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Subj: Re: Does anyone like Lady Thor? How about Ironheart?
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 01:41:28 pm EDT (Viewed 161 times)
Reply Subj: Does anyone like Lady Thor? How about Ironheart?
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 06:41:46 pm EDT (Viewed 208 times)

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I ask because I found I enjoyed seeing Lady Thor, Ironheart, and the Falcon fight as a team. It almost had a DC Earth 1/Earth 2 vibe.

I've always loved the Falcon. Ironheart I haven't followed because, despite making an effort to, I just couldn't stomach Bendis's writing. I really tried but after a few issues it was just intolerable to me.

I was reading Lady Thor for a little while and liking it for the most part, but then she was depicted as holding her own against Odin. Odin! If there was one constant in the Marvel Universe, it was this: Odin can wipe the floor with Thor.

I always liked Jane Foster, and having her take the mantle while Thor is sidelined isn't a terrible idea (even if sidelining Thor is a terrible idea itself).

My chief complaint about the way Marvel handled it was that they insisted that Jane should be called Thor. What if, when Tony Stark went on his alcoholic binge, Pepper had decided that people had to call her Tony Stark until the real Tony was back on his feet? It's ludicrous and disrespectful, and Jane should have refused the name if not the power. That still rankles me. It rankled me when Masterson went around calling himself Thor too, but at least in that case he was blatantly impersonating Thor. Jane being female can't do that. She should never have been called Thor. Going by the name of your ex - well, she should make an appointment with Doc Samson ASAP.

As for Riri - haven't read a Bendis comic since giving up on him during Secret Invasion, so I can't really comment. Generally speaking, I think Iron Man is a concept that is relatively transferable, and it feels like Riri was created to be "worthy." In other words, wise in the ways of mechanics and engineering. That differentiates her from Rhodey, who despite being very magnetic, had trouble filling Tony's very big shoes.

I think either of these concepts may have been more successful if they hadn't happened amid a slew of similar changes. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, Nick Fury, Wolverine... all sidelined, killed or drastically changed to make room for diverse replacements. It was overkill, and in my opinion, it was a middle-finger to PC advocates ("See? You really don't want diversity!").

And a lean, silent figure slowly fades into the gathering darkness, aware at last that in this world, with great power there must also come -- great responsibility!
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