HOLY SHIT TUMBLR HAVE I GOT A TREAT FOR YOU!
See that page I just posted? Just there, above the bold text. That is my all time favorite page from any comic ever. Thor and Beta Ray Bill, conversing through Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.
Who is Beta Ray Bill, you ask? THIS IS BETA RAY BILL!
What page from, you also ask? I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU! This is from Thor and the Warriors Four, my all time favorite mini-comic. It was a little four issue run, written by Alex Zalben and drawn by, wait for it, Gurihiru studios. You know. The same studio that drew Avengers vs X-Babies that you’ve all gone so batshit over? WHAT’S THAT? YOU WANT MORE OF THAT GORGEOUS ART? WELL!
Thor and the Warriors Four is a story about Power Pack, four siblings with extraordinary powers (Some of you might know Julie Powers from Avengers Academy!). Hit with the news that their grandmother might be dying, the kids decide to embark on a trip to Asgard, and employ Thor in order to get their mitts on some of those golden apples, the ones that make the gods…godly.
Naturally, there are hijinks along the way, they get waylaid by evil and nefarious plans, and the whole four issue run is just fucking fantastic. I’ve read this cover to digital cover more times than I can count, and it never gets less funny, less tearjerking, less heartwarming, or less fantastic.
WAIT, YOU’RE NOT SOLD ON IT YET? HOW ABOUT SOME SCANS!
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HORSE THOR? COME ON! HE’S A THORSE!
Did I fail to mention that everyone in Asgard gets turned into a baby by SOME NEFARIOUS MAGIC USER WHO COULD IT BE? Because they do. And it’s so fucking precious that I can’t stand it.
IS THAT SOME BABY WARRIORS THREE? Ya’ll best believe there is a tattoo of baby upside down Hogun in my future.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVEN’T JUT SCROLLED TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICKED THE LINK TO GO BUY THIS.
Guys, you can get this entire thing for $8. Let me make this clear, I do not work for ComiXology.com. I don’t get anything out of this. I just re-read this comic tonight and it fills me with such love that I have to share it. And you’re getting TWO stories, because each issue has a fantastic backup story about Hercules babysitting said Power Pack. GODS. KIDS. HORSE THORS.
I am begging you all. Buy this book. It’s so fun. Then come back here and TELL me about it, and we can TALK about it, and that’s the best thing about comics, right? This is a great gateway comic, too. It introduces you to WONDERFUL characters that you can follow into other books! GO AND BUY THIS COMIC.
…what. You want one more picture? Okay. Just one.
I thought that might get your attention.