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Thor: God of Thunder #11 (spoilers)

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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:25 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
It started out crazy good enough but, I did not finish it.

No that book was hogshit from issue 1. I'm convinced Marvel let Howard Mackie or Chuck Austen ghost-write it under Aaron's name
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ElijahSnowFan

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Postby ElijahSnowFan » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:40 pm

I love comparing this run to Simonson's, because at the end of the day, Thor is such an interesting character to me. I know the man himself is polarizing, but I've said this before, as well: JMS did an AMAZING job on Thor during his run, during a period of time where the character had the term "toxic" pretty much created for him. I view those three runs with equally high regard.

The thing about this story is that Aaron has done the one thing I think you have to do in order to tell a compelling story about Thor: You have to make him feel human WHILE reminding us equally that he is assuredly not.

It's different from Superman, where you have Krypton exploding. With Thor, the character actually has family, a home.

And, most importantly, a father.

That's what Aaron has hammered away at in these 11 issues, and it's made Thor even more relatable to me than ever before. The relationship between Thor and Odin, from Thor's origin story until now, is extremely important.

Odin banished Thor to Earth. He wouldn't even let him lift Mjolnir, the weapon he had crafted for his own son, until he proved he was worthy.

Thor has never been more human than when Aaron wrote that Thor never satisfied Odin, over all the milennia. That is powerful stuff, because that is the core of the character: Thor is the son of a king, the prince of Asgard, a warrior and Avenger.

But he still wants the respect of his father. And seeing that he grew up to be very similar to his father was one of the most interesting things Aaron introduced in these 11 issues.

Which were, by the way, the most freaking epic issues I've read of anything over the past...five years? Ten, maybe?
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:49 pm

I don't know about Aaron's run overall, depending on where he goes from here... but #1-11 is up there with Walt Simonson as one of the best Thor stories to date. Fucking epic.

5/5 stars for this.

I hope Aaron can keep it up.

I'm curious to see if he keeps the tone here, or if he changes focus to more superheroics.
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habitual

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Postby habitual » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:53 pm

I really liked this.

My only complaint is that it started to drag a bit about half way through, but, the ending was solid.

I'd give it 4/5

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HNutz

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Postby HNutz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:05 pm

chap22 wrote:yes, Hulk was fucking awful on every level.


I also wasn't a fan of his Spider-Man/Wolverine mini.
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:32 pm

HNutz wrote:
I also wasn't a fan of his Spider-Man/Wolverine mini.

I actually surprisingly really dug that. I'd kill for Marvel to get rid of Slott and let Aaron write Spidey.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:41 pm

chap22 wrote:I actually surprisingly really dug that. I'd kill for Marvel to get rid of Slott and let Aaron write Spidey.


Especially if they gave him a solid artist. That mini was so damn good.
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HNutz

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Postby HNutz » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:05 am

chap22 wrote:I actually surprisingly really dug that. I'd kill for Marvel to get rid of Slott and let Aaron write Spidey.


I think I wasn't expecting it to be so... out there.

Random skips into alternate timelines, the Orb as a badass, something to do with time diamonds, Doom the Living Planet and the Phoenix Gun (which I DID like), the return of Dog Logan, Spider-Man as a joke in one alternate universe, 2 months between issues...

Not what I was expecting.
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:38 am

HNutz wrote:
I think I wasn't expecting it to be so... out there.

Random skips into alternate timelines, the Orb as a badass, something to do with time diamonds, Doom the Living Planet and the Phoenix Gun (which I DID like), the return of Dog Logan, Spider-Man as a joke in one alternate universe, 2 months between issues...

Not what I was expecting.

I think that's exactly why I loved it. as soon as I saw the book solicited, I immediately thought "yawn, boring cash-grab worthless mini where marvel can just team up their 2 biggest name characters to make a buck, ho-hum" and ignored it. I finally got around to reading it a month or so ago on Marvel Unlimited and just loved the far-out weirdness of it. I mean, how can you NOT love Doom the Living Planet? :-D 8)
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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:54 am

The book we haven't mentioned yet, Thanos. Aaron's Thanos book is fucking awesome.
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:30 am

guitarsmashley wrote:The book we haven't mentioned yet, Thanos. Aaron's Thanos book is fucking awesome.

indeed. another one I wasn't expecting much from, but have been most pleasantly surprised.
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:15 am

chap22 wrote:I think that's exactly why I loved it. as soon as I saw the book solicited, I immediately thought "yawn, boring cash-grab worthless mini where marvel can just team up their 2 biggest name characters to make a buck, ho-hum" and ignored it. I finally got around to reading it a month or so ago on Marvel Unlimited and just loved the far-out weirdness of it. I mean, how can you NOT love Doom the Living Planet? :-D 8)


It's a far better prequel to WATXM than Schism is, it has the exact right mix of stupid and genius.
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Postby Grayson » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:48 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I will also say that these 11 issues are better than Hawkeye and Daredevil put together.


:shock: :smt011

I absolutely love this book right now but there is absolutely no way that I would ever say that it's better than Hawkeye.

chap22 wrote:Bro, I will also say that you're crazy, bro. Craaaaaaazy, bro.


Bro, seeeeeeriously this, bro.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:59 pm

It is not better than Hawkeye. That book is sublime.

It is better than Daredevil, slightly, however.

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