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'Thor' comes to the big screen: What's a Norse god doing in a Marvel comic?

'Thor' comes to the big screen: What's a Norse god doing in a Marvel comic?

Some quick reflection on Thor by me were incorporated into this Christian Science Monitor article by Gloria Goodale. All in all, I think Thor is significant success for Marvel. Satisfying on its own as a summer film, the elements of the cinematic universe Marvel is building are on display in this film. Like the print universe before it, the idea of a shared universe provides the kind of excitement for film goers that it has long provided to comic book fandom for decades.


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