Thor Develops A New Super Power

By | September 30th, 2011
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In this week’s Mighty Thor #6, we were given the resolution of the first arc “The Galactus Seed” with a curious twist.

No, I’m not referring to the final page; I’m referring to Thor’s inexplicable ability to grow a beard in what is discernibly a 24 hour period. Since there is no mention of “A Few Months Later” anywhere on the page (I looked – repeatedly), only “Later”, we can’t tell you exactly how much time took place. Still, the ability to grow a beard is easily the most impressive one in Thor’s powerset, and given that “The Galactus Seed” takes place before Fear Itself,  I can only imagine that it will be the deus ex machina of Fear Itself that allows Thor to beat the Serpent.

So, super beard growing — great new super power, or greatest new super power? As a beard sporter myself with an uncanny ability to grow it at magnificent speed, my hat is off to Marvel for recognizing this talent.

Matthew Meylikhov

Once upon a time, Matthew Meylikhov became the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Multiversity Comics, where he was known for his beard and fondness for cats. Then he became only one of those things. Now, if you listen really carefully at night, you may still hear from whispers on the wind a faint voice saying, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not as bad as everyone says it issss."