Last night, for a change from Latin verse or American English prose, I reread parts of the graphic work, The Ultimates by
Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, a superior version of the Marvel Comics
superhero team, the Avengers. Of course, I found a parallel with Poul
Anderson: the Ultimates include Thor.
However, this is a
New Age Thor who defends anti-war demonstrators against the police and
calls the US a new Roman Empire! The reference to the Roman Empire is a second parallel. But is the Ultimates Thor inauthentic? He is certainly un-Eddaic but, as I pointed out here, our gods have grown up with us. Poul Anderson, of course, shows us this process in "Star of the Sea."