After a time in Asgard, Thor returns to Earth to find that the love of his life, Jane Foster, has been hospitalized. Thor reverts to his alternate identity Dr Don Blake to find out what has happened, and learns that Jane's illness has been due to her being upset about his continued absences and his reserved attitude towards her. To comfort her and prove his love for her, Donald Blake reveals his identity as the superhero, the mighty Thor. This however earns him the wrath of his father Odin, who has always disapproved of his son falling in love with a mortal being. Odin contacts his contemporary, the Greek god Zeus, to assist him in separating Thor and Jane. Zeus sends his son Hercules to Earth to steal away Jane from Thor. Meanwhile, when Thor comes back to Asgard, Odin forbids him to go to Earth again, and puts him through the Ritual of Steel, a gladiatorial ceremony performed by warriors in Asgard. With great difficulty, Thor escapes... but when he spies Jane with Hercules, an even ... Written by
Q. Leo Rahman
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While mighty Thor, the thunder god, is visiting Asgard, he gets a psychic message from planet Earth concerning Jane Foster, learning she is confined to the hospital. Fretting at this news, Thor petitions his father, the lordly Odin, for permission to return to Earth. Odin reluctantly agrees, and immediately Thor is on his way!
I must reach Jane at once!
Unerringly, Thor's mighty hammer draws him to Jane's hospital room.
I have found her.
She should have recovered by now. I don't ...