Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Release Date: 11th March, 2015
This book has consistently been at the top of my read pile since it was released, and judging by the fact it’s also been in the top ten sales since then, it’s pretty obvious that most of you agree with me!
First things first, I’m going to lay it to you straight, we still don’t know who Thor-that-happens-to-be-a-woman is. However, the more this series goes on, the more I find myself simply not caring. I mean that in no disrespect, quite the opposite in fact because it honestly has no impact on the story who she is under the helm – she’s kicking ass and taking names with a massive hammer, so she sounds like Thor to me!
This issue focuses more on Odinson though, and tugged on the ol’ heart strings a fair bit. For those that have been reading Aaron’s Thor for a while, you’re familiar with Jane Foster’s situation, and for those that aren’t – well, she’s suffering in a way the Thunder God can’t save her from. An emotional situation, having it put on a page and seeing the remorse on Odinson’s face and the relief on Jane’s made one particularly scene meaningful, beautiful, and just a little bit heartbreaking.
On with the rest of the book! Dauterman continues to nail it with this issue, especially with his take on Heimdall and the rainbow bridge. The disjointed panels look incredible and nicely visceral, giving a stark difference between the Thors (spoiler: one has a giant axe again). Featuring another cheap appearance by Coulson that can be forgiven and a pact that can surely mean no good, this issue really did have it all. Go buy it, please and thank you.
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