The comics are scripted by Brian J. L. Glass, co-creator of Image Comics’Â The Mice Templar. Glass is no stranger to Thor: he wrote the five-part limited seriesÂ Thor: First Thunder comic earlier this year. Art is by Ig Guara (Marvel Adventures The Avengers and the variousÂ Pet Avengers limited series). It’s well-written and gorgeously designed: although it’s aimed at younger readers, this is definitely a comic for any Thor fan young or old.
The first 22-page installment, “Valor,” follows Thor, god of mischief Loki and the warrior goddess Sif on a quest of challenge to restore Loki’s honor after he insults a blacksmith who possesses a valuable treasure. Thor’s team versus the blacksmith’s trio compete in a scavenger hunt across Asgard’s wild regions. It’s a race that will reveal not only the prizes, but true valor, skill, and wits when Thor, Sif and Loki are trapped in a forest of despair that threatens to doom their quest from the very beginning.
The adventure stresses brotherhood and teamwork â€“ even Loki has a selfless part to play in saving his comrades, but this isn’t merely a simple story of “stand together.” Glass deftly fills in valuable back story of the rivalry between Thor and Loki, and the Thunder God’s persistent attempts to save his half-brother from the path of evil. Like the Burger King Thor toys, it’s ideal for those who enjoy both heroes and heroines: Sif has a significant role to play. Despite her failing prey to the same traps as Thor and Loki, she’s no damsel in distress but a bold and swift warrior born. Loki, however, has an ulterior secret motive — when doesn’t he?
Burger King’s digital Thor comic (available through June 19, 2011) could have been a light and insignificant throwaway story, but this is a fine tale in the veins of the best Marvel Adventures comic books. It’s a solid prequel to the movie and a great introduction to Marvel’s Asgardian gods and their mythos. A BK Kids Meal, a Thor toy, and an access code to an online Thor comic? I’m so there, Burger King.
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