Thor, the Norse God and son of Odin, first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962). We can all give thanks and praise to Mr. Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and artist Jack Kirby for the creation of Marvel's version of Thor. By now you have seen both the Thor and The Avengers movies, which mirror the comics since soon after Thor's appearance he became part of the original Avengers cast which included Hulk, Ant-Man, Iron Man and Wasp in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963). What most of you don't realize is that the comics and movies differ pertaining to Thor's origins. In real life (the comics) Thor's father Odin felt that Thor needed to be taught a lesson in humility, and placed Thor on Earth, same as in the movie, however without the memories of being a Norse God. Thor was now Donald Blake, a medical student with a gimpy leg who needed a cane to walk. Blake stumbles upon an alien scouting party and immediately flees into a cave, discovering Thor's (disguised) hammer Mjolnir! Blake strikes the hammer against a rock, thereby transforming him into Thor the thunder god, complete with all of his memories. Thor defeats the aliens and proceeds with his double life as Dr. Donald Blake with nurse/love interest - Jane Foster. Yes, the very same Jane Foster played by hottie Natalie Portman astrophysicist in the movie.