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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


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 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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