Appearing in "Full Circle"
- Various Unnamed Asgardians
Synopsis for "Full Circle"
Balder comes upon Bill after he has been stabbed some a trio of Asgardians working for Loki. Balder fights them off and Bill manages to run one of them through just as he is about to stab Balder, saving his life. Bill dies in Balder's arms, asking him to tell Kelda that he loves her, and that it was Loki who put this plan into motion. Loki and Doom and altered some old Doombots to attack Don Blake and kill him before he can change into Thor. They attack, but he is saved by Sif and the Warriors Three before he is killed. He changes into Thor and they finish off the Doombots, then he changes back and they get him to a hospital. The doctor there tells him that he will have a severe limp and will need a cane, funnily enough, he tells the doctor that he already has one.
Appearing in "The Mighty Thor and the Stone Men from Saturn!"
- Stone Men from Saturn (First appearance)
Races and Species:
- Saturn (Mentioned)
- Heaven (Invoked)
- Mjolnir (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Mighty Thor and the Stone Men from Saturn!"
Donald Blake, a doctor from the United States, is visiting Norway. At the same time, a ship from Saturn lands nearby as advance scouts for a planned invasion. A local fisherman spots them and alerts the villagers, but they dismiss him. Blake overhears and goes to look for himself. When he steps on a twig, the aliens notice him. He flees into the hills, where he loses his cane. He runs into a cave, but the other entrance is blocked by a giant boulder. A secret door opens, revealing a chamber where Blake finds a walking stick. He tries to move the boulder with the stick but is unable to get leverage. Frustrated, he hits the boulder with the stick, and, in a flash of light, the stick transforms into a hammer, transforming Blake into Thor, the mythical Norse God of Thunder.
Part 2: The Power of Thor!
Thor easily lifts the boulder and leaves the cave. He verifies that the hammer has all the powers of Mjolnir, Thor's legendary weapon. He discovers it gives him the power to create storms and that the hammer is indestructible and will come back to him if thrown. Meanwhile, the alien armada shows up on Earth's radar screens. When fighter jets scramble to meet them, they project an image of a huge dragon and frighten away the pilots. When the ground forces fire missiles, they explode harmlessly against the ships' force fields. Thor speeds to the defense of the Earth.
Part 3: The Mighty Thor Strikes Back!
When Thor attacks the aliens, they drop a cage over him, but he tears the bars open. They aim their disintegration beams at him, but his hammer smashes their guns. They unleash their Mechano-Monster, but he smashes it to bits. The aliens return to their ships and give up their invasion. Thor changes back to Dr. Blake, whom the soldiers ignore when they come to look for the invaders.
Have the events of this arc not been shocking and gut-wrenching enough for you so far, dear readers?! All bets are off as the curtain falls – will friendly faces and a new, long-lost ally make all the difference for Thor? What are Loki’s treacherous plans for the Asgardians in their new home of Latveria…and does the scheming Dr. Doom have an agenda of Doom’s own? How will the humble, Earth-born Bill aid Balder, Asgard’s rightful ruler…and at what cost? You won’t want to miss this landmark issue of the critically acclaimed, mega-hit, Eisner-nominated THOR
- Contains a preview of Thor #604.