Sunday, September 6, 2015

Thors #3

   The real trick to a police procedural story (or a detective story) is that the writer must play fair with the audience - in other words, give them a chance to figure out the solution to a mystery.

   While Thors has been surprisingly effective as a police story, with this issue it - by all appearances - jumps the tracks.

   That's because it offers the (apparent) solution to the mysterious deaths the Ultimate Thor has been investigating - but it never really gives the reader a chance to figure it out - which is to say, there are no clues that lead us to the answer.

   That makes this issue a bit of a disappointment, but it does benefit from the excellent art by Chris Sprouse, Goran Sudzuka, Karl Story and Dexter Vines.

   It also features some powerful scenes, including an interrogation between Thor and Loki - but they don't even know that they're brothers.

   This is one of the better books (of the ones I've read) to spring out of the Secret Wars series, but its success rests on the wrap-up to the series.

   So it's a "wait and see" on this one.

Grade: B+


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