This week we carry on with our coverage of Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, with issue #10! This time around we have a mountain of Mjolnirs, Walt burns himself at the stake, we learn the secret of Regn’s blade, and there is implied zombie rape… eww. Still, don’t miss it!
This weeks offering is Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok from IDW – Issue #9…number nine….number nine…. features reversals of fortune for…well, dead people and animals really… Is this a turning point, or merely the quiet before the storm? Plus…. horse/lizard/goat hybrids! Nuff said!
It’s a mythology episode, as we cover “Freya’s Unusual Wedding” from Neil Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ – What happens when Mjolnir is kidnapped by the giant Thrym, who demands Freya’s hand in marriage as ransom? Let’s just say it’s not just a crying game….
Derek is back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find for the February on-location episode. As he usually does, he set up his mics on a Wednesday evening while customers were coming into the shop to pick up the weekly releases. And during this time a couple of Wednesday Warriors sat down with Derek to talk about what they were reading, what they were looking forward to in the coming months, and what about comics culture they currently find exciting. Both Zyg and Fadi shared the week’s titles that they had come to pick up, but the conversation went well beyond that. Among the various topics they discussed were current happenings in the Marvel Universe, favorite artists, eagerly awaited upcoming releases, the new Black Panther movie, Riverdale and other non-superhero comics adaptations, and (believe it or not) Hughes and Whitney’s Herbie. Yep, they talked about the Fat Fury.
Now that Painting Week is over, we’re heading back in time a few years to cover the second IDW Ragnarok trade starting with issue #7! Thor kills a little girl! There are zombies! Stargates! It’s Simonson! What more do you need??!
This week we’re looking at the penultimate Journey Into Mystery issue, number 654, featuring Sif, Beta Ray Bill, a ship/woman mashup, and a very Stephen Bissette-ish Gaea, not to mention some really Schitti art (which means it’s a lot better than it sounds!)
It’s our 300th episode! Yes, it says 299 above, but it’s true! This week we celebrate our tricentennial episode by covering Journey Into Mystery #652 featuring The Lady Sif! In this episode, Sif travels with the Earth goddess, Gaea out to the orbit of Jupiter, where they run into an old friend! There’s tree murder, crocodile teeth, and more!
This week it’s our long-awaited review of Thor: Ragnarok!!
What worked for me, what didn’t work? Do we give Taika Waititi the keys to the Golden Realm, or do we drop him off the edge of the Ginnungagap? We also touch on the Justice League in the process and compare/contrast some of the issues common to both films… so I hope you’ll tune in!
This week we have a look at the final chapter of our Pluto story in The Mighty Thor #201! This time around we meet Heimdal’s dwarven slave, Hogun loses his helmet, Pluto murders a tree, Odin comes back to life, and Ego Prime comes to Earh! A lot going on here, so don’t miss it!
Happy Thanksgiving! As you all are stuffing yourself with turkey and giblets, why not listen to our coverage of Thor #199 from 1972? It’s Hela vs. the Greek god of death, Pluto… with Odin’s soul as the prize! Plus, Volstagg gets brave, and Sif, Hildegard, Capt Birdseye, and Tana Nile face… Ego Prime!
This week we have a look at the final chapter in our current storyline, as we cover The Mighty Thor #198! Odin is dead! Or is he? Thor fights the Mangog! Volstagg plays water-boy! Hogun finds an interesting way to use his mace, and Sif runs into someone with a very large head! Face front, true believers!
While you all are enjoying Thor’s throwdown with the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, we look this week at The Mighty Thor #196 from back in 1972, where the Thunder God faces not one, but TWO big bads, including Kartag the Caretaker and …the Mangog! Guest starring invisible walls, polka-dotted mist, and Captain Birdseye!