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Subj: Re: THOR #7...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 at 06:17:53 pm EDT (Viewed 226 times)
Reply Subj: THOR #7 - A good issue with a caveat
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 at 03:28:33 am EDT (Viewed 441 times)

    This was a surprisingly good read compared to the previous issues.


BTW, can anyone remind me how Thor got his arm back?

    1) Thor has sent Mjolnir to Earth (specifically Broxton) as a way to investigate why it has become so heavy to lift. Thor suspects that it is not simply that he is becoming unworthy, but that there is something wrong with Mjolnir on a fundamental level. It is rejecting Thor specifically, while accepting others as worthy. Thor alters Mjolnir's inscription enchantment so that it instructs a mortal, Adam Aziz, to call Tony Stark.

It seems interesting and probably moreso because it will hopefully clear up so many danglers about the Hammer's sentience during the Lady-Jane-as-Thor run.

    2) Thor speaks with Sif through his ravens, which can function as a means of two-way communication across great distances. They go back and forth about Thor's plan and Sif agrees to grant one of the ravens her all-sight so that Thor can expand his senses and perceive the events of Broxton. Cates shows here that he's more creative and nuanced than in past issues.

The shame is that retroactively ignoring the many instances this super resourceful feat was neglected in the past will probably be a wasted chore to try No-Prizing. And also a shame not reusing this avatar-familiar ability, as often as Midgard does it little magic rectangles, because the concept becomes throwaway instead of permanent. At least have Sif reveal limits or somesuch - if Thor doesn't use this ravenvision as often as Odin or Loki.

    3) In Asgard, Thor invites Bill to have a drink and discuss his vision and his suspicions about Mjolnir. In the talking, Bill says he no longer considers himself of Asgard or subject to its authority with his Asgardian powers having been taken from him by Thor. At that point Thor asks Bill about Thanos, specifically his recent history which Bill knows more than Thor. Bill reveals that Thanos, along with Hela, has has been destroyed in a failed plot to resurrect him.

Thor should go to Hel and check if Hela did indeed implode out of existence. She always comes back from the dead. If she survived. Question HER about Thanos.

    Thor says to Bill that something is wrong with Asgard itself, with fate, and that he does not trust himself. He asks Bill to serve as his second-in-command and to straight him out if things go awry. Bill agrees but asks for a new hammer, and Thor takes him to a weapons armory. Bill the asks about the current location of Mjolnir.

Hmm... what to choose... what to choose...

    4) In Broxton, the inscription instructs Adam Aziz to try to lift Mjolnir. Tony Stark throws up a force-field. Thor says he will run from whatever is coming at him. Adam Aziz then picks up Mjolnir is transformed into a Thor-like version of himself.

The grabber cover image was such a cruel tease. Only Iron Man appears here AND he doesn't even try to lift Mjolnir. Didn't like how Tony uncouthly rebuffed that guy for talking about fixing his truck. Otherwise, overall he makes a real fun guest appearance. BTW, has anyone dialed that phone number yet? It would be fan friendly/marketing smart if it was an extension bought by Marvel. How much is a phone line cost IRL NYC anyways?


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