Written by Donny Cates
Art by Aaron Kuder
Colors by Matt Wilson
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: King Thor’s experiment in Oklahoma will get him thinking about something he hadn’t considered.
Thor’s hammer has fallen to Earth and a man named Adam Aziz currently has the powers of the thunder god. Tony Stark needs answers but before he can get them, Thor arrives to talk with Adam. With Tony realizing that anyone can pick up and wield Mjolnir and Thor not telling him why, the two have some verbal and physical blows before Thor reminds Stark of who and what he is.
In the aftermath, Thor and Adam have a talk. Tony and Thor have a talk and Thor begins to listen. As he looks around, the God of Thunder decides that he needs to make a change. One that might give him a new perspective on his life and his responsibilities.
The Story: This is a nice, personal change of pace story for Thor. Donny Cates manages to take the story in an interesting direction while infusing it with humor and a whimsical quality that makes the plot compelling. Cates presents Thor as a being at a crossroads who has some tough decisions to make and the moments of reflection from the character are made all the more interesting as the story progresses.
There isn’t a lot happening in the story, but what does happen gives the reader a more personal view of where Thor is psychologically.
The Art: Aaron Kuder has some great visual moments throughout the story and the art perfectly matches the light, introspective tone of the story. The confrontation between Thor and Iron Man is beautifully done as well as the moments between Thor and Adam.