I had never read a Thor comic until I picked up the first volume of this series based on its critical and commercial success. Volume 2 was even better, the story and art fantastic.The re-imaginning of Loki in particular and the twist in volume 2 involving his master plan across time is breath taking.
I couldnt wait to get Volume 3 however I was left very disapointed.
Firstly, its much shorter than the last volume and the back of the book is even padded out with biographies of some of the characters. There is very little action and the longest battle involves the human character rather than Thor or Loki.
Even though the same artist and writer have worked on the last 2 volumes, this volume seems rushed on both fronts. I totally agree with the previous reviewer that at some point the writer was told to extend the story after maybe just planning to tie things up as a trilogy.
I was expecting a climatic battle and all you get is the 2 sides stood talking about what to do next which Im sure is then shown in the next book 'The Latverian Prometheus'.
Even when the Asgardians talk, its like they have been dumbed down.I appreciate that they speak in 'old tongue' but Baldur in particular could pass as Yoda the way his words are being jumbled.
I wanted to love this book but unfortunately it is lackluster in comparison to the volumes that have come before it.