Comics Pull List (07/23/2014)
Velvet #7Small week, this week…
Character: Princess Sapphire (Ribon no Kishi / Princess Knight)
Cosplayer: Patalord (tumblr | Animexx)
Costume: Yossi (tumblr | deviantArt)
Photography & editing: evayabai (tumblr | Facebook)
While we’re at it -posting gorgeous pictures by gorgeous evayabai, that is- have some of these, as well. No, that’s obviously not me in these pictures, but my dearest sister. However, I don’t feel particularly bad posting these on my personal cosplay tumblr, because a) she’ so pretty and I love her and b) the costume she’s wearing was sewn by me. Except for the hat. I refused to sew the hat. I hate sewing hats. So she did that herself.
Very cool. Very dashing.
Jane Foster is Thor.
In 1978, for one issue, Jane Foster was Thor.
In What If #10 (August 1978), The Watcher provides readers with an alternate story where Jane Foster (a highly competent nurse), rather than Don Blake (a disabled physician, the current mortal from of Thor), discovers the enchanted Mjolnir.
The story isn’t too bad and has a lot of Loki action thrown in for good measure. Jane Foster takes up the hammer and calls herself “Thordis” (after a Norwegian pal from nursing school), and proceeds to do battle against evil, saving Midgard in much the same way of Thor did in various installments of Journey into Mystery. Altogether, Thordis proves to be a badass. She ends up fighting Radioactive Man, the rock men of Saturn (a la Journey into Mystery #83), the lava people (a la Journey into Mystery #97), Cobra and Hyde (a la Journey into Mystery #105-#106), the inventions of Tomorrow Man (a la Journey into Mystery #86), and she even joins The Avengers. Odin is thoroughly impressed.
She also beats the crap out of Loki with a serious left hook (and then physically throws him from Earth to Asgard…).
Eventually, crazy times get crazier as Ragnarok kind-of-almost happens and Loki takes the throne (albeit briefly) while the All-Father takes a nap (i.e., Odinsleep). Mangog enters the eternal realm and destroys lots of stuff (a la Thor #154-#157). Everyone fights: Don with an enchanted sword, Sif (who continues to get in the way and get injured), and Thordis, who eventually summons “a storm so Titanic that it wakes up Odin.”
After the dust is settled, Loki is collared, Mangog is dealt with, and Thordis gives up Mjolnir because “ownership of Molnir hath ages ago been decreed by Fate.” Don takes Mjolnir to become Thor-proper. Sif and Thor smooch. And Jane Foster, back in mortal form, is heartbroken … she and “Don” were mutually unrequited lovers, but alas, Don is now Thor, and Thor has Sif.
That’s when things get weird. Odin acknowledges Jane’s “valiant deeds” and grants her the powers of an immortal goddess (no formal name, apparently). He then proposes to her — “And in the timeless days that follow, the goddess comes to know the sincerity of Odin.” Jane Foster marries Odin and becomes Queen of Asgard.
Promotional poster for 해적 The Pirates.
I love and hate this panel of I Kill Giants so much. The adult world is no doubt notorious for re-framing and modifying the experiences of children to conform to established perspectives… and when you hit this panel, after all that has occurred between Barbara and the internal demons she battles, it makes you angry.
But that’s okay. Because even if the adult world can’t keep up with that of a 5th Grade girl, that’s okay because she doesn’t expect them to … and pushes forward, being exactly who she is.
Fantastic Four #244, page 22 by John Byrne. 1982.
Famous last words: “Galactus will not trouble us again!”
Love and Rockets #50, cropped (for tumblring purposes), taken from page 17 of “the final issue of the original magazine-format series,” per Heritage Auctions. The whole page of Jaime Hernandez’s original art sold for $1,099.40; woah.
I read an interview dating back a couple of years where Jaime said, offhandedly, his inks selling through Heritage Auctions was “doing well.” Ha! No kidding, man. Biggest moneymaker so far is the page where Maggie and Hopey kiss for the first time … which sold for $21,510.00, roughly a year and a half ago.
Warm and slow day, so I spent most of it doing random RedditGetsDrawn’s while watching stuff in the background.
John snow and ghost! Shamefully rebloging this but to be fair…I didn’t realize you had to hashtag things haha
Determined eyes peer through an unforgiving landscape. Is everything as it should be?