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Subj: Re: If I want Sci-fi, I'll...
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 09:43:57 pm CST (Viewed 94 times)
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 08:37:23 pm CST (Viewed 108 times)

    watch Star Wars, Star Trek, or read Asimov. When I want Mythology, I want Mythology as per the culture it was drawn from. Inspired and creative writers (which Stan and Larry are) can write amazing stories without re-hashing "generic" myth.

When I want to read mythology, well, I just read the mythology. While I do agree there should be a certain thematic consistency when adapting a set of myths to another medium, I also don't think its possible to adapt it without having to institute some changes, and I'd say that a great deal of Thor's longevity is probably due to Jack's visual designs doing just that. If Marvel's Thor had looked like just a typical, generic 'Viking god', I almost doubt we'd be discussing this at the Thor MB right now.

    In regard to Stan vs. Jack's contributions, IT WAS STAN that came up with the concept of using the Norse gods. It was Jack THAT ASKED Stan, when they were coming up with a new hero, what could they do to up the ante from The F.F., Spiderman, and The Hulk.

While I don't wish to minimize Stan and Larry's own contributions, I'll take much of Stan's assertions over who actually did what with a grain of salt.

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