Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thor #609

For a four issue series, is Siege starting to feel like it's dragging?Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Billy Tan & Batt and Rich Elson
Cover by Mico Suaya and Laura Martin
Damn but Gillen knows how to write his Aesir! Loki’s monologue is so ridiculously pitch perfect it hurts. It’s still a tough call to know just where everything in this story is leading, and this issue honestly didn’t do that much to move it forward, but it is still an enjoyable read.
I was, however, a little confused by a few continuity issues:
  1. Volstagg climbing out of the rubble of Asgard. Didn’t the last issue end with him standing alongside it, triumphant against the now crushed Ragnarok?
  2. Thunderball attacking the Norse gods. Wasn’t he standing against the rest of the Wrecking Crew in the Young Avengers one-shot? I thought we’d get the explanation here. Will we ever?
  3. Where exactly does Loki’s one shot fit in with all of this? Presumably beforehand?
Still, this is a good enough read to forgive these hiccups and ultimately Thor #609 hammers out 4 out of 5 unappreciated ruses.

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