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Thor goes out swinging in final issue of Thor: The Mighty Avenger

Thor the Mighty Avenger #8

I gotta admit that showing you this preview is kind of bittersweet. Courtesy of our friends at Marvel Comics, we’re pleased to present a preview of Thor: The Mighty Avenger #8, the final issue of the series by writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee (although it won’t be the last time we see the duo work on Thor, as they’ll be back for the Thor/Captain America team-up on Free Comic Book Day).

Also, as long as we’re talking about Thor: The Mighty Avenger, let me take a moment to point you to Marvel’s upcoming comics for March 2011. Marvel has a lot going on in March — the new Venom series starts up, there’s a prologue for the big Fear Itself event, the 5 Ronin miniseries with its awesome covers, CrossGen — but I wanted to call attention to the second Thor: The Mighty Avenger trade paperback, which collects issues #5-8. If you haven’t tried this book, I’d recommend buying the first trade, as it should be available from finer comic shops and online retailers now, which should give you plenty of time to enjoy it before the second trade hits in March.

This is a book that made it into CBR’s top ten comics of 2010; in fact, here’s what our own Tim O’Shea had to say about it:

“We pundits have a damn good time opining on what’s wrong with mainstream publishers, direct market infrastructure and everything in between. But with this series, I am left asking, ‘What the hell is wrong with us consumers?’ How could a series so good (with great guest stars almost every issue) sell so poorly? I don’t know what lessons we can all take away from only getting to enjoy the sweetest, most engaging Marvel comic in years for only eight issues, but I sure hope that if these two creators work together again, we appreciate it properly and make it a long-term bestseller,” he wrote.

Needless to say, we’re big fans of this book. Thor: The Mighty Avenger #8 comes out Jan. 12. Check out the preview after the jump.


Solicitation info:

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Grab the book that says “just keeps getting better and better, and it started out great.” Our hot-headed Asgardian has battled his way through a sea of robots…but he never expected there to be a MAN inside one of them! It’s THOR and IRON MAN together, for the very first time!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

(Shout out: Thanks Arune!!!)



God I love this book. And personally, I’m beginning to think that I’m a jinx, because practically every time that I fall in love with a book, it ends up cancelled. Nextwave, Blue Beetle and Manhunter also come to mind.


Marvel just doesn’t want us to like Iron Man, do they?

If everybody picks up this last issue will Marvel save it like they saved Spider-Girl?

Ah, you’ve gotta love that newfangled “apology” Marvel and DC have resorted to slapping on the cover of their cancelled titles. “8 of 8?” Really, guys? You’re just adding insult to injury when you do that.

They need to let this book go the full intended 12 issues – I want to read them so badly. I normally wait for trade paperbacks when I buy comics but I’m buying every issue of this I can get my hands on.

Great series, sad to see it canceled. One of the best series from Marvel for ages (other than the Marvel Adventures, X-Men First Class etc)

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