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Knowledge Waits: How to Pronounce the Name of Thor’s Hammer Plus Other Tricky Comic Book Pronunciations

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Knowledge Waits: How to Pronounce the Name of Thor’s Hammer Plus Other Tricky Comic Book Pronunciations

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Here is a collection of all of the installments in the feature so far.

Reader Cardell G. wanted to know how to pronounce the name of Thor’s Hammer, Mjolnir. So I figured I’d answer that question and tackle a bunch of other tricky comic book pronunciations!

MJOLNIR

Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, is pronounced myawl-nir (“nir” sounds like “near”).

NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER

Nay-mor the Sub-Mar-in-er (like the baseball team, the Seattle Mariners)

KA-ZAR

Kay-sar

(From X-Men #10:

)

MISTER MXYZPTLK

Mix-Yez-Pittle-Ick

(From Action Comics Annual #10:

)

DARKSEID

Dark-side

Go to the next page for the next batch of names!

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