Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: Thor Vol. III #2
Publisher: Marvel (May 27, 2009)
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Length: 184 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
Raganrok has passed! Thor has been reborn! And he has painstakingly revived as many Asgardians as he could find on Midgard . . . including Loki in his new form as a goddess.
But while Loki is up to his normal mischief (pretending to have changed but scheming to destroy all Thor loves), the Asgard Thor has built is proving itself to be far different from the old one. Floating above the plains of Oklahoma instead of the realm of Odin, this Asgard is filled with out-of-place gods who find they can easily be killed, no matter their great abilities. The growing sense of unease and disgruntlement even causing Balder and Thor to come to strife.
As for Thor himself, he is dealing with some heavy issues: the death of Odin, whom he visits via the Odin Sleep, Captain America dead, and Dr. Donald Blake wanting to have his own existence. All of it intriguing and “Real” in a way most Thor comics never are.
As for Loki, he is damn amazing as always. Reborn in his female form, the trickster constantly stirs the pot, weaving a grand scheme which begins in the ancient past only to come to fruition in the present. His diabolical genius damn fun to read about.
No doubt, you can tell the artwork in this volume is just amazing. Not being an artist myself, I tend to judge comic art by whether I liked it and whether it helped tell the story. And on both these points, I felt the product delivered by Olivier Copiel and Mark Djurjdevic was first class and very fitting for the God of Thor. And, yes, they draw a very hot Sif, which I give them extra credit for.
Overall, this second dose of Straczynski’s Thor is even better than the first. The dialogue, plots, and characters so well done that it now rests right up under Wal Simonson’s Thor run as my all-time favorite. And that my friends is a huge compliment from me.