On Disappointment in Marvel Studios’ Thor

I don’t go to the movies very often. Five years ago, I would go at least once a month. Sometimes, during summer blockbuster season, multiple times a week. Now, I go to the movies maybe twice a year. In 2010, i saw Sherlock Holmes on New Year’s Day and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage … Continue reading On Disappointment in Marvel Studios’ Thor

On Things I’ve Been Reading

Captain America/Thor: The Mighty Fighting AvengersMarvel ComicsWritten by Roger LangridgeArt by Chris Samnee This is why comic books exist. Present-day Thor and World War II Captain America are transported back to the time of King Arthur so they can fight a four-headed dragon and keep Loki from claiming the Holy Grail. If you read comic … Continue reading On Things I’ve Been Reading

On Marvel Comics’ New Thunderstrike

I mentioned recently, when looking at some Thor comics reading, that Marvel Comics was bringing back early-90s Thor spin-off character Thunderstrike in a new series by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. Eric Masterson, an architect and single father, was, for a time, Thor. Then he became separated from Thor and Thor became Thor again (no, … Continue reading On Marvel Comics’ New Thunderstrike

On Delving into Marvel Comics’ Thor

On paper, I should love Thor. Norse mythology? The Viking age? Absolutely fascinating to me. I’ve read the Volsung Saga, the Poetic Edda, the Greenland and Iceland sagas. I’ve listened to Wagner’s Ring Cycle in its entirety several times (even though I don’t speak a word of German). Northlanders is a comic I look forward … Continue reading On Delving into Marvel Comics’ Thor