Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Seppin is going to be reviewing Thor #4. Which is written by Jason Aaron and has art by Mike Del Mundo.
Thor is an interesting character to write. On one hand, you have to bring up a lot of myth that tends to be very convoluted. On the other hand, you have to make action scenes that are worthy of a god. Thus, a war that will destroy the nine realms is a logical choice. However, I feel it is almost a little too obvious and almost bland at this point.
Jason Aaron has been writing Thor for a long time. To the point in which he is the best writer for Thor. Which isn’t saying too much, since Thor is the most lacking in Marvel’s Avengers. However, there is a major redeeming quality in his stories. The main reason why you must buy Jason Aaron’s Thor books every other week. It is that art.
Even when Jason Aaron started writing Thor in 2012-2013, he had incredible art to back up the story. That art was originally by Esad Ribic and Pepe Larraz. Ever since that point, the artwork of Thor books had to have this realistic, but almost mythical vibe to it. Almost as if you were watching the story unfold from a mystic ball. Now here is how the new comic comes in. Mike Del Mundo’s art comes very close to that, but almost takes it in the opposite direction. He uses bright colors and a lot of contrast to emphasize points of interest and also to keep Thor’s comic similar to his recent film, Thor Ragnarok.
Overall, it is a very pretty comic with an epic story behind it. If you loved Thor Ragnarok, like me, then you would most likely enjoy the new Thor comics.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 16 / 20