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Thanks to the MCU, Thor is as popular as ever, and Marvel pinheads would love to see a dedicated Thor machine.

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Thor, the God of Thunder, is a seminal character in the pantheon of Marvel Comics, having made his debut in "Journey into Mystery" #83 in 1962. Created by comic book luminaries Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby, Thor was a fresh take on the thunder deity from Norse mythology, reimagined as a superhero residing on Earth (or Midgard, as it's known in Norse lore). Armed with his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir, Thor protects both his home realm of Asgard and Earth from a variety of cosmic threats. Over the decades, his character has been developed and deepened, exploring themes of power, responsibility, humility, and family dynamics.

Thor's cultural impact is substantial. One of the original members of The Avengers, Thor played a crucial role in the success and popularity of the superhero team, both in comic books and later in the billion-dollar cinematic franchise. As one of the first superheroes inspired by ancient mythology, Thor introduced countless fans to Norse legends, creating a blend of myth and modern storytelling that has become a beloved element of comic book culture.

Beyond the page, Thor's influence has been significantly amplified by the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). First portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in 2011's "Thor," the character has since appeared in several MCU entries, including key roles in the "Avengers" series. The movies have updated Thor for a contemporary audience, offering a complex, charismatic character who grapples with the weight of his destiny and the dynamics of his dysfunctional family. This adaptation of Thor has only expanded his fanbase and cultural imprint, making the God of Thunder a household name. From comic book panels to the silver screen, Thor continues to wield his influence, embodying the epic, fantastical potential of superhero storytelling.