Donald Blake is a male comic book character who features in Marvel Comics.
He eventually decided to reveal his other identity of Thor to Jane but failed to do so. Instead, he decided to do so as Thor who petitioned the Allfather to marry Foster but Odin refused. After the battle with the Lava Man, Donald returned to his office only to find that Jane was leaving the practice to work with Dr. Bruce Andrews as she had long desired to hear Blake claim his love for her. However, he did not do so and she became more distraught that Dr. Blake did not check on her safety during Thor's fight with the Lava Man. As a result, she concluded that Donald Blake did not care for her and left to work with Dr. Andrews. (Journey into Mystery v1 #97)
After the seeming death of the Asgardians, Thor Odinson was adrift in the Void where he prepared himself for his own demise when he encountered Blake who claimed to hold some experience about the void and urged Thor to live on. Following that, Donald Blake was shown to be in the town of Oklahoma where once more he became host to the power of Thor by striking his wooden stick to the ground. (Thor v3 #1)
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- Donald Blake was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where he made his first appearance in Journey into Mystery v1 #83 (August 1962).
- In Ultimate Comics: Thor (2010-2011), a Dr. Donald Blake was shown in the Ultimate Marvel universe where he was shown as a scientist on the European super-soldier project in the modern day. He was tasked with examining Thorleif Golmen after he claimed to be the Norse Thor and confirmed to Dr. Braddock that he was telling the truth. It was revealed that Blake was the reincarnation of the Asgardian Balder who had been slain by Loki long ago.
In other media
- In The Marvel Super Heroes, Dr. Donald Blake appeared in the animated The Mighty Thor segments where he was voiced by actor Chris Wiggins.
- In the 1981 Spider-Man cartoon series, the character made a guest appearance in the episode "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner" where he was voiced by Jack Angel. He was simply referred to as Dr. Blake but carried a wooden walking stick when Prince Namor arrived with his unconscious cousin Namorita who had suffered from a high exposure to toxic chemicals. Namor would warn Dr. Blake that if his cousin died then he would take revenge on the surface world. Dr. Blake managed to stabilize her allowing her to return back to the ocean with her cousin Namor.
- In the Incredible Hulk, the character made an appearance in the episode "Mortal Bounds" where he was voiced by Mark L. Taylor. He was made the chief medical officer in downtown Detroit to help treat a gamma virus that had been infecting the populace. Its nature led him to call upon the expertise of Betty Ross though she would instead urge him to enlist the aid of Dr. Bruce Banner. Secretly, Dr. Blake would turn into Thor to bring the Hulk to Detroit and later met with Banner where they sought to use a serum based on Bruce's gamma irradiated blood that made him immune to the disease.
- In The Incredible Hulk Returns, Donald Blake appeared in the live-action television film where he was portrayed by actor Steve Levitt. He was stated to had been a former student of Dr. David Banner.
- In Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, a Dr. Donald Blake was called out on the speakers at the hospital where Stephen Strange was being treated after the accident that damaged his hands.
- In the film Thor, the character does not make an appearance but was mentioned in the story. Blake was shown to be a normal human being who was a doctor and separate individual from Thor. He was said to had been in a relationship with Jane Foster but the two had broken up. Foster claimed that Donald was a great doctor but bad in relationships with him leaving his T-Shirt at her place. When Thor came to Midgard, he encountered Jane Foster and stayed with her where she gave him a shirt to wear which was Donald Blake's. When Thor was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Dr. Erik Selvig claimed that Thor was his friend Donald Blake in order to get him released by making them think he was an ordinary civilian.
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