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COMIC REVIEW: FTN Reviews Thor: The Crown of Fools #1

November 1st, 2013 by Jake Tanner Comments

Written by J.L. Glass
Artist: Andrea Di Vito
Colorist: Laura Villari
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Published by Marvel Comics

Until recently, I was never a huge fan of Thor. I’m not really sure what I found so unappealing about the character, but I’ll be the first to admit my initial impression of him was completely wrong. Thor has had some of the most badass and most fun moments in Marvel Comics this year and base solely on that, I decided to pick up Thor: Crown of Fools…my first venture into a standalone Thor title!

Thor: Crown of Fools starts with our hero facing down a group of mighty foes…his best friends! Something is definitely amiss in Asgard and Thor has to get to the bottom of it before he’s forced to raise Mjolnir against his comrades!

As I stated before, I’m not totally familiar with Thor or the Asgardian mythos, but this issue does a decent job showing you the relationship between Thor and his group of friends. The banter between all of them is an attempt at fun, but it left something to be desired with me. It could be a new series trying to find its footing, but I felt that this book JUST missed what it was trying to accomplish. There’s a ton of potential for a really fun, adventure filled book but I’m just not seeing it with this issue.

The art does a solid job here, but I’d like to see a few real action sequences before I pass absolute judgment on it. There are a few panels that show our groups innermost desires that really impressed me though. There’s a dragon that I would’ve LOVED to see fully fleshed out, but the colors of these sequences really jumped off the page.

I’ll probably stick with this for at least another issue because I really do see a lot if potential in this series. Hopefully the qualms I had here were just first issue jitters or the creative team setting up something more as what we were given really just seemed like a swing and a miss to me!

2.5 out of 5 nerds

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I'm 25 years old and I'm hugely passionate about comic books and I also LOVE gaming. The birth of my daughter, Abby, rekindled my passion for comic book stories. I grew up on them and I want nothing more than to share that passion with her! I'm a pretty typical guy, I love sports. (NHL-Blackhawks, NBA-Lakers, MLB-Cubs, and NFL-Daaaa Bears!). I've been writing for a pretty big portion of my life, and I've been nominated for multiple awards for some of the poetry I’ve written! Happy reading and follow me on Twitter @xJatmanx.