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Thor the Mighty Avenger, Vol. 2 (Thor: The Mighty Avenger #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  465 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
He's banished, he's mad, and he wants to fight. ROGER LANGRIDGE (Muppet Show, Eisner and Harvey Award nominee) and CHRIS SAMNEE (SIEGE: EMBEDDED, The Mighty) re-imagine the God of Thunder in THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER! THRILL as he battles robots the size of cities! GASP as he tames the mightiest sea creatures! SWOON as he rescues damsels from the vilest villains! COLLECTING: ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by Marvel
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Nicole Chiodo
Aug 22, 2013 Nicole Chiodo rated it really liked it
I mistakenly read the second volume first due to the lack of any visible numbering on the library copy I checked out (perhaps there's a volume number under the spine label). It is easy to pick up the plot without having read the first volume if you at least have a passing familiarity with the character (though I hadn't previously read any comics with Thor as a solo hero, I've seen both the Thor movie, as well as The Avengers movie, and I watched almost all of the animated Avengers series). The r ...more
Mark Johnson
May 26, 2011 Mark Johnson rated it it was amazing
So sad that this series only lasted 8 issues. Absolutely brilliant. You've gotta love a series that manages to incorporate homages to Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew from The Muppets.
Oct 30, 2014 ribbonknight rated it it was ok
Overall this series was a good jumping in point for someone with zero context for Thor aside from his appearance in the Avengers movie. This art style was refreshingly consistent for a Western comic. I was pretty bored to the point of feeling insulted by Jane Foster. The creators' feelings were confirmed when I got to the end and saw her cup size listed on her initial sketch page. Appalling.
Grateful that Thir's first appearance was included in the could one time - nice to see at least two origin
Sep 18, 2012 James rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The comic finds its stride in this volume, right before it's called to a premature conclusion. Strife on Asgard is balanced with troubles on earth, and the Sub Mariner and Iron Man make excellent guest appearances.

The art is wonderful, blocking out the characters in bulky, but fluid, linework that gives them weight and grace. One flaw is that Thor's appeal isn't as apparent to the reader as it is his love interest. The story admits he's self-centered and babyish, but we don't see enough to fully
May 22, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I'd been forewarned that the series was canceled smack in the middle of plot, but there's a difference between being told that and getting to the end of the book and going "...wait, but what's next?!" This is especially frustrating because it ends by dangling a reference to the cause of Thor's lost memories.

This isn't the fault of the story, though, but of whoever decided to cancel the series. The story is great! Jane and Thor are just as delightful here as before, and this volume brings Tony St
Apr 02, 2011 Matthew rated it really liked it
A wonderful continuation of the Langridge/Samnee series that was so unwisely cancelled. With this volume we get giant sea monsters, battling robots, and an appearance from that always irritating Loki, all to give us more hints as to why Thor was kicked out of Asgard to begin with. The volume opens with a wonderful appearance from Namor/Submariner; Langrige really manages to nail a very complicated character in a short space that is so often simplified and demonized. Really wonderful stuff here a ...more
The second volume in Thor the Mighty Avenger. It's more of Thor's tale of being on Earth. There are cameos from many people that will end up in the Avengers with Thor. I love watching his relationship with Jane Foster develop. The big mystery of what happens to Thor's memory is sort of solved but I feel like there is more that I want to know and the way the graphic novel ended it implied that there will not be more which makes me very sad.

I did skip the vintage Thor at the end but that's mainly
May 23, 2011 Mza rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
... a tall and fairly effeminate Thor, written in a lighthearted Whedonesque style (minus Whedon's sexual politics) ...

This version of Jane Foster is an archaeologist who works in a museum and dresses in earth tones. She's pretty much a flawless execution of a nerd's idea of a desirable long-term girlfriend. If the series hadn't been cancelled suddenly she might have had a chance to become interesting.

Chris Samnee is a pleasant cross between Mike Mignola and Jeff Smith -- uncluttered, kinetic, c
Oct 04, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, read-2013
This is a well-paced series with snappy writing; clean, simplified inking and a bright colour palette. It's a lot of fun to read through.

The other Marvel heroes who are featured in this issue are well-written and true-to-form, and I think I actually enjoyed Namor and Tony Stark's roles more than Thor and Jane's.

This is one of my favourite Thor series in a while, a great read for old fans as well as a fantastic introductory series for new fans. It's just a shame it got cancelled before a lot of t
Dec 02, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
I didn't realize this was the last volume. There were only two volumes (8 issues) of this series. Perhaps it's because the art was more unique than the usual "comic book" art style. This is more of a playful Thor, but it is a bit disappointing that there's no resolution. Still, worth a read.

Also, the art at the end described Jane Foster as more (someone whose name I forget) than "Natalie Portman." Huh. Funny.
Drown Hollum
Jul 30, 2015 Drown Hollum rated it liked it
My opinion of Mighty Avenger didn't change much between volumes. This was fun, with great art, cute, and all-ages appropriate. It's a very good read, that fails to be more due to context. This was movie-goer friendly, kidsy, easy reading. The digest size makes it feel at home in the back of Disney Adventures magazine. Take it or leave it. I would have enjoyed it more if I were more of a Thor fan, I'm sure.
Apr 10, 2012 Abby rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed these comics. I get easily bored with many superhero comic books, but I find Thor's storylines very appealing, most likely because of the mythology aspect of them. This volume was fun, but I am not quite sure why it was not published in one book set with the first volume. I enjoyed seeing the early Thor comics (which were pretty bad), to see how the characters have evolved. I only wish there were more of these.
Apr 15, 2012 Snow rated it liked it
I enjoyed Langridge's work on this series, but Marvel could have easily combined his work into one volume and left off the early Thor comics, which were so painfully bad. Plus, since this series was cancelled so soon, it has a very unfinished quality to it. The Muppets joke in book 2 was cute. The art was strong -- very lively and modern, without being too over-the-top superhero. But overall, the series was only okay, never given the opportunity to reach greatness.
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Apr 13, 2011 Shaun rated it really liked it
The thing I really love about the 'Thor: Mighty Avenger' run is that the utterly wholesome, old-school feel to it's storytelling. Somehow Langridge managed to tap right into my nostalgia about comics when I was younger. Samnee's art is amazing too. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this comic except that it ended too soon.
Nov 03, 2011 Dru rated it liked it
Shelves: j-graphic-novel
More great comics! This is a fun book that continues the stories from volume 1. We have a few more super heroes show up as well as a mystery villain and giant robots! The problem is that there is no volume 3 to continue the story. The art is fantastic and the writing is superb. It's disappointing they stopped making these comics.
Aug 08, 2014 Joshua rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Good like the first collection of this too short series. The stories are all episodic, but do a good job of exploring Thor in his isolation and confusion about being banished to Earth and slowly finding things to like about it. The characterization of Namor seemed off (this may be the only time he doesn't come off as the bitter and arrogant loner that he usually is).
Gayle Francis Moffet
May 04, 2014 Gayle Francis Moffet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, 2014, may-2014
I can't believe this book only ran 8 issues. It's fun, looks great, has an over-arcing story that doesn't take away from the monster-of-the-week feel of the battles, and is exactly the type of all-ages book I love to find because it really is for all ages.

On the other hand, at least there are 8 issues I can recommend to everyone all of the time.
May 11, 2015 Sean rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
The series continues to impress sadly it ends here. Clearly not designed to be a limited series as questions are left unanswered. The series is still so much fun. Young Thor not knowing the hows and whys but still trying to prove himself is fantastic. Chris Samnee does an admirable job with the art chores and makes the characters his own. Overall, a very fun read that ended too soon.
Keith Davis
Aug 24, 2012 Keith Davis rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Jane Foster of this series is for all intents and purposes a brand new character. The only similarities between her and the old Jane Foster is her name and a connection to Thor. Jane reminds me of Sue Dibney in the way she becomes a full partner with her superhero boy friend; so in a way I'm glad Thor: the Mighty Avenger was cancelled at issue 8 before something horrible happened to her.
Jan 12, 2017 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, traded
Yeah, I got no love for this series after the fact. This second volume is about Thor battling random monsters of the week and bonking Jane.

I did like the Muppet rip-off mad scientists. That's about it.
Nov 03, 2014 Josh rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Still loving the great art by Samnee. His facial expressions are just top notch and he has so much fun with the characters. The writing is solid, mostly notable for its sweetness. The stories are pretty shallow, but the character moments are nice. Overall, too charming not to love.
Jenna Friebel
Apr 29, 2012 Jenna Friebel rated it really liked it
The issues in this volume were just as good, if not better, as those in volume one. It's too bad this series ended as I would have definitely been interested in reading more. Best part of this volume: Iron Man makes an appearance!
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Sep 05, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
One of the best comics running in 2010, so of course it was canceled. Went out with a bang, with Steampunk!Ironman.
Jun 23, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Still totally adorable. It's a shame it doesn't continue.
Aug 18, 2011 Matt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thor
Another fantastic volume of this book. It's an absolute shame that it got cancelled as quickly as it did; Langridge writes a far more interesting Thor than pretty much anybody since Simonson.
This comic even makes the Sub-Mariner cool, and that is not easy! Loads of fun!
Dec 02, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-read
Mar 13, 2011 Andy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2011
Along with Vol. 1, an excellent introduction to Thor, one that's also quite kid-friendly.
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Roger Langridge has been producing comics for over twenty years. Most recently, he has attracted critical attention for his work on the Harvey Award-winning Muppet Show Comic Book (Boom! Studios) and Thor: The Mighty Avenger (Marvel Comics); other works of note include Marvel's Fin Fang Four, Fantagraphics' Zoot! and Art d'Ecco (in collaboration with his brother Andrew), and the NCS, Ignatz, Eisne ...more
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