After coming back from the dead, things get back to what counts as normal for Thor, as he spends most of the issue smashing the shit out of freaky monsters with his hammer. This fight was excellently drawn by Pepe Larraz and Fraction gave Thor some suitably bad-ass dialogue. Are ‘the mares’ pre-existing Thor villains or are they all-new? My lack of Thor knowledge is vast. I also liked the use of Hreidmar the troll here, he could be a cool new side-kick for Thor. The hammering of monsters was all well and good, but the best thing for me about this issue was that Fraction is addressing Donald Blake. I literally have no idea what his history is at the moment, is he a real person? Is he just a fake made by Odin? Is he even still connected to Thor? This arc looks set to clear all that up and hopefully it will make sense. Hopefully. Oh yeah, and Simonson on covers! Awesome.