Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name

Grant Farrel

First Appearance

Weird Comics #1 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Wright Lincoln


Believing that the world needed a defender, Thor, son of Odin and supreme ruler of Valhalla, bestowed upon the human Grant Farrel his own powers, which Grant used to become a crime fighter. When he transformed into Thor, Farrel could fly, throw lightning bolts, and generate storms. He wielded Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, which could be thrown hard enough to smash through multiple tanks but, like a boomerang, would return to his hand.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Weird Comics #1-5


  • Thor's appearance changed over his five issue run, from the blue helmet, blue trunks and cape to a gold helmet and red trunks and, eventually, no cape or helmet.
  • Ray Besharah stars as Grant Farrel in the 2011 film, Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor.

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