It was billed as the main event of the summer, at least for comic book fans. Marvel Studios had two films in contention for the superhero crown: One about a Norse God who wields a mighty hammer and the other about a super soldier draped in the American flag. The latter had the clear advantage, if the advance buzz was to be believed. DC Entertainment, who also had a flagship character in the race, stumbled out of the gate with a clumsy marketing campaign that preceded a mediocre film. The Norse God was off to a sturdy start and solid finish. It was the super soldiers race to lose, or so it seemed. When the dust settled, a chimp was left standing with the first place trophy firmly in hand.