All-New Female Thor

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(Sources: Bleeding Cool, Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue)

Marvel dropped a nice piece of news today. Later this year the Thor we all know and love will be deemed unworthy to wield Mjölnir and the mantle of Thor will be taken up by another character. This time a female character will wield the power of Thor!

As ever speculation is rife as to who this mysterious female is with guesses ranging from Angela to Valkyrie. Personally I hope it is a new character or at least one of the older, future Thor’s daughters (See current issues of Thor: God of Thunder and the true epic that is the God Butcher Saga) sent back in time to exact justice on the world.

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Awesomeness of the Week!

I’ve been lazy so here is the best of the last two weeks in one post for you 😀

Also featuring spoilers for Batman #28 so if you haven’t read it yet you can only blame yourself!

Awesomeness of the Week

Been busy playing Marvel Heroes again….

Top 10 Comic Books of 2013

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It is the end of the year and you know what that means! LET’S PUT EVERYTHING IN LISTS!!!!

This Top 10 Comic Books of 2013 list started out as a Top 5 but then I realised I had so much fun reading so many comic books this year that it quickly spiralled out into a Top 10. Also I’m pretty sure I could have made a Top 20 list but that just seemed ridiculous.

But before we get started here are a few honourable mentions that while being really good comic books, were just not quite good enough to make the Top 10:

DC:

  • Batman Incorporated
  • Batman ’66
  • Geoff Johns’ last issue of Green Lantern
  • Superman Unchained
  • Forever Evil

Marvel:

  • All-New X-Men
  • Avengers & New Avengers
  • Iron Man
  • Nova
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Image:

  • Invincible
  • The Walking Dead

Now onto the Top 10…

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Awesomeness of the Week!

Awesomeness of the week!

A Marvel heavy week this week because they are on top form at the moment!

Panels of the Week

Here’s the things that grabbed my attention this week:

Panels of the Week

I decided to try something different for Panels of the Week this….erm….week. Just click on an image to embiggen!

Also if you are reading this CONGRATULATIONS! You have survived the apocalypse!

Picks of the Week

Hey look! A fancy new header image for these Picks of the Week Posts! How COOL!

I figured it would make more sense to show you my top picks for the Big Two at the top of the post to get you ready to read about their awesomeness down below. Hell occasionally if I choose to feature an Image, Dark Horse, Monkeybrain, whatever comic in the post I might chuck it in the header image instead of a Marvel or DC book. I am just all kinds of unpredictable these days!

I have started something else new this week too. Over on YouTube I am a member of a new channel called, FTDiesALot. It is something I am doing with a couple of friends of mine and part of the content we are producing is all about comic books! YAY! So every week, whenever possible, I will be putting together a short video talking about my ultimate pick of the week from the top picks detailed in these posts. So for this week if you fancy watching me talk about Thor: God of Thunder #2 as well as reading about it, head here now to see it!

Over in DC’s neck of the woods things are pretty good this week. I had a hard time narrowing down the choices out of the books I read. There are three “Also check out…” books this week, I really wanted to include more but I am trying to keep things tight around here. Make sure you take a look at Justice League Dark #14 and Teen Titans #14(DAMN! They slipped through!) The key for DC this week seems to be showing that their books cover a broad range tonally. You have teen hijinks with Teen Titans, grim and gritty with Batman Inc, big fun with The Flash, etc. etc. Every book I read this week (apart from Batman: The Dark Knight *yaaaaawn*) stands on its own as a good read.

The choice for top pick from Marvel this week was also a super tough one. In the end it came down to two contenders Thor: God of Thunder and All-New X-Men with Thor just edging ahead because it continues to surprise and amaze me. Everything else I read this week was all Avengers related so you will get to see it all in the full breakdown. Marvel NOW! continues to grow and impress overall. I am even finding myself more inclined to try new books as and when they pop up. My bank balance remains safe for now but that could all change in the next few weeks!

Anyway let us get cracking with this week’s picks!

WARNING though, there will be SPOILERS!

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Covers of the Week

Batman Incorporated #5

(Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn)

I do not know what it is about Chris Burnham’s style that I find so appealing. Maybe that half the time it looks like a saturday morning cartoon shown through a twisted prism. He also seems to be a master of displaying motion with the mob on the cover charging at Damian Wayne really feeling like a marauding horde. The image is also coated in detail (along with Damian himself! HAHAHA!) and really sets the tone for this future Batman #666 set issue.

Thor: God of Thunder #2

(Esad Ribic)

Two weeks on and we get another spectacular Thor: God of Thunder cover from Esad Ribic! It is a picture that truly tells a thousand words and it fits together to the left of the cover for issue one. Slowly building to a larger image that I am sure Marvel will package as a widescreen poster at some point that will be a must buy for many a comic book reader. We see the arrogant Young Thor looking for a fight, ready to kick your arse and sleep with your women! This is Thor in pillaging Viking mode and it works really well.