After “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, people had very mixed opinions. Some felt that it was a nice, fresh take on a classic franchise, others thought it was dull and had too much of a focus on the human characters.
Although I enjoyed the movie, I admit that it has flaws. The film had too much of a focus on the human characters, and should have focused more on the ape characters. The film also tried way too hard to reference the originals. With that being said, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is undoubtedly the magnum opus of the “Planet of the Apes” series. Not only is this one of the best sci-fi movies in recent years, but this is also a film worthy of a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards.
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Miles Morales decides to reveal his secret to his girlfriend, and the hunt is on for the newly escaped Green Goblin.
Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Skottie Young
Rocket Raccoon stars in his own series just in time for the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy film.
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Salva Espin
The epic battle between the hilarious Deadpool and the gruesome Carnage comes to an end in this last part of the series.
Writer: Alan Davis
Artist: Mark Farmer
The Hulk returns in a new series with the strangest teens of all, the X-Men.
Writer: Keith Giffen, Dan Didio
Artist: Keith Giffen, Scott Koblish
From the people who brought you OMAC, AKA the book that almost nobody read because Dan Didio’s name was on it, comes Infinity Man and the Forever People.
Writer: Peter Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason
Instead of finding out if Damian is going to come back from the dead after clearly seeing him almost dunked in the Lazarus Pit, we get a bunch of boring dialogue between Ra’s and Batman
Writer: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Artist: Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Frankenstein and the gang are still stuck in the Phantom Zone
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Esad Ribic
The Last Days of Midgard comes to an end in this epic conclusion of the five part series. The previous issue may not have been the best, but this issue totally makes up for it. The final battles between Modern Thor and the Minotaur, and King Thor and Galactus take place in this issue, and each one is nothing less than badass.
Nearly every single page is full of non-stop action. Modern Thor attempts to save Broxton by battling The Minotaur and Ulik the troll. Thor resorts to flying through an explosion, igniting Mjolnir and himself to take down The Minotaur and the trolls. Even the anti-violent Roz ends up killing multiple trolls herself.
The more epic of the two storylines is definitely the battle between King Thor and Galactus. King Thor decides to make one final blow against Galactus by obtaining the God Butcher’s weapon, All-Black the Necro-Sword. By wielding this weapon, Thor has unmatched power, becoming The Necro-Thor. With his new weapon, King Thor kills Galactus by literally blasting his face off with the combined power of the Necro-Sword and Mjolnir.
Each story has a completely different ending as well, with the King Thor ending being happier than the Modern Thor’s. After defeating The Minotaur and the trolls, Modern Thor finds that his beloved town of Broxton lies in ruins after the intense battle. Writer Jason Aaron even explains that Thor weeps after seeing what he has done to the town. The ending for King Thor ends on a brighter note when King Thor discovers that his own dripping blood is giving life back to the dead rock that Earth once was. King Thor then makes a vow to preserve the Earth for the rest of its existence.
This issue was a fantastic conclusion to a series that had rough beginnings. The next issue will cover a new storyline explaining the fate of Broxton, which I am very excited to get my hands on after reading this comic. The art style by Esad Ribic was also a nice touch to this comic as well. I highlyrecommend this issue.
Written by: Zack Myers
+ Non-stop action with great battles for Modern and King Thor
+ Epic conclusions for both story-lines
-Wish the rest of the five part series was as good as this issue
Writer: Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello
Artist: Patrick Zircher
Seven issues in and we FINALLY figure out what Terry has been doing this whole time.