Appearing in "Every Hand Against Him!"
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Every Hand Against Him!"
While patrolling the city, Thor gets the ominous feeling that evil is waiting for an appropriate time to strike, little knowing that Loki has once again traveled to Earth, seeking revenge on the thunder god. Disguising himself as a mortal, Loki pays the bail for both the Cobra and Mr. Hyde.
Meanwhile, Thor returns to his mortal guise of Dr. Donald Blake and resumes his daily routine of tending to his patients, little suspecting his three most sinister foes are organizing together. In a hotel room, Loki reveals his true form to Mr. Hyde and the Cobra and orders them to defeat Thor on his behalf, using his magic to double their strength. Loki sends the two goons out to kidnap Jane Foster, telling them that this will aid in defeating Thor.
The duo tear a path to Donald Blake's office, where the Cobra snatches Jane Foster, prompting Blake to change into Thor and pursue his opponent. He finds the Cobra with Mr. Hyde and is about to attack when Hyde threatens to harm Foster. The two villains escape with Foster in a cab, telling Thor to return to that street corner in 24 hours to surrender his hammer, if he wants to see Foster alive again.
Meanwhile, Loki returns and directs Odin's attention to Earth, where he watches Thor allow the Cobra and Mr. Hyde to escape. Angered that his son has once again allowed his love for a mortal to interfere with his duties, Odin banishes Thor from Asgard.
Realizing that Loki has something to do with the events, Thor travels to Asgard and fights his way past Heimdall and the entire Asgardian army to confront Loki. He forces the whereabouts of Hyde and Cobra from Loki, when suddenly Odin enters the room and scolds Thor to disobey him. Thor apologizes and explains his situation. He asks Odin to help him save Jane by transporting him to her location. Odin does so, suspending his judgment over Thor's insubordination until his mission is accomplished.
Arriving at Mr. Hyde and the Cobra's hideout, he finds that the entire house is decked with numerous traps. Thor fights his way through them and gets into a battle with the now twice as strong Mr. Hyde and Cobra. At the battle's climax, Mr. Hyde causes an explosion that he believes finally kills Thor and leaves his body behind. Thor is merely stunned and revives shortly after and continues his search for Jane. He finds her in another room and finds that she has been mortally wounded in the explosion.
While Thor is distraught that Jane will soon die, Mr. Hyde is on his way to the very room with the Cobra to prove that he finally defeated Thor.
In a last attempt to keep Jane alive, Thor uses his hammer to create a time warp around the building to keep her alive, just as he is found by his two foes.
Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Defeat of Odin!"
Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Defeat of Odin!"
- Trumpeter!! For the first time since the dawn of man--sound the retreat!!
Following the death of the defiant Rampok the Rebel, his son Prince Rivvak has taken up his kingdom's rebellion against Asgard, and this has caused Odin and his Asgardian warriors to mount a battle against the insubordinate kingdom.
While the Asgardians prepare for battle, Rivvak's men lack confidence that their new leader has the strength to carry them into battle. When the Asgardians make the first move, the battlefield's flaming geysers erupt, threatening their steeds. Odin calls for his troops to retreat as Rivvak's army charges into battle. Odin's retreat causes Rivvak's men to hail him a fearless leader.
Later, Thor asks why Odin called his troops to retreat. Odin explains that rebellion is always good for the blood of his people, and so he wanted to give Rivvak the credibility he needed to maintain the status quo.
- This issue featured a Thor Pin-Up
- credits for Story 1:
- Spectacularly Written by: Stan Lee
- Magnificently Drawn by: Jack Kriby
- Powerfully Inked by: Chic Stone
- Eventually Lettered by: Art Simek
- credits for Story 2:
- Another towering triumph by Marvel's talented titanic team:
- Stan Lee, Writer
- Jack Kirby, Illustrator
- Vince Colletta, Delineator
- Art Simek, Letterer
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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