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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; 01 edition (22 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785141219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785141211
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 365,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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First four issues of the 'Thor - The Mighty Avenger' along with two very early tales from JIM. A beautiful story and lovely art. Jane Foster has never been more lovely; Mr Hyde is truly gruesome; the Wasp and Giant / Ant-Man wonderful; Thor is as you would imagine him to be (but never was in the early JIM tales by Kirby, Al Hartley etc) after suddenly coming across a hammer, this time in an Urn, and not in a cavern over in Scandinavia - not a hint of Don Blake. For me, a bit like reading Blue (Spider-Man) / Yellow (Daredevil) etc - totally magical. If only comics could be more like this, instead of endless cross-overs / brutal combat / dark and gloomy battles for the sake of the Universe or alternate dimensions or all time etc / epics / confusing continuity and a degree required to remember all the endless twists and turns of the comic universe --- just a great story, friendships, love, humanity ...

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' ??
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Thor is confusing. Lets get that out of the way. Years of conflicting continuity destroyed him. The Mighty Avenger goes back and produces a story the hybridises the early Lee/Kirby era with the new movie for the best Thor story ever written. I believe Chris Samnee said the biggest difference in this is that their Thor smiled and what a difference it makes! This is Jane Foster's Thor. A Thor not seen in decades. The sweet, happy, romantic, warrior goliath in love with the kindest, funniest, bravest mortal woman. Its a formula that works, a formula that has been lost in favour of blood, tears and women who have little more to them than a sword and a sexuality.

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.
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By Squirr-El HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 6 Jan. 2014
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The stories from issues #1-4 of Thor: The Mighty Avenger from 2010, are collected, along with the first two Thor stories from Journey into Mystery issues #83 & 84, as Thor the Mighty Avenger Vol. 1. These are the first half of this 8-issue series of this extremely entertaining title - also available as a complete collection: Thor: The Mighty Avenger: The Complete Collection. I don't know if it was intended for `younger' readers, or to introduce new readers brought in by the films to the back-story. It does not use the film's origin story, nor does it use the comic book origin, but it does use the `theme' of both, in that Thor has been sent to Earth by his father to learn some humility. Coincidentally, he happens to be in the town of Bergen, Oklahoma, where Jane Foster is curator at the local museum which happens to have a major Viking exhibit. Guess where Thor's hammer has been hidden? Go on... And Mr Hyde just happens to be stalking the streets of Bergen, looking for a hidden chemical formula that he needs for his own transformations. Anyway, this is an excellent, entertaining and superbly scripted and illustrated comic book, and as good an interpretation of the earliest adventures of the mighty Thor as I have read.

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.
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A great lil series for Thor.

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.
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