It is now being reported (volunteertv.com)that Andre Norton has passed away. While she was never one of my absolute favorites, her books were always ones that I enjoyed and often found to be quite thought provoking.
As an aside, are there really 30+ Witch World books? Man, I'm behind.
RIP Ms. Norton
Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. -- Erasmus
I absolutely agree. This issue was quite terrible. I'm surprised you didn't mention how Thor had to make out with the suddenly super powered Valkyrie. It makes less since then a Rob Liefeld X-Force issue.