Thor, the Mighty Avenger: A Must Read.


The comic book business is a cruel thing to get into. While we’d love to believe that quality will win out, unfortunately, no matter how critically acclaimed a series may be, it’s the amount of money the book brings in that determines its survival.

This, I waited too long to try out what turned out to be one of my favourite titles ever.

Thor, the Mighty Avenger, is not one of the best Thor comics around and it’s one of the best comics Marvel has ever released. The book is not in continuity and is a stand-alone re-telling of Thor’s early days on earth. Some details have changed; for example, Jane Foster works as a museum curator. But other things stay the sam

The action is secondary in this title, though it is certainly there, as the main theme of the story is the relationship between Jane and Thor. This is perhaps the happiest Thor I’ve ever seen, and it is very refreshing.

So why did such awesome book die?  It was lot of factors, and you can blame Marvel for all of them.

The book came out as a second Thor on-going tittle, and previews were so confusing that it left readers wondering if it was in continuity or not.  Maybe later somewhere it was cleared, but first impression is last impression and what happened here.

Finally, Marvel didn’t really give the book a chance.  The book was getting critical acclaim, and it was around the time #6 came out that fans were starting to take notice.  Unfortunately, by the time I got to my store to support the book around #8, it was too late, the plug had been pulled.

You will be doing yourself a favour if you track this series down in the back issue bins or as tpbs.  Then let Marvel know that you want the final four issues of this landmark series.


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