Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Case For "Thor"

I realize that many readers are finding the writing a little on the "meh" side, but --

I think a case can be made for picking up the new Thor based on Olivier Coipel's art.

Quite frankly, this is the best art of his career -- real bravura stuff -- and a powerful, majestic portrayal of the hero.

It is, as they say, a "future classic" -- so I may group this in the Alex Ross "Justice" category & pick it up for Olivier alone.

I may.


  1. I actually re-read the first issue several times because I thought it was brilliantly done. I'm not a huge fan of J. Michael Straczinski's writing but I thought his reintroduction of Thor was different enough, more emotional I guess, that it caught my attention as a fan. Which is why I also hated the big blockbuster movies that have come out so far this year.I've yet to see Transformers or Live free or Die Hard, and my overall interest just isn't there.
    I guess it's the cost of getting older .

  2. It's certainly beautiful art, and you're right, possibly career-best. Shame about the other half of the book, though. I suppose some credit must be given to Straczinski for opting to start out bad rather slowly falling apart over the course of the series, as it saves me future disappointment.