“Tell Odin if he desires my hammer…he should be God enough to face me himself.”
“The battle for the hammer rages on! Behold, the All-New Thor vs. the unstoppable machine of death and destruction that is…The Destroyer!”
Last issue: “While Odinson may have given Thor his name, he hasn’t given up on discovering what her true name is, and Odin the All-Father hasn’t either. Offended at the affront to his omnipotence, the All-Father has called his brother Cul Borson into service to pilot the fearsome Asgardian weapon known as the Destroyer. Now, the Destroyer and Thor must go head-to-head on Roxxon Island…”
The issue opens “weeks ago” with a lady who looks like the Winter Soldier running down a hallway, in contact with Coulson, with goons at her heels. We learn that her name is Roz Solomon, “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., environmentalist with a gun.” Apparently this story thread was started in the Thor: God of Thunder series. Roxxon has a secret, illegal, underground toxic waste dump, and Roz isn’t too happy about that. She says that she’s going to take Thor out for a drink, but that “still doesn’t make him her boyfriend;” Coulson breaks the news to her. Then Roz goes to the MOON, and I have NO idea how she does that without dying, but she finds the hammer.
Flash back to now on Roxxon Island, where Thor and the Destroyer are facing off; unfortunately and inexplicably, the Destroyer can pick up Mjolnir. Flash to Asgardia, where Odin and Cul are conspiring. Cul is on the ground, being used to control the Destroyer. Odin explains it as “one weapon lifting another,” which doesn’t answer my questions. Back on the island, Thor headbutts the Destroyer, which is fantastic. Freya meets Odinson on Midgard, and she’s SUPER mad at Odin. They’re starting to formulate a plan…
Malekith and Minotaur guy (Dario Agger) are watching the fight between Thor and the Destroyer when Dario gets a call about Roz’s flying car being found. Malekith wants him to hurry up and seal their pact, with blood. Thor gets REALLY beat up, and it’s a bit gross to look at. I do want to give a special mention to pages 15-16 as being utterly gorgeous. And the last page is AMAZING on many levels. This issue ends with a “To be concluded…” Can’t wait for #8! Jason Aaron tells us that we’re going to find out who’s under the helmet in this one, and to avoid spoilers until you read it. HMMM.