Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Vol 1
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vol 1
Roger Langridge, Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson, 2010
Premise: This book collects the first four issues of the most recent all-ages Thor series, along with a reprint of Thor’s first appearance from 1962. Jane Foster is a historian. She’s already having trouble with her job at the museum and trouble with her love life, when an affable Asgardian appears one day to turn the world on its ear.
This series reboots Thor from the ground up, so you don’t need to know anything going in. There’s humor and action, romance and friendship; the writing is clever and the art is clean and charming.
I could do without the extra reprints in the back of the book, though. It’s not that it’s bad material, just dated and completely unconnected to the rest. It could be confusing for someone who just wants a stand-alone story, and isn’t interested in getting into the (frankly confusing) history of the character.
The Thor:TMA issues are good fun, though. Thor is charming, Jane clever and sweet, Giant-Man, Wasp and the Warriors Three all make a good showing when they show up as guest stars. There’s a larger story - about why Thor is on Midgard at all - running in the background, but I enjoyed just following these adventures for themselves.
5 Stars - An Awesome Book