Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tomorrow's Comics... Today!

Incidentally, just to save you all some cash, here's what I realized when discussing Civil War #4 with Jake last night:

I can't shake the feeling that we're in for at least a year, maybe two of shitty Thor comics in which Dippy Clonebot Thor struggles to make sense of who he is, the expectations others have of him, and a journey of self-discovery that, depressingly, will probably not involve Asgard.

I'm just saying.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

miller said that he wanted to use the real thor but he wasn't allowed, because it would have been contradicting the thor series.
so the thor series will probably be about the return of real thor.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ah, that's good news indeed! Thanks, anonymous!

10:40 AM  
Blogger kelvingreen said...

I still wouldn't be surprisd to see a twelve issue self-discovery arc, ending with Clone Thor meeting up with Don Blake and Mjolnir and merging.

Nice to see that Marvel didn't stop Millar because it would be completely out of character for Thor.

Stupid Marvel.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

And then, when he discovers all this, he gets shot in the back of the head. Because, you know, that's real.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Timothy Burke said...

Look, I'm less worried about Frankenthor than about how you ever tell stories with Reed Richards in them from this point on in which he isn't basically understood to be approaching Dr.Doom-hood in his flavor of mad science.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Mike Loughlin said...

Reed's a clone, too. So is Iron Man. In a shocking twist, Captain America is also a clone, so their presentation of both sides of the clone issue is balanced.

5:31 AM  
Blogger joncormier said...

Wait a second, this is the unfinished plot to Spider-man's Clone Wars isn't it? They just changed the costumes, right? Right?

Ah well, at least I have a new word in my vocabulary. Clor.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Power Man needed a band-aid!

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Moose N. Squirrel said...

I'm assuming that the real Thor is indeed coming back, and was in fact the guy with the "D.B." on his hat from Strazynski's FF issue who trotted off with the hammer. I'm also assuming he'll show up later to smack down the clone Thor. Is this not completely obvious?

4:37 PM  
Blogger kelvingreen said...

Um, yes. I think it is. I don't think anyone's saying anything different. The question is how many issues will JMS stretch it out until the real Thor is back in action, fully restored.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Mark Engblom said...

I've heard JMS will establish that Lady Sif actually jumped into the sack with Norman Osborn and had a kid, which will be artificially aged-up to be the new Thor.

Kidding, of course....but it says something about JMS and Marvel when there's that split-second of wondering if it's actually true.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous carla said...

Sorry, Thor-Clone is a monster. Evil, beady eyed and making you lock the door at night level monster.

(you know, the kind that the Illuminati sent into space? *sigh*)

He won't be given a fair shake. No 'gained humanity' moments outside of a short 'Sarah.. friend?' moment of clarity before his head's taken off or he's also blasted into space.

Then aain, I'm asking Marvel to be fair...

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Moose N. Squirrel said...

The question is how many issues will JMS stretch it out

JMS? Who said anything about JMS? JMS isn't doing the clone Thor; Millar's going to sweep up the clone Thor in Civil War in time for JMS to bring the "real" Thor back in the new series.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Bully said...

Everyone knows that clone storylines have been massive, amazing successes for Marvel.

7:46 PM  

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