Thor # 1
Writer- Jason Aaron
Artist- Russell Dauterman
Colors- Matthew Wilson
After much debate and attention, the much anticipated Thor #1 finally arrived this week. The book has been a intensely hot topic, from the reveal of it’s existence to the replacement of Thor with an unknown woman picking up the hammer. It was the first thing I wanted to read this week and after I was finished I wasn’t disappointed in that choice.
The interesting thing about this book is that while the new Thor is on the cover, she doesn’t show up until the very last page of the book. Oh you wanted to know who the new Thor is? Yeah, sorry that’s not happening here either. There are some not so subtle hints of who it could be, but I don’t think Jason Aaron is going to make it that easy for us. I was glad that we got to spend so much time with “old” Thor in this issue. As interested as I am in this new Thor, I’m just as interested to see how being unworthy treats old Thor. If this issue is any indication, the hero we knew isn’t going anywhere, and that’s because of a character I really enjoyed reading. Freyja is written here perfectly. The counter to stubborn Odin and the light to Thor’s path. I really enjoyed seeing her.
As far as visuals, man this book is a lot of fun to look at. Russell Dauterman gives us a much different look than the previous issues of Thor, but the change is welcome and fitting for the change the book is undergoing. Matthew Wilson compliments the change with a beautifully colored issue as well. My favorite page in the entire book was the last page where the new Thor makes her appearance. Look at that picture! How awesome is that?
Yep. Buy it. That last page pumped me up. I’m excited to see where this goes. For a guy who was never into Thor before this run, Jason Aaron has got me invested now with not one, but two Thor’s. I can’t wait to see what happens with both of these characters.