Written by Torunn Gronbekk and Donny Cates
Art by Nic Klein
Colors by Matt Wilson
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: Thor teams with Jane when a mystery begins to affect the realms of the dead.
Thor finds himself staring into a time storm when his adult sister breaks him out of his trance and leaves him with a warning before returning to the storm herself. A warning he will take with him as he calls on Jane to help him discover why Valhalla is empty.
The pair decide to make the trip to Hel to determine what Hela knows about these events, but they discover that not only is she gone, but Hel is empty as well. Unfortunately, there is someone who knows exactly what happened and is making plans of his own to exploit it.
The Story: Gronbekk and Cates begin a new arc with this story. It’s compelling, entertaining and contains a great mystery that I found myself impressed by. I love the use of Doom in this arc and find the premise fascinating. I continue to enjoy the tension between Thor and the spirit of Odin inside Mjolnir. It not only adds drama, but also some comedic moments. It will be interesting to see how the story grows and evolves as well as how it affects Thor and his reign as All-Father.
The Art: Klein delivers some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are striking and capture the imagination while grabbing the reader’s attention. I love the look of this issue and how thrilling the art is.