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Four scans from Thor #604 (that was quick) and Black Widow and the Marvel Girls #1.


When last we checked in, Balder was struck by a blinding flash of the obvious, Donald/Thor narrowly escaped Doctor Doom's killer robots, and Doom had a mysterious doodad rip Kelda's heart out (courteous host as always).

Starting off in Broxton:



I'm not sure you quite understand how food services is supposed to work, Volstagg.

In a little touch I appreciated, Reed's lab is randomly invaded by an alien from another dimension; Reed blandly calls Ben in to fight it off while continuing with his conversation. He says that maybe six people could disguise their tracks this well ("depends on whether Pym was having a good day."), which, based on where Asgardians are currently living, really only allows for one suspect.

Meanwhile, Balder gathers all Asgardians together, and about 24 are missing. Balder, still acting like a moron, decides to throw away his overwhelming force and take only a small group to confront Doom, with everyone else preparing to return to Oklahoma.



Doom has turned all the Asgardians into cyborg drones (including what looks like at least one child), and sics them on Balder's crew.




All in all, a good start to Gillen's brief stint.


Elsewhere, the second of the two Black Widow miniseries coming out in preparation for the movie; this one is written by Paul Tobin, the third of the major Marvel Adventures writers (after Parker and Van Lente); the former two have already shifted into the mainstream, and left what's left of the store to him. I have no idea whether this is supposed to be in-continuity or not, but whatever. Tobin fires up the ol Random Team-Up Generator and it spits out "Black Widow + Enchantress" (which, if you know Tobin's work, isn't really random; he's made use of Amora before, and clearly likes the character).

The first issue is split between Natasha on some random mission and flashbacks to her time in the Red Room (this doesn't really jibe at all with the other miniseries currently running, hence, my continuity question). Lil Natasha pretty much sucks at being a killing-machine-in-training, and we get a montage of her gradually descending from "C" material to "E", the latter designation being "fodder to train the As".

Then she gets a visitor:



Except, as she notes, right here, where being pretty won't help (she returns to that theme a lot throughout). Amora asks Lil Natasha whether she'd rather try to break out or be left to die; surprise, she goes for the former. Amora then zaps her with "all the skills you might learn one day", which turns her into a proto-X-23, and they blast their way out.




Cut back to the future, then back to the present:



Reminded me of the explanation for Enchantress II in Dark Reign: Young Avengers: sometimes immortals just want to fuck around with people. I really liked that; not everything they do is some grand plan.

Date: 2009-12-02 08:22 pm (UTC)
ghosty732: Cinderella from Vertigo's Fables (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
The art on Thor is pretty fantastic.

Date: 2009-12-02 08:23 pm (UTC)
sun_man: this is Dick Grayson (Default)
From: [personal profile] sun_man
Thor better crush Doom!!!

Date: 2009-12-02 08:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sherkahn
"Nothing unusual."

Invaded by alien from another dimension as a result of my experiment. Must be 11am everyday.

Oh Reed.

Date: 2009-12-03 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
Motto.

Date: 2009-12-02 08:48 pm (UTC)
lencannon: shy guy (Default)
From: [personal profile] lencannon
Thor is a really good book. I love Doom's look. Even though he has the upper hand, he's thinks he's the greatest genius, leader, magician, and tactician in the world, and he's taken down plenty of Asgardians, Thor still make him go "Oh, shit."

Date: 2009-12-02 09:42 pm (UTC)
ghosty732: Cinderella from Vertigo's Fables (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghosty732
So, all the vivisection victims are now Asgardian Cyborgs?

.... Kelda (

Date: 2009-12-02 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] luckofjin
The Thor font, with no Thor on the page, very much made me think Nathan Explosion's voice from Metalocalypse. Which I realize is exactly how Thor should sound. It even makes his "thou"'s sound reasonable.

Date: 2009-12-02 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
Damnit. Now I can't unthink that.

Date: 2009-12-03 07:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xdoop
If Doom does fall in DoomWar, it should be because of Thor and not Black Panther. :/

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