Saturday, March 26, 2011

Review: Thor #620.1

This week there were two Point One issues. I already covered Captain America, so here is my review of Thor. like I said before, it seems like Marvel is trying to bring in new readers who may be trying to get some more background before the movies come out.

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Thor 620.1 starts out hysterically at a feast in honor of Thor. Who would have thought that Norse Gods celebrate with pepperoni pizza?! As they wait for Thor to arrive, they start the celebration with the gods praising Thor for protecting earth and then providing Asgard with a home there. They even have received a gift of a perfect stone statue of Thor. Then someone attacks, turning everyone to stone. OMG! Of course, the statue of Thor is the real Thor, and he unfreezes just in time to save everyone by getting turned into stone again, while he is holding what the bad guy wants.

I have a few complaints about Thor's Point One. This issue read like I was reading a kids' issue. The story seemed overly simplified. I know that this character has got to be more than getting turned to stone to save the day. I also wasn't a fan of how the gods spoke, which I get is how it is for this character. The combo of the simple plotline and the simplistic dialogue just wore me down. Even though I didn't care for the story, I did enjoy the artwork. It was the only thing helping the story move along, plus it provided great background for Thor.

Thor 620.1 felt like a one-shot. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it just felt like a step away from the series. However, they did provide a good amount of Thor background, which is what they promised. All in all, this was a good Point One issue for the younger crowd, but I felt like it was a little dull and simple for me. It also didn't excite me for the film; I was hoping it would. Next week, we get a Point One Break, then its April with two Avenger books and Uncanny X-Men!

My Point One Journey so far:
* Review: Captain America
* Review: Uncanny X-Force
* Review: Hulk
* Review: Deadpool
* Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
* Review:
* Review: The Invincible Iron Man
* My Point One Plan
* The info about the Point One Initiative

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