so i had never read any thor until j. michael straczynski had a crack at him. i loved it. so much so that my wife (or fiancee at the time) bought me cuff links with thor on them. it's crazy how much changed while thor was out of commission, but i really like how he was (understandably) angry with iron man for what tony had done, and when freakin bucky shows up as captain america, thor is more than a little skeptical.
i tried to blend a few different versions of thor's costumes, classic, new, ultimate, and i even referenced the new cartoon for his helmet. i gave him the beard because not many superheroes can get away with one.