5 Things About Vikings That We Get All Wrong

Unfortunately, thanks to centuries of misinformation in scholarly histories and in popular culture, most people suffer from a variety of misconceptions about the Vikings, from who they were to when they were active to what, exactly, they did.

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An evil supervillain has the city in a chokehold. The city is to give up its sovereignty, its wealth, its dignity in exchange for the lives of its denizens. We need a hero to stand up and rescue the city from this peril. Suddenly, in the horizon a figure emerges among the clouds. It is heading towards us. It is hope for us all.

Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a Hostess fruit pie? Yes, even the most honorable and best superheroes aren’t immune to commercialization and capitalism. The Prime Video show The Boys brings this up in nearly every episode. Yet while we shouldn’t be shocked at our favorite superheroes being used to sell products, it can get pretty weird at what types of products they’re being used to sell.

At the end of Marvel’s first Avengers movie, we know the heroes supported a local shawarma place — but you still wouldn’t think that DC’s Justice League would just hang out at a Subway sandwich shop. And yet, they did.

More on that and other weird superhero endorsements below.

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Lexus

CRACKED.COM Weird Superhero Endorsements Lexus sponsored the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson goes on a quest for revenge in the best possible way - driving a luxury S.U.V. from the good people at Lexus! A whole comic was dedicated to this. LAND LEISTEN

Sources: Marvel, CBR

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