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View Poll Results: Yor favoriye Thor
Classic - Marvel Comics 2 11.76%
Modern - Coipel 3 17.65%
Movie - Chris Hemsworth 9 52.94%
Original - Norse Mythology 1 5.88%
Other 2 11.76%
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Which Thor is your favorite and why?

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Old 12-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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Modern Thor
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #3
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My favourite Thor, is the Walt Simonson Thor (from Simonson's run on the book back from 1983-6). The fact that Thor TDW features characters and storylines from that
time shows just how epic Simonson's influence was.

He was an artist with a unique (and later often imitated) style, and writer who raised the level of Thor comics, from bombastic shout fests to truly epic and apocalyptic storylines, but with an underlying sense of humour.

Movie Thor has his moments, and Hemsworth does a good job, but not even close to Simonson's Thor. Just IMO.

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:59 AM   #4
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My current favorite is Jason Aaron's Thor in the current Thor: God of Thunder run.

One of the biggest reasons for that is that Aaron really embraces Thor being a god where Thor listens to, and is affected by, prayer. Seeing Thor in three very different stages of his life in the same story is also very interesting.

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I still like the Modern Thor over the movies. Tho Walt and the recent God of Thunder imo are part of those stories too.

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As a character I find Hemsworth's Thor to be much more likable than any of the comics I've read.

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As a character I find Hemsworth's Thor to be much more likable than any of the comics I've read.
I grew up mesmerized with the classic comic book Thor. Still like him 40 years later. But the movie Thor has taken him to a new level. The redesign of the costume, Mjolnir, etc.. for the movie has been outstanding. I always thought Thor was cool looking, but I must admit, after the movie the comic book Thor isn't nearly as appealing visually. It's funny how the blue pants and yellow boots always worked in the comics, but would look absolutely silly on the big screen.

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No Ultimate Thor?


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No Ultimate Thor?

I guess that would fall under "Other."

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Good comment !

I still prefer Simonson's Thor, perhaps less for Thor himself but for what Simonson did with the surrounding cast and storylines.

As for the Thunderer himself, I will have to agree with you, Ultimate Thor is pretty damn good. A simpler concept than the whole prayer-god-butcher-thorforce thing, I find that **** just weird, and makes the character unrelatable....well more unrelatable than a demi-god who looks like a pro-surfer on steroids, anyway, just IMO.


In terms of modern comics versions of Thor, I agree Ultimate Thor is the best, hands down. Sticks with what makes the character great, his noble intentions, and doesn't get all weird with his powers.

So, while not quite Simonson Thor, Ultimate Thor is highly worthy to wield the hammer. (BTW I would suggest that Movie Thor draws as much on ultimate Thor as Simonson Thor, so again good call).

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That's pretty funny because Simonson has shown more weird powers than anything in God of Thunder. What makes Aaron's good isn't powers but that he really uses the concept of a God, plus that he handles Thor's personality extremely well.

I'm not a fan of Ultimate Thor. His hammer-axe is a monstrosity. I don't care much for the Ultimate universe at all though.


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That's pretty funny because Simonson has shown more weird powers than anything in God of Thunder. What makes Aaron's good isn't powers but that he really uses the concept of a God, plus that he handles Thor's personality extremely well.

I'm not a fan of Ultimate Thor. His hammer-axe is a monstrosity. I don't care much for the Ultimate universe at all though.
Just to clarify.

1) Yes, Simonson did weird stuff, but I liked it - a lot. Have only read a little of Aaron's stuff and it didn't do much for me, particularly the God concept, but you and I have discussed that already, so it's just something we disagree on. Agree to disagree, after all, it's only IMO and IYO.

As I mentioned earlier, what I liked best about Simonson, is what he did with the supporting cast and the overall story arcs, perhaps not so much what he did for Thor himself - although he gave Thor a really tough time, Beta Ray Bill and brittle bones, ouch !

2) As far as powers go, Ultimate Thor (well at least in the Ultimate titles I've read) are pretty straightforward, and in line with how I view the character - he's definitely not as powerful as other iterations of Thor, but has a lot more personality, all in all that makes him a better character.

Actually, I kind of like the Axe/hammer thing, as it looks like a weapon, whereas mjolnir in mainstream Thor looks more like a tool.

Again, just IMO.

I can see how you wouldn't like the ultimate titles, I don't have much time for Ultimate Spider Man or Ultimate X Men, yawn ! They stripped away most of what made those characters great and replaced it with unnecessary crap. The Ultimates is the only book I liked from that universe, which is saying a lot as I usually don't have much time for the Avengers at all.

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Just to clarify.

1) Yes, Simonson did weird stuff, but I liked it - a lot. Have only read a little of Aaron's stuff and it didn't do much for me, particularly the God concept, but you and I have discussed that already, so it's just something we disagree on. Agree to disagree, after all, it's only IMO and IYO.

As I mentioned earlier, what I liked best about Simonson, is what he did with the supporting cast and the overall story arcs, perhaps not so much what he did for Thor himself - although he gave Thor a really tough time, Beta Ray Bill and brittle bones, ouch !

2) As far as powers go, Ultimate Thor (well at least in the Ultimate titles I've read) are pretty straightforward, and in line with how I view the character - he's definitely not as powerful as other iterations of Thor, but has a lot more personality, all in all that makes him a better character.

Actually, I kind of like the Axe/hammer thing, as it looks like a weapon, whereas mjolnir in mainstream Thor looks more like a tool.

Again, just IMO.

I can see how you wouldn't like the ultimate titles, I don't have much time for Ultimate Spider Man or Ultimate X Men, yawn ! They stripped away most of what made those characters great and replaced it with unnecessary crap. The Ultimates is the only book I liked from that universe, which is saying a lot as I usually don't have much time for the Avengers at all.
I'm not bothered about what you like and don't like, I just found the reasoning funny. Not good is easy to get as it's how you recieve it, but I have a hard time seeing what's "weird" about it (especially since the base of the discussion is about a Norse god coming to Earth on the Rainbow Bridge etc).

Thor has always been a god and hearing prayers from their followers has been fundamental to the concept of gods in most religions and other fiction. One can like or dislike it but I don't see the weird part (apart from why no one else has included it before).

When it comes to powers Aaron's Thor is pretty straight forward as well. He's strong, he hits hard, he flies extremely fast and he summons lightning. The Thorforce is exactly the same as the Odinforce, ergo the same thing that's been in most Thor stories that's ever been. King Thor hardly even uses it "on screen" either.

I like Simonson's run just like everybody else but that is certainly more "weird" to me. It kind of starts right away when they show that they can just order a new Mjolnir, this iconic superweapon, on overnight delivery. Just so they can create a horse Thor that shares a name with a pony in LotR. Now that's weird to me.


As for the hammer-axe there's at least the part where Mjolnir actually has been described as an axe on some rare occasion in the myths. I still don't think naming an axe "crusher" or "pulverizer" makes that much sense, but it's there. My main problem is that I think it has an ugly design though. The original Mjolnir isn't purely a weapon, it is a tool as well. And it of course looks like it does because it's a battle hammer where the hilt came out too short due to an accident caused by Loki.

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Old 12-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #14
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The problem with Ultimate Thor is that the "is he a god or is he insane" question can only really be stretched out so long ( barring inane arguments over the definition of the word "god" ). Even if you don't get actual confirmation one way or another soon, its not long before no one can really care anymore.

The movie handled it right, by having the issue resolved before the movie was over, and leaving any remaining arguments as minor character points that aren't overly important.

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The problem with Ultimate Thor is that the "is he a god or is he insane" question can only really be stretched out so long ( barring inane arguments over the definition of the word "god" ). Even if you don't get actual confirmation one way or another soon, its not long before no one can really care anymore.

The movie handled it right, by having the issue resolved before the movie was over, and leaving any remaining arguments as minor character points that aren't overly important.
Dude, I thought that issue was resolved after Ultimates 2.

Anyway, the movie clearly used ultimate Thor for source material, (particularly the insanity) as well as the look of the character (of course not the look of mjolnir).

I suppose the ideal Thor would blend Ultimate Thor with comic book Thor, again I'm not too keen on Thor in the last few years but there are those that are, and more power to them.

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Old 12-24-2013, 12:26 AM   #16
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I voted other as Ultimate Thor is my favorite incarnation. I loved the is he a God or is he insane premise I would have liked to see more of 1610 in the MCU incarnation but I can see why they might want to please 616ers more so.

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