Since we began Talking Comics I have gotten to experience a lot of great comic book writers, but one who has alluded me this entire time is Matt Fraction. His two main Marvel properties, The Invincible Iron Man and The Mighty Thor, have seemed impenetrable to my newbie brain. That was until this week and the release of The Mighty Thor 12.1, a book that will probably give long time readers fits, but one that is perfect for a new reader to jump onto the series.
The Mighty Thor 12.1 is not going to be for everyone. It’s a book full of heavy exposition, which will most likely turn off long running readers, and conversely, engage newbies wanting to jump on the Thor bandwagon. Your enjoyment will also depend on how much you like fantasy in your comic books because this issue has it in spades. But, this is a great introduction to the current world of Thor and his brethren, so if you are looking for a place to start reading I’d say now is the time.