That is true. Aaron's Thor has been pretty badass so far as well though. Not as over the top as Fraction's but clearly a tough son of a *****. It's his portrayal in the Marvel Universe at large (Particularly all of his guest appearances with Avengers) that are the problem.
Classic: Young maiden of Midgard, thy language leaves something to be desired.
Fraction: Shut your mouth, you dumb *****! You sound bad!
Classic: The fates have smiled on you, Loki...they have provided you with yet another opportunity to slay me. You wanted me so desperately. Now you have me. Do your worst.
Fraction: You always get lucky, you damn gimpy bastard! Let's do this!!!
Classic: I say thee NAY!
Classic: Ultron. We would have words with thee.
Fraction: Robot, we're gonna wreck your ass!
Classic: The power within Mjolnir doth rage like the winter storms bursting upon the shore in furious assult!
Fraction: Hope you like rape because this hammer is FULL OF IT!
Classic: What place is this? And who hath dared draw the Thunder God here, from the midst of battle 'gainst the foes of Asgard? Speak mortals -- for such I see ye be! Speak -- or face the wrath of Thor!
Fraction: What. The. %*&$?!?
Classic: Bad days are coming. We have seen worse. What they did to Bill was a message to all of us -- a threat. This menace is very real. It is very powerful. And it is traveling a very long way to destroy us all. We will raise our defenses. We will fight them to the last. And we will defend those that cannot defend themselves. ... Today we fight, brothers and sisters. Today we stand up and never, ever relent. Brothers and sisters -- prepare yourselves. Today we go to WAR.
Fraction: Something is coming for us. I hope the bastard likes rape! LOTS OF RAPE!
Classic: For mine is the swiftness of the very lightning itself! And the fury of the elements is as nothing to the fury of Thor this day! Flee, death! Flee and lick thy wounds, you who are not fit to utter my father's name! And know that Thor shall not be far behind!
Fraction: Death... I cannot beat you. I never could. You know this... DO YOU NOW!!?
Classic To defend an innocent, to fight for a worthy cause, this is an honourable death.
Fraction I'm screwed.
Classic Save an adversary who fought with courage, honour and valour? I can do no less.
Fraction **** that guy.
Classic Though we may have been allies in days past your actions leave me with little choice but to stand against now.
Fraction Imma kill ya *****!
Classic I have had enough of thy villainy!
Fraction You were always a GIANT PAIN IN THE ASS!
Classic Odd's blood! The madness is surely upon him!
Fraction The Hel is this bald, glittering gimp talking about?
Classic Tell me, noble Odin, beloved father, faithful leige-- Wert thou certain that all thy precious pawns would survive thy planning and plotting--? OR DIDST THOU NOT EVEN CARE??
Fraction You one-eyed bastard! You don't give a damn about anyone!
Classic Despite your monstrous countenance, I sense within you a heart as noble as any that walks the halls of fabled Asgard and would be proud to count you as friend!
Fraction You are one. ugly. motha****a. But you seem pretty cool. Buds? Buds.
Classic Ultron... we would have words with thee.
Fraction Hulk Hogan... we coming for you, nigga!
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"The first thing that they're dealing with after that is the Apocalypse twins," Remender remarked. "In issue #6 we'll get a flashback where we see Thor, Rama Tut, Apocalypse and Kang in a conflict that creates a relic that we've currently been seeing in Jason Aaron's 'Thor: God of Thunder' series. It's Thor's axe. We'll see why the Axe is now the most powerful relic in the Marvel Universe, how it became that, and what role it's going to play moving forward."
Looks like Asgardian tech to me. It's been a long time since anything of that nature has been touched I'm pretty sure. I always liked the idea of the Asgardians being a super advanced society in addition to the god status and magic.
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Ah figures that I didn't know about it then. As much as I wanted to, I really didn't read much of Fraction's run until Coipel drew me in for the Mighty Thor. I detested the dialogue so much I couldn't get through the issues, and since I've always read Thor because I enjoy it, forcing myself to read it just wasn't worth it. Good to hear about the tech though