(This review may contain spoilers).
Having grown to know Thor during the course of the Marvel movies and many of the comics I’ve read so far, I was quite excited to be able to find another volume of Thor-centric comics.
Although I didn’t get much of a chance to see the other Avengers, it was good to get a glimpse of Asgard… or, rather, what was left of it; though I was somewhat confused by what had destroyed Asgard.
I liked the opportunity to have glimpses of Thor’s past and his irresponsibility… and to see the contrast of him then and him in the present of the comics. I found it interesting to see his relationship with Zephyr, although I didn’t find her very trustworthy… even though I did find her explanation for her motives intriguing. I didn’t like the fact that there was nothing in the way of true emotion between them then, though… I knew absolutely nothing about Zephyr.
I thought that the living planet, Ego, was a really interesting idea. Thor’s interactions with the Stranger were interesting, both at the beginning and towards the end. It was nice to see that Thor cared enough to try and stop the two planets from attempting to destroy each other. I felt more sympathy for Ego… but it was good to see Alter Ego listen to Thor and I liked seeing Thor and Zephyr inside the living planet and trying to figure out how to stop them destroying the Earth as well as each other. I did think that the ending was quite emotional… though I would have liked some more details about the motivation behind her choosing to go with Ego and Alter Ego.
It was also interesting to see Thor interacting with the Collector, who I had a strong dislike for by the end of these comics.
I did like the artwork in this book and there were some scenes that were really well-crafted, as well as some really good representations of the characters. For instance, Ego and Alter Ego were vastly different in their appearances… and Zephyr appeared different right at the end.
This set of comics did succeed in making me want to read more of Thor and the other prominent figures in the Marvel universe.