REVIEW CORNER: Thor # 432
Thor # 432
Co-Plotter/Script: Tom DeFalco
Co-Plotter/Penciller: Ron Frenz
Inker: Al Milgrom
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Colorist: Mike Rockwitz
Cover Date: May 1991
For this week’s installment of “Review Corner”, I’ll be kicking off a series of reviews of comics in honor of the new “Loki” series on Disney+, so this week I’ll take a look at Thor # 432 (That celebrates the 350th appearance of The God of Thunder) and I know there are plenty of Loki stories to choose from, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for the Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz era of Thor, especially during the era with Thor was merged with Eric Masterson.
So the issue, which is a giant-sized event sees Loki challenging Thor with Kevin Masterson’s life in the balance, and right off the bat, we’re treated to an amazing Thor/Loki battle that will keep on the edge of your seat, and while I won’t give anything away, Thor decides to take Loki’s life towards the end of the battle (Remember, this is comics, so no one truly stays dead!) and Odin decides to teach Thor a lesson, one that will no doubt leave quite the surprise for Eric Masterson.
This issue really gave the readers one of the most bombastic yet entertaining Thor/Loki battles to date and as always, DeFalco and Frenz delivered a Thor story that does a terrific job of balancing
the action with the dramatic elements and I also enjoy the fact that everything the two of them works on turns into gold and their legendary run of Thor is living proof of that, so this issue definitely is a great story for anyone who’s either a Thor or Loki fan.
Well, that’s it for me this week, I’ll be back with another Loki story to review so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.