Zero wrote:Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3
I have no problem with making comics suitable for kids. Kids should have comics written for them. However just as I wouldn't expect a small child to enjoy Stray Bullets #14, it was never on the cards that I'd enjoy Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3. It's not Toy Story or Kung Fu Panda. There's nothing there for anyone outside the pre-teen demographic.
Story was bog standard and lacked any kind of depth or imagination, and Chris Samnee is wasted on titles like this and Frontline. The guy can really draw.
The comic might have been the greatest thing in the world if you're seven. I'm not, and my score reflects that.
Honestly, I think most kids would find this boring. I know most of the kids who picked through my sale stock would have found this boring, especially the 10 year old kid buying Astro City: Dark Ages or the 12 year old girl who surprised me by talking about early Ditko Spider-Man comics.
This comic IMO thinks kids comics need: a) funny faces, and b) pointless fights. But that's all it thinks they need. This is as far removed from the great kids comics of the past, where there was humor on a lot of levels and for older readers too, as can be.
I had thought this was a comic written not for the all ages market, but perhaps for the violently mentally-ill to go along with their thorazine shots or whatever. There's nothing to evoke a thought of any kind--it's like the comic itself has been lobotomized.