Why did I get it: I just loved the cover and I was curious.
How I would rate it: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor’s home isn’t just a beacon…it’s a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds — including Earth! — when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?
Review: I don’t have much to say about this one because really it was just super-engaging thanks to Matt Fraction’s quick-pace story and dazzingly beautiful thanks to Pasqual Ferry’s artwork.
I really just loved everything about this graphic novel, especially just the real evidence that Thor loves his brother Loki and wants to make him less of a mess. And having him look after a teen version of his brother was amusing. I can’t wait to see what comes of that. Or, on a completely unrelated note, what happens to Kelda. Poor thing.
I would note, however, that this might not be an ideal place to start in terms of Thor if you’ve only seen the movie. You might want to read some of the graphic novels from the J. Michael Straczynski run or the graphic novels for Siege that tie-in to Thor, at the very least because a lot happened to Asgard, Loki, Odin, and to Thor. But to be honest? I didn’t read all of Siege myself and I didn’t feel like I was missing out on much. Besides, the new bad guys are cool, Iron Man shows up every once in awhile, and really this was just a totally fun, entertaining read.
In conclusion, awesome! It would be worth flipping through just for the pretty, pretty pictures, but I enjoyed the text too.