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Subj: Re: The bottom line
Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 08:22:57 am EST (Viewed 220 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The bottom line
Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 12:15:16 am EST (Viewed 209 times)
Quote:This board ate my response, so I'm just going to post the scans. Enjoy.
I have 2 general ideas regarding your examples.
Those are all good and valid scans. However, after looking at them, I'm left wondering how much of the past it covers since they all seem, relatively speaking, recent. If it does question KB decision to have Thor KO by a bullet to some extend, because those instances were all prior to his story (right?), it still a far cry from covering all of Thor's past all the way to inception point. Which in other word doesn't help much the statement I oppose in THIS thread.
Also, even in one of your scan, we have Thunderstrike saying " Uru hammer can handle the heavy artillery", which strongly imply his resistance to such attacks had a limit, or wasn't complete. It's very ambiguous to the point we don't know if what hit him was heavy artillery or left-over weaponry since he is struck after his hammer barrage routine that destroy or not the weapons. Why does it matter you ask? It matters because in Busiek's story, Thor was shot by a powerful and special gun using vibranium ammo, and it only temporarily KO him... which is pretty much in the same vein as someone needing his hammer to deal with heavier caliber, or who end up with welts when he take hit from them. So, in that regard, even if one can say KB did missed some examples (maybe he knew too, and decided it was not representative enough compared to the rest, who know?), he still delivers something in the range of what your examples has provided all thing considered. So I'm left wondering, why is he so hated for that story?
Anyway, I'll partially concede that the numbers of bulletproof scans were more numerous past some point in Thor's history, and that the said point was earlier than I thought. However, like I said previously, it's not covering Thor all the way to inception point at all. It took time for him to have those clearer examples, and one can understand why there was a polemic if what we have here was the best and it came so late in the light of what we had up to that point.