Thor: Ragnarok may be an awesome movie, but when it comes to character details, it’s not that original. Many of the main story beats came right out of different comic arcs. The entire idea of Ragnarok came out of Walter Simonson’s classic arc titled exactly that while all of the Hulk stuff grew out of Greg Pak’s Planet Hulk storyline. Anyone who has seen the movie also knows that Thor ends up losing his eye in the climactic battle with Hela. With a single swing of her sword, Hela maimed the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most handsome god and cursed him to wear an eye patch.
In the comics, Thor has popped out an eye on multiple occasions. In the Avengers Disassembled story line, Thor even took out both of his own eyes in order to make a sacrifice so that he could use the Well of Wisdom and stop the destruction of Asgard. Similarly, in Jason Aaron’s recent version of the book, audiences are introduced to an older, grizzlier version of the Norse God of Thunder referred to as King Thor. Not only is this wiser, battle-torn hero down an arm, but he is also missing an eye and sporting a sick eye patch. Expect Thor to keep his eye patch in the MCU for a bit as he is likely to transition to an even more powerful state (Rune King Thor, anyone?) as The Avengers battle Thanos.