Covering Issues #646-651
I know very little about Marvel’s Asgardian mythos, but I have always enjoyed the fact that there was a warrior woman who was not afraid to stand up for her rights to defend her people and herself. A true heroine of Asgardia, a cherished associate of Thor, and a threat to machinations of Loki, Sif is a true warrior who won’t back down from a fight; however, such a situation has also gotten her into trouble. She sees the constant engagements that the Asgardians deal with to be tiresome, energy-draining, taking away time that could be spent on building crops or enjoying a nice summer’s day. Sif wants to end the fighting, to become a peaceful woman rather than a battle-hardened shieldmaiden, but when she makes a choice to try and accomplish this, she unleashes a disaster that could spell doom for Asgardia and Midgard. Can we say, “Uh oh?”
I am very much anxious to see what more adventures befall Sif and the Warriors Three within the realm of Asgardia, especially given the location of the floating city. And, while Loki is making strides within the Young Avengers title, will he show up to cause his normal amount of mischief for the good defenders of the Earth? I hope so, but I also hope he has some better plans, because this is a new age, and Sif stands ready to keep it alive and going.