The Mighty Thor! Defying the Magic of… “Mad Merlin!”
Plot: Stan Lee/ Script: R. Berns/ Art: Joe Sinott
Nurse Foster is understandably angry with Doctor Blake because every time he hears of an emergency on the radio, he blows off his patients and locks himself in his lab for hours on end. She tells him, “I kept making lame excuses to your patients!” which is in questionable taste given who she is talking to.
Later, Merlin wakes from a thousand year sleep and decides to become President John F. Kennedy’s adviser. Merlin is not a real wizard, he is a mutant. He challenges Thor to a duel because he believe the thunder god to be the only threat to his plan. Thor convinces Merlin that he is a shape-changer by turning into Doctor Blake. Cowed by this show of power, Merlin agrees to go back to sleep for another thousand years.
First Appearance: Merlin, John F. Kennedy