I miss those days man!
Thor had some killer slobber knockers back then!
Seems like after Thor lost to Superman in the crossover he just lost his grandeur!
Like Marvel was upset about the fan backlash and was like okay...you Think Thor is unbeatable? well we'll show you he's not!
And then butt kicking after butt kicking came one after the other!
I can't be the only one who made this connection.
Anyways sorry for getting off track but man I miss those Jurgens days and seeing Thor kick royal behind!
Jurgens wrote Thor with respect even if most of his fights were like a Hulk Hogan wrestling match. Thor would be on the ropes in the initial encounter and then state he was tired of holding back and kick the villain's ass, he did this over and over.
I think current marvel has a lot of writers who didn't grow up reading or liking Thor. I remember a few years ago in Avengers vs X-Men, Thor lost month after month against a Phoenix force X-Man. It got so redundant, it was downright absurd. Thor certainly doesn't get to be the hero to save the day like in the old times.
The decompression style of story telling is a tough pill to swallow. It's like going to a restaurant and getting a plate full of garnish and when the main course finally arrives, it's a 2 oz. steak that's overcooked and a crunchy baked potato. You probably don't walk away feeling like you got your money's worth.