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arbre_rieur ([personal profile] arbre_rieur) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-08-16 10:05 pm

Thor, Scientist of Thunder

Years ago, Marvel published a series of one-shots with a quirky premise: These were comics purportedly published within the Marvel Universe, the comics that the people living in the Marvel Universe read. I hadn't thought about them for a long time, but [personal profile] wizardru's recent entry on the line's X-Men one-shot reminded me.

Each of the one-shots took the concept in a somewhat different direction. The Thor one-shot is premised on the idea that most people in the Marvel Universe don't believe he's really a god. So, naturally, Thor comic books in the Marvel Universe are about a hero who uses technology to pretend to be a magic deity.

The story begins with Thor thwarting a gang of would-be muggers.

Thor flies back to his holographically disguised HQ, where his supporting cast is waiting. Team Thor is a three-person operation, as it turns out: 1) Don Jolson, a.k.a. Thor, 2) Uru, a woman who serves the Oracle/BATMAN BEYOND's Bruce Wayne role as the behind-the-scenes partner who monitors the hero from a computer, and 3) Owen Jolson, Don's father and the original Thor. There's also a surprise visitor on this day: Don's twin brother Len, back from a long absence.

Everyone's concerned because the Mjolnir technology's been acting wonky recently. It almost killed one of the muggers earlier.

The Destroyer goes after Thor, whose tech malfunctions as a result of the scrambler Len snuck onto the hammer. Still, he manages to triumph in the end and uncover his brother's treachery.

And, of course, there's a letter column.

Writing by Ty Templeton, pencils by Derec Aucoin
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2011-08-17 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Not just passed as a fact. Comics are legal documents in the MU.
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[personal profile] avantre 2011-08-17 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm guessing that's from a She-Hulk comic. I'd love to know the legal justifications behind that, but it just highlights that it makes no sense that anyone would let Marvel Universe's Marvel get away with lying if it could mean you get arrested for something you never did but they put into their comic. Even if you couldn't directly sue them (I've seen Spider Man ask if he could sue someone before, only to be told that he'd have to reveal his identity to do so), you'd think they'd find some sympathetic journalists to write up how wrong these supposedly legal documents are.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-08-18 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
well, in She-Hulk they were Marvel Comics. These are Marvels Comics.