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Subj: Re: AFAIK Walt was a big Thor fan and mythology buff...Jason Aaron on the other hand...
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 at 02:37:32 pm EST (Viewed 75 times)
Reply Subj: AFAIK Walt was a big Thor fan and mythology buff...Jason Aaron on the other hand...
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 at 10:58:33 am EST (Viewed 134 times)


That is fine, Walt is not the only person to ever write Thor either. Many guys who have written Thor may like mythology, does not mean there runs were good by default either.

Marvel's Thor is a different monster than he is in the myth entirely.


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    ...is a left-wing atheist with a dislike of strong (white) men and religion.


Most of this is pretty much speculation and would not have much of an impact on a person's ability to tell stories.

One does not have to believe in a God to tell stories about a fictional god in a comic book. Nor would political ideology or anything else.

I just fail to see how those things matter other than a personal attack on the man. Which is largely uncalled for. Make those claims of his stories but not sure those equate over.

Don't believe me, his Ghost Rider stories were quite good and dealt a fair bit with angels and Heaven/Hell directly. And it was pretty good.


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    Now you could argue that there is some merit in having a writer with antithetical views take over a character - but as we have seen; it just hasn't worked out well for Thor (the character).


I am confused where this is coming from. God of Thunder was a pretty good Thor run, but I guess we ignore things as needed to serve whatever sweeping strokes we want?


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    You could say that Aaron is writing one of Marvel's top selling books*; but its not a book ABOUT Thor, despite the title.


I would maybe give this one to a point, but that is not unheard of in the history of Thor either.


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    *In an era when 40,000 shipped books for Marvel is deemed a 'success'.


Which only has to do with the things in question and nothing to do about the general decreasing comic market over time.

Many people are upset and they can do what they want. I could make generalizations about them that you have about the writer and I doubt the people making the same point as you would be very pleased about.


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    But I said it before having Jason Aaron write Thor is like having Hillary Clinton write Trump's autobiography.


Except nothing like that. He is writing a story about a fictional being. Folks have different takes on that.

Again, we saw one of the most powerful Thor's ever in GoT. But we ignore as needed.


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      I am not sure there are generally as many fans among writers as there are guys like Spider-man, Batman and so on. Thor has a core group but is not quite as large (at least classically).



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    Aaron didn't take over the character/title because he wanted to write Thor, he did it to subvert the character and peddle his feminist agenda.


Didn't read God of Thunder did you?


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    Again credit where its due though, he has used shocks and mysteries well to create controversy and become the 'posterboy' for the SJW-era titles. Not to mention he's had some great artists on the book.


I remember when the boards would be used to analyze titles and the writing in a general story. Throw somebody with boobs in and everybody is all offended.



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      He could have fooled me. His work in God of Thunder was pretty good. And really, if these stories were just about normal Thor I doubt we would hear quite as much complaining outside of power level stuff.



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    - The first story was 11 issues. It was the most decompressed thing I've ever read. Now in fairness it had some really good moments and the 3 Thors thing was just about cool enough to keep things going. Plus Gorr was an interesting villain (even if he was a sort of Desak type).


Again, that is totally unique to Thor and Aaron right? It would be nice if you knew about other titles he has put forward.


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    - The second batch of stories were very weak (Thor gets his arm cut off in an underwhelming scene) but probably more to do with setting up for the whole She-Thor thing with Roz Solomon being the obvious Red Herring and the War of the Realms stuff getting its foundations laid.


I disagree with you. I found GoT to be pretty strong overall. I have not liked everything with Jane Thor but I have not been as angry about it either.

I just imagine that if I went on the boards at different periods complaining about right wing theist bias nobody would have cared what I said. True or not.

We no longer have to prove anything I guess, just throw accusations around that fit the narrative that we want.






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