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First issue of a new ongoing starring Jane Foster and friends. Who is giving it a try?
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I have high hopes for this since the mini it spun out of was pretty good. Unfortunately we don't get a team of Valkyries (yet) but nonetheless the opening issue is pretty strong. Aaron/Gronbekk manage to provide two different stories with one feeling very fantasy-heavy and the other very SciFi-heavy, so you get the best of both worlds in regards to the different genres that Thor-esque comics straddle. I will say though one part of the story didn't make much sense to me: why was Loki pretending to be someone else and playing games with Jane when he was trying to ask her for help? I guess he is just a weirdo like that...
I actually thought they should have switched the artists too. De Iulis seems more suitable to science fiction and D'Urso to fantasy but the former does Foster and the latter Runa.
It is wise to do the bifurcated nature of the book though. Clearly Gronbekk wants to tell a story with this new Valkyrie, but titles starring original characters are very hard to launch. But have her piggy-back on Jane Foster and suddenly it is much more viable. And I have to admit I am way more interested in what is going on with the first story than the second. Also let's see more of Hela and Karnilla's dysfunctional marriage lol
Best Comics of Week 29
X-titles: X-Men Legends #5 by Peter David (1) and Todd Nauck (1)
Non-X titles: Extreme Carnage--Phage by Steve Orlando (2) and Gerardo Sandoval (1)
In parentheses number of times creator has had best comic this year