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About the Author

Roger Langridge has been producing comics for over twenty years. Most recently, he has attracted critical attention for his work on the Harvey Award-winning THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK (BOOM! Studios) and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER (Marvel Comics); other works of note include Marvel's FIN FANG FOUR, Fantagraphics' ZOOT! and ART D'ECCO (in collaboration with his brother Andrew), and the NCS, Ignatz, Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic book FRED THE CLOWN. He currently lives in London with his wife Sylvie and their two children.

Matthew Wilson is a political activist with a PhD in Political Philosophy. He lives in Lancaster, UK.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (December 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785141219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785141211
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #958,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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That was my reaction upon finishing the first issue of Thor: The Mighty Avenger and it still persists. Roger Landridge does a great job of making you like these characters from the get go. You understand Jane and her life in a few panels and that is just awesome. The book is fun, funny and extremely charming. Chris Samnee's art is wonderful and manages to convey so much emotion in just a few lines. The fights are interesting in that they actually tell part of the overall story. Thor is sweet and cute and just a bit of a lunkhead but in a good way. I would thoroughly recommend this book for anyone of any age.
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Anyone who has read Marvel's Thor comics knows that there are a lot of Thor-specific characters to try to remember. This is made even more difficult because these characters are all gods with very specific stations, and they don't usually interact with the mortal world of heroes, so their frame of reference within the Marvel Universe is very small. Breaking into Thor can be as difficult as figuring out Shakespeare or jazz music, but with less scholarly study to help you along.

Fortunately, Thor: The Mighty Avenger rewrites the book on Thor, putting aside almost 50 years of history to create a comic that stands alone, starting at the moment Thor first appears on Earth and meets Jane Foster, and much like his classic appearances, quickly stumbles into battle. It reads like a classic Thor comic in many ways and functions as a welcome respite from the continuity-heavy, always-in-dire-peril Marvel Universe. Subsequently, this version of Thor returns to his more charming roots as a stranger in the strange land of Earth, a great guy, and maybe a little too quick to battle, but only because a good tussle is just fun. Marvel's in-canon Thor is journeying through different hells and lamenting the complete and total destruction of his entire world and lost souls. The difference is pretty stark, and at the moment, I definitely prefer the lighter one.

So, Thor appears on Earth, befriends a pretty lady, and immediately begins to encounter some of Earth's greatest and most eclectic superpersonalities: Mr. Hyde, Ant-Man and Wasp, and Captain Britain among them. Along the way, he tries to understand the ways of this new world, which he hasn't visited since he was a small child centuries ago, why he's here, and also tries to find a way home to Asgard.
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The story of this series is the now-classic story in modern comics: A certain character becomes very popular. Its company rushes out as many new titles featuring the character as it can. They mostly all suck, except for one gem which shines because its creators are treating it as a work of art rather than a cash cow, and they have freedom to be creative. Critics love it. No one else buys it. It gets cancelled after a handful of fantastic issues. Everyone's sad.

Usually in instances like this, either the book was just popular enough to warrant a TPB collection (which is nice but still doesn't make up for the fact that IT GOT CANCELLED) or, more likely, it is NOT popular enough to warrant a reprint and all the people who didn't buy it because they were "waiting for the trade" never read it at all. But 'Thor: The Mighty Avenger' gets an experimental treatment that's a sort of compromise between the two. The cancelled series has been reprinted in a vastly reduced size, on inferior paper stock, with irrelevant extra material, marketed to children. The result looks terrible. The text is tiny, the art is marred. It's a slap in the face.

It's bad enough that Marvel would cancel one of their only books worth reading, but to reprint it in this way is just insulting. Do yourself a favor: read this whole run, and read it in its original format! It's great. But don't bother with this trade.
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Recently, I've been getting into Thor as a comic book character. I always liked the premise, characters, and fantastical focus of Thor, but never really read much of his stuff. So for the past few months I have embarked on a journey to become more acquainted with him. This was one of the most highly recommended Thor titles I knew of and so I bought it, expecting to be mildly entertained and generally happy. It is a big understatement to say my expectations were met and exceeded.

When I finally got the book, I was blown away by the sheer quality of the work. Rodger Langridge and Chris Samnee's take on Thor's earlier days on earth has become one of my favorite comic book series in recent years. It's absolutely magical. Langridge's writing finds the perfect balance between deep characterization, humor, warm warmheartedness, love story, fun action, and a meditative poignancy that I have not found in many comic series. Samnee's work as an artist is completely reminiscent of the silver age of comic books, where Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko were the kings of the pen. It's more simple than most modern comic books and yet it seems way more expressive than most modern comics as well. It is amazing how much Samnee's inks adds to the charm and appeal to the collection. His artistic skills and focused cannot be ignored or understated. He is spectacular.

Each comic is a standalone story, each fantastic on its own, that eventually add to a narrative whole. There are many guest stars featured in this volume, some more known and others very obscure. They're all quite delightful. In many ways, this collection really reminded me of the old Lee/Kirby comic books that I adore so much.
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