Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson
“Did you take any actual time off?” – Coulson
Its offical, we are only one issue away from learning who the new Thor is. This issue had its fair share of teasing, all but pointing to a certain someone (no spoilers though, go buy the comic). That being said the latest issue of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilsons run of Thor was truely spectacular. Aaron marched the story forward by teasing a reveal, and writing a clever entertaining fight between the Destroyer and Thor herself. We also see a glimpse into just how far Odins thirst for the hammer will drive him. We also get a tease of the calvary, but I wont spoil that awesome reveal. The real strength of this comic is in the superb art job done by Dauterman and Wilson. Dauterman has corrected my original gripe about his art by adding more visual clues to aid the reader in correct viewing flow. This has made his art jump from excellent to next level. The coloring job by Wilson is phenomenal. He sews together colors in such a unique and visually pleasing way. He also finds a way to blend colors that you wouldnt normally think of as going together. The range of colors Wilson uses are something to be astonished by, from neon green to burnt sienna and everything in between. This duo of Dauterman and Wilson really create something special. An example of this almost unlimited potential, would be on the page where Malekith guides Dario Agger on a tour of the ten realms. Dauterman gives the reader some visual aidein how to read th comic in the form of smoke, and draws a simply breathtaking piece of art. By its self it would be amazing but add in the coloring work of Wilson and its truely something special. All in all this is a great issue and the art team really put on a clinic on how to draw and color a great issue.