Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Colorist: Matthew Wilson
Summary from Comixology: “Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor. But what happens when she’s separated from that hammer? Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And oh yeah, whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?”
When the news of a female Thor broke, I remember everyone being really hesitant and not sure what this book would be like. I for one, was super excited and pumped. Being a bit of an “equalist” I was thrilled that my favorite Marvel character was going to be revamped and seen as a female now ( male Thor is still around just called Odinson now), and with Jason Aaron writing, how could I not be thrilled. I mean, God of Thunder was one of the best comics EVER. But, to be honest, I’m no longer excited for this book, and I owe an apology to fellow writer Cameron for giving him a heard time with not wanting to see Thor change.
The art in this book is absolutely amazing. There were many times in this issue that I just looked at the pages and took in the art. Dauterman is really killing it in this book, just ask the Frost Giants. Along with the art, the colorist Matthew Wilson also knows how to really use a lot of bright colors and still draws your eyes to the main image in each panel. Dauterman and Wilson make a great team together on this book. I also really enjoyed the use of both villains, Dario Agger and, one of my favorite Thor villains, Malekith the Accursed.
Jason Aaron is a great writer. I really mean that, just look at: Thor: God of Thunder, Men of Wrath, and Southern Bastards just to name a few. I really like the writer, but I am just not enjoying this story. For me, it was almost a chore to get through this. I was talking with Stephen Andrew and we both feel like we are only reading this to find out who the female Thor is. And, I feel once I find out, I may not have much more interest left in this book. And, that really bums me out…
The Final Say:
If you love Thor, or are just looking for a new series that isn’t to heavy (Avengers) or one that isn’t all comedy and adventure (Rocket Raccoon) then this is a great book for you. It’s got a solid mystery involved and it has it’s funny moments but also it’s serious side. Over all I give this issue 3 out of 5. It wasn’t anything to remember, but it wasn’t anything to forget either, it sits right in the middle of the spectrum. If you rad this book as well, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.