pick of the week (Apr. 15th): thor #7

Thor #7

Writer: Jason Aaron

Art: Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson

Publisher: Marvel

“Did you take any actual time off?” – Coulson

Its offical, we are only one issue away from learning who the new Thor is. This issue had its fair share of teasing, all but pointing to a certain someone (no spoilers though, go buy the comic). That being said the latest issue of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilsons run of Thor was truely spectacular. Aaron marched the story forward by teasing a reveal, and writing a clever entertaining fight between the Destroyer and Thor herself. We also see a glimpse into just how far Odins thirst for the hammer will drive him. We also get a tease of the calvary, but I wont spoil that awesome reveal. The real strength of this comic is in the superb art job done by Dauterman and Wilson. Dauterman has corrected my original gripe about his art by adding more visual clues to aid the reader in correct viewing flow. This has made his art jump from excellent to next level. The coloring job by Wilson is phenomenal. He sews together colors in such a unique and visually pleasing way. He also finds a way to blend colors that you wouldnt normally think of as going together. The range of colors Wilson uses are something to be astonished by, from neon green to burnt sienna and everything in between. This duo of Dauterman and Wilson really create something special. An example of this almost unlimited potential, would be on the page where Malekith guides Dario Agger on a tour of the ten realms. Dauterman gives the reader some visual aidein how to read th comic in the form of smoke, and draws a simply breathtaking piece of art. By its self it would be amazing but add in the coloring work of Wilson and its truely something special. All in all this is a great issue and the art team really put on a clinic on how to draw and color a great issue.

Rating: 8/10

-Andrew Horton

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4 thoughts on “pick of the week (Apr. 15th): thor #7

  1. My cousin has several first issue Marvel..I avidly read every Thor as they came out.

    It’s interesting that the art work coloring here mirrors the predominant orange/blue colors we see in so much of today’s cinema. I assume this color style was first used in comics? I find as a photographer the layout of each cell (block? I don’t know the correct term.) heavily influences my framing of the human figure. It is easy for me to say I don’t read comics anymore because I am busy with grown up stuff…yet I often refer back to comics in my work.

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    1. Hey! The proper term is panel 🙂 as for the coloring I would say that visual art and comics take influences from cinema and cinema takes influence from visual art and comics so its hard to say which did it first. I think though that the use of color, and color schemes, in movies and comics have become more important in recent years. Perhapes as a function of trying to stand out in an over crowded genre.

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