The Mighty Thor! Menaced By “The Enchantress and The Executioner”
Written By: Stan Lee Master of Fantasy/ Illustrated By: Jack Kirby, Master of Picto-Drama/ Inked By Chic Stone Lettered by S. Rosen
Odin is determined to drive Jane Foster from Thor’s heart and Loki is happy to help. The two of them hatch a plan to convince an Asgardian named The Enchantress to seduce Thor away from Foster. It seems that the cruelty and ambition in her scheming heart rivals that of Loki.
One shopping trip later, The Enchantress is ready to throw herself at Doctor Donald Blake, as per Loki’s request, not knowing that he is Thor. He recognizes her, as he seems to now have all of Thor’s memories, but she plants a smooch on him just as Nurse Foster walks in. Jane storms out in jealousy as Blake limps after her in vain.
The Enchantress realizes that Blake only has eyes for Foster, so she concludes that Jane Foster must not be allowed to live. She returns to Asgard and enlists a demigod named The Executioner with the task of assassinating Nurse Foster.
Meanwhile, Blake is so freaked out by Nurse Foster’s jealousy that Thor tries to get the police commissioner to issue an all-points alarm to help him find her. This is one day after he rampaged through the city bellowing his contempt for mortals.
The Executioner finds Jane and uses his axe to cut through space and time, hurling Nurse Foster into Limbo, the half-world between Earth and Asgard. Thor arrives too late. He and the Executioner fight a bunch before they make a deal: If the Executioner frees Jane, Thor will give the villain his hammer.
Of course, after Jane is freed, the Execution discovers that he cannot lift the hammer. As he tries, the Enchantress arrives. Outraged that he released Nurse Foster, she begins to turn the Executioner into a tree. Panicked, the Executioner lets Thor have his hammer back so that he may confront the Enchantress. Thor uses the hammer to create a whirlwind that blows both adversaries back to Asgard.
Afterward, Don Blake finds Jane and they make some degree of amends. This fills Odin’s heart with an “indescribable rage”. The final panel of this story depicts Odin shouting with his arms raised above his head “By Asgard! My son may not love a mortal! Thor may not defy his father Odin! The time for words is past! Now I must act!!” Aw shit!
First Appearance: The Enchantress, The Executioner