Mighty Thor--WHAT!!?!

Spoilers of a sort ensue if you haven't been reading Mighty Thor.

So, I quit Mighty Thor after the Galactus storyline; I would have quit earlier if it hadn't had Galactus and Surfer in it, who are characters I enjoy a lot. But the end, when Fraction effectively annihilated the character history of the Surfer, I stopped. I have become quite an anti-fan of Fraction.

But then I read a review of this week's issue here on CV, and it mentioned that there was a scene where Loki and Surfer are trying to wrestle over Thor's hammer. It sort of intrigued me, so I paged through the issue, and the one before it, in my LCS.

HOLY F'ING CRAP!!!!

What the hell is going on here? Can someone tell me if this doesn't suck as much as I think it does?

For those of you who haven't been following, here's some of what I saw, which made me almost drop the books like they were covered in acid:

THE SILVER SURFER WEARING JEANS! No shirt, just F'ING JEANS! What the hell is that about?!?!

Plus, he's lying there on the desert, playing Prometheus while vultures eat his flesh. How on earth is this possible, even if he wants it to happen? Why why why?

Plus, Thor is ALREADY alive again!?!? That is stunningly ridiculous. I mean, I know death and resurrection is a cycle around the comic world, but that is pretty freaking fast.

I don't know. I think there was a bit more than that, but just saying "Silver Surfer in jeans" is enough to melt my brain. I mean, it's funny if it's played up for laughs, like in his recent appearance in Marvel Adventures Spider Man, where he wore a baseball cap, but from what I could tell, the Surfer just decided he wanted to sport some jeans here.

Somebody please tell me how this makes sense.

18 Comments
18 Comments
Posted by TheGoldenOne
@Owie said:

Spoilers of a sort ensue if you haven't been reading Mighty Thor.

So, I quit Mighty Thor after the Galactus storyline; I would have quit earlier if it hadn't had Galactus and Surfer in it, who are characters I enjoy a lot. But the end, when Fraction effectively annihilated the character history of the Surfer, I stopped. I have become quite an anti-fan of Fraction.

But then I read a review of this week's issue here on CV, and it mentioned that there was a scene where Loki and Surfer are trying to wrestle over Thor's hammer. It sort of intrigued me, so I paged through the issue, and the one before it, in my LCS.

HOLY F'ING CRAP!!!!

What the hell is going on here? Can someone tell me if this doesn't suck as much as I think it does?

For those of you who haven't been following, here's some of what I saw, which made me almost drop the books like they were covered in acid:

THE SILVER SURFER WEARING JEANS! No shirt, just F'ING JEANS! What the hell is that about?!?!

Plus, he's lying there on the desert, playing Prometheus while vultures eat his flesh. How on earth is this possible, even if he wants it to happen? Why why why?

Plus, Thor is ALREADY alive again!?!? That is stunningly ridiculous. I mean, I know death and resurrection is a cycle around the comic world, but that is pretty freaking fast.

I don't know. I think there was a bit more than that, but just saying "Silver Surfer in jeans" is enough to melt my brain. I mean, it's funny if it's played up for laughs, like in his recent appearance in Marvel Adventures Spider Man, where he wore a baseball cap, but from what I could tell, the Surfer just decided he wanted to sport some jeans here.

Somebody please tell me how this makes sense.

I have been reading it. It's terrible. It probably sucks more than you think it does -__-
Posted by Zhakaraz

If you would have read it most of what you are complaining about has a point to it. And when s.s went into action his jeans disappeared.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@Owie: Thor's "death" was never meant to be a big lasting one (like the other deaths of Fear Itself, funny enough). The deaths we think are good are undone later, but yeah.

As for the rest I have no idea. But I want scans. Now.

Posted by Zhakaraz

And the last 3 issues have been great. No Thor had not been lifting huge things apor doing super feats of strength but not quite sure why that is needed in each and every one of his books.

Posted by Owie

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Owie: Thor's "death" was never meant to be a big lasting one (like the other deaths of Fear Itself, funny enough). The deaths we think are good are undone later, but yeah.

As for the rest I have no idea. But I want scans. Now.

Yeah, I didn't expect his death to last multiple years or anything, but I figured at least a year.

Unfortunately I have no scans, I didn't buy it.

Posted by Owie

@Zhakaraz said:

And the last 3 issues have been great. No Thor had not been lifting huge things apor doing super feats of strength but not quite sure why that is needed in each and every one of his books.

I don't need Thor to have any huge strength feats, I just want the author to write the characters well. My previous experience with Fraction has been that that is exactly what he does not do well; instead he just tramples on all their previous continuity. On top of his bad characterization, he also happens to suck at dialog and plotting. So in my mind, at least, he pretty much strikes out on all possible writerly duties. Over in Journey into Mystery, on the other hand, we have intricate long-term plotting, subtle characterization based on and yet thoughtfully advancing past character continuities, and witty and sometimes beautiful dialog. (No strength feats there either!)

Posted by TheGoldenOne
@Owie said:

@Zhakaraz said:

And the last 3 issues have been great. No Thor had not been lifting huge things apor doing super feats of strength but not quite sure why that is needed in each and every one of his books.

I don't need Thor to have any huge strength feats, I just want the author to write the characters well. My previous experience with Fraction has been that that is exactly what he does not do well; instead he just tramples on all their previous continuity. On top of his bad characterization, he also happens to suck at dialog and plotting. So in my mind, at least, he pretty much strikes out on all possible writerly duties. Over in Journey into Mystery, on the other hand, we have intricate long-term plotting, subtle characterization based on and yet thoughtfully advancing past character continuities, and witty and sometimes beautiful dialog. (No strength feats there either!)

QFT
Posted by Dernman
@Owie: Thor was never really gone. His eyes opened at his funeral.
Posted by TheGoldenOne
@InnerVenom123 said:

@Owie: Thor's "death" was never meant to be a big lasting one (like the other deaths of Fear Itself, funny enough). The deaths we think are good are undone later, but yeah.

As for the rest I have no idea. But I want scans. Now.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@TheGoldenOne: ...

Posted by TheGoldenOne
@InnerVenom123: Exactly.
Posted by Owie

@TheGoldenOne said:

@InnerVenom123: Exactly.

Thanks for putting up the scans. I mean, it's not even good drawing. That picture of Surfer at the top of the second page is atrocious.

Posted by Owie

@Dernman said:

@Owie: Thor was never really gone. His eyes opened at his funeral.

Did that the full funeral take place in Mighty Thor? I thought the version in the end of Fear Itself was kind of abbreviated.

Posted by Dernman

@Owie said:

@Dernman said:

@Owie: Thor was never really gone. His eyes opened at his funeral.

Did that the full funeral take place in Mighty Thor? I thought the version in the end of Fear Itself was kind of abbreviated.

If it wasn't in Fear Itself 7.2 then it must have been in Mighty Thor. I can't say for sure.

Posted by Poontanglife

MFW i read those scans:

Posted by Atomic_Punk

I kinda always thought Surfer would've been worthy to lift Thor's hammer...

Posted by Owie

@Atomic_Punk said:

I kinda always thought Surfer would've been worthy to lift Thor's hammer...

I'd think so too.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

I just bought the HC of the first arc... i guess i'm an idiot then thinking it was good =(