The Big Marvel Announcement: This is Your New Thor
I would really, really like to be excited about this. The statement from Marvel includes a little bit of backstory that implies neo-Thor is a self-made deity. Which is awesome. Also, the armor would only give you a few squares if you were playing Female Armor Bingo (addendum: I was wrong. She gets you 8), so that’s a step up. And despite the quick criticism of others, I like the mask.
Mind you, I went to the Marvel Entertainment website to find the full text of the aforementioned press release and it is not on their cover page, nor is it one of the five giant picture slider options. In case you were wondering, however, you can now get advance tickets for Guardians of the Galaxy.
What’s wrong with that picture.
But why not capitalize on Sif’s movie-based popularity and give her a whack (see what I did there?) at wielding the Mjolnir? Or return to the source material and install a Vaklyrie as the deity of the storm?
I see a few stink lines on that concept art and they smell like gimmick.