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Title: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on December 19, 2009, 02:08:06 PM
Thor 604

I am certainly gonna miss my man JMS on this title. Let's face it, he brought Thor back to greatness, That being said, Gillen does a decent job in his first effort with the Norse God. Of course, holding the reigns until Fraction takes over, will be a test, but so far so good.

Only complaint I have is the Funeral pyre scene. How (spoiler ahead) ... How could Bill be on that pyre, wehn he was pyred on the boat in the last JMS issue? Maybe it wasn't him, as it looked nothing like him, but they (the Asgardians) kept refering to his death while the fire was being lit and burning?

Was that a screw up, or did I miss (or forget  ;D) who that really was?

Oh and Doom using the Destroyer armor? Was that what that was? That arm looked alot like the Destroyer armor. And pulling the heart out of Kelda? Wow.

Can't wait for the Doom Vs Thor issue next month.

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Brindrod on December 19, 2009, 02:51:32 PM
Is Coipel still handling the art duty?

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on December 19, 2009, 02:57:25 PM
Sadly, no.

We have the "out of perspective" Tan on art now. Not horrible, but some of his angles are just ... like ... WTF??

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on January 12, 2010, 04:04:50 PM
THOR #605

Oh yeah, it was most certainly the Destroyer armor.  ;D

Really starting to like this writer, Kieron Gillen. Knows how Doom should sound, I'll give him that., and is pretty good with the Asgardians over all as well (although I think he made a big error letting Kendra's body hit the ground, as I think Balder, if not Thor, would have rushed to catch her  :-\). Be interested to see what projects he has coming up next. May have to try and follow him for a title or two.

Tan's art is well ... Tan's art. A little better than last issue, not as many perspective problems, so an improvement.

Next issue is the doozy one though. Doom, in the Destroyer armor Vs. Thor !!!!


Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2010, 02:48:26 AM
I finished the Thor vol 3 HC.

I have to say - this title has won me over.  I didn't think I cared much for the Asgardian tales but this was a fun book.  Interesting twist having them go to Latveria.  I'm looking forward to the next volume.

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: G:The Last Man on March 08, 2010, 06:00:40 PM
still got to pick up vol 2 and 3 myself.  I never cared much about Thor, but JMS and Coipel made me believers.  Too bad JMS is no longer on has the book fared since then Perry?

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on March 08, 2010, 06:50:30 PM
how has the book fared since then Perry?

Actually, other than two issues of Pham art, not bad. I have liked this new writer pretty much since he took over, but look forward to his own Thor stuff soon (compared to being holed into Siege). Don't get me wrong, he is no JMS, but a lot better than I was hoping for ... of course, I believe Fraction maybe coming soon and if he can match what he did on the 3 or 4 Thor one-shots, I am going to be changing pants. Those were awesome.  Of course, if he does an X-Men type of writing ...

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on May 30, 2010, 01:51:25 PM
THOR #610

Wow, hoping you guys are caught up on your THOR because this writer, Gillem, is soon to be the next Marvel "Young Gun". He is killin it with this book. I know Fraction is soon to take over the writing duties, and I hope he maintains the level he brought with the Thor one-shots he wrote, but I know for certain that whatever Gillem writes next, I am buying it.

Now true, the art in this issue was AMAZING. 'Be-A-utiful' even, and that may have helped the over all feel of this issue, but still, I think Marvel has a winner in Gillem.

The way he worked Balders feelings and emotion was perfection. The Warriors Three persona is also capture perfectly.

An over-all wrap up issue, but still gets high grades from me ... plus ...


Bill will soon be returning !!!

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on June 25, 2010, 09:02:29 AM
You guys have to check out the preview for THOR 611 ...

HERE (Newsarama) (

Kieron Gillen and Richard Elson are just rockin' this book. I know I am a Thor fan, but I'm tellin ya, Gillen is pretty damn good.

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2010, 05:33:28 PM
Coming out in October:


THOR #616
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Vampire Variant by RYAN STEGMAN
What kind of hell is coming for Asgard? What does Asgardís presence on earth mean? Only one man knows for sure and he canít get anyone to take him seriously. The reconstruction of his fallen city are first and foremost in the God of Thunderís mind as an evil more terrifying than even he could imagine comes roaring down the World Tree. The Dark Gods are coming for Asgard. Here is blood! Here is thunder! HERE IS THE MIGHTY THOR!

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on January 20, 2011, 02:17:15 AM
Well, I think I am off of Thor foe now.
Oh sure, now would be a bad time for me, someone that loves Thor, to leave because in three more months the New THOR series starts and the current THOR series gets renamed back to its original Journey into Mystery, but Fraction has pissed me off.

In the last issue he shows my man Volstag say something that's kinda out of character, but Balders response to it ... his reply ... is even more out of character.

Fraction BLEW ME AWAY with his Thor minis/One shots he did and his Thor started out pretty damn good, but here lately he is trying too hard to be too funny using characters in a wrong way to accomplish it. He still has Thor's voice, but his fellow Asgardians are changing too much for me.

Of course ...
That Journey into Mystery may find a way into my stack after all as the writer there did a fantastic job on Thor before Fraction arrived ... but then again, Gillens X book didn't "wow" me either ...

HHHmmmm, Feel as though I am stuck between a Uru hammer and a hard place.


Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Jimmy T on January 25, 2011, 12:27:42 AM
Also dropped it. I hoped to have fallen in love with Fraction's work here, but lately he's just killing me-just killing me!

Dropped Iron Man ( I could stand no more boredom ) and now this. Considering I was just able to get Simonson's last volume of Thor Visionaries, well, this stuff really, REALLY became pale next to it. Too bad.

Bye bye!

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on January 27, 2011, 10:56:32 PM
Kinda wondering why you found IM boring. I can understand you dropping it, as it has gone almost all techno babble now, but wondering if that was what it was you found boring.

What I find sad is, very few 13 to 15 year olds are going to enjoy this book. That saddens me because when I was 13 years old, I loved me some Iron Man. This ... this is just going too heavy in tech. I know that seems like an odd bitch considering the lead character is a tech wizard, his powers are tech based and his villains are mostly as well, but I find it too tech ... almost. But then again ... maybe that is a sign of the times and I am an old "fuddy-duddy" and a normal 13 or 15 year old would feel right at home

Hope I am not selling IM short because I still do enjoy it, though not as much as the last 2 or 3 arcs

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Jimmy T on January 28, 2011, 05:23:27 AM
Thread derail!!

As for Iron Man, it just got boring. There wasn't any Iron Man per se.

The story I told a friend was this:

I remember an issue where IM was fighting Joe Fixit, and it happened to be during some expo, and Miss Arboghast was there with children, and they watched in fear as IM went down under a punch from Fixit. "Is Iron Man okay?" "Never worry, there is a reason why they call him the Invincible Iron Man!"

Why? Kurt Busiek said it good as well; "As polished and sauve as Tony Stark is, when he puts on the suitk he is a man inside a tank. And that's how he operates."

I miss that! What was the final issue against Detroit Steel in the last arc? Tony driving his car, evading Steel and a million drones while techies shut down the cell phone towers. What sh!t. I understand the drive that is Tony's life, and I love the change he forces and throws into people's faces.

But I'll be a neanderthall and say I want IM to beat the crap outta something. Otherwise, I'll just read a MIchael Crichton book and most likely be bored by that too.

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Perry on January 28, 2011, 05:11:00 PM
Well in all fairness ... Oh, and SPOILERS BELOW in this derailed thread  ...

... the car was a major aspect of the plot and he only "ran away" to get DS away from Pepper. It isn't like he didn't fight.  :D

Of course, I sit now and defend a book I was kinda down on, for a totally different reason, and you have made me want to like it more ...  :D :D

Title: Re: THOR Thread "Have at thee"
Post by: Jimmy T on January 31, 2011, 04:14:18 AM
As I was catching part of the first Iron Man movie on tv again today, I started to compare what I love about that movie with what I rather dislike about the current going.

1. Action. Tony Stark is causing a change in his world personally and professionally. To what do I speak of? The movie or the comic? They both are actually doing the same thing. So, a 'push' is what I'll call this.

2. ACTION. Okay, this is the pulse pounding, get your blood moving action. The movie wins out, because it's cool to see the suit made "real." And, with the comics, so far in the last 7 issues Tony has flown to an expo, flown to Japan to make fussy quips, and flew around real fast with drones. Boring in the comics!

3. Wonder. The current arc doesn't fill me with the comic book sense of wonder. The problem is, is that its not pedestrian. It's thoughtful, thought out, and a little thought provoking. But I feel the same way when I read a science magazine talking about doing nano-surgeries on the heart. Really damned great we can do that, but hardly something that makes me clamor for the ftuture issue of it. Not the best aanalogy, but suffer through it with me.

In the end, the comics make me want the story to end and get to the next thing because the current thing doesn't hold me. That's about as simple as I can put it.