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Offline LucasM

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #480 on: July 16, 2014, 12:50:58 PM »
Yeah.  I doubt Thor will stay female any longer than he stayed space-horse (or frog).

It'd be nice if Marvel thought they could tried to come up with major female characters that were - *gasp* - original characters, not off-shoots of already-established male characters.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #481 on: July 16, 2014, 01:02:00 PM »
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Times have changed, however. The Thor revelation was the latest move in an ongoing attempt by the publisher of heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America to be more gender-balanced to compete with DC, home of Wonder Woman and Batgirl.

Really? Seems to me at least one of those is fairly hamstrung by her own publisher for the most part.

Oh and...

Also, just in general on the subject of Strong Female Characters.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #482 on: July 16, 2014, 02:47:25 PM »
Wonder if anyone's laying odds that it's Carol Danvers under there (assuming that'd be possible in current continuity; I'm behind on this stuff).


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #483 on: July 16, 2014, 04:33:28 PM »
Wonder if anyone's laying odds that it's Carol Danvers under there (assuming that'd be possible in current continuity; I'm behind on this stuff).

I don't think so, as they are reportedly gearing up to have her int he cinematic universe, so I think they wouldn't move her away from her "normal" standing.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #484 on: July 16, 2014, 04:35:36 PM »
Oh and...

I Beta Ray Bill had the title of Thor, so that rant is off anyway.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #485 on: July 16, 2014, 04:40:51 PM »
Wonder if anyone's laying odds that it's Carol Danvers under there (assuming that'd be possible in current continuity; I'm behind on this stuff).

I don't think so, as they are reportedly gearing up to have her int he cinematic universe, so I think they wouldn't move her away from her "normal" standing.

Comics, man. Ain't nothing so permanent it can't be undone before their movie comes out.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #486 on: July 16, 2014, 04:46:49 PM »
I would bet once time gets close to Avengers 2 rolling out the old Thor will be back in the title spot.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #487 on: July 16, 2014, 04:48:50 PM »
Yeah.  I doubt Thor will stay female any longer than he stayed space-horse (or frog).

It'd be nice if Marvel thought they could tried to come up with major female characters that were - *gasp* - original characters, not off-shoots of already-established male characters.

Well, the new Ms. Marvel, despite having the name of the other Ms. Marvel, seems to be a fairly original character with powers and background that in no way reflects Carol Danvers.  I haven't read it, but it's being pretty lauded and is written by G. Willow Wilson, who wrote the pretty good but short-lived Vertigo series Air and art from Adrian Alphonse, who did AWESOME work in Runaways.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #488 on: July 16, 2014, 04:57:33 PM »
Wonder if anyone's laying odds that it's Carol Danvers under there (assuming that'd be possible in current continuity; I'm behind on this stuff).

I don't think so, as they are reportedly gearing up to have her int he cinematic universe, so I think they wouldn't move her away from her "normal" standing.

Comics, man. Ain't nothing so permanent it can't be undone before their movie comes out.

Of course, but I suspect they are more likely going to rename this lady Thor and keep her around as a new character rather than have her be a character they already have, but we shall see.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #489 on: July 17, 2014, 12:17:22 AM »
So Falcon's going to be taking over the Captain America mantle for a while... and I stupidly read the comments on a post about it  :(
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #490 on: July 21, 2014, 06:06:12 PM »
There's going to be a sequel to Fight Club.  As a comic.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #491 on: July 21, 2014, 06:10:56 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #492 on: July 21, 2014, 06:32:48 PM »
Very insightful, Professor.  I value your input.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #493 on: July 21, 2014, 06:34:22 PM »
Very insightful, Professor.  I value your input.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #494 on: July 21, 2014, 06:52:18 PM »
How articulate.

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