Toxicnotebook Recommends: Journey Into Mystery #646-655
When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, our sword-slinging heroine leads the battle charge - but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm! Finding herself newly minted with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting Midgard…and with no patience for relative peace, starts putting out fires with gasoline! And things heat up even further when our heroine falls in with a group of brutal Asgardian savages - and joins them in their millennia-old battle against monsters! But can the berzerkers keep their bloodlust in check?
Journey Into Mystery, one of Marvel’s most metal books, is written by Kathryn Immonen and drawn by Valerio Schiti & Matteo Scalera. After Asgardia is set on fire again, the Lady Sif is damn tired of her homeland being torn apart over and over and over. Determined to become a better protector of Asgardia, Sif seeks out an ancient secret that turns Asgardian warriors into something…more.
Quite possibly my favorite Marvel book EVER, Sif’s Journey Into Mystery is a ridiculous fun romp with a lead character who has a heart of gold and a fist of soild steel. The writing is tight, the art is really gorgeous, and I will never, ever be over the fact this run ONLY LASTED TEN ISSUES. HOW. HOW DID THIS NOT SELL WELL, THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF MARVEL AT THEIR BEST.
Level of Violence: Low to moderate, and on the cartoony side
How long will I be bitter over its cancelation: haha don’t talk to me
For fans of: Red Sonja, Xena: Warrior Princess, Fearless Defenders, The Fearless, Big Barda (possibly), The Defenders (both volumes, but moreso vol 1), Heralds, Rat Queens, Walter Simonson’s Thor run, Women of War anthology, Chicks in Chainmail series.
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Vol 1 Vol 2; BN: Vol 1 Vol 2.
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