Interesting idea, but I'd be more excited if the character wasn't already ruined.
Might be good, and I'll give it a shot because it's Hickman, but as to the concept: I don't care. Ultimate Thor is dead and gone. This is just a retelling of regular Thor and nothing else. Ultimate Thor is one of the most tragically wasted new superheroes in the last twenty years, it hurts every time he's brought up.
To put it another way; if it was "Hickman takes over Thor", I'd be 100 times more excited.
Does it really matter, though?
Kinda. Ultimate Thor used to be very different to his original counterpart, and was a brilliant take on the character. He has been so thoroughly neutered that Hickman wanting to give him more of a Asgardian background only serves to further homogenize Ultimate and original Thor, which is unfortunate.
Bass said:Another way to look at it is that Hickman could polish a battered statue (original Thor) or he could polish a melted turd that used to be a statue (Ultimate Thor), and he's doing the latter, which is just less appealing.