18494Review: THOR #19
- Feb 14, 2014A thanks to Billy once again for a heads-up on the Thor-related issues
I did get a couple with Thor---or some variation---in them,
but there's not enough of him to merit a review.
There is plenty to talk about with
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #19
And other folks.
More after our usual
Ribic is back and the art is great.
As for the story, it can be summed
up with 'Thor has a new babe'
they get all real-world
and take on a despicable corporation.
That might be more than it seems.
And there's a bit at the end about
It appears he's going to throw down
I'll be honest.
It didn't ring my chimes as loudly
as most of Aaron's previous efforts.
After I finished reading it, I sat there
pondering 'How come?'
And after a while it hit me.
So Thor has a new 'romance'.
(BTW---what ever happened to Sif?
You know. The lady he was so deeply devoted
to back in the day? Evidently they've gone
their separate whoopie ways, as happens
in relationships. But still.)
Anyway, back to this issue and
my insight into why it didn't do much for me.
A couple of reasons:
1. Thor has been pretty heavy into the fairer gender scene
the past year or so. During the recent Malekith arc he waxed hot and
with a Dark Elf. Not out of 'true love' or anything.
It was just a case of hormones.
2. And that appears to be what we have here, with
SHIELD Agent Solomon. Although to be fair to Aaron,
he's infusing their relationship with the eco-warrior
motif as part of their backstory.
I could readily understand younger Thor acting
like he can't get enough of the ladies. In human terms, he's at that age
where it's all some think about.
But current Thor?
I know, I know. I can hear you now.
You're saying 'But of course he's into it. He a Norse god, for crying
Mead and wenches, remember?'
All that aside, the issue is pretty cool.
The dynamic between Thor and Solomon
brings a few grins. And Thor has a couple
of mini-awesome moments.
Our Mjolnir Meter pegged at 8.
You might like it.
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