Adam Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org
Thor seeks out Loki, as Eric Solvang continues to play "Chicken Little" about Asgard...
Ferry & Hollingsworth
For the most part, the comics affected by SIEGE
have fared fairly well, with some enjoyable new relaunches and directions, plus of course The Heroic Age
, has brought in a new status quo for the Marvel Universe, and ended, at least for the moment, the trend of line-wide events and crossovers. However, the one title that is most intimately connected with Siege
has also fared the worst, and by that of course I mean THOR
ruined Asgard, destroyed it, along with much of what Straczynski
had set-up so beautifully throughout his run. His run was about taking the classic elements of Thor and Asgard, and doing something a bit different, getting out of the old familiar cycles and tropes and trying to do new takes on these things. However, I get the overwelming feeling that Fraction
's endgame is taking us back to a more familiar version of Asgard, which feels like a regression. Now, of course I could be completely wrong, but it's hard to not feel that way at times. Plus, the road to actually getting Fraction
on this book was fraught with some poor fill-in issues and storylines, which muddied the waters as well as my enjoyment of this title as a whole. Now that we're into Fraction's
storyline, I can't really say I'm all that impressed with how he's handling the cast, direction, or Asgard itself, and this issue didn't do anything to stop the downward spiral of my enjoyment of this book.