Journey Into Mystery 648 review


The first two issues of Kathryn Immonen’s Journey Into Mystery run saw Lady Sif inflict herself with a berserker spell. The spell made her stronger, yet infinitely more aggressive and blood thirsty. She lost touch with her soft side and started hurting kids and fighting her own brother. The last issue ended with Sif being sent to another domain, where she almost immediately fought a large monster. That’s where this issue begins.

So far, Immonen’s run has been brilliant. There’s a strong sense of adventure and patriotism (towards Asgard) in it. After Sif’s opening fight, she meets three others who have been given the berserker spell years ago. They’ve since adjusted to the spell and learned to control it. Their backstory is compelling, and you get the sense that each one of them cares about Asgard at least as much as Sif does.

There’s also a fair amount of humour, mostly through Sif’s brutal tactics and thirst for battle. Much of this humour is told through the art, which is simple yet pleasing to the eye. The third page in particular shows how ferocious the spell has made the Lady as she continuously hacks at the blue-blooded beast. The other berserkers each have their own warrior look and levels of aggression that help separated them from each other.

This comic is a lot of fun. There’s a lot of action, which is balanced by intriguing story and character development. If you’re the least bit interested Marvel’s take on Asgard, you should definitely give this series a chance.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Journey Into Mystery 648 review

  1. Pingback: Release Day Rundown – January 30, 2012 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    This is a lot of fun, balanced with an intriguing story. Sif’s hilariously violent, but it does lead to some concern over her state of mind. This is a great book.


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