By Geoff Hoppe
September 8, 2015 - 20:45
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.
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.