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    Default Valkyrie #1 Spoilers

    Well, that was a bit scary. This book has a lot of buildup incorporated into it, and I do detect a bit of Al Ewing shock and awe at the end there. I thought Valkyrie was this chick on a flying horse and takes the dead to heaven, but that’s not it at all. This is weapons, responsibilities, special god abilities, spells that make normal humans into gods. Hang onto your seats. This new book about Valkyrie sends you into places you didn’t know existed in Asgard

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    Jane Foster, Valkyrie, stops the Fast Five stealing Asgardian artefacts, all except one, Dragonfang, her sword. Not some ordinary sword. This thing summons winged horses and makes you invisible to gods, and, improves the bearers fighting skills. But. Oh boy, did it get in the wrong hands.

    So, Jane loses the sword, and has to report for work at the hospital, and she’s demoted to morgue duty where she finds the robber of Dragonfang was murdered. Jane heads off to dead Brinhilde for advice. Then she takes Heimdall to find the sword, and Jane learns the god-sight, but too late. Heimdall is killed by Dragonfang wielded by Bullseye.
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    Too much happened too fast for me to take it all in. I feel like I came in half way during the story. Jane has no horse, no sword, and she has her worst enemy all in 23 pages.

    PS And she can see dead people walking.
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    Is the villain immortal?
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    She couldn't see a death orb on Bullseye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Is the villain immortal?
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    She couldn't see a death orb on Bullseye.
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    What happened to the Barbara Norse Valkyrie who appeared for years in the Defenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Brunnhilde was slain in War of the Realms.
    Course this has to be the second or third or even fourth time she's died, so Brunnhilde fans might not have anything to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Brunnhilde was slain in War of the Realms.
    As an aside, crappily written death scene.
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    She also looks a lot like Winged Victory from Kurt Busiek's Astro City. From what I've seen I'm not overly impressed. I don't think it's going to last very long.

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    Al Ewing's books never do. Immortal Hulk is his first real success.

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    I love everything Al Ewing writes and I can't wait to see what happensin Valkyrie.
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