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TheAvengers2012movieposter

In anticipation of Age of Ultron’s imminent U.S. theatrical release, this Uncommon Geek wanted to take another look at its prequel, and examine why it was such a hit. (more…)

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Depiction of Ragnarok

In the third and final part of the Norse mythology article, I take a look at some of the heroes of that pantheon: a few of the legendary characters whose influence on our writing and culture is felt even today. (more…)

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Ragnarok Issue # 1

A new comic series published by IDW, Ragnarok is an original tale crafted by acclaimed comic book creator, Walter Simonson, and is steeped heavily in Norse mythology. Neo, The Uncommon Geek’s resident enthusiast of said mythology, takes a look at the first issue of this new series. (more…)

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Yggdrasil

In part two of my geeking out over Norse Mythology, I explore the Norse Cosmos, and where it diverges from what you see presented in mainstream motion pictures, such as Marvel’s Thor. (more…)

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Mjollnir

Despite many attempts to extinguish it throughout recorded history, “pagan” cultures and faiths, such as that embraced by the Norse peoples of Old World Scandinavia, continue to endure and even flourish in today’s world. Norse culture and mythology in particular is very often misunderstood, misinterpreted, and is rife with cliches that have little or no basis in reality. This weekend on The Uncommon Geek, join me for the first leg on a journey of exploration into a different realm of geeking out, one that is all about mythology, culture, heritage, and why the ideals of the Vikings endure even today.

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Thor 2011 Movie Poster

With Thor: The Dark World about to release on video, I have decided to take a look back at the first, surprisingly good Thor motion picture from 2011. Without further ado, let’s get our Viking on! (more…)

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Thor The Dark World

Be warned: Spoilers await!

Thor returns to the big screen in Marvel’s second follow-up to 2012’s smash hit, The Avengers.

Marvel Studios has kicked Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into full gear this year, first with Iron Man 3, and now with a sequel to the surprisingly excellent Thor motion picture from 2011. While Thor: The Dark World continues the same unfortunate trend of movies having gritty and edgy sounding subtitles because, well, that’s what is popular and cool right now (I’m looking at you, J.J. Abrams), this Marvel movie hasn’t lost the wit, heart, and humor that has been a big part of the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. (more…)

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