Welcome to the twelfth and final installment of What’s On Ronnie’s Calendars for 2012. Let’s see who takes the honors for the last 31 days of the year.
My freebie Marvel Calendar dedicates the month of peace and joy to the Norse God of Thunder. Makes sense, I guess. Would’ve made more sense to use Thor last month when Sif was the Woman of Marvel poster girl, but it’s clear that there’s no coordination going on between calendar makers.
For the record, it took me a ridiculously long time to find this exact image. I was about ready to give up and just use some other generic Thor picture but I try to maintain a certain level of professionalism here at What’s On Ronnie’s Calendars. I didn’t recognize the artist and I don’t read Thor comics so I had little to go on. Typing “Thor” into Google Images will get you a whole lotta Thor but not this specific art.
The official Women of Marvel 2012 calendar concludes with a nice winter scene featuring Natasha Romanov. You would think she’d zip up out in the snow like that, but hey, comics. Natasha is the one mainstay of the official Women of Marvel calendar that I don’t mind showing up year after year.
The Black Widow had a pretty good 2012. She appeared in the hit “Avengers” movie and was featured in three comics — “Avengers Assemble,” “Secret Avengers” and “Winter Soldier.” She will be having a busy 2013 as well, given that she’s slated to appear in all those comics as well as the rebooted main “Avengers” title.
I decided to keep the Thor theme going with my final entry in the unofficial RROY REPORT Women of Marvel calendar. Val has a long and twisted comic history which I shall abbreviate as best I can.
Val first appeared as a disguise of The Enchantress in an issue of “The Avengers.” She later showed up in “The Defenders” as the mortal Barbara Norris, who was given the powers of The Valkyrie by The Enchantress. Long story short, that version at some point got punted and Val was rebooted as Brunnhilde of Asgard. Brunnhilde was leader of the Valkyrior (the Choosers of the Slain), a group of warrior goddesses who would take slain vikings to Valhalla — assuming they were worthy. How she went from that gig to being a superhero I don’t know.
Val currently is a member of the Secret Avengers but next year she will be fronting a new all-woman squad in a book called “Fearless Defenders.” I just report ’em, I don’t name ’em.
And so wraps up another edition of “What’s On Ronnie’s Calendars.” See you next year.