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Has anyone out there read the latest Thor? it seems that he hasyet to tap into the full power of the odin force. i have a feeling that once he does all the Superman vs. Thor stuff will be mute as i doubt that even the man of steel could do anything to that.
You're right, but there's no way they will keep it that way or else they will face the problem with 1970's Supes, who the heck are you going to throw against him. To tell you the truth though, the Odin force seems so much more powerful than Odin ever was. Odin always was more about knowledge and schemes than pure power, if not, how the heck did anyone ever beat him and especially, how then was anyone else able to beat that villain? It seems that for this run, they have made Odin Force way too powerful.
If I remember right, Odin was THAT powerful way back then. Ask experts from the Thor board at www.comicboards.com
It's only that it's been watered down lately that it seems puny. Well, if you have read any recent Ironman, that Ironman would lose to a six year old boy armed with a water pistol. :(
Marvel keeps depowering heroes a lot.... powerups are usually rare.... unlike in DC where each and every JLA member could rule the world. If only the JLA were powered down a bit, then I'd start taking an active interest in them.
I mean, if Flash can really move that fast, is there even a point in fighting someone who SHOULD be like a statue to you? It's almost inconceivable what kind of villain they should fight... and yet, Batman is usually the hero. :roll: :p
I think Marvel will continue to expand Thor's knowledge and power through the Odinforce. The problems he currently faces in the world of mortals have nothing to do with his immense potential. His quandry is whether he should use his power at all for the benefit of humanity beyond what he does already. Having actual worshipers isn't something Thor and the other Asguardians are used to having for a long time. Choosing to take an active role in the lives of his followers is going to lead to even more trouble than it already has. As long as Asguard continues to hang over New York in full view of anyone, the problem will remain. If Thor uses the Odinforce to solve all of the worlds problems then he has taken away our right to self determination. It is up to the human race to determine our own fate. It is the duty of the gods of Asguard to guide and protect, not to command.
Personally, I think Thor is getting way too heavy! If you're like me, and prefer a more lighthearted Thor, I recommend reading The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams. You'll be glad you did.
Annother take on Thor is the fantastic book by Simon R Green: Drinking Midnight Wine. Its as funny as Adams works and as thought provoking as any thing I've read in years
If you don't mind the heavy, then try 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. Very weird but cool novel.
The funny thing is if you look at the Asgardians and the Olympians, Marvel has very much DC'fied the Asgardians. In myth, the Gods of Zeus and his ilk were immortal and basically could not die at all, whereas Odin and his people were quite vunerable, that was the whole philosophy behind the Norse Mythology (we're all going to die so we will be brave as we go into death), Greek gods didn't have to be very heroic when they could not die, they could lose, but they wouldn't die.
Anyway, reading Thor from way back, IMO they are making Odin much more powerful now, then they used to, I might be wrong, but it would make some of his past battles with some known bad guys (Thanos for one) seem like he was only toying.
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