Review: THOR #3


Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Russell Dauterman
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Well, the heat has certainly been turned up for the newly appointed Goddess of Thunder in issue #3 and I can confidently say that there is no shortage of action. It seems there is a villain from every realm butting heads over the “artifact” whose value appears to be of the more sinister variety. Here we see Thor challenging herself to discover just how limited she is on her own, sans hammer. The results will have you turning pages faster than you can read them.

Thor is often praised for its elegant artwork, but never before has there been anything like what Russell Dauterman has done here in these three issues. Particularly the graceful appearance of lightning and the impressive amount of expressions a masked woman can make. There are many, but one of the most intriguing things about this book is the inner dialogue versus the verbal. There is a purposeful inconsistency there that leads us to form theories about the origin of our new protagonist.

Now that we’ve settled in to the fact that that there’s a new Thor in town and that this one’s got two “x” chromosomes, it’s time to start wondering just who she is. Where does she come from? Why did Mjolnir choose her above all others? I find myself with more questions than answers after each issue, but I believe that herein lies its power. The more we read, the less we know about our helmed heroine. It leaves us desperate as we lust after the elusive truth- ensuring our dedication to this enchantingly revamped series. Thank you Jason Aaron for giving us a bad-ass leading lady we can all root for, in a comic where gender is far from a novelty.

The Verdict: 9.0/10


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