- How you must hate the mighty thunder god, Loki! I know 'twas you who gave this plan to Odin! But no matter...I shall carry out this mission...for long have I wished to conquer the heart of handsome Thor!
Appearing in "The Enchantress and the Executioner!"
- United States of America
- 23rd century (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "The Enchantress and the Executioner!"
Thor arrives back in 20th century New York from his trip to the future. Exhausted, he returns to his medical office and transforms into Dr. Don Blake. Jane Foster, Blake's nurse, arrives for work moments later, and leads him to the couch for a nap. As he sleeps, he dreams of his recent battle with the Tomorrow Man.
In Asgard, Odin complains that he is unable to drive the love for Jane out of Thor's heart. Seeing an opportunity, Loki comes up with a plan to win Thor away with someone more desirable. He enlists the aid of the Asgardian goddess Amora, called the Enchantress.
Once on Earth, her great beauty captures any men who see her. Arriving at Blake's office, she tricks him into kissing her so that Jane will see it. Jane leaves, slamming the door behind her, and Blake follows.
Realizing she has failed to capture Thor's affection, Amora returns to Asgard and enlists the aid of the Executioner, Skurge. She orders the giant warrior, who is in love with her, to find and exile Jane.
Having gone to Jane's apartment and found her gone, Blake reverts to Thor and heads to the police commissioner's office. There he learns that the Executioner is rampaging through the city, and sets off to stop him. Meanwhile Skurge has found Jane, and uses his axe to open an inter-dimensional doorway and banish her to a misty, shadowy Limbo.
Thor arrives and the Executioner offers to return Jane to Earth in exchange for Thor's hammer. Thor agrees, and Jane is freed. But when Skurge attempts to lift the hammer, he cannot because of its enchantment. Suddenly his limbs transform into wooden branches.
Seeing his betrayal, the Enchantress turns the Executioner partially into a tree. She then tries to use her magic to transform Thor's hammer into a serpent. But her magic is unable to defeat the mystic protection Odin has placed on the hammer. Using the hammer, Thor creates a vortex which carries both Amora and Skurge back to Asgard.
Thor then sees Jane, and, as Blake, joins her. From Asgard, an angry Odin vows that Thor will no longer defy him, and that he must act now against his son.
Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Thor's Mission to Mirmir!"
- Skidbladnir (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Thor's Mission to Mirmir!"
Thor arrives at the workshop of King Sindri of the dwarves, where he is given a magical boat to carry him on a special mission for his father Odin. The boat is small enough to fit in a pocket, but grows to full size and flies if needed. Arriving at Mirmir, Thor has to battle first the dragon Skord and the boar god Gullin before he reaches the palace.
There King Mirmir, who controls the Mystic Fountain from which all waters flow, awaits him. Thor gives him a piece of the Tree of Life, Yggdrasill, which Mirmir drips into the Fountain. Life flows from it and causes the creation of Aske and Embla, the first two humans on Midgard (the Asgardian name for Earth). His mission complete, Thor sails for home.
Appearing in "To Live Forever"
- Luther Gorr
Synopsis for "To Live Forever"
Luther Gorr gives himself the secret of everlasting life, the hard way, by accidentally turning himself into a rock.
- Reprinted in Essential Thor 1, Marvel Masterworks: Mighty Thor 2, The Mighty Thor Annual 2
- The Tales of Asgard story is reprinted in Thor: Tales of Asgard #1.
- credits for Story 1:
- Written by: Stan Lee, Master of Fantasy
- Illustrated by: Jack Kirby, Master of Picto-Drama
- Inked by Chic Stone
- Lettered by S. Rosen
- credits for Story 2:
- Masterfully Written by: Stan Lee
- Magnificently Illustrated by: Jack Kirby
- Majestically Inked by: Chic Stone
- Meritoriously Lettered by: Art Simek
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