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'The phrase "faith in a higher power" is like nails on a blackboard to me, partly because my life and my interests are defined by science and hard knowledge, and partly (I'm sure) because as a kid growing up in the Bible Belt, I had a lot of first-hand experience with seeing how often "faith in a higher power" becomes an excuse to not take responsibility for your own decisions. (That's a generalization, and I know that, but we're talking about the programming I received as a kid, which is hard to shake.)'

'Or, Graeme, to put it all way more succinctly than that—on a personal level, I have little if any use for faith.'
-- Mark Waid

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In AVENGERS #27, the Protector (Noh-Varr) takes a piece of the Phoenix Force to Hala. Which he got by betraying the group of Avengers that went to "confront" the Phoenix Force.

Earth is not considered Mostly Harmless by the Kree. )
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Another "Accentuate the Positive" post, one which I have posted bits of before, and had posted on s_d 1.0, but which I've checked and I haven't posted on here, which surprises me, but any excuse, as we venture into a story where we discover that it must have been one HELL of a party last night for Robin..




Walt Simonson on art... you need MORE of a reason? )
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Greetings True Believers!

I love Walter Simonson's run on The Mighty Thor. One of my favorite bits is the work he did with Volstagg.

"Volstagg possessed a strength the world had never seen. A strength surpassed only by the power of his heart."

(Come on, you know where I cribbed that from. Let's hear it.)

Plus Thor puts little boys to sleep with his magic hammer.

Enjoy!

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To start the weekend, it's commission time again!

You know what's more fun than having a favourite character?

Having two favourite characters!

And what's better than that?

Having them interact when there's no mainstream way they could, would or should...

And what's EVEN BETTER than that?

Having an artist who "get's" your requests... and improves on them!

My newest Mitch Ballard commission )

Angerboda

Jun. 28th, 2011 12:42 pm
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On a previous post, someone wanted to know who and how the Giantess who mated with Loki and bore him Hela, Fenris and the Midgard Serpent was. This maiden of power and abominations.

Some pages from the defining Walt Simonson's run on Thor (issue #360 for those who do keep tabs) and just what a threat she was... is. I'll let her show her mettle.

Mother of Monsters. )
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Greetings True Believers!

Walter Simonson's run of The Mighty Thor is just perfect. The Warriors Three are a big part of that perfection.

The Asgardians have just defeated Surtur and saved the Nine Realms. Time to head home? Odin's Stones, no! Volstagg, Hogun and Fandral hit the streets for some errands and Midgard fun!



They, in the words of Carl from ATHF, "Don't need instructions to know how to rock!"

Plus a scene from the cute flirtation that Beta Ray Bill and Sif had around that time.

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Greetings True Believers!

It's time for another Balder/Karnilla post.

Surtur and his forces are preparing to destroy the Nine Worlds.

Karnilla will assist Odin and Asgard...for a price.

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Greetings True Believers!

It's time for another Balder post. Here we learn more about Balder's decision to set down the sword, Volstagg and Hogun are just plain awesome and we meet a young god on a mission of blood who discovers a new path.

Plus I've selected one of the pages that captures the epic and mythic feeling that All-Father Simonson gave to Thor.

Enjoy!

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Greetings True Believers!

I've had a request for B/K goodness so here it is. I do love the way they snap at each other.

While there is much love for the Simonson and JMS runs of Thor (justified) there have been other runs which I feel affection for. Such as Len Wein's.

It's '70s Thor. It's funky and full of adventures. Enjoy!

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Greetings True Believers!

Any day of Last Stands must begin with the greatest of them all....the Tale of Skurge, the Executioner who stood alone at Gjallerbru.

Walt Simonson gave Skruge an ending so epic, so metal that the warriors and the skalds of the world unite in respect and honor.

His name was as Skurge! Say it, damn you, say it loud!


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CMOH

Dec. 18th, 2010 11:46 am
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I've been reading Walt Simonson's run on Thor, and amidst all of the EPIC AWESOME, here is a small scene from the end of issue 354 that made me grin like an idiot.

Read on! )

Photobucket has been a bear lately. Any recommendations for better image hosting sites?
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One of the most distinctive aspects of The Bronze Age of Comics (early 70's to mid 80's) was how it mixed classic superheroics in a greater sense of realism.

Or at least, that was the attempt, more often than not. Even those results that were groundbreaking at the time now read as dated, ham-handed, and/or just plain silly. I mean, I know it's blasphemous, but have any of you recently read the O'Neil/Adams Green Lantern/Green Arrow run?

Due to the popularity of James Bond and other Cold War spy adventures, Batman's stories took on a more global scope, most notably once O'Neil brought in Ra's Al Ghul. Even the classic Rogues got into the espionage game, including Penguin, Joker, and, of course, the focus of today's story:





The surprise identity of today's mystery guest villain behind the cut! )

So obviously Two-Face survives, but we're never given any explanation to how. In fact, this was at least his second sure death during the Bronze Age, the first of which I still have yet to post, and that one wasn't explained away either!

Instead, Harvey returns a mere year later, with no mention of this story whatsoever, in another Novick-drawn tale that not only brings back Gilda, but also directly spins out of the Dave Davis origin. It's Gilda's first appearance since the Golden Age, and the first truly interesting look at the character and why she's so vital to Harvey as a character.
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Okay, I want to start this post off with something midly off-topic (only mildly, I promise, and it ties in to the main post eventually, I promise):

I. Love. My. Boss.

Okay, Carol's not exactly my boss anymore. Friday was her last day, and she left me with a present before she left. You see, her brother left her with all of his old

comic books and never came back for them. She's moving, and had no desire to keep them, so she gave them to me. And do you know what was amongst that treasure trove?

Walt Simonson's run on The Mighty Thor.

And so, I offer you, my friends, the closest thing to a Hildy mega-post we're likely to get.

Lots of images below the cut, pretty large and not the least bit dialup friendly.

We start with Asgard under attack, and Frigga being put in charge of evacuating the children...

Not everyone's down with this plan )

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