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Subj: Re: A tale of two extremes...
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 02:24:03 pm CDT (Viewed 165 times)
Reply Subj: A tale of two extremes...
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 at 01:10:19 pm CDT (Viewed 187 times)
Quote:Hey adey mate!
Quote:....... if we as Thor fans can’t support our boy when he’s shown in a very positive light then, what’s the point?
Quote:Might as well close the door and turn off the lights on the way out.
Quote:Cates made the defeat of Super-Duper Galactus EASY.
Cates made the defeat of Universal Threat Black Winter EASY.
He has made Thor into a "Gary Stu" (male counterpart to a Mary Sue).
I know it was easier than everyone anticipated, me too. I expected it to be a longer, drawn-out fight, but it wasn’t. It’s not the end of the world, but, by some reactions it seems like it is. Thor just can’t win (even when he does).
Quote:I want to read stories where Thor faces challenges that are TOUGH and DIFFICULT, but because he is a hero he doesn't give up and wins in the end. That is what a HERO is, not someone who triumphs easily.
Yes, me too, but this was a slight change of pace. Also, people have been crying out for less decompression in comics, from time to time, and when we finally get it, albeit, not as satisfying as some would want, there are still naysayers.
You mentioned about tough challenges and difficult obstacles for Thor. Well, when Aaron did the God Butcher arc there were some still complaining that it shouldn’t take 3 Thor’s to beat the Voldemort knock-off, Gorr.
Quote:In the wake of Aaron's belittling of Thor, Cates fanboy-esque storyline might seem like a welcome antidote. But its a hollow pill.
Quote:We have faced two extremes. One where Thor is worthless and one where Thor is omnipotent. Neither makes for a satisfying story.
I see your point. But, I’m still happy that we’ve had Thor at this power level, even though it’s only temporary. I think what has really made s a big issue is probably how quick it happened, which took people by surprise. People weren’t expecting Thor to be like this because of all the bad stuff from Aaron that came before, so, it’s probably a bit jarring for some.
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