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    Quote Originally Posted by JKtheMac View Post
    For more on the earlier Thors that Kirby worked on, this article gives some insight:

    The Strange History of Jack Kirby's Three Thors - ComicsAlliance

    That's definitely golden age Kirby style. So different from his silver age style. Reminds me of Lou Fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor-El View Post
    Not one of my favorites but i enjoyed it. Didn't like too much the paramedic secret id for Thor they created during this run but they had some cool villains like Thanos and Mangog plus there was even a Sub-mariner guest star issue which is another favorite of mine that hardly ever interacts with Thor. I also liked that Jane Foster another favorite reappeared and this time upgraded from nurse to doctor.
    Was it well regarded when it was first published? Was this time where Thor wasn't really considered a top tier character

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Let me know if this is the wrong thread for this question, but what do people think of Jurgen's run of Thor (the one right before Straczynski)?
    one of the best runs I have ever read.

    the stuff with the Chalice, the Death of Odin, Destroyer, Reigning was simply great.

    the characterization of Odin and Thor was amazing.

    oh and that Shakespearean speech...

    ahhhh good old times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodThor View Post
    one of the best runs I have ever read.

    the stuff with the Chalice, the Death of Odin, Destroyer, Reigning was simply great.

    the characterization of Odin and Thor was amazing.

    oh and that Shakespearean speech...

    ahhhh good old times.
    Okay cool, I might have to check it out. I've always been curious about the lead up to Ragnarok, I'm wondering it they will ever revisit Ragnarok again. I've always felt that it needed to be a Marvel wide event

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Okay cool, I might have to check it out. I've always been curious about the lead up to Ragnarok, I'm wondering it they will ever revisit Ragnarok again. I've always felt that it needed to be a Marvel wide event
    IMO that’s not really what you will get. The Jurgens run and the Oeming Ragnarok story have minimal connections in my reading of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKtheMac View Post
    IMO that’s not really what you will get. The Jurgens run and the Oeming Ragnarok story have minimal connections in my reading of them.
    Really? I wonder why did they use Ragnarok then, you would have thought they would have saved that for a big event. I wonder if Bendis wanted him off the board so he could have used Sentry

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Really? I wonder why did they use Ragnarok then, you would have thought they would have saved that for a big event. I wonder if Bendis wanted him off the board so he could have used Sentry
    Maybe we are talking at cross purposes. The 1998 volume of Thor consists of 85 issues. The first 79 are mostly a long story by Jurgens with multiple strands. I think it is worth reading but you will not find many references to an upcoming Ragnarök.

    The last six are a Disassembled tie-in series about Ragnarök by Oeming which was the lead-in to the new Marvel status-quo dominated by the non-standard Avengers roster by Bendis. The jump from one writer to another is quite sudden and IMO very forced. Jurgens wasn't leading up to a Ragnarök event. His story was over.

    Thor was cancelled after Disassembled. That seemed to be why Oeming's story was written. From my perspective it was a rushed job. Thor wasn't published again for three years when JMS was brought in as the main writer from the upcoming movie, to relaunch the books and revive the dead characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKtheMac View Post
    Maybe we are talking at cross purposes. The 1998 volume of Thor consists of 85 issues. The first 79 are mostly a long story by Jurgens with multiple strands. I think it is worth reading but you will not find many references to an upcoming Ragnarök.

    The last six are a Disassembled tie-in series about Ragnarök by Oeming which was the lead-in to the new Marvel status-quo dominated by the non-standard Avengers roster by Bendis. The jump from one writer to another is quite sudden and IMO very forced. Jurgens wasn't leading up to a Ragnarök event. His story was over.

    Thor was cancelled after Disassembled. That seemed to be why Oeming's story was written. From my perspective it was a rushed job. Thor wasn't published again for three years when JMS was brought in as the main writer from the upcoming movie, to relaunch the books and revive the dead characters.
    I have to agree 100% with JK. Jurgens reigning was great but Oeming Ragnarok was one of the worst Thor stories I've ever read. It started to me the fall from grace of Thor as a respected powerhouse in the Marvel Universe. I mean having Captain America in Asgard fighting the Fenris Wolf and intimidating Thor enemies was inconceivable, before when writers like Roy Thomas, Lee himself and others wrote Thor, the Asgardians and their other races were kept apart from the rest of the Marvel heroes and the power levels were very separate between Asgardians and human heroes, only Hulk could approximate the strength on those levels. Thor 199 and 200 did for me the best Ragnarok story ever told.

    Sorry I haven't been posting on the readathon thread. Life has gotten in the way but I intend to continue shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor-El View Post

    Sorry I haven't been posting on the readathon thread. Life has gotten in the way but I intend to continue shortly.
    No problem buddy! I love the read-a-thon, but life does that at times.

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