Saturday, July 16, 2016
This version of that Norse god is not based on Marvel's Lee / Kirby creation - instead, it's based on the original myths (more or less).
But this is Thor after Ragnarok (the final battle that destroys - well, everything), which he and the universe have survived - barely.
Each issue has focused on massive battles, focusing on different aspects of the Norse myths, as Thor fights old enemies to survive - and to honor his fallen friends and family.
This issue is a bit out of the ordinary, as (one brief bit of violence aside), it focuses on an unusual power Thor possesses - one that enables him to correct a recent wrong and craft an unusual ally.
I love this series - though I should add that it's almost nothing like Simonson's acclaimed Thor run. Here's he's moving in different directions, but each page crackles with power and humor and the heft of myth.