Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thor The Mighty Avenger #8

Here we reach the end of the run of this comic that earned a spot on my Top 10 list for 2010.

It's not quite the final issue for Thor The Mighty Avenger, as the creative team will be doing a comic for Free Comic Book Day that will serve as issue #9 - but whatever the case, it's a shame to see this title end.

This has been a Thor comic that's part action / adventure, part exploration of a different version of the Marvel Universe, and part romance story as Thor and Jane Foster fall in love.

This issue covers all the bases. We have Thor captured by a team of scientists who control an army of robots, and we get some hints about the true nature of Thor's memory loss. We meet Tony Stark as he pilots an early, cruder version of his Iron Man armor (and Giant-Man and the Wasp put in a cameo as well). And Jane's love for Thor is what makes the rescue possible.

I hope the fans will keep flocking to this book and (through strong sales) force Marvel to bring the creative team back for a further run. Congrats to writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee for an outstanding run on this title!

It's funny to note that this issue is number "8 of 8," as though this had been intended as a limited series all along.

I'm OK with that, as long as there are more series like it in the future.

Grade: A


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