NOW. Those (2-3) of you that follow this here nerd▲blog know I have harbored a hate deep within my innermost loins for the Marvel comics character Thor.
I figured most people love him. One of my favorite artists, Chris Samnee, has been drawing a new series this year called Thor: The Mighty Avenger. I chalked it up to the rest of the Thor series to follow suit and be boring like the rest of them. How wrong I was, Roger Langridge + Chris Samnee are probably the greatest creative cooperative between New Zealand and America since Bret & Dave. Thanks to Chris and Dylan for showing me the error of my ways, at least with this series, albeit a bit late in the game.
Today I heard some most disparaging news in that Marvel is ending the series after 8 issues. IDIOTS. Please check out the preview over at ComicsAlliance and if you even remotely dig the art I PROMISE you’ll like the story. This is coming from a long-time Thor hater.
If you like what you see please pre-order the Volume 1 trade paperback. If you can’t afford it through your local shop, amazon has it for $10.11! Once you buy it, post a photo or screenshot of your receipt to twitter and copy @marvel on it.
Are you fucking kidding me, @Marvel?!
You’re seriously going to cancel the best book you publish?
Thor : The Mighty Avenger is everything wonderful about comics. I know that might seem hard to swallow if you haven’t read it since it is a comic about a Thor, but it is completely true.
Heartfelt. Beautiful to look at. Enjoyable for any age without being insulting to an older reader or talking down to a younger reader. Totally satisfying in installments from a story standpoint, but masterfully building on a larger arc when read together.
And, most importantly, so much fun.
Unless you’re cancelling this book to let Langridge and Samnee take over the regular Thor title, we’re done, Marvel.
I mean, I hate Thor with a boundless hate. BOUNDLESS. But this is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally dumb. Samnee is by far the best artist Marvel has on their roster.
Probably to make room for an umpteenth X-title. JUST STOP IT.