I have the first collection of this series and I noticed that there is only one other collection. Ten issues or so? I take it that Jane Foster becoming Thor was not met with wide approval. That won’t detract my enjoyment of what looks like a fun run.
Jason Aaron is the writer and he delivers a satisfying read.
The first issue is titled ‘If He Be Worthy’ and art is by Russel Dauterman (drawing) and Jorge Molina (colors). Lettering is Joe Sabino. The art team does a wonderful job. The issue is beautiful. The art is manages to be whimsical while maintaining a serious tone. Layouts are pinup worthy and the colors pop. I love the blue tone Sabino gives the Frost giants.
And yes, the Frost Giants literally loom over this issue, causing carnage wherever they appear. Brutal, powerful and fearful wielders of cold they are the center around which the story revolves.
I notice the feminine vibe in this issue no less because both Odin and Thor are depicted as oafish and matched against the more level-headed Freyja and Jane Foster.
Jane, of course, does not have the bulk of the original Thor but she does have the strength – new to the power, I’m not surprised she leans on Mjolnir a lot, although Aaron does show us what Jane is made of without the hammer in a brilliant turn in this issue.
This issue is a beautiful piece of art and a refreshing departure from the usual Thor and it does when my appetite to see the rest of this run. And yes, the reaction to it at the time does add to the appeal.
Goddess of Thunder. Yeah, this is a good idea.