For a nigh-immortal god, the mighty Thor sure does get his butt kicked a lot. The Norse God of Thunder, Thor Odinson is, as the name suggests, the son of Odin, the All-Father. Along with Loki, Lady Sif, and most of his other comic co-stars, Thor was (is?) an actual, factual god, and a very real part of ancient Norse mythology. As practicing Vikings died off, though, mythology became folklore… and then became comic books.

Debuting during the Silver Age, Marvel’s Thor quickly took center stage in the anthology title Journey into Mystery, and the thunder god was awarded his own book in 1966. Already a part of
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