Real Name: Thor
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As with Marvel's Thor, DC's Thor could be invoked by a person bearing his hammer, which could disguise itself as a stick. Several people gained the power of Thor in 1950s DC comics.
When the Justice Society disappeared into a limbo repeating Ragnarok into perpetuity, one of their membership assumed the appearance of Thor and took his place in the final battle. Odin revealed this as a simulation he created in attempt to thwart his destiny. After having examined it countless times, and astonished at the appearance of the Justice Society in his simulation, he presented it to Dream as an offering in exchange for Hell. Thor accompanied Odin, and his true(?) form appeared as having a vastly oversized torso. He would make ribald jokes about the growing of his hammer, which here appeared so small as to be a children's toy, but would become large when put into use.
The Thor appearing in The Sandman is the Thor of Norse legends, so any legends about him would apply to this character's biography. Outside the Sandman stories, Thor usually looks more like the likeness Kirby used in House of Mystery, who is also the Norse god. Both version have red hair, true to the myths. Kirby drew Mjolnir the same for both DC and Marvel's Thor. In the Sandman, ribald jokes were made about the hammer's ability to change size.
First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #75
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Action Comics (1938)
#761 Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'For a Thousand Years...'
All-Star Comics 80-Page Giant (1999)
#1 All-Star Squadron (1981)
- 'All-Star Comics 80-Page Giant'
#18 Arak Son of Thunder (1981)
- 'Vengeance from Valhalla!'
#46 Batman (1940)
- 'The Road To Valhalla'
#127 DC Special (1968)
- 'The Hammer of Thor'
#4 DC Special Series (1977)
- '13 Shock-Ending Stories'
#9 House of Mystery (1951)
- 'The Cosmic Quest For The Disc Of Mars'
Jack Kirby's Fourth World (1997)
#1 Justice League Europe (1989)
- 'Born of Thunder, Born of Flame'#2
- 'A Clash of Titans'#3
- 'Back to the Wall'#4
- 'Back From The Source'
#31 Last Days of the Justice Society Special (1986)
- 'Breakdowns, Part 6: Things Fall Apart'
Superman: Der Mann aus Stahl Special (2000)
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
#55 Tales of the Unexpected (1956)
- 'Jimmy Olsen's Secret Power!'
The Annotated Sandman (2011)
The Dreaming (1996)
#8 The Inferior Five (1967)
- 'His Brother's Keeper'#14
- 'Coyote's Kiss, Part Two'
#4 The Sandman (1989)
- 'Drainy Day'
War of the Gods (1991)
Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'The Game of the Gods, Part 6: The Passion of Trevor!'
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