Stuff this week
- Here's the Thor stuff I caught
this week. There might be some I missed.
If so, please feel free to post
More after our usual
THE MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL
and other nice folks.
Talk about a surprise scribe.
DeMatteis has been around a while.
You might remember him from
KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT, or his
hilarious stint on JUSTICE LEAGUE.
You might also remember another name:
Jack Kirby. How does he figure into this?
Way back in the early days of JIM and THOR,
JK established a pattern, of sorts.
He'd give us a tale of Thor in Asgard and
the Nine Realms, and one of Thor here on
Midgard---and then send Thor off into deep
space for some of the Real Deal's more
And that's what DeMatteis has done here.
It's 'really' good.
The plot: Oblivion wants
to wipe out all existence.
Through a series of nicely
developed elements, Thor
winds up teamed with the
Silver Surfer and none other
than the Big G---Galactus, himself---
to save reality.
The story unfolds beautifully
and what you think is a contrived
incident from early-on is later
revealed to be deliberate and makes
the whole thing come together nicely.
Elson's art fits the cosmic scope
and is well detailed.
the 'thousand Thor's' from
On the Mjolnir Meter we'll give this
a 10. Treat yourself.
Get set for another 10, BTW.
DARK AVENGERS is back
What's that? you say.
Thor isn't in DARK AVENGERS.
No, but 'Clor' is.
You might remember him from Civil War.
Reed Richards and Tony Stark and Hank Pym
created a clone of Thor, who is now
He's a lot like the Real Deal except
without any of Thor's compassion or
humility or, for that matter,
self-control. Get him mad
and he kicks your ass.
He's also had his kicked more than a few times.
Hercules beat him down.
The Real Deal himself stomped Clor good.
The New Avengers gave him a beat-down, too.
But it seems you can't keep a good clone down,
and now Ragarnok is in DARK AVENGERS.
If you've ever wanted to read about a Thor
who has the attitude of the Punisher, this one's
It's a delightful change of pace.
Did I mention the Mjoly Meter
pegged this at a 10?
Finally, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 639 is out.
Gillen needs to be careful.
He's a great writer for all things Thor---
but he's starting to become a little smug
by more than half. And by smug we mean
Even so, in this puppy---pardon the pun---
the All-Mothers (a perpetual giant Gack)
want Loki to be their 'secret agent'
in a battle against the
There's some humor and it's
entertaining enough to peg
our Mjoly Meter at 7.
So there you go.
Run out and treat yourself.