Welcome to Unsung Marvel Moments, where we bring you the Marvel moments worth talking about! Each week we’ll be highlighting some of the most exciting, emotional, and action-packed scenes in Marvel’s comics that we think deserve your attention. We got you covered on the Marvel moments you don’t want to miss! 

But beware all ye who enter here for this post is dark and full of spoilers!

There is never a dull week in the world of Marvel Comics! April 25th brought a ton of exciting new issues that definitely deserve your attention. From the surprising finale of MIGHTY THOR to the first installment in the eagerly awaited HUNT FOR WOLVERINE, these are the Unsung Marvel Moments you don’t want to miss!

MIGHTY THOR #706: Jane Foster Arrives at the Gates of Valhalla (and Leaves)

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MIGHTY THOR #706. Cover. Image Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Jane Foster isn’t quite ready to give up on life. While the Mjolnir may be gone for good, Jane still has some unfinished business back on earth, as seen in this week’s conclusion to the MIGHTY THOR series.

The past few issues of the series have been hinting at the end of Mighty Thor and, presumably, also the end of Jane Foster. After sacrificing the Mjolnir and herself in MIGHTY THOR #705, I was positive she was gone. At the beginning of the issue, she appears dead as she stands at the gates of Valhalla. But, for some reason she can’t go in. Thankfully, she doesn’t have to. Odin and Odinson are able to capture the power of the Tempest storm and bring Jane back to life.

At the end of MIGHTY THOR #706, Jane says that she’s going to focus on beating the cancer that’s killing her. Although she’s a little sad about having to give up the Thor moniker, she’s ready to go back to Earth. How long that will last is a mystery, but I like to think it won’t be very long. The MIGHTY THOR series offered an in-depth look at the character of Thor and what it means to wield the power of thunder. Jane Foster — a dying cancer patient — tested the bounds of who can save the world. While I’m excited about the new THOR series coming out in July, I hope to see Jane again in the future. By the looks of MIGHTY THOR #706, that future might not be so distant.

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HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1: The Search Begins

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HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1. Cover. Image Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

The resurrection arcs just keep on coming. After the return of Jean Grey in the PHOENIX RESURRECTION miniseries, it was only a matter of time before the claw-wielding mutant returned to comics. MARVEL LEGACY #1 hinted at Wolverine’s return months ago, but it didn’t have a lot of explanation. Finally, with the HUNT FOR WOLVERINE event, we’ll be getting lots of answers. Since the issue is split up into two parts, HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 has a huge range of talent. The issue includes writer Charles Soule and artists David Marquez, Rachelle Rosenberg, Paulo Siqueira, Walden Wong, and Ruth Redmond.

As the first issue in a huge crossover event, HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 doesn’t give us a ton of information on Logan’s whereabouts, but we do get a few hints. Soon after he died, Kitty Pryde used her phasing powers to pull Wolverine’s body from his adamantium casket. They buried him, gave him a funeral, and left the adamantium mold as a prop to lure thieves. As it turns out, that was a good idea since a band of Reavers tries to steal Logan’s body in the first part of the issue. They find the adamantium shell empty but, more importantly, when Kitty goes back to Wolverine’s burial site a few days later, she finds the ground hollow. Wolverine escaped.

There are a few panels showing what might be the Wolverine in a black suit using his claws to kill someone. Has some creepy genetics program captured and brainwashed Logan, turning him into a killing machine? Looking at Wolverine’s history, it’s definitely possible. But, we won’t know for sure until the next installment. Mark your calendars — HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: THE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #1 comes out on May 9th!

This Week in Unsung Marvel Moments – April 11th, 2018

MARVEL RISING #0: Squirrel Girl and Ms Marvel Save Science

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MARVEL RISING #0. Cover. Image Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

After covering Unsung Marvel Moments in MIGHTY THOR and HUNT FOR WOLVERINE, it’s time for something a little less serious. While Marvel has published children-geared comics in the past, they usually star popular male characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, and Hulk. But, MARVEL RISING has a cast of heroes predominantly made up of female characters and people of color — many of whom are not particularly well known. For the first time, young readers can see Marvel in a new way, outside of its most famous characters.

The first story in the series features Ms. Marvel and the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. College student Squirrel Girl is attempting to teach a group of high-schoolers about computers when the corrupt A.I.M. agency attacks. Thankfully, Ms. Marvel (who just happened to be one of Squirrel Girl’s students) and Squirrel Girl are able to take down A.I.M. using some well-coordinated teamwork.

Writer Devin Grayson and artists Marco Failla and Rachelle Rosenberg expertly construct an entertaining story that leaves out unneeded blood and instead brings positive themes of female empowerment. It might not seem like a big deal, but a comic without a ton of blatant violence and misogyny is pretty difficult to find nowadays — especially for young readers. Because of this, Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl’s daring rescue is one of our Unsung Marvel Moments of the week!

EXILES #2: Nick Fury is Put on Trial

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EXILES #2. Cover. Image Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

EXILES #2 is without a doubt a wacky issue full of head-scratching moments. However, even if the series has left you wondering whether you should continue reading, its subplot involving the Unseen will keep you engaged. In EXILES #2, writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Javier Rodriguez introduce more recruits to the Exiles squad, but you may have actually already met them!

The Asgardian warrior known as Valkyrie is a familiar face. Though in this interpretation of her character, she is quite the comic relief! Additionally, a unique and strange version of Wolverine joins the team, a version that is much more childlike to say the least. Now, the event of these two additions joining the team is certainly a significant event of this installment.

However, it’s the final pages that really bring EXILES #2 together. In the midst of an intense confrontation with The Watchers, we come to learn that Nick Fury, aka the Unseen, catalyzed the formation of the Exiles with the Tallus since he did not wish to see his homeworld, Earth, get destroyed by the Time-Eater. Though this sounds noble, The Watchers believe that Fury was ultimately interfering with the natural cycle of the universe. Therefore, they must sentence him to death.

This moment is not only an intriguing revelation; it is also an important moment of characterization for the Unseen, who has been an incredibly mysterious character in the series thus far.

So, if you were having doubts about the series, take a second look as EXILES begins to dig deeper into its integral characters.

What’s to Come in Unsung Marvel Moments

This week’s Unsung Marvel Moments had plenty of epic moments to celebrate. So, if you thought this week was exciting, just wait until you see what Marvel has in store for next week!

From AVENGERS #1 to the finale of ROGUE & GAMBIT, it is safe to say there are plenty of epic moments to come!

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