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Late Great Donald Blake

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Subj: He looks like a weak mortal.
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 at 06:31:52 pm EST (Viewed 143 times)
Reply Subj: I think he looks more like a viking.
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 at 05:55:19 pm EST (Viewed 209 times)

    Not in terms of dress obviously, but more rough and ready.

Like a starving homeless man is 'ready' to jump the soup queue at the shelter.

    Like someone fully capable of killing someone with a giant hammer.

...if he could muster up the strength to lift it...were the hammer not a rebellious female intelligence - suppressed for decades by the patriarchy.

    I definitely see what you guys are saying about him looking more gaunt. That's basically just how Nic Klein does faces. I totally understand not loving it, but it's not really something he applies just to Thor.

It applies to most of the male characters in Marvel. Heroic proportions are out of fashion at the House of Progressive Ideas.

    I'm not getting the idea that he's more dirty, but certainly tired. Thor's kinda going through it in this story so it makes sense they're going for haggard here.

He's been haggard since the start of the run and probably most of Aaron's previous run!

    But I disagree he's not muscular. Quite the contrary. See pics

You cherry picked that cover piece - the one place they still might try to con those of lapsed interest Thor is still a positive role model.

The artist probably hadn't got the editorial mandate at that point to make him look like a depressed septuagenarian.

Use some of the interior art from the past year. Is there a healthy, muscular Thor anywhere to be found?

    That being said I'm pretty glad They're not trying to make him look like a model who body builds. That stuff always looks kinda like a parody of what a viking god warrior would look like.

He should look like a 'roided superhuman male model (like the headline banner in this forum). He's an aspirational ideal, not every other average looking guy you meet who is having a bad day.

    I gotta tell you man, I love Nic Klein's Thor. I don't think it's denigrating at all. Quite the opposite.


    P.S. for here's a pic of a famous Thor image... do you really think Klein Thor is smaller?

Cherry picked - lets see some interiors.

That art is probably what Klein thought he would look like in the run before he was told to draw a scraggly, depressed vagrant.

You address Omnipotence...tread carefully.
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