Sunday, December 04, 2011

CBR Review: Avengers Origins: Thor #1

I recently reviewed Avengers Origins: Thor #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Focusing on Thor, Loki, and Sif as young teens, Avengers Origins: Thor shows how Mjolnir was created, how Thor struggled to earn it, and, how, when he finally did, became so cocky and willful that Odin banished him to Earth to teach him a lesson in humility. Where Immonen’s writing shines is the way she writes the trio of Thor, Sif, and Loki. She manages both to make them seem like the characters we know better as adults and present them as teens with less maturity and subtlety. All three are far more prone to voicing their complaints and acting without thinking, as well as indulging in quite a bit of mockery at one another’s expense. That strong character work makes the well-worn plot fresher than it has any right to be."

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