By Matt Powell
In 1939, the company that would become Marvel Comics got it's start, and now, 70 years later, we're still standing tall and commemorating seven decades of excitement! As part of the celebration, each Tuesday we will take a look at a landmark Marvel character, including vital stats, origin and biography in 60 words or less, essential issues you can find on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and more! So remember: don't just Make Yours Marvel, Make Yours '39!
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 (1962)
Born of the Earth goddess Gaea and raised by Odin, Lord of Asgard, Thor Odinson is the God of Thunder and wields the mighty hammer, Mjolnir, in defense of Midgard (Earth).
Viking Warrior, Avenger, and noble hero, Thor balances his godhood and humanity through human avatar Dr. Donald Blake to bring the values upheld by Asgard to its sister land, Midgard.
-JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 (1962)
: The first appearance of Thor
-AVENGERS #1 (1963)
: Thor helps found the Avengers
-THOR #159 (1968)
: The origin of Thor told at length
-THOR #85 (2004)
: Asgard and Thor fall during Ragnarok
-THOR #1 (2007)
: Thor and Donald Blake return
Physician Donald Blake, construction worker Sigurd Jarlson, and EMT Jake Olsen have all served as human identities for Thor.
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