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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 06:36:07 pm EST (Viewed 149 times)
Reply Subj: Okay Its Time to Grade the Thor Scribes from the Past 10 years Starting with Jurgen to Fraction
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 04:25:52 pm EST (Viewed 37 times)

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Forgive me if I miss anyone. Who is the best to worst of the Thor scrbes?

We have the following:

Dan Jurgens

Mike Oeming


Keiron Gillen


Matt Fraction

Which one of the guys have brought the most glory to The Thunder God? Please give your reasons for your ranking/

Jurgens had what...about five years worth of stories. Many of these have only had maybe a year or two's worth so Jurgen's had a lot more time for good and bad stories.

But in my humble opinion...

1. Mike Oeming -- Thor: Disassembled was probable the best Thor stories ever and Blood Oath is a pretty good story as well.

2. Gillen -- Like Oeming he really knows how to play the mythological/fantasy angels. He has done very well with JIM and cleaning up the story threads left by others.

3. Jurgens -- I know a lot of people do not like his run and I admit it has its ups and downs, but I think the Dark Gods and several other stories were very well written. Thor: Lord of Asgard explored an angle of Thor we have never seen before and I think overall worked pretty well. I think it was the first Thor story to really explore the religious angles of their claims to godhood.

4. JMS -- He brought Thor back and had excellent characterization. Yes, his stories were slow at times, but they felt like they were building up to something. I rank him this low because he left without finishing his story arc and turned Asgard from the shining city into super-medivalville.

5 and 6. I rank Rodi and Fraction about equal. Both have good story ideas and one or two stories that are satisfactory if not great. However, most of their Thor stories drop the ball about halfway through if not at the end.

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