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Review – Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15

Marvel's Thor: Metal Gods Episode 1 (Serial Box) cover detail
Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15

Book Title: Marvel's Thor: Metal Gods

Book Description: “Thor and Loki embark on a cosmic odyssey to stop the return of an ancient evil in Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods. A space adventure on an epic scale, the series propels Thor and Loki on a quest to recover a dangerous alien artifact. Together with Korean tiger-goddess, a charismatic, gender-fluid space pirate, and Frost Giant mercenaries, the sons of Odin must each confront their pasts and face the truth behind the destruction of a planet that Thor once tried to help. Tinged with humor, celestial horror, complex relationships, space battles, barroom brawls, and blasts of sheer fun.”

Book Author: Aaron Stewart-Ahn

Book Format: AudiobookFormat

Publisher - Orgnization: Serial Box

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Date published: 2020-03-19

Overall
8.3/10
8.3/10
  • Writing - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
  • Narration - 8/10
    8/10
  • Overall - 8.25/10
    8.3/10
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Summary

Narrator: Daniel Gillies

Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15 is the epic conclusion to Serial Box’s first Marvel series. Thor and his fans all get the conclusion we deserved.

 

The Season Finale in Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15

Thor’s quest has come to an end in Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15. At least, for now. After all, this is not a god who will ever rest, especially not while there are those in need. This does conclude the first (but hopefully not only) season of Thor: Metal Gods.

Last we saw, Thor and his unlikely group of allies all went through deeply personal trials. But the enemy has yet to be defeated. For that matter, the crew still needs to escape Miskandar before it’s too late. So there is still a bit left to this story.

Marvel's Thor Metal Gods (Serial Box) cover (episode 8)
Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods (Serial Box) cover

Thor: Metal Gods is part of a series coming from Serial Box. Now that the whole first season is complete, you can binge it in its entirety. For newer series, the platform drops a new episode each week, allowing readers to either read or listen (or both) at their leisure.

A Dramatic Finale

Thor: Metal Gods‘ epic finale was written by Aaron Stewart-Ahn, and it lives up to all of the promises made throughout the season. Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15 is an intense read (or listen), one that brought the scale of the battle to a whole new level, in a way that is appropriate for our leading character.

There was a lot to love about this conclusion. Mainly, it feels like it really embraced the plot arc revolving around Thor, and gave him a moment to come to terms with everything that has been said and done. Being Thor, that also meant he had to do something about it.

All of that buildup made the conclusion hit all the harder but in the best of ways. It’s clear that all of the writers involved in this project (Jay Edidin, Brian Keene, and Yoon Ha Lee) were working towards this moment all along.

The grand scale that comes with Thor’s plots is sometimes hard to depict, especially in different forms of media. Yet it feels perfectly captured here, with a real sense of consequence and risk ringing through the air. It is exactly what I was hoping to see from this series.

Narration

Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15 was narrated by Daniel Gillies, and as with the rest of the season, he did a fantastic job. Through his voice, the characters came to life, but none more so than Thor. Though Loki was a close second.

There was a range of emotion displayed over the course of this episode, being the finale and all. This rang true through the narration, with Thor, in particular, emoting more than ever, given the situation and everything that led up to it.

Subtle touches were added to the audio that enhanced the experience—sound effects, music, and the like—though it really was done with a gentle hand, as it never takes away from Gillies’ reading. That is such a vital detail, so I appreciate the balance.

Conclusion

Thor: Metal Gods Episode 15 was exactly the conclusion I was hoping for from this season. Actually, it was a bit more than that, for it managed to surprise and impress me. As the title of the series implies, this was an epic quest, and thus had an epic conclusion. It was nice to see the plot done justice, as well as some character development from our leading heroes.

While I don’t know if there will be a second season to this series, I can certainly hope for more. In the meantime, there are other Marvel series on Serial Box to look forward to. Namely, Jessica Jones and Black Widow. Both are supposed to drop in the next few months. Following that should be Black Panther, and hopefully more after that.

 


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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