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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 193 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Aaron "I wasn't a big Thor fan at first, if you can believe it." Oh I believe you Jason...
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 at 01:38:47 pm EST (Viewed 213 times) a left-wing atheist with a dislike of strong (white) men and religion.

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).

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

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

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

    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).

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.

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.

    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.

- 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).

- 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.

You address Omnipotence...tread carefully.