“Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before! Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time! With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world’s only hope!”
The first issue didn’t have Thor showing up until the very last page (and what a last page it was! it’s currently the background of my iPad). The very first page has a recap of the events of the first issue, which is nice. It ends with, “Back on the moon, a mysterious woman is able to lift Mjolnir and finds herself transformed into the all-new Goddess of Thunder!” This closes any doubts anyone may have had about this new character not being the “true” Thor. When we first meet her, her speech is in the normal Asgard font, but her thoughts are not, and she seems confused between two worlds. She quickly flies to Earth, seemingly compelled by the hammer, and finds trouble. I love how colorful this series is so far, with even icy blues popping off the page. The art is extremely detailed too, and there’s lots of small things to see. It’s really interesting to see the corporate world mixed up with the Asgardian/mythological world, as we see at the Roxxon Energy Corporation. The last panel of this one is really interesting, and I’m not quite sure what to make of it! I’m very excited for issue #3.
Also, the letters to the editor are wonderful. Some of them made me tear right up.