In the interrogation room, Loki tells Lief that he put the bodies of Jane Foster and Donald Blake where Lief could find them so that he'd stumble upon the truth. Said "truth" appears to be the realization that Doom has upstaged the Asgardians' godhood, since Loki complains that his status as Prince of Lies was stolen from him. He tells Lief that someone moved all the bodies after they discovered what he'd done, and he sends Lief to the Badlands to find them. Confronting the skeletons, Lief admits to himself something that he denied when Loki pressed him on it, that he feels a surge of emotion every time that he hears Jane's name. However, before he can reflect on that, "Runey," one of the other Thors, arrives with his partner, the Destroyer Thor, and reveals that he's the guilty party. He beats Lief to a pulp and leaves him to the zombies, only for Odinson to arrive and save him.
Again, despite everything we know, we're still far from the truth. We have no idea why Runey is killing Jane Fosters and Donald Blakes or how Loki thought that Lief discovering the truth would somehow lead to him regaining his powers. But, I certainly trust Aaron to get us there, given how solid of a police procedural he's writing here. As I said in previous reviews, I would really love him to continue writing some sort of Thor Corps meets "C.S.I." series in the new Marvel Universe.
*** (three of five stars)