Writer Peter David
Artist Scott Koblish
Colorist Ulises Arreola
Letterer / Production VC’s Joe Caramagna
Issue starts wih Ulik and a troll trying to get to the surface. Ulik gets to the subway tunnel and gets smack by a subway.
Koblush is a very expressive artist.
He shows Kitty is a wide range of motions. We join her pleading Logan for something. Koblish shows Kitty pleading in the exact same pose for five panels, and it is fun everytime.
She tries at breakfast, while he is washing the dishes, brushing his teeth, while he is working with Colossus and Nightcrawler on the Bkackbird, then finally while he and Kurt are playing some PS3.
Kurt finally asks what she wants, Logan admits he cannot remember. Kitty really wants to meet Thor. She wants to do this, as the girls at her dance class are real jerks. She never had classmates at Stevie Hunter’s dance studio, besides Doug, in the original continuity. I really like the idea of Kitty having classmates her age, as she rarely had that interaction.
While explaining the goal to Kurt, she says Thor Heyerdahl, who Logan does know and that Thor does owe him one, as Logan helped him with building the Kon-Tiki.
At this point in Logan’s history, he has not met Thor. Present Day, he is on Uncanny Avengers with Thor, and can set up a meeting easily.
Arreola really uses a rich color palette, rich but bright. This was meant, and succeeded, as an all ages title. The colors are light and keeps the story feeling very welcoming.
Peter David, of course, can tell enduring tales that all can enjoy, and he throws little jokes into the script. Such as Whitney, the leader of the other two gals, tells them that they don’t have minds of their own, but they also should not be offended by Whitney thinking that of them.
Kitty is poolside, while Logan is swimming. She is trying to convince him to set up a meeting. She tries to trick him by saying Jean told her to ask Scott. In a great use of pacing, it is done in snappy dialogue, it is revealed that Kitty already tried Scott.
This makes Logan laugh and he agrees to do the meeting.
Thor is being presented with a medal, Logan knows, if more than one superhero is present at an event, trouble will follow.
Of course, Ulik shows up. He has a magnet that captures Mjolnir. That doesn’t hold Thor back at all.
The troll takes the giant magnet into a sewer. Wolverine enters the fight with Ulik while Kitty fights the troll.
Kitty tricks the troll into defeating himself. At one point, Mjolnir turns into a simple cane. Kitty doesn’t know this, but once a polite man asks for it back, she complies. He becomes Thor and thusly defeats Ulik by sending into the atmosphere.
Kitty goes back to the dance class to eat crow, while she is in the middle of her confession, Thor speaks up and asks her how she is doing. It is a great pay off, and it feels like when someone much cooler shows up to make things right.
Thor asks if there is a question she wants answered. She asks about his hair. He says, “mine…hair?” and you see Logan smirk. Great way to end the issue.