This is the nerd-pastime doom spiral of one Thomas Wilde, nerd writer and aspiring troublemaker.

 

"EXERCISE 1

"As a first exercise in magical consciousness spend five minutes looking at everything around you as if ALL OF IT was trying to tell you something very important. How did that lightbulb come to be here exactly ? Why does the murder victim in the newspaper have the same unusual surname as your father-in-law ? Why did the phone ring, just at that moment and what were you thinking ? What’s that waterstain stain on the wall of the building opposite ? How does it make you feel ?"

Digging up some old Grant Morrison from back in the day. The real shit. Invisibles era, before Batman seemingly took him over and ate his life.

(Source: web.archive.org)

"One important thing to note is that sigils always appear to work. The distinction being; if I kicked in a window, I’d feel I knew who’d done it. If I cast a sigil which asked for that window to be broken and then discovered a few days later it was now broken, no one can prove a causal relationship between the sigil and the broken window. However I might get the impression that my sigil was involved in the process somewhere…”

(Source: disinfo.com)

So let’s see… we’re about to get a new person who uses Thor’s hammer for a while, and she is a lady.

Uncanny Avengers features a time-travel plot at the moment where Thor has to make up for past mistakes, and does so poorly. It also introduces a magical axe he wielded as a young god, called Bjornjarn, which was capable of killing a Celestial.

One of the major threads moving through Thor: God of Thunder has been Thor’s obsolescence and difficulty living with past failures. It also shows Thor some unimaginable length of time in the future, as an old man and the last of the Asgardian pantheon, missing an arm but still capable of wielding Mjolnir and accompanied by three granddaughters: the Girls of Thunder, who respectively wield Beta Ray Bill’s hammer, Bjornjarn, and Hogun and Fandral’s mace and sword.

Aaron’s modern-day Thor is still unequivocally a hero, but continually runs into threats that are well outside his comfort zone; the God Killer questioned how worthwhile it was for “gods” to exist at all, the League of Realms was largely about Asgard’s politics and a few different problems that Thor couldn’t just hit, and the recent Roxxon storyline introduced an evil corporate mastermind who insulated himself from direct confrontation with Thor through careful purchases and abuse of the law.

In Avengers recently, they ran into a Thor in the future who wasn’t carrying the hammer anymore, and there’s an upcoming cover in Hickman’s run that features Old Steve, New Cap, and Thor holding an axe.

Overall, they’ve laid the groundwork here for Thor’s fall from grace, but have also set up the basis for a return. Relying on a glimpse of the future in a Marvel book is always tricky because there’s next to no guarantee that it will actually happen, but as far as Aaron’s tenure on the character is concerned, Thor is destined to become the old, jaded, but still arguably heroic Lord of Asgard, rebuilding a shattered Earth alongside his granddaughters and still holding Mjolnir.

People keep bringing up the ’90s and Eric Masterson, but the thing about that run was that if I remember correctly, Thor was straight-up out of the picture for a fairly long time because Odin thought he’d finally killed Loki. This will be the first time where Thor will still be in play and still possessed of all his other resources, but with somebody else holding Mjolnir.

I am curious who’s holding the hammer, since they’re being a little cagey about that. There wouldn’t be much of a reason not to mention her name if it wasn’t meant to be a surprise of some kind. I wonder if it’s Rosalind Solomon, the agent of SHIELD from God of Thunder.

The rumor as of now is that Mighty Avengers will be quietly canceled in October.

If you enjoy the book, do me a solid and please start buying the floppies. Turn your friends on to it. Pick up the TPB. Let’s save this book, guys.

I don’t think this whole flap with Sam and Jet would be anywhere near as controversial as it is if John Romita Jr. didn’t draw every single character below the age of 16 or so as having a huge head and a tiny little body, making their actual ages difficult at best to judge at a glance. The same problem’s in effect with books like Kick-Ass, where Hit-Girl looks like she could be any age from six to twelve.

The dude can hit a deadline like a prize fighter and he’s one of the top “noir” artists to ever work in superhero comics, but drawing kids is never going to be one of his strong points.

barkentin:

The weapons combined with this expression are priceless 

Wow, I posted this on the SA forums just a few hours ago. Weird.I’m thinking the female human combat face is pretty severe reaction-image bait. All it needs is some text in Impact and you’re there.

barkentin:

The weapons combined with this expression are priceless 

Wow, I posted this on the SA forums just a few hours ago. Weird.

I’m thinking the female human combat face is pretty severe reaction-image bait. All it needs is some text in Impact and you’re there.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space
On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She was a mission specialist aboard the Challenger. She rode the space shuttle Challenger into orbit in 1983, but she was also a NASA adviser, a lifelong educator, and a founder of Sally Ride Science, a venture dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people, especially girls, about science and space.Watch an NOVA’s uncut interview with the late astronaut, conducted at NASA in 1984.
Photo: NASA

Hell of a thing to share your birthday with. Happy birthday, Taylor.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes the First American Woman in Space

On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She was a mission specialist aboard the Challenger. She rode the space shuttle Challenger into orbit in 1983, but she was also a NASA adviser, a lifelong educator, and a founder of Sally Ride Science, a venture dedicated to inspiring and teaching young people, especially girls, about science and space.

Watch an NOVA’s uncut interview with the late astronaut, conducted at NASA in 1984.

Photo: NASA

Hell of a thing to share your birthday with. Happy birthday, Taylor.

milesabovepeter:

SAM WILSON TEAMING UP WITH S.P.E.A.R. of the East and their own “Avengers” esque team!!!!!   

SEVERAL NEW CHINESE HEROES WITH THEIR OWN TEAM NAME AND THEIR OWN  S.H.I.E.L.D. EQUIVALENT.

dibs on Africa coming with A.R.M.O.R. 

There’s already an ARMOR; it’s the Alternate Reality something something something. It debuted in Marvel Zombies.

Maybe Africa could start up ARROW.

Starring Captain America’s gay BFF, Arnie Roth

trelkez:

Remember the time Steve Rogers had a gay BFF? Canon! In the early 80s, no less. I often get the feeling this is an overlooked part of Captain America’s history, so let’s review. 

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— vol. 1 #276

Warnings for: homophobia, stereotypes, a tragically dead gay boyfriend, and (other) character death. Also, the 90s Cap armor makes an appearance. (I’m just saying.) All panels are from Captain America.

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You’d probably dig this, Taylor.