Comic Pick of the Week – Thor: For Asgard

18 Sep

Thor: For Asgard

I don’t know about you, but when I read a Thor book I want it to be
filled with insane battle scenes, and mythology worthy of the god of
thunder. Thor: for Asgard delivers these in spades.

The story is set in a time when Odin has been gone on a journey for
over two years, leaving the duty of watching over Asgard to his son,
the mighty Thor. Things have not been going well during Thor’s tenure
as ruler.  First you have a seemingly endless winter that has planted
itself firmly in Asgard for the last two years, as well as uprisings
from both in and outside the kingdom, not to mention the fact that due
to this permanent winter the apples which grant eternal life and
youthfulness to the gods have been stifled and no longer continue to
grow, threatening the very existence of the Asgardians. As this
seemingly endless  myriad of misfortune continues, Thor can’t help but
wonder if it’s not just coincidence.

The story is perfectly voiced by Robert Rodi (Codename: Knockout), who
is no stranger to Asgard, having penned Loki, a four issue mini in
2004. You can tell he has a passion for these characters.

Simone Bianchi (Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine) handles the art chores,
and all I have to say is holy s&@t! I’m pretty sure they could have
searched for years, and never found an artist more suited to bring
this story to life!

All in all, this comic has everything you could want in a Thor book.
If you’re looking for a serious fix of  Asgardian goodness, you
definitely want to pick this gem up!

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