A few weeks ago I invited all of you lovely readers to join me on my journey through Marvel Now as a newcomer to monthly Marvel titles. Since then, I’ve added Thor: God of Thunder to my pull list while deciding to stick around with Deadpool and Iron Man. Unfortunately, I’m still not caught up enough with Marvel to read much recommended All New X-Men, but I’ll get there (If I ever get to reading Schism, that is). Anyway, the Thor review will be at the bottom, but before that you can enjoy my newest little nugget of knowledge that I’ve gained from delving farther into comics:
1)In which deadrabbit realizes that skipping a week at the comic shop is basically the end of the world:
And not because I’m desperate to follow the whacky shenanigans of the Merc With the Mouth every issue. Turns out that missing a week of the new Marvel titles plus my usual Batman fair now means that in just seven days, I’m hopelessly behind on my reading. My casual trips to the comic store that usually happened on Thursdays have just become a little more extreme. Last week because of stupid tryptophan-based holidays, I didn’t make it to Midtown Comics and missed out on three titles. Not really a big deal, but what if this had happened on a heavy Bat-week plus Marvel titles? Chaos, that’s what. My small pile of to-reads would rapidly grow in to a mountain of un-scalable height that would most likely end up crushing me in my sleep. Oh hyperbole, the horrible horrible hyperbole.
2)In which deadrabbit reviews Thor: God of Thunder #1
I believe I have discovered the best of Marvel Now, and I say this while only feeling interested enough to pick up 3 titles. This was my first Thor comic ever and what a fantastic introduction to the character it proved to be. Thor, being a God of relative omnipotence, finds himself called in prayer to a far away world, a world which mysteriously has no pantheon of gods or supreme being of its own in known memory. Looks like someone’s been murdering gods, and Thor is none too pleased about it. The art in this issue is amazing, particularly the splash of a dozen massacred giant deities Esad Ribic and Ive Svorcina have produced a beautiful book of color and painterly style that suits a Norse god of old better than any Thor depiction I’ve seen before. I’m thankful for the intro to the character, which didn’t require the reader to know much about Thor to enjoy the book. New Readers Welcome!
3)In which deadrabbit reviews Iron Man #2, Deadpool #2, and Thor :God of Thunder #2.
No she doesn’t because she hasn’t gotten the chance to read them yet. Chaos, I told you.