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Subj: Re: I get what you are saying Flemm..
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 06:41:58 pm EDT (Viewed 6 times)
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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 05:24:24 pm EDT (Viewed 251 times)

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..but at the same time I wish they could let him grow more and not have him come across as more of an impulsive type of hero.

I know alot of people didn't like how JMS took him but I thought it was great what he did for his character. If JMS had put more action into the book like a Jurgens/Simonson then we would have had a near-perfect Thor.

I guess that's why alot of people think Simonson's run is the best because he had Thor use his brains just as much as his brawn.

    During JMS' run there were all sorts of complaints about how Thor was too serious and spent too much time as ruler, not enough time as a advernturer/champion, etc., about how he seemed to old and mature, where was the fun-loving, shit-talking, rebellious warrior-born?

    For Thor to be Thor, Odin needs to be around as the ruler of Asgard. Sure, you can put Balder or someone else in Odins place, but that's a lot less interesting because Baldir simply doesn't have the stature to challenge Thor. He's Thor's little brother. Family issues in various forms are an important part of the Thor mythos, and you really need Odin around for that to be played out to its fullest. Not to mention that Odin is a great character himself.

    Now, I would have liked to see what JMS had in store for the long haul, as I'm sure he would have given us an original take on Thor's family dynamic (even moreso than we had already seen), but that wasn't in the cards, and I'm sure a lot of fans would have complained about it being too slow, too much drama, not enough action, etc.

    Now, obviously, this could suck. Fraction has yet to prove himself as a Thor writer. This looks like a retread of Thor: Man of War (though that was a pretty cool issue as part of the series of one-shots), so maybe it will strike those of us who read that comic as a bit repetitive and redundant. But I'm not ready to give up on this yet.

    I like classic Thor. He's a young character, full of rebellious energy. He's also plenty powerful enough without any runes of OP or anything. So mostly I'm ok with Odin being Odin and Thor being Thor. We'll see how it plays out.

I understand where you're coming from, Adey, but I suggest that we read the series first before commenting on it. Based on what I read elsewhere, Odin may not be what he seems. The art looks spectacular and premise seems solid. Hopefully, it all comes together nicely. Just my two cents.

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