神话中的雷神托尔与漫画中的雷神托尔有着直接的联系。无论是从身体上还是性格上，挪威传说都对现代漫画书中的超级英雄产生了深远的影响(诺尔斯29)。强大的雷神托尔被想象成一个高大健壮的男人，有着草莓色的金发和蓝色的眼睛。他说话也带有很明显的古英语口音。举个例子，当强大的托尔宣布:“父亲，您的任务完成了!”让我们广泛地知道，姆约尼尔的全部力量已经恢复”(0000)。而神话中的雷神则被描述为“……一个壮年的男人，身材高大，肌肉发达，红头发和红胡子竖立……”这两个角色同样热爱战斗，并依赖于他们强大的铁锤。虽然神话中的雷神托尔依靠他的锤子获得安全和力量，但强大的雷神托尔用他的锤子把自己变成了唐·布莱克，然后又变回了雷神(第13页)。神话中的雷神也以其怪异和危险的暴行而闻名，这些暴行最终变得无法控制。于是，他的母亲把他从家里打发走，交给维吉尔和赫拉照顾。这是他的其他名字“Vingthor”和“Hlorridi”的来源(Guerber 59)。就像神话中的托尔被驱逐出他的家乡一样，强大的托尔也因为他的傲慢而被父亲从阿斯加德送到了地球上作为惩罚(雷诺兹54)。从这些比较中，我们可以明显地得出这样的结论:艺术家杰克·柯比(Jack Kirby)对挪威传说非常着迷。从小，挪威神话就成为他想象的基础，当他在纸上形象地描绘出强大的雷神时，挪威神话给了他很大的灵感.
There is a direct correlation between the mythical Thor and the comic-book character the Mighty Thor. From both the physical aspects and the characteristics of their personalities, Norse legends have heavily influenced the modern comic-book superheroes (Knowles 29). The Mighty Thor is visualized as a tall robust man, with strawberry blonde locks, and blue eyes. He also speaks in a very distinct old English accent. An example is when the mighty Thor proclaims, “Thy work is done, father! Let it be known far and wide that the full might of Mjolnir is restored” (0000). Whereas the mythical Thor is closely described “…as a man in his prime, tall and well formed, with muscular limbs and bristling red hair and beard…(Guerber 60).” Both characters also share the same love of being involved in battle, and depend on their mighty hammer. Although, the mythical Thor depends on his hammer for security and power, the Mighty Thor uses his hammer to transform into Don Blake and back into Thor (Page 13). The mythical Thor was also known for his outlandish and dangerous outrages which eventually became uncontrollable. Consequently, his mother sent him away from home and placed him in the care of Vingir and Hlora. This is where his other names “Vingthor” and “Hlorridi” derived from (Guerber 59). Much like the mythical Thor being sent away from his homeland, the Mighty Thor was sent away from Asgard to earth as a punishment from his father because of his arrogance (Reynolds 54). From these comparisons one can obviously conclude that the artist, Jack Kirby, was truly fascinated with Norse legends. Since his childhood, Norse legends formed the basis for his imagination and gave him great inspiration when it came to graphically representing the Mighty Thor on paper.