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February 24, 2007



Oh crap. Is that a Teen Thor?

The Mutt

I kind of like it. It's very barbarian. I like the muted color scheme. It says Viking, for sure, but it doesn't say Son of Odin. It sure doesn't say Avengers. Chain mail pants make sense, but Thor should have big, bare, bulging manly arms.

And I liked him with the beard

Mark Engblom

D'oh! The one thing that could make the new Thor even worse!

You may be on to something there, Sleestak.

Whatever age he comes off as, that costume looks like something he threw together for a Halloween party. What a disappointment...yet at the same time completely unsurprising coming from the current Marvel regime.

Mark Engblom

Mutt- It's not really saying "viking" to me, but neither did his old design, for that matter. The chainmail simply reminds me too much of long underwear which, combined with the ill-fitting tunic and big honkin' cape, looks like a lousy Halloween costume.

It's not looking too good for me picking this new series up. It already had one big strike against it with JMS writing it (not exactly a favorite), now with the wonky outfit. Meh.

The Mutt

The more I look at it, the less it looks like chain mail and the more it looks like thermal underwear.

All Thor's standard costume needs is to be drawn a bit more rough-hewn. Like it was made of leather and steel, not spandex and unstable molecules.

I don't see what the big deal is about bringing Thor back. He should just come back. If anybody asks where he was, he can just tell them it's no concern of mortals. Write him more mysterious and alone. Stranger in a strange land. Last of the gods.

John Phelan

That audience was being generous.

Of course, did you hear JMS's pitch? Asgard is going to be located in Oklahoma!
"Straczynski said the humor and grandeur of placing Asgard against a rural Southwestern backdrop was the perfect image to build a story on. He asked the audience to picture an angry farmer, whose land the Norse kingdom happened to land on. “I own this property, you can’t put Asgard here,” he growled, imitating the farmer. He said Asgard would rise ten feet in the air to, quite literally, get off of his property."

What The ---?

I just had an idea!

Brand new state!
Brand new state, gonna say I say thee nay!
Gonna give you costumes, red capes and big craters,
fighting fer the men,
warriors and frost giant glaciers!
Loki on the prarie where the June bugs zoom,
Plen'y of air and plen'y of room,
Plen'y of room to swing a hammer!
Plen'y of heart and plen'y of clamor.
Oklahoma, where Thor comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' capes can sure look red
When the blood comes right behind the dead.
Ev'ry night Mjölnir and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
and then we knock it out of the sky.
We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
I Say thee Nay!
We're only sayin'
You're doin' fine,
Oklahoma O.K.

Mark Engblom

John, you've got a future on Broadway, my friend!

As for JMS's Thor....oh, what a trainwreck this thing is gonna be.

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