Thursday, August 05, 2010

CBR Review: Thor: The Rage of Thor #1

I recently reviewed Thor: The Rage of Thor #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The unstated irony of this story is that Odin continually refers to Thor’s need for humility and, in the process, puts Thor into a position where he is Asgard’s only hope. Milligan taps into the competition between father and son, using that as the driving point for their conflict. Odin sees that his son is his rival in strength and power, so he pushes him down needlessly, driving Thor away until it’s essential that he return. It’s a pattern that we’ve seen numerous times before, but Milligan does well. By also showing us Thor’s life as Tor, a regular human, we see him happy and content in a way that he rarely is in Asgard. Thor even critiques Asgardian life harshly late in the issue in a way that hasn’t been done before, giving the character an unseen dimension."

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