Thor 101 – A Crash Course In Marvel’s Norse Mythology

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“[H]ow do you make someone stronger than the strongest person? It finally came to me: Don’t make him human — make him a god.”
– Stan Lee

From the ancient folklore of the Norse people and the mind of comic book icon Stan Lee comes the mighty Thor. Now we at Jack realized that the general public seems to know very little about Thor’s history. For some reason he doesn’t seem all that popular compared to heroes like Spider-Man, apparently we’d rather our superheroes get their powers from spider bites instead of something cool like say a GIANT FREAKING HAMMER THAT CAN CONTROL LIGHTING!!

Thor has been on some crazy adventures since his inception in 1962. In the year 1000 CE he got in a fight with HERCULES. In 1942, Hitler tried to trick Thor into killed Joseph Stalin, but Thor figured out the truth before it was too late, because he can’t be fooled that easily. He’s battled monsters and saved the world more times than we can count, and we at Jack are eager to see what Paramount has in store for us.

We’re sure there are some of you out there who’d like to go into this movie with a blank slate, but for those of you who’d like to know a bit more about this hardcore superhero, click on for a quick crash course on Thor.


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