This is slightly off topic, but are comics geared towards youth today?! Remember when you were 10-11, and you scraped together some change to get your favorite comic at the news stand, and you couldnt wait until that day in the month when you knew it was coming? Those days are gone
. Long gone.
While others liked Spiderman or Hulk, my childhood hero was the Might Thor. The hammer, the super strength, this immortal kicking villains butts on earth. So I was very happy the movie got made, but I had fears they would ruin it like they did Galactus in the Fantastic Four movie. He's a giant cloud there
. They did an okay job, my only complaint is the same one most have with this current generation of Marvel Studios movies. They are actor vehicles, where the actor gets 99% of the face time while the hero does only a cameo
. Hemsworth not wearing the helmet and spending 90% of the movie NOT being Thor
. He's cast off to earth and stripped of his powers. It was a clever way to give the actor the face time thats was probably written in their contracts
. When Thor was actually Thor, it was good
. Loki stole the show though.
The movie went on to make 180M in the US, and 450M total worldwide. I was shocked by yhis because Thor is a second tier character in the marvel heirarchy, yet his box office total puts him behind only Spiderman and Iron Man! So that guaranteed an immediate sequel. Started shooting in London, and looks to be twice as good as the original.
It got me interested in the comic again, so I went to a shop because I heard Thor started over again at issue #1. So I looked at price on the comic...3.99...3.99...plus tax
...are they NUTS
?! And the comic felt no thicker than the old comics
! Theres LESS story in it, its more about artwork now! You get lots of panels with NO dialogue, just art! Wow...I read there was a huge comics industry crash in the 2000s, and comics dont sell like they used to. So they're like compensating by overpricing everything and basically pricing young people completely out of their customer base! I'd hate to be that 10-11 year old today
! Its like buy this comic OR eat
! They've shifted their focus to the movie audience.
They sell paperbacks with storyline compilations. 30 bucks...30 bucks
...the paperbacks are what ahould be 3.99
! And the thin comic should be a dollar, 1.25...I thought about getting the two Thor issues, but naw, theres no way I'm spending almosy $9.00 on two comics with just artwork and limited dialogue
! What happened to the comics industry?!