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Tales of Thor: Fishing for the Midgard Serpent

Thor did not stay at home long before he made ready for a journey, so hastily that he took neither chariot, he-goats, nor retinue with him. He went out across Midgard disguised as a young lad, and came one evening … Continue reading

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Tales of Thor: Útgarda-Loki

Öku-Thor drove forth in his chariot drawn by he-goats, and the Ás called Loki came with him. That evening, they came  to a husbandman’s, and there received a night’s lodging. When evening fell, Thor took his he-goats and slaughtered them … Continue reading

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Tales of Thor: The Birth of Sleipnir

In the first days of the gods’ dwelling in Asgard, after they had established Midgard and made Valhalla, a giant came and offered to build them a citadel in three seasons that was so great that it would be staunch … Continue reading

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Review of “Avengers: Infinity War” (mild spoilers)

* * * * A After the slightly disappointing Avengers: Age of Ultron, I went into Infinity War with somewhat low expectations. One of the things that hurt Captain America: Civil War was the massive number of characters, each requiring … Continue reading

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Review of “Thor” (rewatch/spoilers)

* * * B On second viewing, the original Thor movie holds up well. The fish out of water story gives the film some comedic lightness, forming the roots that later flower in Ragnarok. Unlike the original comic book story, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Best Story Ever”

* * C Sadly, Guardians of the Galaxy: Best Story Ever is not the best story ever. In fact, it is not a story at all. Rather, it is a collection of somewhat randomly selected episodes involving the guardians. Though … Continue reading

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Marvel, DC, and Archetypes

It’s interesting how Marvel and DC have discovered the same kinds of characters. I’m going to compare some characters from opposite sides of the mirror and see if they shed some light on heroic archetypes. Superman and Thor Superman and … Continue reading

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