Nice to see the fake nerds are out in force today.
Apparently none of you whiny children has ever heard of Beta Ray Bill, an orange skinned alien that was considered worthy of wielding Mjolnir (though he eventually ended up with his own hammer, Stormbreaker). He was Thor. He’s a goddamn dude from another planet, and you’re complaining that Thor can’t be a woman?
Thor in Norse mythology never fought the fucking Hulk or ate shawarma at a local restaurant either. Or lived in the USA. The story is MADE UP. The Marvel version is twice as made up. Try to get a grip. The story goes wherever it needs to.
If you have no issue with a Alien Space Horse Thor, but you do have a problem with a female Thor, then you can bibbity bobbity boo out of my life, thank you very much, because Fem Thor and Beta Ray Bill are both awesome.
I just watched the new Transformers and all I can say is that Optimus punching the mechanical T-Rex in the face with a shout of “WE’RE GIVING YOU FREEDOM!” and beating it into submission was a great allegory for America and the rest of the west and their attitudes towards diplomacy in the rest of the world LOL
- Remember the events preceding this series. Don’t forget about important plotlines and characters, and if a character died offscreen or something was resolved then give the audience closure.
- Information on where Megatron went. He doesn’t need to come back as a/the villain, but he just flew off to Bumfuck, Nowhere and everyone was totes cool with it. A friggin’ war criminal is out there in space will no one be alarmed by this? Same with Starscream. If they died, then confirm their deaths. Don’t just wave it off with ‘oh, that Megatron/Starscream guy is nowhere to be found, oh well!’ because that’s lame and cheap.
- More femmes. This one might be a tall order, but I want to see more variety with them. Femmes that are trucks, tanks, helicopters, jets, cars, whatever.
- Show us just how Cybertron and the inhabitants are adapting to a world without caste systems or war. Show us what the cities look like, how the people are doing, and what’s been going on since we last left them.
- Do not turn the Decepticons into jokes. Keep them as deadly and dangerous as they were in Prime. I understand this is for a younger audience, but Animated understood how the ‘Cons were supposed to be.
- Have humans be vital to the story and not just superfluous sidekicks. Nothing’s worse than a character that contributes nothing to the plot and is there for the sake of being there.
- For the love of God, don’t introduce interesting plotlines/characters and then unceremoniously shuffle them away. This was a problem that Prime had, and hopefully this time around we won’t have to suffer through that again.
- Change the name of the goddamn series good god almighty we have like 20 things named Robots in Disguise. Did you really need a 21st? It’s confusing as hell.
- DON’T FORGET IMPORTANT SHIT FROM THE LAST SERIES HOLY FUCK.
Imagine once Robots in Disguise starts airing and then next thing you know females are gonna take over the fandom kinda like how the males toke over MLP. Only the females are gonna be doing the exact opposite and then maybe, just maybe, they won’t be outed and criticized as *~fake geek girls~* and they’ll actually be proud to call themselves fans.
Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Head Across Spider-Verse - Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man animated series will take its cue from the comics this fall with a Spider-Verse storyline featuring Miles Morales.
The season premieres August 31.
THE WHOLE. DAMN. SUMMER. THANK YOU, MARVEL. THANK YOU FOR RUINING MY HOPES AND DREAMS. THANK YOU.
So this comes out of two conversations with the awesome guys behind the counter at the comic store and one with my mom the librarian, but I think it needs to be said. The diversity that has begun to appear in the major titles of Marvel is a reflection of the new normal as defined by the younger generation of readers. As the youth of the world begin to redefine their “normal” to include ethnic, sexual and gender diversity, so to does their reading material. What this boils down to is ‘well done, Marvel’. Well done for passing on the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson. Well done for making Thor female. Well done for introducing Kamala Khan. Well done for introducing a team made up of queer characters in the Young Avengers. Well done for bringing us Miles Morales.
Thanks for finally reflecting the real world in your comics, and for confirming that everyone - not just straight white men - can be heroes, and not just the damsel in distress, a love interest or a token character to make something PC.
Two years after introducing Starfire, Perez and Wolfman finally gave her full backstory. We always knew she was a slave, we always knew she rose above the adversity and embraced love and fought evil and stuff… Now we have Lobdell’s nu52 take on Starfire, and a new look BTW in Redhood and the Outlaws #33. And, well, as we know it’s a different take on the character. She takes her experience as a slave and rather than embraces love she embraces ‘her own agenda’…
Did anyone else think after reading RHatO #33 that Kori could easily have her own series about organizing an underground railroad-esque operation to free alien species? There’s a lot to explore there, and she’s also done the same thing in her DC Presents title. Are you hinting at something, DC?
Also, if they ever gave her her own series I propose that RB Silva be the artist. The art in this issue had a whimsical feel, and was a well needed breath of fresh air.
Nintendo’s sales haven’t been what they hoped for or expected, so all the executives got together and made the decision to cut their salaries in half to ensure their employees still get paid. They say it’s the fault of the executives that the products aren’t selling well, not their employees, so it isn’t fair for the employees to have to take the hits for that.
Why are there people who don’t like or respect Nintendo again?
“The Terror Within” torrential pacing and Scooby Doo hijinks continue the level of quality Book 3 has achieved. As with “In Harm’s Way”, the action heavy front half would make it easy to not really pick at things besides gushing (once again) over the quality of Studio Mir’s animation. Writing “The Terror Within” off as an action episode would, however, be disservice to the lots of little moments peppered in between the action.
Book 2 was plotted in such a way that plot points and the lore workings of these points were barely made clear episode to episode. It was opaque in the way Game of Thrones season 2 was this vast yet formless epic. It was only in totality that the form took shape and real appreciation could be had. Book 3 hasn’t stopped keeping secretes and lore from audiences or Team Avatar, we still know next to nothing about the Red Lotus (a name only figured out via HTML scraping and Episode Titles) motivations – only that it’s a lava bender, combustion bender (glad to finally have a name for that), Ming Hua, and led by Zaheer who spouts ancient Air Nomad mysticism in between lying and flying on his glider. The mystery of their motivation though isn’t nearly as annoying due to Book 3 tighter writing and use of 2 part episode arcs in the first half. Book 3 is able functioning as a television series, providing closed arcs by the end of an episode, making for an enjoyable viewing experience and allowing the Red Lotus’ phantom menace to be just that: a mysterious antagonistic force. For now that’s all the story of Book 3 requires and so that’s what they are.
And what an awesome force for action they have been. First with each team members individual prison breaks, and now with the first attack on Team Avatar and Zaofu. It’s gotta be the fact it took place in a dome. Surrounded by Suyin’s family, Team Avatar, and a smattering of not totally useless guards the action has a fair amount of dynamism for what boils down to something out of a cover based shooter. Not that cover dose anyone any good since P’Li can apparently bend her combustion(?) shots. After the floor turns to lava, Lin and Suyin decide to attack from above providing a small sequence reminiscent of the excellent attack on the Pro Bending Arena with high flying theatrics.
As awesome as the action was it would be weightless if it didn’t also highlight Bolin and end the arc from “Old Wounds” and transitioning to the next plot smoothly. Bolin was kind of lost in Book 2, sure he had his “Movers” plot but in comparison to everyone else it felt like an afterthought and dumbing down of the character. Bryke and Co. have firmly reestablished Bolin is the Bro of Bros via his budding relationship with Opal and now his attempts to learn metal bending. Exploring Bolin’s insecurities in this and previous episodes is incredibly natural for a character with such bravado and during the attack it’s up to him to take the shot. Getting Opal out of the picture for now is a good call, adorable as it was it got a little cloying towards the end. Sending the love birds out on a dual homage of classic romance: “We’ll always have Kale” referencing “We’ll always have Paris” and then Opal feeding him the wrap (off screen) which might actually be the most sub textually sexual moment in this series and reminiscent of Now Voyager’s end.
Betrayal is a hard thing to handle, it’s will always be taken it personally. Making Suyin’s actions in light of one of her people turning into a rat are to a degree understandable. It dosen’t make them any less ruthless. She throws the Fall Guy Guard up against the wall, ready to take some extra judicial punishment on him now, with nary a though towards procedure. The way she talks about making those who betrayed the Clan pay is also pause for concern. For all her talk about how the Earth Queen is an outmoded governmental construct she’s acting exactly like Hou-Ting. When combined with her actions at the end of the episode, letting Team Avatar escape the city and hunt Aiwei, it starts to seem like something is up with Suyin. It’s another link a long chain of characters using the Avatar to their own ends by flattery and agreeing with them. That said, Suyin could easily be another Asami, a character everyone thinks and expects to be evil but isn’t.
As fun as it was to see the story turn into an episode of Scooby Doo, Pabu gets to be rather anthropomorphic this episode, there is an on the nose quality to the dialog that kind of rubbed me the wrong way. Adding Varrick to the mix did add a reflexive quality and in an investigation what else would you really talk about. At the very least it reasserted that Detective Mako is the best Mako (and someone should really write Noir Mako fan fic). Maurice LaMarche delivery of “You have no idea what’s coming Avatar…” was appropriately freighting. We don’t know what’s coming but that hasn’t stopped Korra and Co. running head on into it.
This is of course the final episode that will be aired on Nickelodeon the channel. The remaining episodes will air on Nick.com, Amazon, Xbox, and others according to the statement on Korra Nation. It’s an abrupt but not unexpected change, Bryan Konietzko talked about it during the recent SDCC panel. The adverb “smooth” rings the most, it was a sudden change and not exactly a smooth one. It looked sudden and without coordination with Bryke, having creators post chibi art with text boasting that the show isn’t canceled! just looks slapdash. Nickelodeon for the most part has done a good job hooking into this fandom via the tumblr an social media but it also doesn’t really treat it like a proper television series with press releases and the like because as the creators said, this isn’t really Nickelodeon fair. Nickelodeon has been treating the same as its other shows and well their demo isn’t plugged into the internet quite like this. So why would they do anything differen?
Hopefully the move to digital is a good thing and it’s an excuse for Nickelodeon to experiment in that area or looking at licensing deas ala what CBS dose with Under the Dome and Extant with Amazon Prime. Korra would be perfect for Amazon Prime, a niche but large audience and content that can be listed under “kids” and normal stuff.
Friday at 8pm, Episode 8 of Book 3 of “The Legend of Korra” (“The Terror Within”) garnered 1.08 million viewers and a .3 adults 18-49 rating. This total viewers numbers is down from last week and is a series low for Korra. No further episodes of Book 3 will air on television. See ratings for all episodes of Korra and Avatar here at Dongbu Feng. (Rating of episode 8 from comments of TVByTheNumbers article.)
People have been bitching about Thor being a woman now. They have also bitched about how when other people took up the Hammer they didn’t take on the ID of Thor… but they haven’t followed comics long enough then to know that’s crap. You can read below on how many Female versions of Thor there were. Some took the full name of Thor for a short time, others had Thor’s name combined with “girl” and then a few had different names altogether. Though this shows it’s not the first time Marvel had Thor as a female or even being called Thor.
Thor Odinson (Earth-9997)
In recent history on Earth-9997, Loki convinced Odin to once more teach Thor a lesson in humility. Agreeing with Loki, Odin would transform Thor into a woman, so that Thor could learn what it’s like being a member of the “weaker sex” and be an object of lust by other men. This did not waver Thor’s ability to be a hero, and she operated as a hero on Earth, however Odin told Thor that if she were to return to Asgard, she would be trapped there.
Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-941066)
During a fight between the Brotherhood of Mutants and the Avengers, Rogue absorbed Thor to the point of death, subsequently taking up his hammer and accidentally killing some of the other combatants due to her inexperience with this new power. Loki subsequently attempted to manipulate Rogue into attacking Asgard, but the sight of Odin’s genuine grief at Thor’s death helped Rogue access the residual elements of Thor in her psyche. With Thor explaining that he was an ideal as well as a person, Rogue was able to access her full powers, coming into her own as the heir to the power and title of Thor.
Goddess Of Thunder (Earth-1027)
Storm never felt like a part of the X-Men, and longed to get back to her natural roots. She spent time in hurricanes and tornadoes until she met Thor, God of Thunder, and fell in love with him. Tarene was jealous of Storm and attempted to kill her, only to be slain by Thor, making Storm the new Goddess of Thunder to reign at his side.
he daughter of the Asgardian god of thunder Thor, Thena escaped Asgard after the world-devourer Galactus destroyed her world. She lost track of Sylene, her cousin and childhood friend, during the evacuation, as Sylene hid, wanting to avenge her exiled father, the god of mischief Loki.
Jane Foster (Earth-788)
The past history of Jane Foster of Earth-788 mirrors that of her Earth-616 counterpart until early in her career working as a nurse for doctor Donald Blake. In this reality, Jane would accompany Blake on his vacation to Norway where the two would struggle with expressing their growing feelings for one another. When the alien Kronans would use Norway as the staging ground for their invasion of Earth, they would be discovered by Blake and Foster. The aliens would chase them through the mountains. During their escape, Blake would drop his cane down the side of a cliff and Jane would go to retrieve it for him falling down the side of the cliff. Unhurt, but trapped, she would venture into a nearby cave to try and find a means of getting out. She would find a bolder in her path and double back and find a cane that she believed she could use as a lever to get her out. Striking the cane against the rock, it would transform into Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor and transform Foster into a female version of the Asgardian god.
Eric Masterson assisted a wounded Thor, picking up Mjolnir (proving worthy) to help him. Later, he was injured taking a blast meant for Thor. Thor later bonded himself to Masterson, with the permission of Odin, to save Eric’s life.
When Thor killed Loki, Odin punished him and had Masterson replace him as Thor. Eric was uneasy in the role, finding it difficult to convince his teammates that he was the same Thor that had accompanied them on previous missions. He eventually admitted the truth. When Thor returned, Odin had the Uru mace Thunderstrike given to Eric. He continued to adventure, calling himself Thunderstrike after the mace he used.
“Martians, and people from other planets called krypton and norse gods teaming up with super humans, and people that turn into huge green rage monsters. That shit I can get behind. But having Thor as a woman and Captain America be black, now you have gone too far.”—Basically how you f*cking idiots complaining sound like.