Comic Books: 9 major moments comic book fans should know about (October)

Photo: Batman Beyond.. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe
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Thor’s hammer

Comic book: Thor No. 8

In Thor No. 7, we see that Loki wasn’t the only person that could lift Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. A random mechanic named Adam Aziz in Oklahoma not only lifted it and transformed – he was in Asgardian garb, built like Thor, and even had a cape. In this same issue, Iron Man grabs Thor’s hammer and hits him with it (Tony didn’t learn his lesson in 2008). Iron Man could use the hammer, but not gain Thor’s power. So it looks like you can’t just gain the power of Thor from lifting his hammer. After that, Thor gets some advice. It may be time for him to go on vacation.

Why is this important?

Thor has been running himself into the ground for years but Marvel’s God of Thunder has been doing it even more so recently. Being unworthy, losing his arm, and defeating Malekith’s army (War of the Realms) all happened in a few years. Then, he had to kill Galactus (Thor No. 6) and found out how he may die. Adam Aziz said something simple, yet profound. He told him that turning something off and turning it on may fix it. Thor took this as needing to bring his human side Donald Blake back into his life.

This could be exactly what Thor needs. It could be the recharge he needs. Or, it could be terrible. Donald Blake’s mortal life could interfere with Thor being King of Asgard. This isn’t like when he was just a hero. He has an entire race of people to worry about. This could end badly.