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By Odin’s beard! We’re celebrating the May 6 release of “Thor” with a bevy of daily new content, from interviews with the cast and crew of the film to looks back at key stories from the comics and even more surprises! Visit Marvel.com every day for new Thor Month coverage, and mark your calendars for May 6 as the Odinson flies onto the bigscreen!

By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

In honor of "Thor Month," we’re highlighting some of his most astounding exploits and enemies to prepare you for the flick. The Thunderer might be one of the most powerful beings in the Nine Realms but even he knows the value of friends. Contained within the following pages are tales of Thor’s comrades and brothers in arms who stand with him against any threat.

Journey Into Mystery #105

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #105

The lone stoic sentry Heimdall stands ever vigilant upon the magical rainbow bridge Bifrost, the first line of defense of the Aesir. By the power of Odin he sees and hears everything, and nothing escapes his notice. But in distant lands the enemies of Asgard plot the Golden Realm’s fall, Queen Nedra and King Brimer of the Frost Giants chief among them. They hope to use a spy made of the very wind to sneak past the all-seeing eyes of Asgard’s protector. Will Heimdall fail his lord and allow the mystical Vanna passage to Asgard, or will he catch the wind itself?

Thor Annual #2

THOR ANNUAL #2

The Tournament of Titans, the most awe-inspiring contest of martial combat in the known universe, brings competitors from across the infinite void to Asgard all hoping to win Odin’s prize: A golden suit of armor for the winner of every event. Thor’s best friends and brothers in arms, The Warriors Three, aim to show the multiverse their worth on the battlefield. But can even Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim, and Volstagg the Voluminous stand against the tournament’s surprise contestant--the deadly Destroyer?

Thor #40 (1998)

THOR #40 (1998)

Once again Surtur, the ruler of blazing Muspelheim, threatens Midgard with burning Armageddon. Even the combined might of Earth’s greatest champions and Asgard’s most storied warriors breaks under the endless tide of Surtur’s minions. Just when all appears lost Odin, the Allfather, casts himself into the fray. Empowered by Tarene the Designate’s nearly limitless energies, Odin clashes with Surtur one final time. Will the Lord of Asgard pay the ultimate price to save the Nine Realms from ultimate destruction?

Thor #8 (2007)

THOR #8 (2007)

When Odin cast Thor into the body of doctor Donald Blake to teach his wayward son a lesson in humility, he never expected his son to fall in love with a mortal. Yet he did all the same when he met the lovely Jane Foster. But her life fell apart when Thor and Don disappeared after Ragnarok, and when they made their sudden reappearance her world turned upside down. Now Don needs her help to find Sif, one of the few remaining Asgardians trapped inside mortal shells. The question is, after all she’s been through, will Jane help him?

Sif #1

SIF #1

Thor’s beautiful and deadly companion Sif finds herself sitting in a bar in Broxton, Oklahoma, dreaming of the days when her blade sent her enemies screaming to dark Hela’s realm. Harassed by the love-struck mortal men of the small town, Beta-Ray Bill comes to her rescue...sort of. Bill needs her help. In the cold void of space she must gain access to the worthy Korbonite’s spacecraft Skuttlebutt and destroy a deadly virus that seeks to infect the universe one planet at a time. Will stunning Sif’s blade flash and sing again?


For more Thor, visit the film's official site and our "Thor" movie page!

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Check out the list of Required Reading: Thor Collections, and find the best jumping-on points with Thor: Where to Start!

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure "Thor" spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

"Thor" is from a screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne and a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige will produce the film. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Marvel Studio’s Co-President, Louis D'Esposito, will executive produce.

In addition to "Thor," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Captain America: The First Avenger" on July 22, 2011; "Marvel's The Avengers" on May 4, 2012; and "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013.

 

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