Originally Posted by jaqua99
is that the sound of the welding!?
Nah, it's a reference to how the foreshadowing of Surtur was presented in the Simonson run.
This article talks about it as #10 on their list. So just scroll down a little bit on the link to see several panels of it. http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/0...simonson-thor/
Looking at that list again makes me wonder if they might have an opening scene like this too
As the article says, it gives the audience a sense of what a huge challenge he'll be to Thor and fam.