Behind the Counter: Who is Who…The Mighty Thor?

The Mighty Thor

The Mighty Thor via Wikipedia

Donald Blake is a medical student with a disability. Unbeknownst to him, he is also The Mighty Thor. Thor’s father Odin sent him to earth to learn humility, without remembering that he was a thunder god. When Blake has a close encounter with aliens, his norse heritage is unveiled as his hammer transforms him into Thor, the god of thunder. Once Thor has unveiled his identity, his step brother Loki, the trickster, tries to bring him down. Thor falls for Jane Foster. His love of human Jane Foster means that he continually disobeys his father’s demands for him to return to Asgard

Thor would go onto become one of the founding members of The Avengers and in the ultimate universe, The Ultimates. The Avengers form after joining forces to rid the threat of The Hulk.

Thor in The Avengers via Wikipedia

A clone of Thor is used by Tony Stark in the Civil War in order to have an advantage. With Thor’s rebirth from the void of non-existence, Donald Blake and Thor become one again leading to his return to earth and his dual identity. Thor’s anguish over the death of Captain America as well as his disgust over Tony Stark’s actions leave him as an outsider from Stark’s Mighty Avengers. Thor rebuilds Asgard in Oklahoma.

With the fall of Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers Asgard is destroyed. Loki dies at the hands of The Sentry, leading to Thor taking The Sentry’s life. Thor rejoins The Avengers.

Essential Reading

Essential Thor

Essential Avengers

The Ultimates

Thor Visionaries

Thor World Engine

Thor The Mighty Avenger

Thor by JMS


Other Media

Thor (film)

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (TV Show)

Thor (video game)

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