The first issue of this book came out just two weeks ago, so I’m not going to give you a full review tonight. Suffice it to say that it’s still pretty freakin’ metal. Especially as this issue primarily stars Young Thor, the hard-drinkinest, wench-lovinest, ass-kickinest road warrior this side of Lemmy Killmister. This may be the closest Marvel’s ever really come to the Thor of myth (who was totally bad ass, but also kinda dumb). He’s a bit of an arrogant blowhard here, to be honest. Not unlikeable, but… Well, let’s just say it’s not entirely surprising that he’s not worthy to lift Mjolnir yet.
This issue also gives us our first look at the villain for this first arc (that would be GORR! THE BUTCHER OF GODS! if you’ve forgotten). He’s even more metal than Thor himself, a massively creepy grey-skinned killer with red-rimmed eyes, wearing an amorphous black cloak, and… very little else…
Awesome. He’s rocking that cool-ass metal sorcerer look, but with just the right kind of nudity to also scream “torture basement!” What more could you ask for, really?
So. That’s eight bucks Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic have gotten me to spend on Thor this month, and I still feel like it’s money well-spent. Good job, gentlemen! Rock on!