Additionally, archival footage of Hemsworth as Thor were used in the episodes "Pilot" and "The Well" of Marvel's Agents of S. I decided readers were already pretty familiar with the Greek and Roman gods.It might be fun to delve into the old Norse legends...Besides, I pictured Norse gods looking like Vikings of old, with the flowing beards, horned helmets, and battle clubs. Journey into Mystery needed a shot in the arm, so I picked Thor ... After writing an outline depicting the story and the characters I had in mind, I asked my brother, Larry, to write the script because I didn't have time...it was only natural for me to assign the penciling to Jack Kirby... I created Thor at Marvel because I was forever enamored of legends, which is why I knew about Balder, Heimdall, and Odin.
Odin finally relents and allows Thor to love Jane Foster, on the proviso she pass a trial. After Foster fails the test, Odin returns her to Earth, where she is given another chance at love, while a heartbroken Thor is introduced to the Asgardian warrior Sif.John Buscema then became the regular artist the following issue.Buscema continued to draw the book almost without interruption until #278 (Dec. Lee stopped scripting soon after Kirby left, and during Buscema's long stint on the book, the stories were mostly written by Gerry Conway, Len Wein, or Roy Thomas.Defeating the aliens, Thor shares a double life with his alter ego: treating the ill in a private practice with nurse - and eventual love - Jane Foster, and defending humanity from evil.Thor's presence on Earth almost immediately attracts the attention of his adoptive brother and enemy Loki.