Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Paco Medina and Ed McGuinness
Inks by Juan Vlasco and Mark Morales
Colors by David Curiel
Letters by Cory Petit
Odin once led a ragtag group of heroes on an epic quest to destroy a rogue Celestial that had invaded Earth. His Avengers team and their mission is a story that he has held inside for centuries and has only now recently told his son Thor as the Avengers seek any means they can find to stop the Final Host from destroying the planet. It’s been a million years and both Thor and She-Hulk want answers.
Odin takes the pair to a chamber that Thor has never seen before and when they enter, they find that the way is blocked by ice and freezing cold. The pair begin to fight their way through, but Odin believes that it is too late. Doctor Strange and Iron Man have traveled to the home of the Eternals to get help and finds them all dead or dying at their own hands. After Tony explains to Strange who they are and their connection to the Celestials, they find Ikaris alive and he gives Tony something that just might help them.
Black Panther and Captain Marvel think they might have found a solution for their insect problem and Captain America continues to defy Loki and his conclusion that they are going to lose this fight. Aaron does a great job in this issue of keeping the rising tension going and keeping the characters consistent. It’s great seeing these character branch off to find new ways to end the threat of the Final Host and Cap verbally clashing with Loki is great to see.
As the Avengers find whatever advantage they think they have in the upcoming battle, Odin continues to hold onto another secret. One that might mean history repeating itself.
This story gets increasingly more interesting with each issue. Aaron does a great job of blending these characters together in interesting combinations that are punctuated by great dialogue and art from McGuinness and Medina. It’s definitely worth reading and I can’t wait to see what happens next.