Thor the Mighty Avenger - Volume 1 Paperback – 22 Dec 2010
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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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This was listed in various reviews as one of the most underrated series of 2010, it certainly is.. I don't even recall seeing this in my favourite comic shop, so it definitely disappeared under the radar for me.
Only minor thing - as of this point, a little bit confused by the title as I was expecting the book to be more 'Avengers' in the book (Wasp etc appear but that is it) - surely the title 'Thor and Jane - a romance' ??
Lets get into the specifics of The Mighty Avenger. This contains 4 issues of the run with the other 4 issues in the following volume. Samnee proves himself a master of the comics form and I have no doubt he will go down as one of the greats. The art is vibrant and expressive. In particular I love his realism. Shocking for someone with such a clean style but he knows that we all make the most unattractive faces sometimes and his characters are not afraid to show that.
The writing is diverse. From the heartwarming romance and friendship to the plot strands that interweave perfectly. Everything is pitched just right. The characters are deeper than most comic characters. Jane especially as this is told from her point of view. Jane Foster has had a rough ride at marvel comics. As an everywoman she has often been shunted away so writers can relish in the glory of Asgard and its fantasy. She was replaces as Thor's primary love interest for this very reason. Her biography has become something of a tragedy so its wonderful to see a Jane with the light in her eyes and her hope still intact.Read more ›
As the story progresses, we meet various characters from the early Marvel universe - Giant Man/Ant Man and the Wasp; the Warriors Three, who have snuck out of Asgard to check up on Thor; Captain Britain.Read more ›
Visually its is amazing, with a classic look to it.
The story is a great new origin for new readers, inspired into the character by the movie.