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Thor by Kieron Gillen Ultimate Collection Paperback – December 14, 2011
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Gillen's first graphic novel, PHONOGRAM (with artist/co-creator Jamie McKelvie), was published through IMAGE COMICS in 2006. Since then he's found work writing for MARVEL, AVATAR, BOOM, TOKYOPOP and more that don't spring to mind right now.
At Marvel, he's written runs on books including THE UNCANNY X-MEN, THOR, YOUNG AVENGERS, IRON MAN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. He's also pursued his own creations, in books like UBER and THREE. His ongoing gods-as-popstar series with long time collaborators Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson THE WICKED + THE DIVINE launched to both critical and commercial success. In 2015, he'll be launching books including DARTH VADER and MERCURY HEAT.
In his previous life as a critic, his work has appeared in WIRED, THE GUARDIAN, PLAYSTATION MAGAZINE UK, PC GAMER, EDGE and far too many others to count. In 2007 he was one of the founders of ROCKPAPERSHOTGUN.COM, what is now the world's premier PC-centric games blog.
His website can be found at KieronGillen.com. He probably should remember to update this more often, but he does get distracted by shiny lights and sudden noises.
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THOR ULTIMATE COLLECTION collects all of Gillen's run on Thor, including:
Thor: Latverian Prometheus (except Sif #1)
Thor: Siege Aftermath
--Considering each of the links above have a far more detailed review of each story, I won't write out a review detailing each story as much, and I suggest you read each one for better understanding.Read more ›
One challenge of this collection is that it spans around the Marvel event Siege - meaning it includes material that happens before and after that pivotal story. But, the editors did a fantastic job organizing the structure. About two-thirds of the way through, there is a separation page of panels that simply say "The Monster's Rampage. The Traitor Redeemed. The Traitor's Doom. The telling Strike. The Final Strike. And the Villain Apprehended." Siege in a nutshell! This was very effective. Those who wish could put the book down, go to Siege and return. However, it isn't absolutely necessary. I was already familiar with the basic plot of Siege and was able to continue without any confusion. A testament to the skills of the author and artists is presenting the stories.
And these stories are excellent. I won't deny that Loki is my favorite villain and he figures prominently in this collection.Read more ›
The writer had a lot to tie up after Straczynski left so much unresolved and did an almost great to superlative job.
ARTWORK PRESENTATION: B plus to A minus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B plus; ACTION SEQUENCES: A minus; STORY/PLOTTING/PANELS: B plus to A minus; THOR MYTHOLOGY: B plus to A minus; WHEN READ: mid December 2013; OVERALL GRADE: B plus to A minus.