Okay, this is the last time I’m bringing it up, I promise…

§ September 26th, 2006 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Okay, this is the last time I’m bringing it up, I promise…

…At least until the next issue comes out, of course.

Just to be clear, I’m not a Civil War hater…as a seller of funnybooks, I appreciate the money and readers it’s been bringing in so far, but as a comics fan, while it doesn’t really do anything for me, I’m glad other folks are enjoying it. (And I have been enjoying the tie-ins in Thunderbolts.)

My comments on it the other day were more on plot development regarding Thor, which seemed to contrast just a little too much with the deadly serious and (I know I’m using the term loosely here) “realistic” tone of the series. Had this been less “sturm und drang” and more ’60s style, wacky go-crazy, anything-goes Stan Lee-esque series, clone Thor would have fit right in. But for (as Comics And notes) something that’s hyped as a serious allegory for real world concerns, it feels out of place.

Don’t get me wrong, as I don’t think it’s that big of a deal just by itself. I can appreciate what was attempted…taking a typical superhero plot trope (in this case, a clone) and casting it in a creepy light. One could even argue that the clone Thor has a symbolic purpose, feeding into the series’ overarching themes regarding freedom and responsibility. However, this is the plot development that caused everyone’s suspension of disbelief to become less willing, primarily due to what the development says about the characters involved…see the various reactions Neilalien’s been gathering for more details.

However, any series that gives me Sad Watcher:

…can’t be all bad.

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