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The Good, the Bad and the Incomplete Story,
This review is from: Thor By J. Michael Straczynski HC (Hardcover)THE GOOD: I almost gave this three stars but, to be fair to it, I read the whole book in about 3 nights because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. And that's what it's meant to be about. I'm not a huge fan of anything Straczynski has written, but this is a nice story. I know that sounds a bit trite, but it is nice! He doesn't break any new ground, here, and you sort of know where it's all going. But you get that Olivier Coipel art and it's just so damn good to look at.
THE BAD: There's no ending. The story doesn't finish here. I doubt, somehow, that Straczynski wanted to have his story end with a huge crossover that brings about the end of Norman Osborn's Dark Reign over the Marvel Universe, but that's where you need to go to see how it ends. There was one panel that really grated on me in which Dr Doom couldn't be more out of character, but I'm trying to let that go!
THE INCOMPLETE STORY: If you pick this up now, it'll probably cost you as much or less than the three trade paperbacks it was originally reprinted in. The addition of the Fantastic Four issues is a smart way to start the book and it's lucky they were also written by JMS or they probably wouldn't have been included either. But they could have at least put the Latverian Prometheus issues in at the end to round off the Doom/Loki storyline. But get this, get Thor: Latverian Prometheus TPB (Thor (Marvel Paperback)) and Siege and you'll have a complete story right there.
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Initial post: 17 May 2011 20:02:24 BDT
D. Sjulander says:
Very helpful review, but what do you mean by Siege? Thor: Siege or just Siege? I'm guessing you mean Siege, but just making sure!
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 13:10:37 GMT
JMS quit Thor due to disputes over the god awful siege storyline, which he refused to take place in.
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You'd think Marvel would learn from past experience (see the JMS run on Amazing Spider-Man, Joe Kelly's run on Deadpool and the end of Peter David's run to name just a few.
The fans lose out in the end with substandard endings to stories that lose all impact. A real shame.
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