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Days of Thunder – December 1968 The Mighty Thor #159

“Who is the Real Don Blake? The Answer at Last!”
A Stan Lee Jack Kirby Production/ Inking: Vince Colletta/ Lettering: Sam Rosen

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After Doctor Blake performs some surgery, he astrally projects himself as Thor toward Asgard. Thor has not done this before, but this is an ability that we have seen, in different ways, performed by Odin and Loki. Once Thor gets Odin’s attention, it is Odin and Doctor Blake who have a conversation.

Odin decides to finally tell the truth to Blake.  Some time ago, a young Thor had become arrogant and reckless, breaking treaties and starting petty barroom brawls with the like of Gondolff, champion arm-wrestler. Odin decided that Thor needed to be taught humility. And so it came to pass that Thor was transformed into a infirm mortal with no memory of his true nature.

Donald Blake’s life began on the first day of medical school. He believed himself to be a young, lame medical student.  He believed himself to be human.  He was set on a path dedicated to the healing of others, and given a weak, unassuming form. Such was the nature of the spell on Blake that he never thought about his life prior to medical school, never wondered about his lack of a family or any of the other things that make a human life.

Eventually, Odin left the mighty Uru hammer Mjolnir in a cave for Blake to find, and gradually, he earned the right to become Thor again.  Now he knows the truth, and presumably has no real need to become Doctor Blake.  Although it seems he has grown attached to the Blake shell, false as it may be.

First Appearance: Gondolff

 

Days of Thunder – August 1967 The Mighty Thor #143 part 2

Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods “To the Death!”

Thou too should be congratulated, for– Stan (The Man) Lee and Jack (King) Kirby Plus;  Bill Everett, Embellisher and: Artie Simek, Letterer  –have created yon saga just for thee!

While Thor, Fandrall, and Hogun fight Satan’s Forty Horsemen, Volstagg attempts to flirt Mogul’s location out of the warlord’s unnamed sister. In response to his flirting, she drops him down a trap door but he pulls her down with him. They end up in Mogul’s chamber of doom.

Together they travel across the Sea of Lizards and use an incredibly unsubtle enchanted rod of wondrous wizard power to fight Mutaurus, a Minotaur who had the gall to call Volstagg “fat.”

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First Appearance: Mogul’s Sister, Mutaurus