Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Hope Springs Eternal
So, I just read the last issue of Thor: The Mighty Avenger and I still can't believe it's the end of the series. It was another great issue of course with a really cool version of Iron Man. Although, for a final issue, I would have preferred more focus on Jane. I saw they slapped "Limited Series" on the cover finally. We even had an unresolved mystery as to who sapped Thor's memories in the first place.
When I got to the text piece at the end, I'm still thinking that there is no way that this is really the final issue. I started to get excited when I saw the note at the bottom "Look for Thor Mighty Avenger Vol 2". Totally, disregarding all logic, I thought "I knew it, this isn't the end after all. They're going to do OGN from now on like the new Earth One: Superman series by JMS". Of course, I finally realized that they were actually talking about the mini-digest collecting the last 4 issues. Like why would I need that if I'm holding the monthly in my hands?
Then there are all these pages devoted to Marvel's point one initiative or some such nonsense. Really, why are you wasting your efforts on those books, while letting this gem die! If this is how Joe Q ends his tenure as EIC, then that's a pretty sorry note. At least we got eight spectacular issues. This series is just begging for another round. It deserves it. I still can't believe we're not actually getting more.
I feel like I did when Magnum P.I. was walking into the clouds at the end of the 8th season. Unbelievable.
Thanks to all the fantastic creators involved in this wonderful project. I hope someone at Marvel comes to their senses and starts this book up again.