Perhaps fittingly, the first thing I did when I learned Marvel had canceled Thor: The Mighty Avenger was pick up a hammer.
What happened next can only be related through Tasmanian Devil sound clips.
Yes, according to Robot 6, it's true, and I haven't been this sad reporting comics news since Geoff Johns left Justice Society of America. The all-ages title by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee ends with January's issue #8. It shouldn't be too big a surprise since sales dwindled from 20,000 units to less than half that number between it's first and fifth installments.
I'm angry. I'm disappointed. And I'm a little ashamed. If we as comic fans can't keep an amazing series like Thor: The Mighty Avenger afloat, especially in the months before the release of a Thor motion picture, I just don't know.
Peace in rest, "My Boyfriend Thor" (as Ali and I have been so fond of calling it). And thank you, Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee for such a fun ride.
UPDATE - Marvel hasn't said much about the cancelation (not that they would), but there has been talk on Twitter:
If the Editor-in-Chief/Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Comics doesn't make those decisions then who does? Publisher Dan Buckley and/or Senior Vice President of Sales David Gabriel is what we reckon. And that means that a lot of anger at Joe Quesada is probably misplaced. — Conor Kilpatrick