Cates sometimes uses literary tropes such as the beginning of Thor 1 with Galactus crashing in to let us know “The Great Black Winter it is coming”, which we have seen previously with Silver Surfer in Infinity Gauntlet letting us know that “Thanos is coming” (and probably used elsewhere). However, there is nothing wrong with using tropes as long as the work is interesting and has plenty of originality, which it does.
I like the deeper storytelling that Cates does while having plenty of action to accompany it. Thor cannot settle as King and Cates makes sure of that. This is a Justin’s Comics Must Read Recommendation!