Longtime Thor supporting player Sif takes over the spotlight in this series. The book opens with her rescuing one of Volstagg’s children from a fire in the library of Asgardia. Later, she pays a visit to Volstagg’s wife, Gudrun, where their dialogue humorously spoofs the current real-world generation gap. Later, Sif journeys through the wilds of Asgard on a quest that involves dragons and sorceresses, all in a quest to better herself as a warrior.
The art on this book, by Valerio Schiti, is absolutely gorgeous! It’s funny, clean, just lovely in every way.
Unfortunately, the writing was extremely stilted for me. Yes, it’s Asgard and they talk funny but for whatever reason, it was really hard for me to understand this book. It changed scenes quite frequently, so maybe it just felt choppy on top of being stilted? I don’t know. I mean, I obviously got the gist of it. I was able to understand it and parts were really enjoyable. There’s a nice sense of humor to this issue, but overall, I think it was a bigger fight than I really anticipated and more work than I want out of a comic book.
I’m sure there are going to be people that really love this book. It looks great. The writing isn’t bad by any means, and if you read other Thor-related titles, you might be more accustomed to this type of dialogue. But having not read many Thor-related books, outside of the Avengers, it was a bit of a challenge. I won’t be continuing with this title, but I wish it and its creators the best.
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #646
Written by Kathryn Immonen
Art by Valerio Schiti
Cover by Jeff Dekal