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Subj: Re: Galactus in Mighty Thor #4
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 12:26:42 pm CDT (Viewed 646 times)
Reply Subj: Galactus in Mighty Thor #4
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 10:21:30 am CDT (Viewed 862 times)

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After over 40 years of being two of Marvel's most popular uber-powerful characters, Odin and Galactus square off and are revealed to be... equal. Personally, I think the fight was pretty lame with each character delving into the memories of the other when they were young. It makes these usually grand enigmatic cosmic/mystic forces way too relatable on human terms, and the characteristics of this mental battle seemed extremely simplistic. At least the art was good.

It looks great that's for sure; but I haven't been liking this series very much. It's being sold entirely on the back of being Galactus attacking Asgard and Odin but the plot is so slow it's now up to #4 with barely anything happening that couldn't have been easily done in one issue. Furthermore while Odin and Thor's side of the story has been set up reasonably well we have seen nothing of either Galactus or the Silver Surfers side of the line - they're just being used as plot device villains, no personalities and no backstory or plan as to what it is they are doing. It's the worst kind of 'Big Fight' storyline as it's so clearly weighted to just one side it's almost disrespectful of the characters.
There's a subplot in Broxton that really has nothing to do with anything but worse still is at odds with the actual stories location on Asgard and in space, it breaks the flow of the story.

As to the 'Fights' themselves, well I've yet to see see it. Odin and Galactus playing slap and tickle on the pyschic/spiritual plane with no idea as to how much of what we're seing is actually true, or relevant, isn't interesting to watch. At all. Even Thor attacking the Surfer is a non-event. It's a series that is big on style but the actual meat to the sandwich is missing, what's this story about exactly?

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