Group Membership: None
Thor/Donald Blake, Dr.
medical staff at the West Side Medical Clinic, rioters (loose)
(Officer Simmons (first
name unrevealed), Captain
Oakland (first name unrevealed) (loose))
Known Relatives: Mother (name unrevealed)
Base of Operations:
New York City, USA
Thor I#311 (September, 1981)
Jimmy Sayers was a
13-year-old youth with a weak heart.
(Thor I#311 (fb) - BTS) - Jimmy Sayers' mother tried to get her son to stop stealing and knew of his bad heart.
(Thor I#311) - Jimmy Sayers stole from a grocery store and was chased out by the shop owner wielding a meat cleaver. The shopkeeper hailed a nearby police patrol car and the officers gave chase. Jimmy ducked into a dead-end alleyway. The two officers pulled their guns and ordered Jimmy to stop, but the boy clutched at his heart in pain. Panicked, patrolman Simmons shot the boy. Given the urgency, the officers took the unconscious boy to a nearby clinic. In the meantime, a crowd had gathered and word had spread of the police shooting, the day's heat fueling the rising anger. At the West Side Medical Clinic, administrator Dr. Jeffries passed the patient to Dr. Donald Blake, who performed surgery as best he could but remained unaware of the boy's weak heart. Outside a crowd had gathered and a riot threatened. Blake transformed into Thor and stopped any escalation. Jimmy's grief-stricken mother was also there. Inside, Jimmy's heart failed, despite the nurse's efforts to revive him with electro-shock therapy. The boy's death resulted in Jeffries suspending Blake from duty.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench (writer), Keith Pollard (pencils) and Gene Day (inks).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Jimmy Sayers has no known connections to:
Captain Oakland went to the clinic where protesters had gathered and quickly found out from the officers what had happened. He controlled the police officers to hold their positions but Thor's intervention defused the situation.
Officer Simmons was called to apprehend Jimmy Sayers, who had just stolen from a shop. Thinking the boy was reaching for a weapon, he fired, incapacitating the boy. He and his fellow officer decided to take the boy to the nearest clinic, but word had quickly spread and rioters injured them at the hospital. The tense stand-off between the police and rioters was about to escalate violently until stopped by Thor. It was announced that Jimmy had died and Simmons fell to his knees in grief and apology.
Thor I#311, p2, pan7 (main image)
p14, pan1 (in bed)
p8, pan4 (Oakland)
p14, pan7 (Simmons sorry)
p3, pan5 (Simmons firing)
Thor I#311 (September, 1981) - Doug Moench (writer), Keith Pollard (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Last updated: 08/18/13
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