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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of the imagination. Sheer heaven., 18 Aug 2008
This review is from: Thor By J. Michael Straczynski Volume 1 Premiere HC: Premiere v. 1 (Hardcover)
Basically, Thor is ressurrected and he recreates Asgard in the rural heartlands of America. He then seeks out other lost gods - who are now living temporal mortal lives, without memory of their former godhood, (that is until they are 're-awoken' by Thor.) It sounds daft, I know, but it's well-done. I particularly enjoyed watching the ordinary locals' - and their almost believable reactions to their new, supernatural, 'old-world' neighbours. This is a refreshing change from the cliched superhero genre. It's not fast-paced and it's short on violent action - so anyone looking for an action-based tale may be disappointed. The story builds and unfolds at a rather gradual-pace - which in my view only adds to the overall depth and brilliance of the story. I found it compelling... enthralling, full of enjoyable characters and sheer magic. I especially enjoyed the new version of Loki - (surely the most alluring and even sinisterly sexy version ever created!)

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Initial post: 23 Feb 2009 00:07:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Feb 2009 00:08:02 GMT
Tim Healey says:
Never thought to buy Thor, always seemed too far fetched, even for comics, but thanks to your description It's the first to get bought on pay day. Might even read JMS' spider-man

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2009 17:04:06 BDT
Ka Sutton says:
Thanks for the comment Tim - sent last Feb to my description of Thor vol 1. Just noticed your comment today (seven months later in September.) Hope you enjoyed reading it. I enjoyed vol 2 even more. Maybe it's not to everyone's taste, but I enjoyed it. Not generally much of a spiderman fan. I tend to steer clear of the more commercial icons, usually preferring the more obscure stuff, but perhaps I'm missing out there?
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