stormbreaker so for those who haven’t read the tie-ins some scenes will be like WTF when did this happen. But it is important to know that this was just too large scale and everything couldn’t be put in 6 issues. And I was thinking about 4/5* or even 3* and ocassionaly thinking is this really what we waited for so long... I wanted all-time classic and than after five years of being unworthy, four years since he lost his arm and a year since Mjolnir was destroyed... He... The Odinson finally lifts Mjolnir once again and ladies and gantleman you can aoute me on this: “Shit was legendary”. I once again must say art is just at its best. I would recommend to you all to read this storyline. 5/5

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    War of the Realms offers an example of exactly what Marvel events should be: action-focused, character-heavy, light on McGuffuns, light on info-dumping. Malekith has arrived on Midgard to conquer the final realm among the ten. A loquacious narrator provides the necessary backstory (although you're really going to want to have read the previous ten or so Thor volumes). Earth's many, many heroes join the battle, with Thor and his Asgardian brethren taking point. Honestly, from front to back, War of the War of the Realms offers an example of exactly what Marvel events should be: action-focused, character-heavy, light on McGuffuns, light on info-dumping. Malekith has arrived on Midgard to conquer the final realm among the ten. A loquacious narrator provides the necessary backstory (although you're really going to want to have read the previous ten or so Thor volumes). Earth's many, many heroes join the battle, with Thor and his Asgardian brethren taking point. Honestly, from front to back, War of the Realms is one big battle. Sure, some scenes could have used a little more explanation. The book is dialogue heavy, but it's mostly used for quips and "HAVE AT THEE" statements. Characters rarely explain their actions - that's for the narrator, who often does so in flowery language that obscures what's going on. Fortunately, War of the Realms is simple enough that the reader can quickly fill in the blanks. And I should be clear: the quips and the Asgardian battle cries are a delight. I didn't expect to chuckle while reading War of the Realms. This event is also the rare one that comes to a satisfying conclusion. The war is over, Thor is (view spoiler)[the All-Father (hide spoiler)] , and...not much else. I guess a single panel sets the stage for a confrontation with Carnage, but otherwise the thing is done - and done in a bloody, epic final battle that lives up to expectations. This is some good Marvel, on par even with the Avengers movies. Hey, Kevin Feige? Maybe adapt this one next.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    One of the huge events of 2019 in the Marvel Universe is here. Building up in the pages of Thor and several other titles, War of the Realms is the culmination of the 10 realms fighting against Malekith and all his minions. The battles are epic, the story is well written, and the art works well for what the story is telling. Aftermath highlights (spoilers): - Odin bows down and proclaims Thor the new All-Father. - Thor united his past and future selves to win the war, and by surren One of the huge events of 2019 in the Marvel Universe is here. Building up in the pages of Thor and several other titles, War of the Realms is the culmination of the 10 realms fighting against Malekith and all his minions. The battles are epic, the story is well written, and the art works well for what the story is telling. Aftermath highlights (spoilers): - Odin bows down and proclaims Thor the new All-Father. - Thor united his past and future selves to win the war, and by surrendering the last piece of Mjolnir, a new Mjolnir is forged in the sun. - Jane Foster was made All-Mother, but now is the first of a new order of Valkyries - Malekith has been completely destroyed and the realms are at peace - Enchantress, Sindr, Laufey, and Hela are all stopped and captured. - Odin has a totally amazing moment when he is given his own Iron Man armor and briefly becomes the Iron All-Father - Venom's insanity has FINALLY been destroyed inside him, and he knows a confrontation with Carnage is coming. (Can't wait to read Absolute Carnage!) If I had one dislike of this story, it would have to do with the pieces of the story that get covered in the tie-ins. I wish they were included here, but I'll be reading a majority of them anyways. High recommend. Epic and well worth the wait and build up.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

    Good comic. It suffers from the big event crossover feeling of trying to string together a lot of cool moments for fans (view spoiler)[like Daredevil picking up Heimdall's sword and the Iron Odin armor and the big finale (hide spoiler)] (though my favorite was probably Punisher and a bunch of light elves arming up). Still it's a good run. I wish the big events like this got bundled up as an omnibus so you got all of the smaller more developed stories (like X-Men: Age of Ap Good comic. It suffers from the big event crossover feeling of trying to string together a lot of cool moments for fans (view spoiler)[like Daredevil picking up Heimdall's sword and the Iron Odin armor and the big finale (hide spoiler)] (though my favorite was probably Punisher and a bunch of light elves arming up). Still it's a good run. I wish the big events like this got bundled up as an omnibus so you got all of the smaller more developed stories (like X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Omnibus and Doctor Strange: Damnation - The Complete Collection though even then the whole story ends up feeling a little disjointed).

  17. 4 out of 5

    Geoffrey Carter

    Excellent Epic Crossover The art is beautiful and the story caps off what Jason Aaron has been doing with the book for at least the last 2 years. You need to read some of the extra material in other books tied into the event to get the whole story, but there’s enough there to be coherent and accessible if you just read it on your own. The Kindle version is a great value right now. I would have liked it if the book set up what’s next for more of the main characters at the end. It teases more for Excellent Epic Crossover The art is beautiful and the story caps off what Jason Aaron has been doing with the book for at least the last 2 years. You need to read some of the extra material in other books tied into the event to get the whole story, but there’s enough there to be coherent and accessible if you just read it on your own. The Kindle version is a great value right now. I would have liked it if the book set up what’s next for more of the main characters at the end. It teases more for Jane Foster and Thor, but didn’t give me enough closure with what’s next for one of my favorites, Loki. Also, it was unusual to see the Punisher given such a main role, since he’s not usually featured as a major player in these larger, more traditional superhero epics. Highly recommended. Glad I bought it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mitchell Kukulka

    ”War is War. Giants just take more bullets is all.” Jason Aaron’s Masterclass On How to Write a Great Event Comic® will teach you just three lessons: 1. The event should come at the end of a long road of build-up and storylines leading into it, not something thrown together to chase what’s popular. 2. Work with one artist who knows the ins and outs of the story being told and the characters populating it so well that they can make every panel into a genuine work of art, and then d ”War is War. Giants just take more bullets is all.” Jason Aaron’s Masterclass On How to Write a Great Event Comic® will teach you just three lessons: 1. The event should come at the end of a long road of build-up and storylines leading into it, not something thrown together to chase what’s popular. 2. Work with one artist who knows the ins and outs of the story being told and the characters populating it so well that they can make every panel into a genuine work of art, and then do it over and over again. 3. Find a truly unique premise around which you can build a properly grand story, then swing for the fences and just tell the most epic tale possible.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pyramids Ubiquitous

    I'm very much ready for Aaron's run with Thor to be over. It started out phenomenally, but additional volumes show only that it was a one-off success. In The War of the Realms, a wide variety of Marvel characters are assembled and fused and pitted against each other, and this is passed off as a story. It might make for a fun video game, but it was completely unengaging to read. What's also frustrating is that Jane Foster is incredibly relevant here for no apparent reason. It would be more approp I'm very much ready for Aaron's run with Thor to be over. It started out phenomenally, but additional volumes show only that it was a one-off success. In The War of the Realms, a wide variety of Marvel characters are assembled and fused and pitted against each other, and this is passed off as a story. It might make for a fun video game, but it was completely unengaging to read. What's also frustrating is that Jane Foster is incredibly relevant here for no apparent reason. It would be more appropriate to say that Aaron wrote Jane Foster with his run, not Thor. I gave a star because I did enjoy the battle sequences in Jotunheim.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ricardo Noronha

    Absolutely amazing. This is one epic crossover/event I'll never forget. It's so mindblowing I have difficulties picking my favourite part. The way it starts? The way it ends? Everything that happens in between? Answer: all of the above. Trust me, it's all amazing (Sorry, Spidey :D ). If you like Thor, if you enjoy Aaron's writing, then you will definitely love this. It's not only thrilling (with unbelievable plot-twists) but, while still having space for funny moments (Thank you, Spidey! Deadpoo Absolutely amazing. This is one epic crossover/event I'll never forget. It's so mindblowing I have difficulties picking my favourite part. The way it starts? The way it ends? Everything that happens in between? Answer: all of the above. Trust me, it's all amazing (Sorry, Spidey :D ). If you like Thor, if you enjoy Aaron's writing, then you will definitely love this. It's not only thrilling (with unbelievable plot-twists) but, while still having space for funny moments (Thank you, Spidey! Deadpool was not on his days...) it's also very brutal and bloody. Aaron was simply at his best when he wrote this. Hands down, my all-time favourite Marvel event.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Westen

    I think what I like the most was how pretty much everyone kept on asking Wolverine 'Weren't you dead'. Also how the Punisher isn't phased by giants and supernatural creatures invading New York, he's just upset he didn't bring bigger guns. Although part of me does wonder, why did Malekith brought Odin and Freya to Stonehenge in England. I think one of the many Stone Ship sites through out Scandinavia. It would make more sense, thematically. Although I guess Marvel isn't too keen on sticking I think what I like the most was how pretty much everyone kept on asking Wolverine 'Weren't you dead'. Also how the Punisher isn't phased by giants and supernatural creatures invading New York, he's just upset he didn't bring bigger guns. Although part of me does wonder, why did Malekith brought Odin and Freya to Stonehenge in England. I think one of the many Stone Ship sites through out Scandinavia. It would make more sense, thematically. Although I guess Marvel isn't too keen on sticking with actual Norse lore, considering they made Laufey Loki's father in the comics, when, mythologically, Laufey was Loki's mother, and Farbauti was Loki's father.

  22. 5 out of 5

    GW Review Dabbler

    Wanted to give this a go as it was a major Marvel event. Haven't read much Avengers in the last few years but have semi kept up-to-date with goings on and you don't need to know too much to read this. There's not much character development but there are a lot of Marvel characters involved and lots of action. This isn't going to tax you when reading it but it's a good introduction/re-introduction into the world of Thor et al.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nadja

    *read as single issues* I really enjoyed this event. It was mostly one big battle with lots of heroes and all the different realms involved but it was beautifully done. There was a lot of build up for this event and in may opinion it really paid of. The story had some nice twists and even more emotional moments. A lot of characters had their moment to shine. Also the whole book is just absolutely beautiful. The art alone is absolutely worth it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Begins strong and ends strong, and is clearly the culmination of years of work. The middle gets a little foggy. There's just so much going on that a lot of important things have to be shunted off to the tie in books, which makes this volume by itself feel incomplete. This event is an excellent candidate for one of those giant, all in one event collections. If you've been reading Thor for the last few years, you'll be quite satisfied, and if you haven't, this is your cue to start.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Collects War of the Realms issues #1-6 There is some good stuff happening in this 2019 event miniseries, but it was a little bit of a let down after Jason Aaron's exceptional, multi-year run on "Thor." The middle of the book felt like marketing for all of the spin offs, and there was so much happening, that the "big moments" did feel that big. So, while there were aspects of this event that I really liked, overall I was hoping for much more.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rocky Sunico

    As messy as crossover events can get, I rather enjoyed the War of the Realms and how it tied together a lot of long-term story planning woven into the various Thor books in a manner that was rather satisfying. Sure it's a lot of gratuitous violence splashed across pages and pages of detailed panels for the most part. But the book also has a lot of character spotlight moments and some interesting exploration of parallel characters all in one place. In short, it was a lot of fun.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Byron Oneal

    I am always hesitant to jump into these big crossover platforms. Drawn in by Aaron and Thor, I gave it a shot. It’s serviceable for what it is. The art is pleasing and you get pretty standard snapshots of lots of the big leaguers in the Marvel universe. Ultimately, it’s what you’d expect it to be and it’s a fun ride doing it.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    This event is the culmination of 7 years of great Thor comics from Jason Aaron. This event is a bit wacky at times, but it's never boring. War of the Realms is also a massive event with several tie-ins, which are mercifully optional. War of the Realms features beautiful Dauterman art, some corny dialog, and a healthy dose of fun. Worth a read for event junkies and Aaron Thor fans.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shane O'Hanlon

    One of the best Marvel crossovers I have ever read. It will go down as a classic I think.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Josue Rodriguez

    WAR OF THE REALMS Fun, Epic, and Engaging Best Event in Years AMAZING ARTWORK

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