Marvel's newest bit of hype is somewhat promising:
Mainly, because Tom DeFalco (who has already been revealed as the writer of a Thunderstrike revival, actually understands what the word "Heroic" means. Of course, it's likely that the only reason he was given this book was to milk the Thor movie for all it is worth (I expect a Beta Ray Bill mini any day now) but if it leads to a good story, I can deal.
The picture suggests a teenager acquires the mace, and given DeFalco's involvement, he's almost certainly Kevin Masterson, son of the original. It's unclear if he'll absorb the powers of the mace like his MC2 counterpart, but I hope not... I always liked the mace's design.
Speaking of the movie, I saw an interview late last week on Collider where the screenwriters reveal that they are using the old "Asgardians aren't real gods, but aliens" chestnut in the movie. I guess that's why they lost the "period piece" feel. It's not a deal breaker, but I'm a little disappointed.