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Thor #2: Review

Nov 2014
Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman

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The Goddess of Thunder

Review & Comments

5 stars

Thor #2 Review by (November 13, 2014)
Review: And it just gets better. For some reason all the mystery surrounding female Thor’s identity led me to expect a silent, enigmatic but still confident heroine. Was I wrong! We’re with the new Goddess of Thunder as she is totally confused about what just happened to her while being prompted by sentient Mjolnir as to how a Thor should act. The writing makes us fall instantly in love with the new (?) heroine while the art gives us plenty to respect in her performance. And Jason Aaron has all of the villainy left over from the previous volume to throw against her: Malekith and the Frost Giants, Dario Agger and Roxxon with Ulik on his payroll. And Laufey’s skull is the McGuffin everyone is after. A much more entertaining series than the grim and ugly TGOT, I hope this newbie stays around for awhile.

Comments: The Frost Giants are searching for the lost skull of Laufey, recovered by Roxxon in THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25. Among the Avengers frozen in the ice are Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, and Hawkeye; also on ice are Fandral and Hogun of the Warriors Three. The new Thor says at one point, “I would have words with them” echoing Thor’s classic line “Ultron, we would have words with thee” from Avengers (1998) #22.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Thor #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Image from Thor #2

On the moon, the new female Thor is trying to get a grip on the amazing change which has come over her; Mjolnir guides her to fly back to earth as Midgard is in peril. She crashes onto an iceberg in the Pacific Ocean and enters a gaping mouth-like doorway. She comes upon a team of Avengers frozen in the ice and then encounters a band of Frost Giants. She proves herself a match for two of them and smashes apart their ice hounds in a dizzying display of hammer-aided flight. More giants arrive and she shatters the floor beneath them, announcing herself as the Goddess of Thunder (to her own surprise)….

On the frozen Roxxon Island CEO Dario Agger and his staff (plus his "advisor" Ulik) are under siege by the Frost Giants. Malekith arrives with the giants and demands they surrender and turn over the skull they discovered. Agger takes off in an elevator to the basement were he encounters more giants. As he is about to transform into his Minotaur form, the new Thor arrives via a smashed floor. Both Agger and the giants are confused by this new arrival. She hurls her hammer about but it ends up in an impregnable vault with the fleeing Agger, leaving the heroine to face her first threat without Mjolnir….

Preview Pages
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Russell Dauterman
Russell Dauterman
Matthew Wilson
Russell Dauterman (Cover Penciler)
Russell Dauterman (Cover Inker)
Matthew Wilson (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Dario Agger)

(Jane Foster)


Plus: Frost Giants, Roxxon Corporation.

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