Donald Blake’s imprisonment in the dreamscape and subsequent descent into madness is something that seems all too familiar in the horror genre, especially the slasher-esque manner in which he rampages through his idyllic neighborhood. It’s safe to say that the bloody saga of Donald Blake would make for a compelling horror story all on its own, but the addition of superpowers and Marvel Comics’ immense cast of characters certainly doesn’t hurt.
Blake’s gruesome reign of terror continues into the real world when Thor swaps places with him in an attempt to fix Mjolnir, not knowing what kind of a monster Blake has become. The Midgard Serpent’s power and Blake’s own control over the Odinforce (since he is still a construct of Odin) allow him to easily defeat Sif and Beta Ray Bill, banishing them to the Dimension Blood before setting out on a vengeful crusade to murder every person who had taken on the mantle of “Thor.” He starts with Roger “Red” Norvell, murdering him and mutilating his corpse to send a message.
Blake is defeated before he can murder any others who have wielded Thor’s power when an alliance of Valkyrie, Doctor Strange, and Thor himself descended on him and beat him in battle, concluding this horror story with a blockbuster superhero battle.