main image

THOR

Real Name: Thor

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) Asgardian

Occupation: Adventurer (as Thor); medical doctor (as Donald Blake)

Group Membership: Asgardians (see comments)

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Mary Jane Watson (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Loki (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: Loki (brother)

Aliases: Don Blake

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: Thor has super-human strength and dexterity. He has a mystical uru hammer he uses to summon rain and thunder. This hammer can be hurled like a weapon, and Thor also uses it to carry him aloft by grasping its handle. The hammer has an enchantment that triggers a sudden transformation between the two bodies of Thor and the human-like Don Blake (the latter has medical skills and training); furthermore, the hammer simultaneously changes into a gnarled walking stick. The transformation takes place by tapping the cane or hammer's handle base. A transformation also occurs (from Thor into Blake) if Thor is separated from the hammer for more than 60 seconds.

Height: 6'6"
Weight: 640 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#27/3) - Through unrevealed means, the god Thor became tied to the human-like form of Dr. Donald Blake, linked via a walking cane that, when tapped by Blake, would transform him into his full Asgardian persona with the cane becoming the enchanted hammer. However, separation from the hammer for more than 60 seconds would result Thor becoming Blake again.

(Spidey Super Stories#17/2) - Thor attended the bicentennial celebrations at Electric Company studios alongside other heroes.

(Spidey Super Stories#27/5) - Thor's pursuit of his trouble-making brother Loki led him to Peter Parker's high school. Students rushed to see the muscled hero; Mary Jane Watson was interested in his hammer, much to Parker's annoyance. Loki soon appeared, setting a nearby building afire, and Thor rushed to its rooftop to challenge his brother. Thor threw his hammer at him, but Loki deflected it, then the two wrestled long enough for the hammer's enchantment to come into effect; Thor turned into Don Blake and was easily punched out by Loki. Meanwhile, Peter Parker secretly changed into Spider-Man and distracted Loki long enough for Blake to recover. Tapping his cane, he transformed again into Thor and summoned rain to quench the building fire. Spider-Man wrapped Loki in webbing and Thor then carried the villain aloft, heading "home" (presumably Asgard).

 

 

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).

Spidey Super Stories#32 shows that he's based in the USA (but no other storyline associated with it).

Along with many other characters, Thor appeared on the single-color back cover advert of Spidey Super Stories#52, showing that he too read Spidey Super Stories.

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike. Powers and family details are confined to what's revealed in the stories.

It should be noted that Asgard is not mentioned, but it's clear that Thor and Loki belong to a different race than humans when the two bicker, so it's not much of an assumption to go with Asgard.

What's unusual with this Thor is that he seems to "fly" by grasping the hammer's long handle, rather than holding onto the leather thong of his thrown hammer as his Earth-616 counterpart did.

He's not shown in the Avengers line-up for Earth-57780, but I think he would be a member, given the basic similarities between Earth-616 and Earth-57780.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Thor of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#17, p14, pan2 (main image)
   p30, pan4 (as Don Blake)
   p32, pan1 (aloft hauling Loki)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#27/3 (October, 1977) - uncredited writer, Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#27/5 (October, 1977) - Dwight Jon Zimmerman (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)


Last updated: 03/12/18

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:
http://www.marvel.com.

Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix!

Back to Characters