Thor: The Mighty Avenger #8

Thor: The Mighty Avenger #8

Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Grab the book that says “just keeps getting better and better, and it started out great.” Our hot-headed Asgardian has battled his way through a sea of robots…but he never expected there to be a MAN inside one of them! It’s THOR and IRON MAN together, for the very first time!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 14, 2011

    Thor, the Mighty Avenger was meant to be all ages title. It turned out to be the most mature. More like this please. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 13, 2011

    I'm OK with that, as long as there are more series like it in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 16, 2011

    Speaking of the visuals, this unfortunately short-lived series marked a pinnacle in the comics career of illustrator Chris Samnee. He offers up a radically different interpretation of the Silver Age Iron Man. He opts to keep him in his big, bulky, grey armor, but he added a number of details to set it apart from what we've seen before. I love how he sometimes portrays Thor as fierce and grizzled in appearance, but later, he has a softness, even an innocent look to him. And Samnee achieves this while maintaining a consistent look for the title character throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 17, 2011

    Having grabbed all the issues (one of the fringe benefits of being in full control of the back issue stock of a medium-sized comic store, Faithful Spoilerite), I can say that its a shame a book of this quality is getting canned, and I think its a prime candidate for a reader-lead mail-surge return in the near future. Thor: The Mighty Avengers is a fine comic book, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall, and reminding us all that sales are seldom an absolute measure of quality Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 14, 2011

    "Thor the Mighty Avenger" may be over, but it ends on an emotional high note with Thor demonstrating his growth over the course of the series. When the book began, he was a hothead, thinking about himself and solving problems exclusively with his fists. By the end, he still has those instincts, but they've been tempered with some humility. Genuine humility. In that area, "Thor the Mighty Avenger" has done something with the origin story of Thor that I don't think I've seen: had him learn the lesson he was sent to Earth to learn. It's a shame we won't be able to see him go the rest of the way, but I'm happy we got to see this much. Read Full Review

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