Reading through these books. I kind of like them, but there's also a number of really annoying things I have questions about.
- Ok, so we are shown numerous times that Bor was frozen by a spell while chasing a Frost Giant. Odin sees it, and leaves him behind without telling anyone. Later on, they show how Bor relentlessly haunts Odin, and curses him because of what he did to him. BUT! Then later on, Loki revives Bor from the dead, and Bor 'senses' for his son Odin, and realizes he's dead, and thinks he must have died shortly after he was originally frozen. Then he goes nuts, trying to avenge Odin. But this doesn't make any sense!!! Because in Volume1 they establish that Bor knows what Odin did, and is aware of his treachery. Now he conveniently forgets it ever happened? Can someone explain?
- How is it possible that Loki has the power to kill, and then revive Bor? Odin is supposed to be immensely powerful, one of the most powerful people in all of Marvel. Therefore, Bor is his father, so he must be as well. So how can Loki possibly be powerful enough to kill a god?
- I have not read much Thor, admittedly. Why? Because of this Loki crap. I simply can't swallow the fact that people like Thor and Balder get tricked and deceived by Loki hundreds and thousands of times, yet every single time it happens, they go "Oh well, all is forgiven. Don't do it again!". Then he goes and does it again. Over, and over, and over. So when Loki is revived as a woman, why the heck is everyone even tolerating him? Is there some reason I'm missing? It just completely makes everyone seem like total idiots and undermines all of their credibility.
Now for my big question that I just can't figure out. Is Donald Blake just a normal guy who "contains" Thor? I always thought Donald Blake WAS Thor. Meaning, Thor was just walking around in a human body, but still had the mind of Thor. Just a disguise. But in these comics, it truly seems like Donald Blake is a real individual, and he reluctantly turns himself into Thor whenever he's "needed". Is this true? If so, why does Thor ever revert to Donald Blake? Is Thor just being fair, because he's stolen a human's body and is trying to be nice about it? Can anyone explain this?