Thor #8 (Marvel / Straczynski / Djurdjevic / Miki)
The God of Thunder keeps sizzling off the stands! Part two of a two-part arc by writer J. Michael Straczynski (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) with sumptuous art by DAREDEVIL cover artist Marko Djurdjevic sees the mighty Thor ruling over a newly glorious Asgard and all its people! But what danger has risen on the horizon of its American heartland surroundings? And how will Thor equip himself to face it??
It took me a bit to get to the comic review this week, and then when I did get around to reading most of it was horrible in some form or another. Not Thor! Thor #8 is by far the best book I read this week. This is the second issue of the “Father Issues” story arc that finds Thor and Odin having a father/son talk about the future of Odin and of Asgard. With a Marvel’s take on the history of Odin, to the big reveal of the whereabouts of the Lady Sif, this issue was great. Not only do we get some great character development, but we also see some big action with Thor and Odin vs. Surtur.
Series Grade: A