GEEKY GUY COMICS REVIEWS: THE WAR OF THE REALMS #3
Comic Name: The War of The Realms #3
Written by: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Cover Artist: Arthur Adams
Published by: Marvel Comics
Release Date: 01/05/19
This is definitely one of my favourite comic series at the moment, its got everything from great narrative and in-depth artwork to amazing non-stop action scenes. I have to say that @Jasonaaron seems to be getting all the miles he can out of bringing the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes to Middle Earth for the War of the Realms, franchise and its incredibly done… a fitting grand goodbye to his years-long Thor run.
Our heroes are in serious trouble in Issue #3, Malekith and his dark alliance have all but obliterated Earth’s Mightiest and since you can’t have a major Marvel crossover without the fan favourites (Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel) leading the charge, they have to go rescue Thor.
GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:
This issue has everything you could wish for from a series including the whole MCU. There is a lot to love about this issue and the way the story switches between character interaction and missions is truly enjoyable. While Daredevil, Jane Foster, and Heimdall protect the newly reopened Bifrost from saboteurs, Captain Marvel’s War Avengers (SERIOUSLY HOW COOL DOES THAT SOUND…) takes the fight to Malekith himself hopefully distracting him from both Freyja’s team; The Punisher, She-Hulk, Blade and Ghost Rider sent to destroy the Black Bifrost and Captain America’s squad headed to Jotunheim to rescue Thor. To add insult to injury every continent on Earth has become Malekith’s personal battleground. With Roxxon taking control of Antarctica, the Trolls assaulting Australia, The Queen of Cinders burning Asia to the ground, The War Angels laying waste to Africa, Enchantress creating a fearful new Land of the Dead in South America, and the Frost Giants holding North America. Where ever evil arrives the heroes do everything in their power to stop them.
It was mentioned in the built up to this series that Daredevil would have huge part to play and i’m ecstatic to finally say it has arrived! Taking the sword of Heimdall and becoming, for the moment at least, a god is mouth watering. Having him, as a mortal withstand the pressure of seeing and hearing everything in the universe? (if you have seen Avengers Endgame you will know the similarities of the part I am referring to). His part in this run can only get better and with his new story arc continuing in “The God Without Fear” its plain to seeing the big things planned for Hell’s Kitchen’s Devil.
Once again @rdauterman & @colourmatt has done a fantastic job of bringing Aaron’s script to life. This issue is packed full of exciting, detailed, eye catching panels. I don’t want to give anything away but the final page is easily the centrepiece of this entire issue. The rage, the raw emotion and in depth artwork is truly mouth watering, it actually sent shivers down my spine…WHAT A MOMENT! It’s clear to see that Aaron is consistent throughout steadily creating a masterpiece adaptation of his Thor run that will go naturally in to any comic fanatics collection.
There are moments in War of the Realms #3 that seem to hold pre-planned or not similarities between record-setting blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. It is so enjoyable to see the creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matt Wilson working continuously well together to bring us a beautiful, rich world of heroes and villains, humans and monsters, to fight for the continued existence of Midgard…AVENGERS ASSEMBLE?!!
In my opinion, at the moment there is not a more well rounded, talented, and creative team in comics today. Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson I thank you for what you are doing and cannot wait to see where you take this epic tale next!
GEEKY GUY COMICS RATING OUT OF 5.
WRITING/ STORY: 5
OVERALL COMIC: 5
May 14 , 2019