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Upper_Krust

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Punchdrunk

Subj: Uncle Walt didn't write JIM #83 [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 at 02:51:27 pm EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Did Uncle Walt poop on the Mighty Thor legacy? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 10:18:48 pm EDT (Viewed 2 times)

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If you read this month's Marvel spotlight then you will find that uncle Walt drew heavily on Lord of the Rings to inspire his epic run. Walt also rid us of the pestilence that is Don Blake. Did he poop on the legacy of the Mighty Thor?

It makes sense that LOTR would influence Thor as Tolkein was influenced heavily by Norse myth. This stuff doesn't happen in a vaccuum.

I am glad that you like Don Blake. It makes me feel better that someone actually enjoyed what I considered a waste of space since 1972 when I first got started with Thor the comic after being read to about our favorite thunderer in "In the Days of Giants" by my folks as a toddler.

Some of Mighty Thor poops on the mythic Thor according to your analysis.
I think of it as an interpretation but you would have to say poops.


Howdy Punchdrunk! \:\-\)

> If you read this month's Marvel spotlight then you will find that uncle Walt drew heavily on Lord of the Rings to inspire his epic run.

I already knew that.

> Walt also rid us of the pestilence that is Don Blake.

How you must loathe JMS run then!?

> Did he poop on the legacy of the Mighty Thor?

Nope. Neither did he originate the legacy of the Mighty Thor. Something I am sure he would be the first to admit.

By the way in a post a year or so ago on these forums Walt stated that if he were writing the Thor movie he would save Asgard for the second film, with the exception of maybe a few glimpses.

> It makes sense that LOTR would influence Thor as Tolkein was influenced heavily by Norse myth. This stuff doesn't happen in a vaccuum.

I'm not averse to epic battles, but at least build up to them and give the character a proper origin story.

> I am glad that you like Don Blake. It makes me feel better that someone actually enjoyed what I considered a waste of space since 1972 when I first got started with Thor the comic after being read to about our favorite thunderer in "In the Days of Giants" by my folks as a toddler.

There is a clear message in the Thor-Blake relationship. It adds something to the character beyond mere heroism.

> Some of Mighty Thor poops on the mythic Thor according to your analysis.

They stopped writing Mythic Thor centuries ago. I just see Mighty Thor as what hes been doing these past few decades rather than rewriting the myths they are just a continuation of them.

However, once we determine that, the pages of the Mighty Thor become canon, something which is being threatened by this movie.

> I think of it as an interpretation but you would have to say poops.

Its an interpretation which seemingly poops on the canon of the comics.


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