The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are this is where we came from and this is where we’re going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years – the last 50 years really – has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being and not enough energy putting themselves on the line growing out of the past and getting on with their lives.
Never follow somebody else’s path it doesn’t work the same way twice for anyone… the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk forcing the next person to find their own way.
I’ve written for every medium except poetry at which I suck.
I’m delirious with joy. It proves that if you confront the universe with good intentions in your heart it will reflect that and reward your intent. Usually. It just doesn’t always do it in the way you expect.
If a person with a bullet in Dallas can change the world imagine a person with an idea could do.
I was very clear that I wanted to keep ‘Thor’ out of the rest of the Marvel universe for no less than the first six issues. And the success of the book I think speaks well to that decision.
I also like to look at the dynamic that takes place between religion and science because in a way both are asking the same questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? The methodologies are diametrically opposed but their motivation is the same the wellspring is the same in both cases.
Every time I got ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ or ‘Fantastic Four’ or another book firmly on the rails we got pulled into some big event book or crossover and it cost momentum and messed badly with the pacing and structure of the book.
It’s been amazing to watch because for ‘Thor’ which was always a mid-selling book to be in the top ten for every single issue since the reboot is just a great compliment.