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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.

Dr. Blake's staff have seen him in months and they get a visitor.

Later, the W3 take in the NY sights.

Their crawl continues and they run into a certain pack....

Oh, guys. Never stop being you.

Now a scene from Bill and Sif's wanderings. I know Thor and Sif have the whole immortal love thing going for them but Seta is almost too cute.

Plus I'm tracking down an old issue of Power Pack written by Louise Simonson that features the PP/W3 on an adventure! I will be posting that.

Date: 2011-05-05 12:17 am (UTC)
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (batgirl)
From: [personal profile] schala_kid
I <3 the Warriors 3, I remember when I got slightly upset that they weren't in Norse Mythology but now I just think that Stan and Jack are so awesome for coming up which such characters. Also Warriors 3 doing shenanigans in Midgard is always enjoyable to read.

Speaking of reading, I've been reading The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill and Bill/Sif just grew on me and rapidly became one of my favorite ships. Combined with Thor and Bill's epic broship and the three of them kicking ass together I think I just gained a new OT3 (I want fics!).

I'm such a newbie to Thor but with Mighty Avenger, Journey Into Mystery, and what [personal profile] proteus_lives posts I'm rapidly catching up and buying things!

Date: 2011-05-05 06:45 am (UTC)
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (Default)
From: [personal profile] schala_kid
Oh of course! Janet needs loving too!

Oh and Don, So fucking having Don in there too (or is he the same person as Thor? Please help me on this I am so confused).

Date: 2011-05-05 01:37 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
Odin but him in the mortal form he created called Donald Blake, a medical student with a limp. Odin created the Blake persona to the opposite of Thor. Weak of body and compelled to help people.

So basically Odin brainwashed his own son, erasing his memories and personality and replacing them with new fake ones?

...Are we actually supposed to believe that Thor is the dick here?

Date: 2011-05-05 05:19 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
Exile is one thing, mind rape is something else entirely.

Seriously, dude. If Odin had de-powered Thor and kicked him out of Asgard, that would have been a tough but necessary lesson. But erasing somebody's memories and personality and replacing them with fake ones is just not okay.

Date: 2011-05-05 08:45 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
As far as I know (and you do know more about Thor canon than I do, so correct me if I'm wrong), Loki's punishments are generally less "exile" and more "torture." Being made to live among mortals may teach humility, but being chained to a rock while acid drips over your face is much more likely to make you even more hateful. Also, I can't remember a single instance where Loki was de-powered.

Furthermore, considering that one popular interpretation of Loki's character is that he became a bastard because Odin treated him like crap (for example, the issue where Loki sees a crying Balder and feels regretful and considers a Heel Face Turn, but then Odin goes all "Thor, my only son!" and Loki gets pissed and keeps plotting), I'd say that Odin mind-fucking Thor wasn't just evil, but downright dangerous, as it could have easily pissed off Thor enough to make him pull a Face Heel Turn (especially because at the time Thor wasn't nearly as nice and forgiving as he is now).

If Raistlin Majere has taught me anything, it's that treating promising youths like crap to shape them into "the heroes that the world needs" has got pretty even chances of backfiring horribly.

Date: 2011-05-05 09:11 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Odin and other Asgardians can be dicks, but they understand that the Earth has to be protected. Which is why their behavior in FEAR ITSELF is a bit confusing so far.

To what degree Don Blake is "his own man," is based on Kevin Kincaide (the template Odin used, a doctor that Jane Foster eventually married), or just Thor with a better grasp of Modern English varies from age to age. Supposedly in CIVIL WAR, Clone!Thor was going to be the actual Thor with Don Blake's mind. Don!Thor would be Pro-Reg, as doctors need licenses to practice medicine.

Still, a flashback story could reveal that Odin *did* take a huge risk in brainwashing his son, but took "precautions" so Thor wouldn't go all Warrior's Madness once he found out the truth.

Date: 2011-05-06 05:47 pm (UTC)
recognitions: (Default)
From: [personal profile] recognitions
Odin's a dick in general. He has good moments, but he's a god and a king, and he's used to getting his own way and not being told what to do, which leads to him having boundary issues, to say the least. He was pretty much depicted the same way in the old Norse myths.

Date: 2011-05-05 12:26 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
A mighty run of awesomeness indeed! (Fandral quoting poets is one thing, but I'd never have pegged Volstagg for a Lewis Carrol fan, though I suppose he might have found it good bedtime story reading for his kids)

Nice cameo by the Power kids, though Jack's not blond, and frankly Hogun comes across as ever so slightly creepy rather than scary in that scene.

Date: 2011-05-05 02:50 am (UTC)
randyripoff: (Black Lightning)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
During this run, Simonson really played up Volstagg as a family man, and it worked really, really well. I particularly loved his adoption of the mortal children...and of course, Hildy.

Date: 2011-05-05 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would've loved a story of Volstagg taking his family shopping.

God only knows if FAO Schwarz could handle the Lion of Asgard's pride...

Date: 2011-05-05 12:53 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Hilty's reaction to "The pink aisle" would be worth the price of the comic alone!

Date: 2011-05-05 03:09 am (UTC)
dorksidefiker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
... I want that so bad it hurts.

Date: 2011-05-05 12:57 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
I hope you do find that Power Pack issue, as it (along with these scenes) lead into this Simonson loveliness:

Date: 2011-05-05 02:51 am (UTC)
randyripoff: (Blue Devil)
From: [personal profile] randyripoff
If you don't have it or can't find it, I'm sure I liberated it from a .25 bin a few years ago.

Date: 2011-05-05 01:29 am (UTC)
tsunamiwombat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
Notice Fandral is looking right at the pretty blonde in scan 3 when he says he'd like to "study the locals"

Date: 2011-05-05 03:14 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
I forgot about Sif and Bill. Poor Thor, how can you compete with a guy who's hung like a horse?

Date: 2011-05-05 06:14 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Seeing how casual everyone is with this whole thing, as all as the issue were Herc actual acts humble for kid, compared to issues of the last decade made think: Have we as a society have become too cynical, or is it the writers trying too hard make government look oppressive? Most of the heroes don't seem to have simple joys or fun as they use to, except for Spider-Man after that... you get the idea... I think that's why people like the comic relief characters like Deadpool and Valgstagg better, because they're having fun, they do what they do and such...

Date: 2011-05-05 09:33 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Perhaps tastes of comic readers just changed. Instead of seeing the characters taking time to enjoy their lives, the readers either want to see them punch villains or suffer perpetual self-loathing. Spider-Man has such a guilt complex that Voldemort (PAD) wrote a story where Mary Jane suspected that guilt made Peter Parker suicidal.

Date: 2011-05-05 08:57 am (UTC)
magus_69: (pic#370607)
From: [personal profile] magus_69
Who else thinks that the Warriors Three could shoulder their own film?

Date: 2011-05-05 10:28 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Crazy)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Volstagg and His Less-Amazing Friends?

Date: 2011-05-05 11:34 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Volstagg in the movie does a great job, but just isn't voluminous enough, though I'm not sure he could be without a lot of "Hagrid in the HP movies" effects, or just casting Brian Blessed, who is now around 75.

Date: 2011-05-05 01:24 pm (UTC)
pallas_athena: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pallas_athena
Love, love, love this-- thanks for posting!

I have another "Warriors Three in NYC" story to post at some point. Just waiting to get my scanner working...

Date: 2011-05-05 04:05 pm (UTC)
goblinthebamf: bamf (Default)
From: [personal profile] goblinthebamf
accepting a lay-off notice and severance pay would be much easier if Fandral gave it.

Date: 2011-05-05 05:21 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
"Milady, my intent is not so much to gift you with a pink slip as to persuade you to divest yourself of the one you are currently wearing."

Date: 2011-05-06 02:30 am (UTC)
lascoden: Anarky (Default)
From: [personal profile] lascoden do those glasses stay on?

Date: 2011-05-06 05:50 pm (UTC)
recognitions: (Default)
From: [personal profile] recognitions
I spot a Tempest quote and a George C. Scott movie title drop. (Reasonably sure this was before the advent of Linnell and Flansburgh.)


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