The news is newness. Marvel’s taking Mjolnir away from regular Thor and christening a new hammer-wielding, female Thor. Now, I’m all about the creative team for this, writer Jason Aaron and P:R Pal Russell Dauterman–heck I’m even a fan of editor Wil Moss–and I obviously dig the idea of a new, female, legacy character in the main Avengers lineup, but while this art is extra dope with boss on the side, the redesign really isn’t hitting for me.
Gonna give it a day or so to sink in, maybe let some more promo art drop, before I judge too harshly. But the shiny boob-armor and the pointed mask-helmet are weirding me out for today at least. I’m guessing this new look designed by super talented illustrator Esad Ribic, but I don’t really know because of the lack of credits in the announcement. Looking a good deal more badass, though, is Thor Classic, post-unworthying, below. Kind of a 90s Aquaman vibe, but in a good way? IS there a good way? I don’t know, but I dig it. –Dean