Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thor #3

   The biggest weakness of the original version of Thor was his dependence on his Uru hammer. If he was out of contact with Mjolnir for more than 60 seconds, he'd revert to his mortal identity of Dr. Don Blake.

   That idea was ditched decades ago - but now it's back, as the new female version of Thor finds when she's separated from the hammer and left to face a small army of Frost Giants.

   It makes for a fun (if vicious) romp as she deals with that and the machinations of Malekith, the Dark Elf.

   We still don't have a clue about her true identity, so the stories have been all about action - but presumably at some point we'll have to get some kind of personal side to the character.

   If not, it's going to get monotonous pretty fast.

   But so far, this series has been a lot more fun than I expected.

Grade: A-


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