Valkyrie #10: At The End of All Things 3 of 3
Written by: Jason Aaron & Torunn Gronbekk
Illustrated by: Ramon Rosanas
Colors by: Jesus Aburtov
Lettering by: VC’s Joe Sabano
First off, before I comment on the story, can I just say that a horse with a Scottish accent is just something magical? It’s a concept I find just extremely amusing, and I love every bit of it.
Okay, now onto the actual comic.
Finally, after a long hiatus, we get the conclusion of “At the End of All Things,” the story where I first began my delve into the world of Jane Foster as Valkyrie. I immediately fell in love with her character (not so much her film counterpart, but I hope that will rectify itself once “Love and Thunder” premieres), and I certainly felt for her as she struggled between her human life, and her life as a powerful goddess-like figure.
When we last left off, this evil darkness took over Thor, and as we began this story, it began to take over many more Asgardians, and Jane was left powerless, as the very staff that gave her power, was stolen. Fortunately for her, she was stabbed with it, so she regained her power, and was able to save the day. Yes, this is the very short version of the story, because actually reading it is something to behold. It is very well written, and, can I just say… I love the animals of Asgaard. They don’t feel cheesy at all. Which is something that surprises me, as i normally view that as jumping the shark.
But what really made me feel for Jane, is that despite what this incredible darkness did to everyone around her, she still talked to it, acknowledging it as an intelligent creature. To me, that is the ultimate power move, to still treat it as something more, despite completely kicking it’s ass!
One thing I gotta say is, I honestly hope the fact she is a cancer survivor and a doctor makes it’s way into the upcoming show. To me, this is what drives her character. She is a strong willed woman wanting to beat every obstacle in her way, and wants to help everyone, which is what drives her thinking process as Valkyrie. But, that’s just me, and I’m biased as I fell in love with the comic counterpart of Jane Foster.
Here’s to more Valkyrie!