Wow! What an extremely cool issue! I have to say as far as story goes I really like how this has turned out Loki playing a blinder while Sif still is trapped. I thought by tonight I was gonna be blotto on Mead, but, no... still sober... no idea how!
Anyway I read Thor 600, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, though there were a few things that puzzled me somewhat when I was reading through it. The first thing is Bor, ok this is Odin's father, presumably, Bor is of similar power level to Odin. Yet, Loki was able to take him out in one blast. The narration of course stating that Bor was not expecting it so didn't raise his defenses. Also Odin neglecting to restore his father... puzzled me. Why wouldnt Odin have restored Bor?
Also there is Thor himself, stating were it not for the Odinpower he'd be dead. I kinda thought that was a tad... bizaare. Would Classic Thor really need to rely on the Odinpower to survive one hit? Seems a bit stretched to me does that.
All in all though the fight between Bor and Thor was positively epic! I mean Bor seemed to have similar powers to Thor. Only he can shoot lightning out of his eyes like eyebeams! In the end though, Thor prevailed even despite interferance from the Dark Avengers! Sadly though Thor killing Bor means that Thor is now exiled. And of course, Mjolnir broke when Thor smashed it into Bor's chest! So heaven only knows what that is going to do now for his powers. As most of them are used WITH mjolnir.
I mean, there is a major strength feat for you, busting an uru hammer on somebody's ribs and chest!! The power behind Thor's killing blow to Bor must have been absolutely staggering! That was a real top end showing for Thor! I have to say I geeked out at that! I found it really really impressive!!
Oh and the more I sit and think the more I think that Thor has been using the Odinpower a fair bit thru the series. Restoring Asgard brick for brick! Freeing the Asgardians' spirits from the mortals to which they were attached. Im starting to think that the Odinpower is part of Thor's arsenal and is augmenting and adding to his own already impressive powers.
One thing though, when I read the TPB of issues 1-6. I noted that Thor used some of his mother, Gaea's powers. When he caused the ground to shift like he did. Which is pretty awesome.
I don't know how the rest of you feel maybe its because Im new and have enthusiasm but I am genuinely enjoying the book. I have the single issues of 1-6 but by the trade usually to preserve the singles. So when the trade for 7-12 comes (Despite having the single issues), I'll pick that up too!