Phoenix really insists that she is Thor’s mother in Avengers # 43

We learned of Thor Odinson’s parentage in Avengers # 42 last month. Not the son of Freya, not the son of Gaea (although he recently channeled Gaea’s forces into Empyre), but the son of The Phoenix, a cosmic force with whom his father Odin collapsed a million years ago. Not that Thor believes in the Phoenix any more in today’s Avengers # 43 than Marvel fans did last month.

Avengers Art by Javi Garron

Thor Phoenixson? Is that how we should refer to him now? Same week as Shazadam? And Thor is reacting just like any Marvel fan.

Phoenix insists she is Thor's mother in Avengers # 43Avengers Art by Javi Garron

But after denial, anger, negotiation and all that, there has to be acceptance.

Phoenix insists she is Thor's mother in Avengers # 43Avengers art by Javi Garron

Do Asgardian gods have the equivalent of a psychotherapist? Because there must be a lot of problems right now. Everyone else tries to argue about who will be the next host for Thor’s mother. If it turns out it’s Jane Foster, the current Valkyrie, who really brings the phoenix among the doves, doesn’t it? Too bad it was too late to turn the tide of the current fight against Knull in The King In Black. A bit of phoenix power may have come in handy for the gods of light.

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Javi Garron (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
As the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, they are trapped in the battle for the brand new Phoenix – a bloody battle confined to a handful of desperate fighters. Thor leads the rest of the Avengers into the battle to contain the phoenix power on earth, on a quest made more difficult by the mysterious connection of the god of thunder with the cosmic fire bird. Reviewed T + In Shops: March 03, 2021 MSRP: $ 3.99

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The world’s longest-serving digital news reporter since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room with a Deja Vu, The Many Murders of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in southwest London, works at Blacks on Dean Street and shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two children. Political cartoonist.

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