I'm done with Fraction's run on Thor. While i enjoyed the galactus seed arc and especially love copiel's beautiful art, this book has the same problem i have with anything post jms. For some reason i just couldn't get into his portrayal of Thor something about it always seemed off to me and i still can't put my finger on just what it is. My guess is that i still want JMS back on the book but i have been reading some of Gillen's work after JMS left and I've enjoyed that so it has to be fraction.
Fear itself ending and hearing his recent plans for the title pushed me close to the edge but when i read the most recent issue of Thor i lost it. The whole thing felt rushed to me, this could have been a really heart wrenching three or four issue run that could have validated the whole story of fear itself but instead this issue left me with the same feeling as fear itself but only worse. I was willing to stick with the book since i figured fraction had an ace in the hole with this issue but now that i know that's no the case I'm done.
I'm not judging anyone for continuing to read this and I'm actually hoping that this series gets better for those who keep reading it, but here's the thing guys. When i read JMS' run on the character about the year ago it not only solidified my love for comics as my favorite medium and my desire to write them but it also turned Thor into one of my favorite marvel characters and it makes me sad to see where the character has gone since JMS left the book. It's biased I'll admit that and i have tried to overcome it too believe me but i can't continue reading a book that doesn't even have one of my favorite characters anymore so that is why i'm dropping this book
The only downside to this is that when i drop Thor I'm also going to drop journey into mystery since there is no sense keeping up with asgard for the time being. Gillen is a talented writer with some real talent, i hope he gets back onto Thor and makes things right after Fraction is done messing everything up.