Captain America may not be able to fly, punch, or drink like an Asgardian, but now that he’s defending Earth from a magical invasion he’s asking one question: what would Thor do? And his answer is more incredible than fans will ever expect.
Steve Rogers usually doesn’t need to worry about ‘fighting like Thor’ since his hammer-throwing Avengers teammate is normally fighting at his side. But in Marvel’s new War of The Realms event, the heroes have been scattered. Thor has been stranded far away from the fight, and doesn’t even know that his brother Loki was eaten alive by his Frost Giant father. So with demons invading New York City, Captain America decides to stop fighting like a super soldier… and start thinking like a god.
Being the hero that he is, Captain America sets his sights on the biggest target. Fans of the Thor movies know that the god of thunder has dropped more than a few Frost Giants by delivering a simple knockout punch. But without the ability to fly, there’s no way for Cap to put his own strength – or shield – to use. A problem he solves with some good old fashioned ingenuity. If you can’t jump or fly into the face of a Giant, just take the stairs instead.
The strategy kills two birds with one stone: Steve hurries his way up floor after floor to reach the height of the Frost Giant’s massive blue head, and gets to direct every bystander to make a quick exit to safety. The attack itself is delivered without warning, just the sudden appearance of Captain America diving out a plate glass window shield first, aiming straight at the utterly baffled face of the Jotunheim warrior. The impact doesn’t even need to be shown, since fans know that a Cap-powered, vibranium shield strike to the skull is just as good as a swing of Thor’s hammer (assuming Mjolnir hadn’t been destroyed, obviously).
This perfect blend of Steve Rogers ingenuity and Asgardian enemy is a terrific appetizer for Cap’s coming promotion, when the War of The Realms sees Captain America join the Valkyrie and wage war from the back of a pegasus. But the moment that is guaranteed to have readers clutching their chests in a wave of Chris-Evans-esque delight comes when the Frost Giant hits the pavement unconscious… and Steve instructs his teammates to “find me another giant! I’m going back up!” Hey, when the winning strategy demands Steve sprint up dozens of flights of stairs over and over again, you can guarantee that he’ll be willing to do it. All day, if need be.
If this moment alone hasn’t convinced you to pick up War of The Realms already, then check out the official synopsis for Issue #2 below:
THE WORLD AT WAR! AS THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES, A HERO FALLS! All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith’s endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide…is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of Earth overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange make a desperate gamble. Valhalla awaits…
Marvel’s War of The Realms #2 is available now from your local comic book store, or direct from Marvel Comics.
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