Assessment: Marvel Comics Thor 1, Introducing Feminine Thor

The much-anticipated Thor #1, with its introduction of feminine Thor, is right here! A new period within the Thor mythos has begun, and it couldn be off to a better begin.

Setting aside the new incarnation of Thor for a moment, Thor #1 is solely a really properly written situation. It does a good job constructing upon the intrigue of beforehand established mysteries while nonetheless transferring the story ahead. Thor is now unworthy of Mjolnir, for instance, and subsequently unable to fly. So what does he do when Malekith attacks Roxxon Seabase? Rather than hold the plot hostage to his desolation, he rides a ram to the underside of the Norwegian sea and tries to struggle off Malekith with an axe, after all.

This situation additionally amasses more questions than it answers, however it expands upon these mysteries in a method that satisfying. We nonetheless don know what Nick Fury whispered to Thor to render him unworthy, but we do know that no matter occurred has shifted the worthy-according-to-Odin paradigm to the point that now even Odin can lift the hammer. As a rule, I cautious of serials that pile on several questions at a time (possible residual trauma from Lost) however Thor #1 makes it work, as a result of an issue of this magnitude is real perplexing and worth (get it? Worth?) drawing out.

As for the extremely publicized focal point of the difficulty, female Thor, well there isn a lot to say about her just yet. In the final two pages, an unidentified woman grasps Mjolnir handle, the inscribed e in hosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy shall possess the facility of Thor amends itself to he, and the holder raises Mjolnir above her head as female Thor.

Now, it is closely, heavily implied that it Freyja, so much in order that I was prepared to outright declare her Thor in this evaluate (I had this gif ready to go and every little thing). In any case, when she and the newly returned Odin had a spat over who in command of Asgardia and Odin effectively tells her to know her place, she casts a look at Mjolnir that I took to unambiguously mean t hammer time. Then I learn author Jason Aaron interview with The Wall Avenue Journal by which he admits that the id of female Thor is speculated to be unclear, that hat l be an ongoing mystery for a bit as to who she really is there l be a number of Ξuspects. ?/p>

Oh well.

Personally, I had my cash on Thor and Loki long-misplaced sister, Angela, and was considerably upset when Unique Sin #5.5 disproved that concept. However now that the potential for Freyja being Thor has been introduced, I wrestle to think about a greater possibility. Making female Thor an older woman and a mom would give the character even higher significance in the pantheon of superheroes. Furthermore, Freyja could be an interesting character to take on the mantle of Thor. She must adapt her regal air as former All-Mom to swimsuit her new identity as a hammer-swinging superhero, and the much less-than-benevolent phrases on which she last noticed Loki in Loki: Agent of Asgard #5 may make for some delightfully dysfunctional crossovers.

Regardless of feminine Thor identification, although, one factor I can unreservedly rave about is her costume. This is the way you do it, comic ebook artists. With full leggings, a principally covered abdomen and a breastplate that goes as much as her chin, female Thor magnificent ensemble is conservative by superheroine standards, proving that a woman costume doesn must be overtly sexual to be feminine, flattering and, above all else, badass.

Irrespective of who female Thor seems to be 摚reyja, Angela, Sif, Ellisiv, Frigg, Atli ( ヮ毎ane?) 攱ust give me Thor #2 already!

Petra Halbur is an undergraduate at Hofstra University pursuing a BA in journalism and presently trapped on this planet-building part of writing her science-fantasy novel. You possibly can learn extra from her at Ponderings of a Cinephile or observe her on Twitter.