"If the Thunder Be Gone!" A Stan Lee/Jack Kirby classic from Marvel's Silver Age. Thor, alone with half his power stripped away, must battle the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime! Taking a job as a circus strongman seemed to Thor as fitting penance for having angered his father Odin so. But the odd characters of the circus - the tumbling Gambino brothers, the lovely Princess Python, the murderous Clown and the rollicking Human Cannonball don't know that among them dwells a true God of Thunder. When performing for the throng of ticketholders, Thor demonstrates his strength by hurling mighty Mjolnir through a granite target. But when the mystic hammer does not return to him automatically, the Ringmaster hypnotizes the crowd into thinking it does.
Then turning his hypnotic power on Thor, the Ringmaster launches his criminal plot; to steal the Golden Bull, a massive statue of countless worth. Lifting it upon his broad Asgardian shoulders, Thor aids the criminals in their task. But before they can escape with their massive trophy, New York's finest rain a hail of bullets down on them. Awakened from his hypnotic state by the gunfire, Thor realizes what he's doing but too late to avoid a conflict with police. Will the son of Odin flee before the law or battle the sworn defenders of the city?