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Somebody’s First Comic Book: Thor-The Mighty Avenger #8

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TITLE: The Man in the Iron Mask

Writer: Roger Langridge
Art: Chris Samnee
Matthew Wilson
Rus Wooton
Sana Amanat & Nathan Cosby
Cover Art
: Chris Samnee & Matthew Wilson
Marvel Comics

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: Thor was the god of thunder, right? And on the cover… it looks like he’s fighting… Iron Man?

IMPRESSIONS: As the story opens up, it looks like Thor has been caught by some evil robots, so his friend Jane calls up another superhero for help. “Doctor Pym” (dude in a red suit with a funky helmet) is busy, so he gives a call to his buddy, Tony Stark, better known to moviegoers everywhere as Robert Dow—um… as Iron Man.

The bad guys seem to want to study Thor and his magic hammer, and Iron Man comes in for the rescue wearing a much bigger and bulkier suit of armor than I remember from the movies. (Even the first one.) Thor manages to bust out on his own, though, and winds up fighting Iron Man, whom he assumes is one of the robots. (Which, to be honest, is fair enough.) Then there’s the team-up and, in the end, Thor actually does something productive that could help humankind. I didn’t know superheroes were allowed to do that…

Wow, I really liked this book. Thor is easy enough to grasp, and although Iron Man isn’t exactly the way he was in the movies, he’s close enough that I didn’t have any trouble figuring out what was going on. The story was cool too – a lot of fighting, but nothing that didn’t make perfect sense in context. I got the impression this was the first time these two characters met each other, which makes the misunderstanding much more reasonable. And the artwork is great – I loved the designs for the robots, and the old-school Iron Man armor looked really cool.

This was awesome. Just full of coolness and fun. In fact, I’m really looking forward to getting the next issue of Thor: The Mighty Avenger!

What’s that you say? Last issue?

Aw… nertz.


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