One of the big releases of Marvel Legacy as it returns to original numbering in such a way that it lands on a big anniversary issue, The Mighty Thor #700 is a massive juggernaut of an issue that is truly worthy of its landmark status in the ongoing story of the God(s) of Thunder.
The Mighty Thor #700 is written expertly, as ever, by Jason Aaron, who by now has mastered how to write a good Thor story. And although this issue is a continuation of the ongoing War of the Realms plot, it’s a wonderfully accessible issue that brings enough info to help new readers get into the series.
Plus, this story sets up an incredible amount of plot threads for the future, which actually shows that The Mighty Thor may be more connected to the future of the Marvel Universe than one may have initially thought.
It also touches on pretty much every kind of Thor, as we see the Odinson, the current Thor, the War Thor, Young Thor, End of Days Thor, as well as all kinds of Loki you could want. Much like the Norns, Aaron takes every single thread and weaves them together into an epic, large story that captures ever aspect of his incredible run on Thor.
This is helped by a frankly incredible selection of artists on the issue, from Russell Dauterman, Olivier Coipel, Chris Burnham, James Harren, and Walter Simonson, among many, many others. Every single section of the book looks stunning, with each artist turning in some stellar artwork. It looks so stunning that it really adds to the feel that this is an important book and series going forward for the Marvel Universe.
Marvel Legacy #1 has been definitively set up as a must read for the future of Marvel, but for my money, I would say that The Mighty Thor #700 might be just as important a book to read, too.
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