How Thor Does Money
Superhero franchises are generally as unrealistic with money as they are with, say, “what cryogenic freezing can and can’t do.”
But the second episode of the Marvel webseries Team Thor attempts to portray what life might be like for one of the less financially-endowed Avengers.
Thor, unlike pretty much everyone else on his team, has no money. Tony Stark is a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, Bruce Banner earned a STEM degree, and I’m assuming Steve Rogers got to benefit from the power of compound interest.
Thor, meanwhile, has to get a roommate. He also has to pay rent, a concept with which he was previously unfamiliar:
That’s only a teaser for the full episode, which is available if you buy Doctor Strange on digital HD or if you wait five minutes for someone to upload it to YouTube.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how superheroes do money—superheroes who aren’t Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark, anyway—it’s good to know that Marvel is taking the subject seriously.