Saturday, September 4, 2010

tempest in a kettle

drive-by readings

Thor: For Asgard #1 (Marvel)
"Asgard Part One"
Robert Rodi
Simone Bianchi
Simone Peruzzi
Cory Petit

what we learned: in what seems to be an alternate reality (or a footnote in long immortal Asgardian history), Thor has been left in charge of Asgard after Balder's murder (instigated by Loki, who has since fled - sound familiar?) and finds himself presiding over territorial wars without, and petty bickering within. much worse ...
oh shit moment: ... he can't lift his goddamned hammer.
what's next: Rodi returns to familiar territory (after 2004's Loki) and is ably supported by some of Bianchi's best work. why does it look like Odin is just hanging around Asgard secretly? and why has Thor lost his mojo? (well, not in the bedroom, if you ask Sif)

"Dulcolax!! verily, i have need of Dulcolax, miscreants!!"

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