The Comics Canon
About This Show
The Comics Canon is the podcast that renders judgment on the greatest comic book stories of yesterday and today. Each episode, Curt Holman and Kevin Moreau take a critical and completely subjective look at one of the biggest stories and most seminal moments in the medium’s history, as they decide: Does this belong in the pantheon of classic and iconic tales known as … The Comics Canon?
Most Recent Episode
Episode 33 Thor - The Goddess Of Thunder
In this episode, Curt and Kevin trek across Bifrost, the rainbow bridge and wade into the ongoing conversation about diversity in superhero comics as they discuss Thor Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder, collecting Thor (2014) #1-8 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman, published by Marvel Comics!
The son of Odin is no longer worthy to wield his mighty hammer, Mjolnir! When a mystery woman picks up the hammer and receives the power of the thunder god, this turn of events doesn’t sit well with the hammer’s original owner—or with Odin, the recently returned ruler of Asgard!
Can this new Thor hold her own against the combined might of an enraged All-Father, the sinister dark elf Malekith, the evil Roxxon Corporation, its minotaur CEO, and a horde of frost giants? And can she swing her enchanted hammer long enough to nail down a spot in that pantheon of divine stories known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
• Our new relationship with Creative Loafing Atlanta
• Thor’s unfortunate first attempt at diversity
• Fear Itself
• Why Thor Lost His Hammer
• Thor is the woman, Odinson is the guy—got it?
• Did diversity really hurt Marvel’s sales?
• The Goddamned
• Jason Aaron’s run on The Incredible Hulk
• How Rocket Raccoon Rescued Bill Mantlo
• Curt remembers comics blogger Tim O’Shea
Join us in two weeks as we get ready for the long-awaited Wonder Woman movie with a look at the comic-book origins of everyone’s favorite Amazon!
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