Thor goes out swinging in final issue of <i>Thor: The Mighty Avenger</i>

I gotta admit that showing you this preview is kind of bittersweet. Courtesy of our friends at Marvel Comics, we're pleased to present a preview of Thor: The Mighty Avenger #8, the final issue of the series by writer Roger Langridge and artist Chris Samnee (although it won't be the last time we see the duo work on Thor, as they'll be back for the Thor/Captain America team-up on Free Comic Book Day).

Also, as long as we're talking about Thor: The Mighty Avenger, let me take a moment to point you to Marvel's upcoming comics for March 2011. Marvel has a lot going on in March -- the new Venom series starts up, there's a prologue for the big Fear Itself event, the 5 Ronin miniseries with its awesome covers, CrossGen -- but I wanted to call attention to the second Thor: The Mighty Avenger trade paperback, which collects issues #5-8. If you haven't tried this book, I'd recommend buying the first trade, as it should be available from finer comic shops and online retailers now, which should give you plenty of time to enjoy it before the second trade hits in March.

This is a book that made it into CBR's top ten comics of 2010; in fact, here's what our own Tim O'Shea had to say about it:

"We pundits have a damn good time opining on what's wrong with mainstream publishers, direct market infrastructure and everything in between. But with this series, I am left asking, 'What the hell is wrong with us consumers?' How could a series so good (with great guest stars almost every issue) sell so poorly? I don't know what lessons we can all take away from only getting to enjoy the sweetest, most engaging Marvel comic in years for only eight issues, but I sure hope that if these two creators work together again, we appreciate it properly and make it a long-term bestseller," he wrote.

Needless to say, we're big fans of this book. Thor: The Mighty Avenger #8 comes out Jan. 12. Check out the preview after the jump.


Solicitation info:

THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #8Written by ROGER LANGRIDGEPencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEEGrab the book that ComicsBulletin.com says “just keeps getting better and better, and it started out great.” Our hot-headed Asgardian has battled his way through a sea of robots…but he never expected there to be a MAN inside one of them! It’s THOR and IRON MAN together, for the very first time!32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

(Shout out: Thanks Arune!!!)

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