How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon! December is here before it's June! My goodness how the time has flewn! How did it get so late so soon?
so my plan for halloween is to dress up as a Nazgul with my black horse and go trick or treating but instead of saying “trick or treat” i’ll either scream or hiss “Bagginssssssssss, Shhhhhhhire” and then ransack their villages in my search for the One Ring
i was joking
oh dear god
HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU TERRORIZE
Its very hard to be articulate when you’ve been awake for three days. I just want sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
What makes Thor so appealing as a character has never been the gender of the person holding Mjolnir. If they be worthy, let them swing it proudly, with all the might of Asgard behind them. I do think, however, its unfortunate that we’re seeing a new female lead that is, essentially, a rehashed version of a previously existing character, instead of something new that could stand on its own, because both comic book houses are still lacking in that department.
This kind of attitude voices a worrying mentality with Marvel though; that they don’t really believe in their female characters, or don’t feel a new, fresh character could sell as well as the controversy generated from the gender-swap. And yes, from a business standpoint, this stands to create quite a bit of buzz for the character and (hopefully) sell more issues, but that still leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the reader. Or, at least, of this reader. It just feels lazy.
What I’m trying to get at is, if you’re upset that The Mighty Thor is now reimagined as a female, then you’re missing out on what really made Thor such a vibrant character, and maybe this version, despite the silly ‘controversy’ will sell well. Maybe it will encourage Marvel to start taking real steps in the direction of new, exciting characters that don’t rely heavily on already established counterparts to sell their titles. Until then, I’m content to continue reading, in the hopes that what we get is exactly what we’ve always gotten:
A good story.