In another sign of political correctness in motion, the inscription on Thor’s Uru hammer (also alternately named Mjölnir) was changed from “he” to “they” in the 6th part of War of the Realms, as seen above. Here’s what was originally the inscription:
That’s how it was originally, and today’s writers won’t respect it. Just another reminder that the modern PC movements never respected the late Stan Lee, and compounded all that by the way they insulted, exploited and threw him under the bus even before he passed away last year.
And since we’re on the subject of this latest, needless crossover, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that Loki, not too surprisingly, has been revived:
You can’t keep a trickster down…and, in the case of Marvel’s Loki, that can be taken literally. Months after apparently killing the character off in the first issue of the event miniseries The War of the Realms, the final issue of the series sees his not entirely surprising resurrection.
In the opening chapter of the series — which spun out of the ongoing Thor comic book series, and saw Earth under attack from the many enemies of Asgard — Loki was apparently eaten by Laufrey, the king of the Frost Giants and, notably, Loki’s father, during the first wave of attacks. As Thor led a coalition of Earth’s heroes to fight against the invading horde, led by the ruler of the dark elves Malekith, the final confrontation with Laufrey appeared to fall to Daredevil…at first.
Isn’t that rather hilarious, if the Frost Giant would be defeated by Daredevil, a superhero who, though he has a form of sci-fi power, is still way below the power levels of heroes like Thor and his cast? Yet this is the absurdity these literal-minded people want us to buy into these days, while fantasy elements are diluted for the sake of ludicrous directions full of PC.
Although superheroes and villains rarely stay dead for too long — especially ones with such name recognition as Loki — there’s an additional reason why this particular comic book return was something fans had been waiting for: Within a week of the character’s apparent death, Marvel announced an ongoing Loki comic book series to launch in July. In terms of spoiler self-owns, it’s one that’s hard to beat.
Well there’s just one little thing. Loki’s basically a villain, and I vaguely recall Joe Quesada stating in 2001 he believed villains should be given longer leases on life than heroes deserve. It goes without saying that’s a most biased, insulting viewpoint, and if Valkyrie remains in the tomb, in sharp contrast to Loki, all for the sake of putting Jane Foster in her role as alleged compensation for putting Jane in Thor’s role prior, then there’s no reason to celebrate, and the trade journal’s assertion Loki is a fan-favorite is honestly insulting. I’m a Thor fan, but I wasn’t waiting for a solo book starring a guy who’s otherwise a villain, even if not the worst compared to say, the Leader, Bullseye, Ultron, and Kang the Conqueror.
If Valkyrie’s been left behind, there’s nothing to appreciate in what’s little more than another crossover that only serves to drain story value from the MCU in its entire.
Originally published here.