Happy Thor’s Day, everyone! You all know Thor, right? The majestic blond superhero with the hammer and the thunder? Or maybe the red-bearded god and lover of frost giants? Descriptions of the Norse god are vague and far-reaching across time and space. Why the disparity? And how in the world did he land in comic books?
The character known to us as Thor finds his beginnings in the oral tradition of Norse/Scandinavian mythos as the protector of humanity from the frost giants and other unnatural forces, the god (usually) second in power only to Odin. Characteristically wielding a mighty hammer, he served as the brawn to the other Norse gods’ brains. Continue reading Thor’s Day: Norse Gods and Reboot Culture→
San Diego Comic Con has come and gone and in it’s wake we’ve been left with loads news. Marvel is working on their “second phase” of their ever expanding film universe. And we’ve also been given some peeks into DC’s offerings with their upcoming Superman film, “Man of Steel”. Take a look at this teaser poster they revealed in San Diego.
What do you all think? Personally, I’m not sure what to make of it yet. I’m not the biggest fan of this new trend of adding ornate textures to super-suits. Most recently in Sony’s “Amazing Spider-Man”, many though Peter Parker’s costume had the texture of a basketball (myself included). Regardless, it’s not really what they’re wearing that matters, is it?
To a casual observer, comic books are all capes and sidekicks, or do-gooders righting wrongs. And while those types of stories are certainly in the mix (and quite popular with many) there are other kinds of stories that don’t always make it to the spotlight. We here at Geeky Gentleman believe that THAT’S a wrong worth righting. So we’ve started “Losing the Cape” a recurring series where we’ll introduce (or reintroduce, as the case may be) you to some stories that you may have missed.
For this first installment we’ve got three quality Fables for you to Chew on that are real Skullkickers.