Now, look back at the likes of Thor, Loki, Jane Foster, Heimdall and prepare yourself with everything you need to know about the comic book roots of all the heroes, villains and locations central to the film!
Essential Thor - Read all about the Odinson himself!
Essential Loki - Look back on all the Trickster's villainous deeds!
Essential Odin - The Allfather's long rule of Asgard recounted!
Essential Jane Foster - Thor's original mortal love steps into the spotlight!
Essential Sif - One of the fiercest warriors in all Asgard proves her mettle!
Essential Warriors Three - Thor's greatest allies stand together!
Essential Heimdall - The guardian of the Bifrost Bridge's story!
Essential Destroyer - The unbeatable entity's many clashes with Thor!
Essential Frigga - Thor's mother stands as her own woman!
Essential Mjolnir - Learn why Thor's mighty hammer holds a place as one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe!
Essential Asgard - Tour the mighty spires of Thor's home!
Essential Yggdrasil - Walk up and down the World Tree and visit the Nine Worlds!
Thor's Alter Egos - Get the full details on Thor's many mortal guises, from Donald Blake to Jake Olson!
Thor's Exile - Learn the tale of Thor's exile to Earth!
Thor and Loki's Childhood - While the two brothers would grow to become enemies, in their youth they once called each other friend!
King Loki - The Trickster has long yearned to rule Asgard, and sometimes he's even succeeded!
Thor, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The immortal hero's personal history with the peacekeeping organization!
Walter Simonson Retrospective Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 - Relive the seminal THOR run by writer/artist Walter Simonson!
Dan Jurgens and John Romita, Jr. Retrospective - Look back at the classic run by the two creators!
For more Thor, visit the film's official site and our "Thor" movie page!
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 Studios' The Avengers" on May 4, 2012; and "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013.