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The stories from issues #5-8 of Thor: The Mighty Avenger from 2010, are collected, along with two Thor stories from Journey into Mystery issues #85 & 86, as Thor The Mighty Avenger - Volume 2. These are the second half of the 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… 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 – the Warriors Three, who have snuck out of Asgard to check up on Thor; the Sub-Mariner; Loki; and Iron Man. There are ongoing sub-plots involving mad scientists and a blossoming romance with Jane Foster, and a continuing striving to be a better person to regain his father’s regard. It is an excellent series and deserves to be remembered and enjoyed, though I’d recommend getting the Complete Collection.

The Journey into Mystery stories are the third and fourth Thor stories from his original 1963 series – “Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief” and “On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man”.
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on 6 April 2011
Loved both volumes of 'Thor: the Mighty Avenger'

This volume features Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, Loki, Heimdall, Jane Foster (of course) and others.

A Marvel romance book, out of time and place - what with the recent Dark Dark Dark Reign, Fear etc story-lines - so one to be treasured.

The art and writing a pleasure.

My only complaint being the quality of the paper for the TPB - could have been better. Certainly this short series deserves an Omnibus format, in terms of size and quality of paper and to be given a lot more recognition as a classic.

This saddest thing being that is that, only 8 stories in total - but what beautiful tales and ones to be cherished. Clearly the story was to be continued as story-lines are put in place (but like too many wonderful US TV series) we will never know their conclusions. The Hulk and Giant-Man are mentioned in the back notes, so I assume those stories were upcoming in Thor: The Mighty Avenger 9 and 10 etc. Also, I assume the story would have finished with the formation of the original Avengers (and maybe even the marriage of Jane and Thor??)
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on 26 March 2015
A great continuation from the first volume it still holds all the qualities of a great book with amazing artwork and a great story
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