polarisnorth: baby thor riding on baby beta ray bill ([comics] tiny thor)
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I hope this is an okay sort of post to make? Let me know if that's not the case, mods.

I'm not thrilled with the Marvel Adventures universe reboot for a number of reasons (Jaaaaan...), but I'm still mostly enjoying the Super Heroes run. However, it has also given me probably the weirdest of my current comics 'ships: Nova/Thor. Nova is easily my favorite thing about the reboot -- he is an adorable fanboy and I heart him. And I've always been fond of Thor. As far as shipping them goes...

For one thing, the writers/artists just seem to love pushing them together. They get drawn just standing next to each other a lot. And they have an amusingly antagonistic relationship, which doesn't even need words to come across:

Nevertheless, at the same time they look out for each other, and not just in battle:

Nova is the youngest and most inexperienced member of the team -- they call him "the kid" a lot -- and he has a tendency to get jealous of the way Thor's exploits get described in glowing terms, often by Thor himself. He's not immune to Thor's charms himself, though, even if he's a bit catty about it:

Thor explains that he was fighting the Executioner on the rainbow bridge and they fell off, landing them both in the ocean and in the hands of separate pirate crews. Thor defeated the ones who pulled him aboard and saved the beautiful woman they had hostage. Of course. The Executioner took over the ship that he joined (of course). Thor returned the woman to her village, which was then attacked by the Executioner, whom Thor soundly defeated.

Naturally, the Executioner shows up again, and Thor trounces him. ("Those who forget the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them.") We end with this:

A couple issues later, Thor returns to Asgard to deal with some trouble there. Nova tags along, pretty much just for lols.

Yes, Nova. Yes it does.

Odin goes ballistic and orders Thor to give up his hammer. Thor storms off and Nova is worried.

They find out Odin is being held captive and go to rescue him. Thor and the Valkyrie fight lots of trolls, Nova has to fight a dragon and ends up freeing Odin pretty much singlehandedly.

He is a very cute BAMF.

I think they would be cute. Weird, but cute.

2 scans from issue 1, 1 from issue 3, 4 from issue 6, 4 from issue 8 (some of which have been posted here before).

Date: 2010-12-15 09:04 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
Valkyrie here puts me in mind of Flosshilde et al at the beginning of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Also: disguise-fail from Toad. Put some boots on, man!

Date: 2010-12-16 02:17 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
The name Flosshilde makes me think of a 90's era anti-heroine with daring costume choices.

Date: 2010-12-15 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com

I liked Nova with long hair.

Date: 2010-12-15 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
He got a second series while he was with the New Warriors. He had long hair and a stubble like alot of 90s heroes, but IMO it worked. I mean, he was a space cop/war vet who worked by 80% gut and 20% brains. I think him looking a little unkempt complimented the character.

Date: 2010-12-16 04:51 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Excellent analysis.

Date: 2010-12-16 12:43 am (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
You should look him up. He's got some real comic book and superhero pedigree.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; for instance, he was created by Marv Wolfman . . .

Date: 2010-12-16 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Who apparently sold him to Marvel by mistake...

Date: 2010-12-15 10:50 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Let me know if that's not the case, mods.

Oh, my dear. This is the perfect kind of post to make.

Date: 2010-12-15 10:57 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask

Hip hip hooray!

Date: 2010-12-15 11:30 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
We've been a more serious bizniz comm for a while, it's true. I think it's just been that there's been a bigger, or maybe just more concentrated (verbal) push for anti-oppression since we moved.. as well as all the OMD issues, which has led to our members feeling generally more somber. Maybe we've all felt we didn't want to get too excited about frivolous things like looooove because of/as seen with a number of commenters unfortunately mentioning they don't want to get "jumped on" in house-cleaning posts. Whatever the personal reasons, it certainly isn't policy.

But shippy posts are great! Let's hope that you're bringin' 'em back with this one! I enjoyed it. ^_^

Date: 2010-12-16 08:46 pm (UTC)
badficwriter: Flying saucer-I WANT TO BELIEVE (Batman/Superman)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
I truthfully believe there just aren't as many truly crack shippy panels anymore that feel right to post. The problem is the writers KNOW what they're writing now, and it's just not as fun when you're reading something exactly the way it was meant to be read.

And all the grim/dark.

Date: 2010-12-16 08:49 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Y'know, that might be it too.

Get out of our pool, officials!

Date: 2010-12-16 09:13 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask

Date: 2010-12-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hyperactivator
*adds MA superheros to C2E2 wishlist* Cute!

Date: 2010-12-15 11:41 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Hercules)
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
With those two, there is no fear of Man of Steel, Man of Kleenex complex.


Date: 2010-12-16 12:15 am (UTC)
ravenous_raven: A coffee cup with the Batsymbol on it (Batman Coffee Cup)
From: [personal profile] ravenous_raven
My friend, as a member of s_d, your brain bleach should never be out of your reach. Nor shall the words "I will never unsee this" not be ready to paste into a reply.

Just so you know. :)

Date: 2010-12-16 12:18 am (UTC)
uadlika: (Default)
From: [personal profile] uadlika
Is that Baby!Thor riding Baby!Beta-Ray Bill? It's adorable!

Date: 2010-12-16 05:03 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
You might want to use the thor odinson/donald blake tag. That's were most of the Thor stuff is.

Date: 2010-12-16 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Personally, I'd say Thor looks on Nova somewhere between 'li'l buddy' and 'pestiferous nuisance'.

Date: 2010-12-16 10:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradhanon
I sincerely love Nova's 70s costume. It has SHOULDERPADS.

Date: 2010-12-16 11:48 am (UTC)
leoboiko: manga-style picture of a female-identified person with long hair, face not drawn, putting on a Japanese fox-spirit max (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Third page, second panel: Thor’s manhood aura is so powerful, it made Nova spontaneously grow breasts.


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