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Monday May 9, 2011 1:26 pm

Top 10 Surprises in Thor

Marvel Spotlight #30Have you seen the new Thor movie yet? And if not, why not?

Of the summer's four big comic book movies - Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America and X-Men: First Class – it's the one with the distinguished pedigree (Kenneth Branagh! Sir Anthony Hopkins! Natalie Portman!) and one of the least likely super-hero movies besides Ant-Man or Metamorpho.

Curiosity alone makes it worth $10.

Having said all that, there were still a number of things about Thor that surprised me. Here's my Top 10.

10. It's not just his hammer that's called Mjolnir

9. Cameo by Stan Lee Media

8. His real name is "Sore"; he has a speech impediment

7. Shout out to Kirby; that's Kirby Carruthers, the assistant lighting director

6. Natalie Portman should be in every movie. Just sayin'.

5. Climate change deniers insist Bifrost Bridge is not melting faster than Alaskan permafrost bridge

4. Sif is a Goddess, not an S.T.D.

3. Thor got his hammer from Abin Sur

2. Heimdall good at Heimlich

1. Up next? Thor 2: Warriors 3

[Artwork: Marvel Spotlight #30; one of the great Thor spin-off comics of the 1970s. Track it down. © Marvel Comics]




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