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Comicguy1

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Volstagg jr

Subj: Re: I Haven't Read Rodi, But Him And Fraction Are The Only Two Writers That I Would Give A Failing Grade To.
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 04:18:17 am EST (Viewed 92 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

JMS

Keiron Gillen

Rodi

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 a great first year, and he did some good stuff after that (Death of Odin, Absorbing Man, bringing back Mangog.). I thought that he should have left at around issue #50. Everything after maybe #55 or so just went to the wind. It got boring and repetitive. I did like Thor Girl though (Whatever happened to her anyway? The last time that I saw her, she was going after Raganork or Ranagork or however you spell his name (Thank GOD he's dead.)in the old Avengers: Initiative series. I hear that something big happened to her. Huh! Wonder if we can get a Thor BOY as well. It might actually happen one day in the far far future. Or close to the far future. Overall Rank- 6.5-7

JMS had some good stuff, but personally, I wasn't all that big on that whole Kenda the Angel thing, and I lost interest with that whole Loki/Doctor Doom thing. From what I understand, that was kind of forced on him (Which he HATES.). I also thought that his first arc smacked a little with comparisons to Hurricane Katrina (It was issue #3 or 4.). He started off really strong though. But that whole thing with Loki never got resolved. Rank; 7-8. More like 7.5

Gillen seems to be on a hot streak right now. I liked his Doctor Doom arc, but that's all that I own by him I think.

Oeming- He did absolutely FANTASTIC art. I thought that this storyline did a great job honoring Thor's history and doing a "final" Thor story. I have no idea why they let everybody die though. But overall; I know that most people would give it a A. But I would grade it at about A B-B-

Fraction is my least favorite of the 6. Hopefully he'll get better. I did HATE that issue where Odin threateed to kill Heimdall (Or was it Balder?) though. I hate Odin.

Rodi sounds like he's doing classic, cosmic Thor stories. I can't WAIT to get the Astonishing Series that has Ego, the Stranger and the Collector, three of my all time favorites (Okay, well the first two are.).






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