There are now two Valkyries that must redefine their roles in a changing world. Find out how Jane Foster and this new warrior deal with a soul stalking beast in The Mighty Valkyries #1 by Marvel Comics!
THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #1 (OF 5)
Writer: Jason Aaron and Torunn Gronbekk
Artist: Mattia De Iulis and Erica D’Urso
Colorist: Marcio Menyz
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Editor: Wil Moss and Sarah Brunstad
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 21st, 2021
Previously in Valkyrie: During the fight with Knull, Jane Foster discovered another Valkyrie who was lost in time. Jane helped this new Valkyrie to reclaim her ax Jarnbjorn. Now Jane Foster has returned to Midgard to work a mortician and her new friend travels to try and remember her own name.
MULTIPLE POINT OF VIEWS
Jane Foster works as an assistant mortician and is contacted by Doctor Strange about a weird beast attack that seems to be Asgardian. As she investigates, she discovers a lead that takes her to a bar where she is hit on by a stranger. Jane is able to quickly pick out that this stranger is in fact Loki, and Loki is injured. Loki is being hunted by his grandchildren, the two offspring of Fenris. Well, two offspring in one singular wolf body and the only way to defeat it is to capture it.
This new Valkyrie heads to a distant corner of the galaxy to meet someone called the Oracle. After dealing with a tourist and a would-be pickpocket, she arrives at the Oracle’s prison. This prison, branded Oracle Adventure, is using the Oracle’s power of foresight to profit from clients. Valkryie pushes to the front of the line and asks several questions, including her own name. As she prepares to break the Oracle out of prison, she is told who she is. Runa the Valkyrie!
Interspersed within the comic are these background scenes with Hela and Karnilla which provide a unique perspective to the events at play. With some interesting plot choices, I think we see a rather well written first issue. Right now though, I find Runa more engaging than Jane Foster and until we see these two people in the same place at the same time, I’m probably going to be tapping my toes through the Jane Foster sections. I don’t know why that is the case for me. Jane Foster is a good character with a good plot line, but I can’t seem to get attached to her in this issue. Perhaps because she is already developed while Runa is new and has a long way to go.
The art was really solid in this issue. I was actually quite shocked when I saw that first page. Great work from the artist here and I think it helped propel the comic forward.
WORTH A LOOK
This issue had a lot of things going for it. Between excellent art and solid ideas, this could be a great miniseries. 4 out of 5 stars for this one. Great work from the creative team.
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The Mighty Valkyrie #1 (of 5)
I enjoyed looking into this new Valkyrie and her journey to figuring out her name.