Thor (Marvel Comics) in other media

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Adaptations of Thor in other media
Created byStan Lee
Larry Lieber
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceJourney into Mystery #83 (August 1962)
Films and television
Film(s)Hulk Vs. Thor (2009)
Thor (2011)
Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
Video game(s)Thor: God of Thunder

The Marvel Comics superhero, Thor has appeared in a wide variety of media outside of comic books such as video games, films, and television programs.



A "Mighty Thor" title card from a segment of the 1966 animated television series The Marvel Super Heroes.

Thor starred in the segment "The Mighty Thor" of the animated The Marvel Super Heroes, originally syndicated in 1966.[1] There were thirteen episodes that centered on Thor, who was voiced by Chris Wiggins who also voiced his human host Donald Blake.[2]


  • Thor's Donald Blake identity appeared in the 1980s Spider-Man episode "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner"[2] voiced by Jack Angel.
  • Thor appeared in an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends titled "Vengeance of Loki".[2]
  • Thor appeared in the live action television film The Incredible Hulk Returns.[2] Thor was played by Eric Allan Kramer, and Donald Blake by Steve Levitt. In this version Blake does not transform into Thor, but rather they were two separate individuals. Donald Blake was a former student of David Banner, and tracked down Banner to ask for his help. Blake was a mountaineer as well as a doctor and was climbing a mountain in Norway when he felt the need to get to the top of the mountain, and there he found a cave in which he found the hammer Mjolnir. When he shouted "Odin!" Blake summoned the Viking warrior Thor, who was a spirit that cannot be admitted into Asgard until he has proved himself worthy. At first Banner was skeptical of Blake's story, but when Blake summoned Thor, his story was verified. Thor accidentally caused Banner to turn into the Hulk and the two fought to a standstill, but later Thor and the Hulk worked together to defeat a common enemy. Before the events of the movie Blake was always being overruled by Thor; but with the help of his former mentor (Banner), he was able to establish a more equal footing with Thor. In this movie Thor is portrayed as a fun-loving warrior who is very happy drinking beer, fighting with men, and carousing with women.[3]
  • Artwork by Jack Kirby from a planned Thor animated series by Ruby-Spears Productions has surfaced.[4]


  • Thor guest stars in two episodes of the Fantastic Four animated series voiced by John Rhys-Davies. In "To Battle the Living Planet", the Fantastic Four help him fight Ego the Living Planet. In "When Calls Galactus", he and Ghost Rider help the Fantastic Four fight Galactus.[2]
  • John Rhys-Davies reprises his role as Thor in the Incredible Hulk episode "Mortal Bounds" while Mark L. Taylor voicing Donald Blake. Blake as Thor brought the Hulk to Detroit so that Bruce Banner can help cure a gamma-based outbreak unknowingly caused by the Gargoyle in his search to cure his disfigurement.[2]
  • Thor makes a cameo in the X-Men animated series episode "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix", when the Phoenix rises up into the sky, her mind shows Thor's hammer Mjölnir reacting to her presence.[2]
  • Thor appears in the introduction for The Avengers: United They Stand, but was never actually featured in the show.


Thor as depicted in The Super Hero Squad Show.
  • A Thor TV series was in development in 2000.[5]
  • Thor is featured in the Cartoon Network animated series The Super Hero Squad Show voiced by Dave Boat, reprising his role from Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2.[6] Here, he is a narcissistic, but loyal member of the team who is in love with the Valkyrie. He has an intense sibling rivalry with his brother Loki, who claims "Odin always liked you better."




Marvel Cinematic Universe[edit]

Chris Hemsworth as Thor as depicted in the film Thor.


Video games[edit]

Motion comic[edit]

A four episode motion comic titled Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, based on the graphic novel Loki by Robert Rodi and Esad Ribić, was released on March 28, 2011 on iTunes, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Network.[38]


Novels and short stories[edit]

  • Thor appeared in two Avengers novels, The Man Who Stole Tomorrow by David Michelinie in 1979 and The Avengers vs. The Thunderbolts by Pierce Askegren in 1998.
  • Thor also appeared in the Loki story by Michael Jan Friedman in The Ultimate Super-Villains, edited by Stan Lee, in 1996.
  • The Ultimates version of Thor appeared in the two Ultimates novels published in 2006-2007, The Tomorrow Men by Friedman and Against All Enemies by Alex Irvine
  • Thor starred in his first solo novel in 2015, Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Book 1 of the Tales of Asgard trilogy. He also appears as a supporting character in the subsequent two books, Marvel's Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings and Marvel's Warriors Three: Godhood's End.


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