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Mighty Thor Vol. 5: The Death of the Mighty Thor

(The Mighty Thor (2015) #5)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  719 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Marvel Legacy hits Asgard with a bang - the death of the Mighty Thor! The final judgment comes as the Mangog arrives. The War Thor meets the beast head-on, but even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate hammer-wielder may pale in comparison to the Mangog's might! The battle rages as Jane Foster's cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final ju ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Marvel (first published June 26th 2018)
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Sam Quixote
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a strong opening couple books in Jason Aaron’s Jane Foster Thor run the series has stagnated under the “Mighty Thor” banner, never rising above “meh” and, for the last couple, “zzz…”. That said, Jane Foster’s time as Thor ends on a high note with her final adventure in The Death of The Mighty Thor. As much as I hate how Marvel don’t seem to have any ideas for new stories beyond the now boilerplate death/resurrection plotlines, this death storyline was surprisingly good, not least because A ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jane Foster goes out on top as Thor. If she takes the hammer one more time, she will die. But Mangog has returned to wipe out Asgardia... Jason Aaron build this up magnificently. He had me devouring this to see what happened. Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson are at the top of their game. I'd never heard of Dauterman before his Thor run and now he's one of the top comic artists out there. I love his cinematic eye and clean lines. Wilson's colors make each page pop. These guys actually have me ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, marvel
Ugh, I have such conflicting feelings about this volume. I really liked Jane Foster Thor even if the last couple of volumes were not good, and I never wanted her to leave the mantle behind even if her tenure as Thor was meant to be temporary from its very start, not just because of her illness, but because we saw a future Thor in Aaron's original Thor: God of Thunder series, and it was Odinson. Jane Foster was my first Thor, and it was the book that began my affection for Marvel's own corner of ...more
Paul E. Morph
I just spent the last two hours tearing through this book, the final arc of the Jane Foster Thor, and I'm now entirely emotionally exhausted... This story-arc may well be one of the absolute highlights of my forty year comicbook reading career. I'm simply... thunderstruck. (That's right; I went there.)

A huge thank you to Jason Aaron, Russel Dauterman and all their collaborators for some of the most epic comics I've ever had the privilege to read.
James DeSantis
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I kept battling back and forth what I should rate this. It's hard because a lot of it I do like but there's one major thing I thought didn't work.

So this is it. The War Thor goes head to head with Mangog right off the bat the final moments are on. Jane is extremely sick through most of this. Dr. Strange warns her one more time she grabs the hammer and she won't survive reverting back. Falcon, Strange, and Odinson, all watch over her so she doesn't pick up the hammer. When Mangog finally gets to
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aye t’was a spectacular run.

The best thing about this Thor run is that they’ve found a good writer and they’ve let him run with it. Aaron’s run on Thor is ten times better than the Simonson run. I loved the Simonson run, it was epic and full of Norse mythologies and fantastic characters, but Aaron has taken it to another level. It’s a dream run for such a big Thor fan.

This was a fitting end to two Thor’s in this issue. The main one obviously being Jane Foster. Jason Aaron made Jane Foster the m
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, marvel, thor, comics
This has been a beautiful ending to Jane’s story. This volume starts off with Mighty Thor #700, a dazzling 55 page issue that I reread regularly. The scenes with Karnilla give me chills every single time, and the fact that we are allowed to see just slightly into what is to come is so effective. In fact, I don’t think I have ever read any issue of Mighty Thor, or Thor (2014), or God Of Thunder where I haven’t gotten chills. Jason Aaron’s writing is absolutely phenomenal and this volume is no dif ...more
Aldo Haegemans
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never would have thought i would like a female thor. I loved this series. So well written.
GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)

Awesome volume. Jason Aaron once again proves himself worthy to be the writer of Thor.

Jane Foster is boss and this final volume of her as Lady Thor completely seals the deal for me.

The very first oversized issue in this volume makes the whole book worth buying...not that the rest of the story isn't as interesting (it is) but holy mole issue 700 is one of my favorite issues of a comic written in a helluva long time.
May 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

It's hard to talk about this volume without talking about SPOILERS, so you have been warned.

This was a solid four star book until the very end. So what happened to sour me on it? Well...

Ever since the debut of this new Thor, we have been working our way toward her death. Heck, they even called this volume The Death of Thor. So did they deliver on this?


It was the old bait and switch. Jane Foster dies for about a minute and a half (to fulfill the b
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The end of an era.
Shannon Appelcline
Here's the thing: no fight against Mangog is ever that interesting. He's just a big, dumb Doomsday-like foe who keeps hitting and hitting until the plot calls for him to be defeated. There can be beautiful visuals (and, there are) but don't expect characterization or nuance.

Mangog of course comes out of nowhere to be the big threat that finally brings down the Mighty Thor. And, this is done well enough. Jane is told "Don't pick up that hammer or you'll die". And then of course she has to. There'
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wasnt overly engaged in this as other volumes. Maybe because I read it as single issues. Still emotional and thoughtful, solid artwork. Was a good overall series although probably not Aarons best work.
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great ending for a equally great comic!
Rod Brown
The first half was a bit vexing, with all the plot points and every minor character being revisited and all the unrelenting and messy action sequences, but I felt Aaron and company brought the Jane Foster storyline to a decent conclusion when they made time for some small emotional moments between pyrotechnics.

Of course, that darn war of the realms garbage is still hanging out there to be resolved in another Thor title in the future. I'm on the fence as to whether I'll be seeing that through.
Ryan Stewart
Jason Aaron, you are truly worthy.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, thor
A great finale for a great character and a great series.

Obviously Jason Aaron revels in these kind of epic tales, ranging from brutal to overkill. Boy, does he love writing over the top characters, fighting monstrously violent battles with maximum carnage and debris.
And do I love to read them.

Because the thing is that even with most of the book filled with A-bomb punches and walls crumbling Aaron doesn't forget to tell a story. A great story at that. A rollercoaster of power, thrills and emotion
I never thought I'd cry over a comic, but here we are...
Chris Lemmerman
[Read as single issues]

Malekith’s scheming has almost reached its peak, and the mighty Mangog has breached its prison – now it is on the war path, and it will not stop until all of Asgardia has fallen. Only one woman could even hope to stop it, but if Jane Foster becomes the Mighty Thor even one more time, there is no doubt that she will die. But the thunder calls to her, and she cannot resist, not when everything she cares about is in jeopardy.

It’s hard to do a story called ‘The Death Of The Mi
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
wow was that an ending.
also really loved at the gates of valhalla. gonna be keeping the artists (Jen Bartel and Ramón K. Perez) in mind!!
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
An emotional thrill ride - I love Lady Thor!!!
Jesse A
Jason Aaron is the greatest Thor writer of all time. I dont think its especially close.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelves
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Nicole Westen
Of all the graphic novels I've read, only two have made me cry; Sandman: The Wake, and this. Well done Marvel, well done indeed.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i'm not crying in public; YOU'RE crying in public
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A phenomenal and quite frankly beautiful ending to one of the best runs in comic history
Kyle Berk
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jane Foster has been The Mighty Thor for... seven volumes? The series was relaunched once or twice and she has held the hammer for some time. And dammit I'll miss her. It marks a very specific period in Jason Aaron's run on Thor. Extremely different from when he started out with the God butcher/ God bomb story arcs. And in a way I think I enjoyed the period just as much as when he was writing those stories. Recommending this period will take some preliminary reading not only because it's in the ...more
Daniel Butcher
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel
Jason Aaron...boom!

Love how he weaves in themes from the beginning of his Thor run.

Jeffrey E
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, yes, yes! That's how you end a series. Great job.
Aaron Wiener
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel-comics
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Jason Aaron grew up in a small town in Alabama. His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers, on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket was based, was a large influence on Aaron. Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where h ...more

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The Mighty Thor (2015) (5 books)
  • The Mighty Thor, Volume 1: Thunder in Her Veins
  • The Mighty Thor, Volume 2: Lords of Midgard
  • The Mighty Thor, Volume 3: The Asgard/Shi'ar War
  • The Mighty Thor, Volume 4: The War Thor