Grant Farrel, an ordinary mortal is suddenly invested with the supernatural powers of the ancient god, Thor, son of Odin, supreme ruler of Valhalla!
Grant and Thor made their first appearance in WEIRD COMICS #1 (April 1940) and four more after that, disappearing into oblivion after WEIRD COMICS #5 (August 1940).
This tale is taken from a microfiche scan (which we all know I love...). Some of it was nearly impossible to read, so I took the liberty of re-lettering parts of it. I hope that doesn't freak anybody out. ;-) There are probably purists who would rather I left it alone. But I want people to actually be able to read the stories I post. So it just may happen again. Get over it.
Interestingly, Don Markstein's Toonopedia relates a very, very different origin story for this character. I'm not sure which character his origin belongs to, but it sounds interesting...and one day I may try to find out.