You are bidding on: Thor vol 1 #126 CGC 9.4 **Silver Age Key**
March 1966 Marvel Comics1st Issue
Formerly Journey Into Mystery
Thor vs Hercules
Stan Lee (Story) Jack Kirby & Vince Colletta (Cover & Art)
"Whom the Gods Would Destroy!"
Thor and Hercules are fighting over Jane Foster, both mens egos
preventing an end to the fight, however the two appear to be evenly
matched. While in Asgard, Odin is still furious over Thor's disobedience
in first revealing his double identity to Jane and returning to Earth
against Odin's wishes. The All-Father then begins thinking of a suitable
punishment for his disobedient son.
Back on Earth, Thor and Hercules' battle takes them across the
city, as each man tries to out match the other, accomplishing nothing
more but a lot of collateral damage to the city around them. Their
battle eventually leads them to a construction site. As the battle
rages, on Asgard, Odin has called forth Seidring the Merciless to exact a
punishment on Thor: to gradually drain his strength to half power. In
spite of Seidring's reservations, he complies with Odin's wishes,
striking Thor with a mystical bolt that will weaken the Thunder God just
as Odin commanded.
This of course turns the tide of battle in Hercules' favour who
begins to beat Thor in combat. However, Hercules realizes that Thor has
been weakened and no longer desire to fight an inferior foe. Angered by
this, Thor continues his fight even though his strength is at a low ebb.
In trying to defeat Hercules, Thor lifts a heavy construction vehicle
and finds that his strength is insufficient to keep the device aloft,
prompting Hercules to kick it out of his hands, Thor then collapses to
With the battle over, Hercules is swarmed by spectators,
including the talent agent trying to convince Hercules to go to
Hollywood and star in a Hercules movie. This time Hercules accepts the
offer and departs. When Thor revives he finds that the crowd has lost
interest in him and mock his easy defeat at the Prince of Powers hands.
Feeling the rejection, Thor is confronted by Jane Foster who says that
she only went to lunch with Hercules to make Thor jealous and that she
is true to the Thunder God. Feeling that he has lost honour in the face
of this defeat, Thor leaves Jane telling him he will not return to her
until he has restored it in his eyes.
Jane is upset, until she contacted telepathically by Odin, who
tells her that Thor has fought like a true Asgardian and that he is
remorseful toward his son and tells Jane to go to him. Heeding this
command, Jane follows after the Thunder God.
This story is continued next issue...
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