Loved the first issue. Also loved that Marvel let those release parties happen, which allowed my almost-3-year-old son to dress as Iron Man and get a picture taken with Thor, Hawkeye and Captain America. Very cool.
According to Norse mythology, the prophecy of The Midgard Serpent is the same as The Serpent from Fear Itself - Thor will kill The Serpent and then himself die. But the origins of the characters is vastly different. It could go either way, honestly. So who knows? Source material!