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The Mighty Thor #1: Review

Apr 2011
Matt Fraction, Olivier Coipel

Story Name:

The Galactus Seed 1: The Silence

Review & Comments

2 stars

The Mighty Thor #1 Review by (May 23, 2011)
A weak start on both fronts (story and art wise, but more story wise), for this new Thor volume, considering writer Fraction and artist Coipel are of the best in the business. The story is dull, without "spark" as if Fraction is not quiet "getting it" yet; he needs time. And the art, although solid in parts, suffers in the diving deep scene where the sequence (storytelling) is truly hard to follow. Coipel does draw an incredibly beautiful Sif in bed though.

The Mighty Thor #1 Review by (August 1, 2012)
Review: I concur with Julio in all but one point. The story is weak, being yet another “magic artifact is discovered and powerful beings fight over it” tale, and the scenes of Pastor Mike seem a bit worrisome; since it’s unusual to deal explicitly with the Christian faith in comic books, very few comics writers get it right and Fraction is not making me confident of anything different here. We’ll have to see where this goes. Meanwhile, the battle of Thor and Sif with the monsters that look like metallic centipedes is too chaotic but kudos to the colorists for that delicate—if unattractive—blue and pink scheme. The one point of disagreement: while the nudie pic of Sif was well-done, I don’t like my comic books flirting with porn like everything else in the culture. That’s just the way I am.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The Mighty Thor #1 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Thor and Sif dive to the root of the World Tree to find the seed of everything, the Worldheart. Loki (who's now a boy) immerses as well and helps his step-brother Thor to fight the beasts that protect the tree's root. Nonetheless, Thor is sliced by a monster in his abdomen. 

After getting the Worldheart and back on Asgard, Thor hands the precious seed to his father Odin and then shares with Sif that he's worried about his wound, which instead of bleeding, emanates light.

The people of Broxton, Oklahoma are becoming increasingly frightened by their new neighbors in Asgard and fear for their safety. The local clergyman Pastor Mike tries to off what comfort he can, but he has questions about God’s plan too.

Meanwhile, the Silver Surfer leaves Galactus feeding from a living planet, to follow a trace to a point in space where he senses enough energy to feed his master for ages. But his journey takes him to Earth...

Preview Pages
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Olivier Coipel
Mark Morales
Peter Steigerwald
Olivier Coipel (Cover Penciler)
Mark Morales (Cover Inker)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.
Editor: Ralph Macchio.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Hogun the Grim)

(Loki Laufeyson)
Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

(Norrin Radd)

Warriors Three
Warriors Three

(Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg)

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