Thor is a superhero who appears
in publications published by Marvel Comics. The character first
appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962) and was created by
editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack
Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the character is based on
the Thor of Norse mythology. He has starred in several ongoing
series and limited series, and has been a perennial member of the
superhero team the Avengers, appearing in each of the four volumes.
The character has also appeared in associated Marvel merchandise
including animated television series, clothing, toys, trading cards
and video games.
A film based on the character and comic was released in 2011, with
Kenneth Branagh as director and Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor.
Hemsworth is also contracted to reappear as Thor in the film The
Avengers, set to be released in 2012.
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