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sherkahn ([personal profile] sherkahn) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-16 07:14 am

Everything Burns - Marvel Asgard in turmoil has the announcement as Kieron GIllen and Matt Fraction announce what lies ahead for Asgard in the upcoming autumn.

As our world (in the northern hemisphere) turns to Autumn colors of orange and gold, Asgard turns red.

Divide and conquer.

Surtur is free. Surtur has a plan, and instead of applying the hammer technique of overpower shock and awe of the fury of Muspell, he applies techniques of guile and sabotage, and sets Asgardia against one another.

From the article:

"Everything Burns" begins in August's "Mighty Thor" #18, an issue that will take a little-known event from real Norse mythology and examine how it affects Marvel's current Asgardian mythology. "There's actually a missing chapter in the traditional Norse myth cycle. There's a war between the Aesir and the Vanir, the two upper most races in the Norse realms. It's referred to in other sagas, but the actual telling of the event; how it happened, why it happened, who won, who lost has been obliterated or lost," Fraction explained.

"That's always been fascinating to me. Not just as a fan of these myths in particular, but for the comics, because a lot of these characters are the ones that are kind of missing in the comics, specifically a lot of the women. Gillen and I have been doing a lot of gender stuff in our own ways, and this was a chance to amp that up, especially with the All-Mother taking over the throne from the departed Odin. Basically we'll see the kick off to the second Aesir-Vanir War and Thor is Asgard's general on the front line of it. In terms of important stories, it doesn't exist except in reference."

The Aesir/Vanir conflict rekindled? Thor a general, Loki as spy master? I am in.

[personal profile] kd_the_movie 2012-04-16 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
While im sure this will be enjoyable, im realllllllyyyyyy sick of internal clashing with the Marvels (even though this one makes sense given the climate of the Thor book) Fear Itself may not have been universally loved, but it was a step in the right direction by giving the heroes an actual threat to unite around and a big bad to fight.

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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-16 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to agree with this. Marvel's been peddling heroes versus heroes for so long - even Dark Reign still got pulled into this since Osborn's crew were masquerading as heroes - that's it's just dull, these days.

Personally, I'm just sick of big events or just events in general. I know Marvel thrives on them, but an event every year and constant crossovers are just ridiculous. It's getting to the point where no books - even the supposed flagship books like Avengers or Uncanny X-Men, are allowed to build up steam with their own plot because every twelve issues there's some shit going down involving the whole MU. I know Marvel loves it's interconnected nature, but seriously. This story is going to get going whilst AvX is just about to wrap up, I think. It's insane.
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[personal profile] benuben 2012-04-16 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
This has been problem I had since Civil War (and some had it even before it). And I just love when Marvel anounced during "Heroic Age" nonsense "Great thing about Heroic Age, (which totaly means something), is that now we have open doors for all the characters to crossover." I so wanted to yell "What the hell have you been doing all this time!!!?". And I don't think I even have to mention "no more events" bullshit.

It's actually one of the best things about DCNU. Every book just tells its owns story. Except Animal Man and Swamp Thing, but that is perfect example of exception confirming rule.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-16 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
The Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover at least makes some sense, given the concepts have been tied together from the start, and the creators have had it in mind all along.

[personal profile] kd_the_movie 2012-04-16 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I never noticed that until you mentioned it.

And the thing is, there's the atmosphere that each book's individual plots don't really mean shit when compared to the crossover stories. Like when Avengers relaunched after Heroic Age the first fucking arc was a time travel story involving Kang and Ultron..THAT SHOULD BE SERIOUS FUCKING BUSINESS FOR THE AVENGERS....and yet AvX seems to matter wayyy more.

It wasn't always like this. And mainly its a Marvel thing. And I remember DC being really good about this. 90's-late 2000's were very character driven; with most of the books, you could skip crossovers entirely.