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As The Sketch Turns

At comic conventions, I tend to spend most of my money getting sketches done.  There simply aren't a lot of interesting comics out there.  Usually, I will pick a certain theme for that year's con and get sketches based on that.  One year, it was Bulleta/Baby Bonnie Hood sketches (and I got some BEAUTS!).  Last year was Dresden Files.  So, I'm thinking what kind of sketch theme I'm going to go with this year.  And I think I've figured it out.

Going back a while, to where I did the sketch of Rhapsody from Sound Waves Thor-ified.  The reason is because, as someone pure of motive, Rhapsody would be able to pick up Thor's hammer.  I like the sketch, although my greatest disappointment in it is that I didn't make the outfit sufficiently Rhapsody-like.  The Rhapsody as Green Lantern, I styled the GL uniform like her summer dress, so that was satisfying.

Anyway, so I've decided this year's theme is going to be Thor-ified characters.  The rules are very simple -- take a character who would be able to lift Thor's hammer and draw them as Thor.  Modify their costume or whatever, but show the character as transformed into Thor.  To help provide inspiration and recommendation, I'm trying to come up with a list of characters who would be able to lift Thor's hammer (IIRC, Longshot successfully lifted and threw Thor's hammer once).  So far, the list goes like this:

1)  Strawberry Shortcake.  I think a Thor version of her would be fuckin' funny
2)  Superman.  The Big Blue Boy Scout.
3)  Captain Marvel.  The only bigger Boy Scout than Supes.
4)  Barry Allen.
5)  Mickey Mouse.
6)  Cherry Poptart.  (And yes, I realize I may be a bit ill to have even thought of that one.)
7)  Betty from the Archie comics
8)  Sprite a.k.a. Kitty Pryde before she became Shadowcat
9)  Athena Asamiya from King Of Fighters
10)  Jesus Christ
11)  Santa Claus
12)  Rocky and/or Bullwinkle

Among those with no chance of lifting the hammer:

1)  Batman
2)  Holly Faraday from Stress Puppy (absolutely no fucking way)
3)  Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters (they screw with each other too much)
4)  Hal Jordan
5)  Veronica from the Archie comics

In fact, I think we can be very grateful they can't lift the hammer....


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Jul. 5th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
I disagree about Bats/Bruce. His methods are skeezy, and he is quite the paranoid guy, but his MOTIVES are pure in that he doesn't want to see anyone ever hurt the way he did when his parents were killed in front of him. That is the bedrock of who he is, what made him Batman....

Just a thought.
Jul. 5th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm...an interesting thought, although it does then bring into question what constitutes "pure of motive." If it's altruism or simply someone who wouldn't want the power for themselves, the number of individuals who could lift the hammer goes up exponentially (IIRC, Spider-Man was unable to lift the hammer. Although, since there is debate as to whether he is working from altruism or if it's just survivor's guilt, that could still be unknown). And given that Batman basically has first strike capability and knows everything about even allies in case they become enemies, where would his dividing line be?

Power Girl, as written by Jimmy Palmiotti, would likely be able to lift the hammer, seeing as how she is depicted as a heroine. But Supergirl, if you take the inconsistencies of her character as actually happening and not editorial mistakes, would never be able to, given her acting like a total bitch at times.
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