Asgardians of the Galaxy #8 Review

Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Matteo Lolli, Federico Blee, and VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 10, 2019

I was not planning on reviewing all of the War of the Realms tie-ins until I read War of the Realms #1. Yep, I liked it so much that I decided to go all in. So, here I am catching up and reviewing everything going on with the Event. Is this issue of Asgardians worth checking out? Let’s find out…

The issue opens with the Asgardians arriving on Asgard and it’s obvious right away that things have gone south…real south. While they try to figure out what’s what, Heimdall struts on in and fills them in…the War of the Realms is on! He also tries to tell Annabelle a bit of the future, but she cuts him off. Oh, Annabelle…

One of the best things about this series is the cool team and the fact that Cullen Bunn really knows how to juggle them all so they each get page time. This issue is no different and that’s why I enjoyed it as much as I did.

After learning that Midgard is under attack, the team heads off and is suddenly in the middle of the New York battle. Matteo Lolli’s art does a good job with the action, but it’s Federico Blee’s colors that make it pop off the page.

As the fight rages on, we get some nice little character moments with Thunderstrike and Throg, but this issue is all about Annabelle. She actually forces control away from Valkyrie and heads off to see Ren and I just wish they would have had some more time together before the issue ended. Before it does end,though, we get Swamp Mammoths, Thori trying to chomp Throg, The Punisher and Skurge shooting guns together like actions stars and more.

Cullen Bunn gives readers a good tie-in, but also a really good issue of Asgardians of the Galaxy. It felt big but also had the humor that I like in this series. The best part is that even if you haven’t been reading, you can still pick this up and have a good time.

Final Thoughts:

This was a good War of the Realms tie-in that doesn’t leave fans of this book behind to jump into the Event. The art is good and the story is full of action-packed fun. So far, this might be my favorite regular book tying into the big War.


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