According to Deadline, Scott Rudin (producer for many, many movies) has optioned Southern Bastards for FX, along with City on Fire and The Invisible Enemy: The Untold Story of the Battle of Chernobyl for Fox.
As you probably already know, today was the release day of Star Wars #1, Marvel's first Star Wars comic book in over twenty years. It was written by Jason Aaron (the writer of Thor and Southern Bastards) and drawn by John Cassady (the artist of Planetary). And it was fucking awesome.
So after enjoying Thor #3, a thought crossed my mind that left me a little on edge. This is not a hypothetical question, it's one I'd legitimately like an answer on, from writer Jason Aaron, if not Marvel itself: Is this new Thor going to be held to a double standard?
Jason Aaron has been doing remarkable things with Thor: God of Thunder for just over two years. It was a great title, which did intriguing work on Thor's history, present, and future. The three were woven into one story, and it was a compelling one at that. But that chapter has closed. Following the events of Original…
Marvel's latest Event Comic has been a cracking mystery, with plenty of action to keep readers riveted. As for chapter 8: the artwork, the story, the action— they're all on par with the series as a whole, which is impressive. The pacing has been tight. So why does it seem... not quite as good? (Spoilers below.)