Real Name: Thor
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
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)
Known Relatives: Loki (brother)
Aliases: Don Blake
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#17/2
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
Weight: 640 lbs.
(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
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
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.
Thor of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#17, p14, pan2 (main image)
p30, pan4 (as Don Blake)
p32, pan1 (aloft hauling Loki)
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
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