Marvel Comics
Thors #3
By Geoff Hoppe
September 8, 2015 - 20:45

Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Jason Aaron
Penciller(s): Chris Sprouse and Goran Sudzuka
Inker(s): Karl Story and Dexter Vines
Colourist(s): Marte Gracia with Israel Silva
Letterer(s): VC's Joe Sabino
Cover Artist(s): Spouse, Story and Dave McCaig

In Thors #3, Loki gets interrogated, Ultimate Thor ventures into Marvel Zombie-land, and a murder is solved, but not resolved.

This review of Thors #3 is, like my other Battleworld reviews, in incomplete-o-vision. Incomplete-o-vision means I haven’t read all the other issues in the series, so I’m probably missing things. Two of those things are the issues that precede #3. Another four are the dollars I paid for this issue. Countless others are the dollars I’ve paid trying to keep up with Secret Wars. What I’m trying to convey here is that I’m slightly miffed at the BUY EVERYTHING DAMN YOU marketing strategy of mega-arcs.

I actually think the multiple Thors gimmick is one of Secret Wars’ more interesting tacks. It provides the same pleasure in variety I get from reading issues of Green Lantern where they show multiple species. Here, there’s a Groot Thor, a Wolf Thor, a Storm-from-X-Men Thor (called Stormborn because I guess George R.R. Martin’s lawyers are forgiving), and a talking frog Thor called Throg. I want to see more Throg, because hilarious. The variety doesn’t do a lot for this issue, though, because the majority of the story focuses on two characters.

Most of Thors #3 revolves around Ultimate Thor interrogating Loki. The interrogation provides some mildly engaging back-and-forth, but is overall flat. Thor and Loki’s exchange is pretty standard good guy-bad guy dialogue: Thor attempts some halfhearted trickery and tries to maintain his integrity, and Loki taunts him, then says he’s bored. It’s all familiar to anyone who’s seen movies or tv where a good cop interrogates a flamboyant psycho.

Worth the money? Not this one.