So if Thor is a woman now, and Marvel is a Disney subsidiary, does that make her a Disney Princess? For Tor.com, historian and geek Ada Palmer answers this joke question seriously and thoroughly
while using it as a springboard to look at what makes a Disney Princess and what it says about us.
Marvel Announces New Thor
In an interview on The View, author Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman announced a new ongoing Thor
series. [more inside]
DC vs Marvel: Kitchen Stadium Edition -- In The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Cookbook
, "Mighty Marvel Superheros show you how to perform heroics in the kitchen creating meals that are out of this world!" Meanwhile.... The DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook
simply promises "good food kids can prepare themselves." Let the battle begin! [more inside]
If you haven't hung your calendars for 2014 yet, why not take advantage of repeating dates
and use the 1975 Mighty Marvel Calendar
-- featuring important milestones like Sal Buscema's birthday, the exact moment fans started protesting Dr. Strange's first costume change, and all the Doctor Doom appearances a mortal mind can handle?
Badass Digest reports
on the next step in Marvel's
ongoing cross-platform adaptation of their comic book properties to video media. Another example is that ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will apparently crossover with both the new Captain America
movies, the later of which has also garnered some positive coverage from Badass
for reasons other than the crazy aggressive experimental delivery plan.
Thor Holm Hansen, (the Outlaw biker chief, Haitian insurgency catalyst, country singer
, CIA patsy, inventor and porn star promoter who married a coffee heiress,) is disheveled and cantankerous inside his orange prison tunic, and really wants you to know there hadn't been much cocaine. Grenades and women, yes. A briefcase stuffed with $54,000: definitely that. But under no circumstances had there been more than two ounces of cocaine
. (Via) [more inside]
A bad ass on blades represents. Jack Uzi
is a podcast in which comics writer and former Rock Paper Shotgun journalist Kieron Gillen (X-Men, Thor, Phonogram
) talks to artists and writers about the process involved in writing a single issue of a comic. Decompressed 6
broke format and is instead a discussion with Mark Waid
and Matt Fraction
about scripting comics using the "Marvel Method"
, or "plot first" - in which the artist draws the comic from a story outline and dialogue is added later, rather than the writer supplying a panel by panel script. For a while out of favour even at Marvel, the method is seeing a resurgance. The podcast page contains visual aids, and embedded version of the podcast, the script of DEFENDERS #9 complete with B&W art and additional links, including links to Warren Ellis’ 3-part tutorial on writing comics (1
). Jamie McKelvie
and a vultue put in guest appearances. Further example comicbook scripts are available at the Comic Book Script Archive
(Warning: Contains spoiler-ish references to scenes from recent Marvel superhero movies, movies not yet made and movies we WISH would happen)
The Muppets in Thor
is NOT another fake trailer for the upcoming movie. It's a 24-page mostly-24-hour comic by the guy who does Max Overacts
. Note: contains discrete male nudity, pig-on-Norse-God violence, obscure references (Junior Woodchucks!), sentimental time travel and IMO very good use of a lot of familiar characters, including Rowlf (MY favorite Muppet) putting it all in perspective.
was cast to portray Heimdall
in the upcoming Thor
movie. This has got the Council of Conservative Citizens (an American white nationalist group) all in a tizzy
, since traditionally the Norse gods were all white, since Norsemen were, well... just about all white. Gabe raises the point
- can a racist clock be right twice a day? via
The best thing about those Marvel Comics cartoons from the 1960s? The theme music
Want to fight
like a Viking
When was the last time you were attacked by someone dressed in hot pants, wearing leather gloves, hahaha?
Berzerker Viking Fighting Arts
, for all your frozen carrot fighting needs
(hail Thor) [more inside]
between John Mikl Thor and animatronic Satan! This is from Rock n' Roll Nightmare (a movie so good it has fans
) starring "Legendary Rock Warrior" John Mikl Thor
of MetaFilter). WFMU's Beware of the Blog has more information on John Mikl Thor and many clips from the movie
as well as a clip of Thor performing on The Mike Douglas Show in 1976