Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Comic Book of the Week: Thor: The Truth Of History
I'm an Alan Davis completist, so there was never any question I was going to buy this. I enjoyed it. It seems to me that it's Davis's tribute to the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Tales of Asgard back-up serials in the Silver Age issues of Thor, where Thor and the Warriors Three had adventures in various realms. This time it's ancient Egypt. Davis's art is always a feast for the eyes, even in cases like this one where the coloring is not very good. And Davis writes a great Thor. There's a fine line between a fierce but noble warrior and an outright oaf, and Davis stays on the right side of the line. A simple story, but a good story well told.