The Mighty Thor is starting to shape-up into the must read Marvel title. Galactus and the Silver Surfer vs. Thor and the Asgardians...all drawn by Olivier Coipel... yeah, it's freak'n amazing.
Credits & Solicit Info:
The Mighty Thor #3
Writer: Matt Fraction
Penciler: Olivier Coipel
Colorist: Laura Martin
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Released: June 22, 2011
$3.99 for 22pages
While I started clipping images for this post I started to realize that this is the third Matt Fraction comic book I've reviewed in a row. Fraction is a one man wrecking crew writing two of the top Marvel characters (Iron Man and Thor) and Marvel's current event, Fear Itself. You might think that The Mighty Thor may suffer since Fear Itself is a big deal. However, after reading The Mighty Thor #3 it's clear that Fraction can multitask as well as a single mom who throws her twins a birthday party and also doubles as the hired clown. Yeah...it's like that.
The Mighty Thor #3 centers around the Silver Surfer telling Odin that Galactus, his master, is coming to take a powerful artifact (cosmic seed) from the Asgardians, and Galactus is not going to be hindered from reaching his goal. There is a brief scuffle between the Surfer and Thor which includes a mighty headbutt, and then after Odin sends the Silver Surfer off to his master the Asgardians prepare for war.
Fraction includes a bit of action and just enough tension to make The Might Thor #3 give you that "oh snap!" feeling. The next issue is sure to have an epic battle between titans that may rival some of the intense battles we have seen from Fear Itself tie-ins so far (Red Hulk vs. Evil Thing and Iron Man vs. Evil Grey Gargoyle).
Ok, story aside...let's be real. This issue, and series for that matter, is highlighted by the talents of Olivier Coipel. This book took me nearly 1 hour to read...partially because I am literally learning disabled, but also because I stared at every page for about 2 minutes and 43 seconds. His characters feel both powerful and prestigious, while his page layouts make for a thrilling and dramatic reading experience. Coipel will make any Fraction hater a Fraction collector if Coipel continues his amazing work on The Might Thor...and I hope he does.
Check-out the page below of the Silver Surfer hovering in front of Galactus while Galactus sits on the moon and stares off at the earth. I want this page so I can frame it and hang it over my computer screen. This way everything I do on the computer from that point forward will appear to be perfection.
For more comic related posts and reviews by Dom, head on over to 365DaysofComics.com!
Review by: Dom G