- Doctor Strange; you told me to contact you if I ever needed help! I-I didn't think it would happen so soon, but I need you!
- -- Don Blake
Appearing in "At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!"
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- Midgard (Earth)
- Thor's Armor
- Amulet of Agamotto and Lesser Cloak of Levitation
- Iron Man Armor Model 2
- Giant-Man's Suit
- Wasp's Suit and Biosynthetic wings
Synopsis for "At the Mercy of Loki, Prince of Evil!"
Our story begins with Thor rescuing a child from being run over by a speeding truck. On his patrol of the city, Thor receives the telepathic summons of Doctor Strange for his aid. Arriving at Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, he finds Doctor Strange passed out on the ground. Reviving him, Thor learns that Strange was severely weakened after stopping Baron Mordo from casting a spell on the city. Strange loses consciousness, prompting Thor to call for an ambulance and resume his mortal guise of Dr. Blake.
At the hospital, Blake preforms surgery on Doctor Strange. At that moment, Odin attempts to contact Thor telepathically, to ask him to aid his fellow Asgardians in battle. Blake chooses to ignore Odin's summons as he is in the middle of a surgery. This prompts Odin's wrath, causing an electrical storm on Earth that knocks out the power to the hospital. Blake is determined to continue the operation, and in Asgard, Odin leads his warriors into battle without Thor's aid. With Odin gone, Loki transforms himself into a bee and flies past Heimdall and crosses the Bifrost Bridge to Earth.
Later, after Doctor Strange's surgery, Blake checks up on his patient, who offers to repay Blake for saving his life. Blake returns to his office, where Jane Foster shows him to an old man with a lame leg. The old man trips when standing up to greet Blake, so that he keels over and the two drop their canes. Getting back up and grabbing one of the canes and handing the other to Blake, the old man suddenly states that he is well, tossing the cane in his hand out a nearby window. The old man then transforms into Loki, who uses a magic mist to put Jane Foster to sleep. Blake attempts to change into Thor, but soon realizes that during the confusion, Loki had switched canes, and the one that would change him into Thor was tossed out the window. Loki grabs the unconscious Foster and leaps out of the window, taking her hostage.
Blake, unable to find his cane, attempts to contact Odin, who doesn't answer his summons. He then enlists the aid of Doctor Strange, who uses his ectoplasmic form and mystic amulet to find the cane. Blake locates it near the harbor, where a bunch of hobos are using it for a fishing rod. Doctor Strange's ghost form scares the hobos into giving Blake back his cane. With Strange gone, Blake turns into Thor and begins his search for Loki. Meanwhile, Odin returns from battle and, feeling he was too harsh on his son, attempts to contact him again. Thor snaps at Odin for not responding to his request for aid, and tells Odin to leave him be.
During his search for Foster, Thor runs into his fellow Avengers Iron Man, Giant-Man and the Wasp, who offer their aid. Thor turns them down, stating his quest is a private matter. He uses his hammer to locate Loki, who is hiding out in the Adirondack mountains.
Before confronting Loki, Thor contacts Doctor Strange mentally and asks him to use his magic to help save Jane from Loki. Confronting the god of mischief, Thor learns that Loki had banished Foster to Limbo and threatens to destroy her, should Thor attack. Thor battles Loki, until his foe knocks him into a pit that he set as a trap. Then Loki casts as spell that will kill Jane Foster and sends it into Limbo. However, his spell is blocked, due to a counter spell conjured by Doctor Strange.
Thor gets out of the pit and fights Loki into submission, forcing him to return Jane from Limbo. Just before Loki can attack again, a soldier from Asgard sent by Odin arrives and takes Loki back to Asgard. Odin contacts Thor and the two make peace. Thor flies back to the city with Jane, leaving Odin to wonder why his son still loves a mere mortal.
Appearing in "Tales from Asgard: Trapped by the Trolls"
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Synopsis for "Tales from Asgard: Trapped by the Trolls"
- Do not despair, man of Asgard! While life remains, hope can truly never perish!
Seeking cover from a raging storm, Thor asks King Sindri of the Dwarfs to provide him shelter. The Dwarfs, required to provide another slave to the Trolls as payment to avoid their kingdom being attacked, drop Thor down into the pit of the Trolls. There he is made their prisoner and is shackled to a wall. However, Thor frees himself with the aid of his hammer and sets the slaves free and single handedly defeats all the Trolls.
Freeing everyone, Thor leads them to the surface and uses his hammer to seal the entrance to the Troll caverns.
- Credits for story 1:
- Written by.......Stan Lee, The Idol of Millions!
- Illustrated by...Jack Kirby, The Toast of the Town!
- Inked by..........Chic Stone, The Man of the Hour!
- Lettered by......Art Simek, The People's Choice!
- Credits for story 2:
- Fantastically Written by: Stan Lee
- Faithfully Drawn by: Jack Kirby
- Fabulously Inked by: Vince Colletta
- Finally Lettered by: Artie Simek
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