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Finding herself newly minted with an ancient version of the Berzerker spell, Sif returns to an unsuspecting Midgard 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? Guest-starring the Superior Spider-Man and a collection of Marvel superstars! Help Centre. I highly recommend this book for readers of Thor and true Marvel Zombies. Apr 12, mercedes rated it liked it Shelves: 3-stars , marvel , comics. The second volume is definitely better, the first I was expecting a lot considering I love journey into mystery and journey into mystery , and I love sif, and, well Mar 05, Aaron rated it liked it.
It's strange how a book that is so well-written with such fantastic accompanying art can end up feeling so flawed. When I say well-written, I'm specifically referring to Immonen's dialogue. She's really mastered the kind of Renaissance-English-y speech many writers before her have used for the Asgardians, but has taken it a step further and really made it read beautifully. I genuinely loved "hearing" these people, and I felt like she did an exceptional job separating characters in spite of this It's strange how a book that is so well-written with such fantastic accompanying art can end up feeling so flawed.
I genuinely loved "hearing" these people, and I felt like she did an exceptional job separating characters in spite of this difficult dialogue. And the pencils! Schiti is a perfect companion to Immonen's style, treading the line between traditional comics art and something a little more modern and classy, which is pretty much exactly how anything regarding Asgard typically feels. But, ultimately, this book falls down when it comes to plotting. There just isn't much to get attached to. Sif's internal struggle with a berserker spell, which supposedly makes her want to kill anything and everything, just doesn't feel at all believable, especially when it's revealed that view spoiler [the spell never existed all along.
It was just her own rage fueling her desire to kill. Still, with all the rest this book has going for it, I'm hopeful the next volume picks up considerably though I already know it's the final volume, since this got canceled immediately thereafter. In any case, very interested to see what else Kathryn Immonen has in store for us. View 1 comment.
Marvel seems to sometimes struggle pulling off their mythological characters but they outdid themselves with Sif. Sif is a dynamic character and she finally gets the character layers we all know she has. The artwork alone is to die for. Lady Sif! If you like Lady Sif or any of the Asgardian tales this will not be a disappointment!
Oct 14, Gavin rated it it was ok Shelves: comics. Let's put it this way: I wouldn't read it again, and I'd have very little desire to read the series following this. I have nothing against Sif, and in fact, have usually been pleased that at least in Asgard, women can kick ass. There's potential with the character as a no-nonsense ass-kicker, but why the focus on amping up her testosterone?? She's not Thor, she has more dimensions to her than that, maybe explore there? Some of her stuff on Earth was OK, so maybe give her some more stuff there? O Let's put it this way: I wouldn't read it again, and I'd have very little desire to read the series following this.
Or throw her into space, back with Beta Ray Bill or something? I feel like the story didn't help the character at all, and it was a mis-step for a good character. This was OK, nothing more, and while usually I enjoy having female characters that can fight, this just seems completely odd, and then somewhat abandoned by the end Nov 08, Alex Sarll added it.
If you've seen the Thor films, Sif is the awesome female warrior Thor should be with instead of mooning after that tedious mortal drip Jane Foster. This book bears pretty much no relation to the previous Journey into Mystery run, Kieron Gillen's peerless Kid Loki arc, except that it's about an Asgardian who's not Thor.
Still, better a complete change of pace from a rare Marvel comic where the lead never hits anyone, to a comic where the lead does little else than a pale retread, and this is th If you've seen the Thor films, Sif is the awesome female warrior Thor should be with instead of mooning after that tedious mortal drip Jane Foster. Still, better a complete change of pace from a rare Marvel comic where the lead never hits anyone, to a comic where the lead does little else than a pale retread, and this is thoroughly entertaining in its own right, even if there isn't much plot beyond Sif looking for anything that needs a sound twatting, and then twatting it.
Jun 14, Chris Lemmerman rated it really liked it Shelves: comics-and-manga-read. Considering my past experiences with Kathryn Immonen, this was a pleasant surprise. She crafts a compelling protagonist with Sif, and keeps the ensemble cast of Asgardia in the loop too, with humorous results. The story initially feels odd, but soon becomes a very personal journey for Sif, with time for some world-saving and very witty dialogue along the way.
The real star of the show is Valerio Schiti's gorgeous artwork, which is highly detailed and never once lets up through all five issues. I'd Considering my past experiences with Kathryn Immonen, this was a pleasant surprise. I'd follow Schiti to another book, given that JiM has been canned, for certain.
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May 31, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novel , superheroes. This started at a 3 but ended at a 4. Not quite as compelling as the adventures of some of Marvel's other superheroines, but still a lot of fun. We definitely need more Sif. Dec 30, Marie rated it liked it.
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Starts out strong with a splash page that pairs retro two-tone graphics with "Who's the sword-wielding warrior who's a soldier on the battlefield and a lady in Asgardia? The art is stylish, though the action sequences can be so elaborate and stylish they are hard to follow and Lady Sif never seems to find pants to wear, save one scene in the snow. It's just What can you Starts out strong with a splash page that pairs retro two-tone graphics with "Who's the sword-wielding warrior who's a soldier on the battlefield and a lady in Asgardia?
What can you do? It's modest for comics. Anyway, yeah, the action starts out great and there's a real sense of seeing Asguardians at home, away from the spotlight, doing Asguardian life. Especially liked the two women cleaning the throne room and Gundrun. The ending, however Very rushed. Relied too much on spontaneous bad-guy confession to get us up to speed with the plot.
Overall though, a quick read. I wish as much time and detail had gone into the second half of the book as the first. Jan 15, Ben rated it really liked it. This was a hugely enjoyable, fun and entertaining read. I wasn't familiar with Lady Sif beforehand, or any of Kathryn Immonen's work, but taking a chance paid off because the character is a fierce, no-nonsense badass and the writing is really well done with excellent structure and well delivered dialogue. Valerio Schiti's art is kinetic, bold and bright and it was nice to get a sense of Asgard as a place bigger and richer than just Thor.
Overall, it's a great example of how good things can be wh This was a hugely enjoyable, fun and entertaining read.
Overall, it's a great example of how good things can be when women get to write women and it's a shame there's only two volumes, but I'm definitely keen to check out more Sif, and I'm glad to have two more creators to keep an eye out for. The Lady Sif takes centre stage in this volume of Journey into Mystery. In search of power to protect Asgard Sif deals with an ancient sorceress, encounters lost berserkers, and battles some classic Marvel monsters from the title's pre-superhero days in the late 50's.
Nice art and an interesting story exploring a woefully underused protagonist. Jun 23, Angela rated it liked it Shelves: marvel , graphic-novels. Sif is worried about Asgard, and that is no longer has strong enough warriors. She goes on a quest to become more powerful. This is an interesting story that delves into the mythology of Asgard.
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It's nice to see a minor character taking centre stage, and you really get a feeling of what drives her. The fact that she shows a lot of flaws is also good. A good read. May 23, Jean-Pierre Vidrine rated it really liked it. This was a wonderful book that featured some of my favorite aspects of Marvel's Asgardian worlds warriors, monsters, magic, and fun moments on Midgard while spotlighting a character who is typically in a supporting role.
I'm definitely onboard for more Sif! Jul 23, Dee Robb rated it it was amazing. I loved this 5 part storyline. Lady Sif has always been a badass and this series just confirmed it further. The Spider-Man canoe was a lot of fun and the ending in Brockton was so cute. I really enjoyed this series. Dec 25, Fay rated it it was amazing. Gotta love Sif. Jun 29, Jeff Jellets rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , comics-graphic-novels.
Verily, we can dig it! Absolutely charming. Flawless art helps any comic book a whole lot. And Immonen turns in a great plot to go with it. Or fifth? Certainly even by the end of this book, Sif has begun to lose her dour Asgardian demeanor, and the last scenes showing Sif among a group of children, are quite poignant. This mix of fantasy, fun, and great artwork deserves to be seen by a wider audience.
But, the comics industry is seldom kind to any new character and Sif who was at best a supporting cast member for the mighty Thor was always a long shot. Mar 16, Ashley rated it liked it. All the right seeds were planted for a potentially stellar plot--Sif, the conquest of Asgard, the lack of Thor--but the other elements prevented this story from flowering the way it could have. I actually dropped this story halfway through and only reluctantly finished it, and the resolution did little to salvage the story. The premise of this story is that Sif seeks the power to save Asgard from any threats after having witnessed it get ravaged multiple times.
She finds a way to access ancient All the right seeds were planted for a potentially stellar plot--Sif, the conquest of Asgard, the lack of Thor--but the other elements prevented this story from flowering the way it could have. She finds a way to access ancient magic to unleash the fury of the berserkers within herself, but doing so has unintended consequences as Sif turns on her friends for not being strong enough to fight her and imply that they have failed to protect Asgard.
This is the point where the story starts to go off the rails. What the Asgardians see is that Sif goes nuts and starts attacking them, including a daughter of Volstagg. So the Asgardians band together and send the men to go talk some sense into Sif.
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The reader gets to see Volstagg and his wife discussing "what to do" about Sif, and eventually Heimdall is sent to "deal with" her. I really hated this part of the story, which smacks of how uncomfortable the Asgardians were with Sif asserting herself, and that they were concocting ways to submit her. Heimdall takes the ultimate step in sending Sif to an alternate realm to deal with other berserkers.
I can see folklore roots in sending Sif out to learn a lesson, but there were so many other contemporary elements that what happens to Sif seems like a patriarchal smackdown rather than a hero's journey. Arriving at this alternate realm, Sif wins the "who's the manliest man" contest with killing a fierce monster, and the rest of the story plays out like Monster Hunter. Sif begins to distinguish how the fury of the berserkers should not be used as a vent for her own frustration, but to repel Asgard's actual enemies.
The conclusion felt weak and fluffy, but given the overall disappointing quality of this story, I'm not really surprised. I probably won't be following up with the second volume--once with this version of Sif was enough.
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Jun 16, Mely rated it really liked it Shelves: characters-white , read-seq-art , bechdelpass. Asgard has recently fallen and been besieged, and Sif is determined to become better able to protect it. Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image. Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.
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