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Best Buy offers limited packaging, digital comics with Thor Blu-Ray pre-orders

Best Buy's Thor packaging

Marvel’s big summer blockbuster Thor movie arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD Sept. 13, and retailer Best Buy will offer “limited edition packaging” featuring the cover to Journey into Mystery #83 by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott for folks who pre-order it from them.

But wait — there’s more! If you pre-order, you also get a one-month subscription to Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited … a cool little extra that hopefully will introduce folks who liked the movie to the comics.

You can find the complete press release after the jump.

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BEST BUY OFFERS COLLECTIBLE, LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING FOR THOR BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO FEATURING ORIGINAL COVER ART FROM THE CHARACTER’S COMIC DEBUT
Consumers Who Pre-Order Will Receive a One-Month Subscription to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Beginning on August 23, 2011, BestBuy.com will give fans the opportunity to pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack of the blockbuster hit Thor in sensational, limited edition packaging exclusive to the retailer. From Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios, the phenomenal screen debut of the legendary God of Thunder took audiences by storm, earning more than $448 million at the global box office.

The collectible package features the very first image of Marvel’s Thor, which appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August 1962 with cover art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. The vintage image invites consumers to “Begin the saga of Thor in this issue!”.

In addition, every person who pre-orders the Thor Blu-ray/DVD Combo prior to September 13, 2011 on BestBuy.com will receive a one-month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited ($9.99 value).

The Thor Blu-ray/DVD Combo debuts on September 13, 2011 and includes a digital copy of the film, as well as 80 minutes of immersive bonus materials including an original short film Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant, an unprecedented look inside the world of director Kenneth Branagh, a sneak peek into Marvel’s The Avengers, and much more.

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