While vacationing in Norway, handicapped doctor Donald Blake discovers a gnarled cane. Upon touching this object Dr. Blake is transformed into Thor, son of Odin and prince of the Norse Gods!
The Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes - but in a world that may not want them back!
Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on The Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This first volume begins the collection of Simonson's epic run - completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliff!
The God of Thunder takes on The Strongest One There Is as two Marvel Universe heavyweights clash! A rivalry for the ages begins shortly after Hulk quits the Avengers, with a test of strength between former teammates! Things escalate when the jade giant recruits powerful allies of his own, paving the way for Thor vs. Hulk to be the main event of an Avengers/Defenders War! Hammer meets fist again and again, including a journey to Hel and back, and blockbuster bouts between the Odinson and the Red Hulk! It's god against monster, in the Mightiest Marvel Manner of all! COLLECTING: AVENGERS (1963) #3, SUBMARINER (1968) #35, DEFENDERS (1972) #10, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #255 AND #440, THOR (1966) #385 AND #489, HULK (2008) #5-6, WHAT IF? (1977) #45; MATERIAL FROM JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #112, INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 2001, HULK (2008) #26.