I've personally always thought that Thor probably shouldn't be around 100% of the time.
Just keep him as a big gun in reserve. It sort of makes him a bit more "special."
Still, I don't have any real major issues with how Thor was handled in Bendis last run of Avengers. And though it's far too soon to really judge Hickman's use of the character, I do think the sense of scale the book seems to have will justify Thors continued presence on the team. But we'll see.
Him being in the Avengers doesn't affect his solo book. I don't see what else anyone could want.
I'm not Captain America, but I wish I was.
No. Thor is awesome and a part of the Avengers ''trinity''; he shouldn't leave them at all. If only some of his fan could stop complaining in every thread of every message board...
I don't think you should remove Thor from the Avengers permanently since he brings in a sense of power, pride, and majesty to the table that's unique to the character.
The main problem comes when he's relegated to a background character or when a writer just uses him to get beat up for effect in the same way Galactus gets used. He doesn't have to be portrayed as invincible but there's a balance between extremely powerful and vulnerable enough to accept him taking his lumps and I think Kurt Busiek did this extremely well.
Geoff Johns also had a pretty good handle on him whenever he did anything with him during his run although I haven't decided how successful Bendis was with him since he's a little more hit and miss and he didn't really use him more until Siege and onwards.
If Thor is just going to be a punching bag to show off how badass some other character is then yes I would rather him be taken off the book. I do think he should be in the Avengers if he was written right.
Back in the day Thor was just an awesome, powerful character, even when he did get defeated. It is very disturbing to see him relegated to a mid-tier character in the Marvel universe. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Thor got into a tussle with Elektra or Hawkeye, that Thor would get beat down severely.
You remember when Thor was gone from Marvel for awhile and he came back in Civil War (I know it wasn't really him it was a clone) and when he showed up everybody was like "oh shit it's Thor! We are in trouble...." It was a cool feeling to experience, like hell yea the badass of the Marvel U is back to lay down the thunder! If that happened now it would be more like "Oh Thor is back, hey Wasp go sting him and get him out the way so we can handle the big fish"
It is so sad to see how far from grace Thor has fallen.
Thor should just go on a year-long rampage, finding everyone who beat him up in the last decade and laying a smack-down on them.
Also, both of those Batman titles are starting to actually get decent, FWIW.
It's a shame that Mark Millar isn't writing something involving Thor. Civil War really showed that Mark knows what he's doing. Okay, sure... it was just a clone of Thor. But the power output? AWESOME.
Last edited by Whiterabbit; 12-09-2012 at 08:38 PM.