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Thor (2007 Series) #1

July 2, 2007

Quick Rating: Average
Rating: T+

The return of the God of Thunder!

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils: Olivier Coipel
Inks: Mark Morales
Colors: Laura Martin
Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
Editor: Warren Simons
Cover Art: Olivier Coipel
Publisher: Marvel Comics

When last we saw Thor, he managed to break the endless cycle of Ragnarok, finally allowing his fellow gods and the Golden Realm of Asgard to find piece in death. Then, some months ago, his hammer fell to Earth and was picked up by a mysterious Dr. “D. Blake.” This issue seems to tell us what happened in-between, and… um…

I’m still scratching my head.

Have you ever read a book that seemed to think it was really, really important, but just leaves you wondering what it’s all about? That’s exactly what I got from Thor #1. The mechanism by which Thor was resurrected, frankly, doesn’t make any sense to me, even in terms of comic book logic. A lot of it seems dependent on an assumption about Thor and his alter-ego that, last I checked, was proven untrue many years ago, and that makes it harder to grasp. On the other hand, it may just be a split personality thing, which… still makes it hard to figure out.

Olivier Coipel’s work, fortunately, is really quite good. I really like his redesign of Thor, and he does some nice monsters and fights in here.

I gave the book an “average” rating, but “undecided” would probably be more accurate. This first issue left me confused and unsatisfied, but I’m still willing to pick up another issue or two before I write it off to see if Straczynski can start to make sense out of all this.

Rating: 5/10

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