Monday, February 07, 2011

CBR Review: Ultimate Comics Thor #4

I recently reviewed Ultimate Comics Thor #4 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "And, so, at the end, we arrive back at the beginning. Ultimate Comics Thor ends where The Ultimates began and that actually detracts from this comic. It’s three issues of build-up and politicking and battle and reworked Asgardians winding up as unseen backstory for comics that clearly didn’t have any of this as a subtext. Normally, when a writer goes back and develops a ‘prequel’ like this, it’s meant to deepen the original, to imbue it with meaning, but Ultimate Comics Thor doesn’t do that. If anything, it retroactively makes the use of Thor in The Ultimates disappointing, because it could have used the backstory Hickman has crafted to enrich the character and, especially, the second volume where Loki appeared."

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