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Appearing in "Tales of... ...Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #97.

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  • Buri (First appearance)
  • Bor (First appearance)
  • Vili (First appearance)
  • Ve (First appearance)
  • Bestla (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Tales of... ...Asgard! Home of the Mighty Norse Gods"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #97.

The first part in a series telling some of the ancient legends of Asgard, this premiere story explains the early origins of the home of the Gods and the birthplace of the mighty Thor.

It explains that the origins of these legends have their root from the Ancient Norsemen who crafted these tales. We are introduced to the Aesir (good gods) and their opponents the evil Frost Giants, and how they would wage battle in a realm bound by fire in the south and mist in the north.

At this world's end, the legends state the demon of fire, Surtur sits planning the destruction of the Gods, while deep below them all is the Well of Life. Aeons ago, the realm of Asgard was a world of pure ice until the birth of Ymir the greatest of the Frost Giants, followed by a magical cow. Soon the first of the Asgardians would be born, Buri.

As time would go on, Buri would take a wife and have a son named Borr. Borr would also have children of his own, one of them growing to be the soon mighty Odin. It would be Odin who would eventually vanquish Ymir. Following the ice giants defeat, Odin and his brothers would plant Yggdrasill, the Life Tree and protect the Earth, preparing it for the coming of man.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #98.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #98.
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War has erupted between the Asgardians and the Ice Giants. Odin joins the battle in his flying chariot. His Meteor Bolts began to drive back the Giants, until a unison of Ice Giants produces a frozen wind that downs the chariot.

Grounded, Odin strikes the earth with his sword and causes a great chasm which devours all but the mightiest of the giants, their king Ymir. He attacks Odin, and the Asgardian god appears to flee. But he actually is luring Ymir to a specific spot. Then one blow from Odin's sword causes a circle of volcanic flame to imprison the Ice Giant in an eternal trap.

Then Odin returns to his throne in Asgard.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Surtur the Fire Demon"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #99.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Surtur the Fire Demon"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #99.
Odin Borson (Earth-616) from Journey into Mystery Vol 1 99 001

Hearing that the trolls have joined the evil Surtur, Odin invades their land. When the trolls attempt to ambush Odin, he thrusts his sword into the earth, releasing power that drives the trolls away.

Odin faces Surtur himself, as the demon transforms into a sinister multi-headed serpent. But Odin with his power draws meteors down onto Surtur.

Realizing he cannot defeat Odin directly, Surtur attacks the earth. Boring deep into the earth, he releases a huge chunk of matter into the sky which becomes earth's moon.

Using his powers, Odin constructs the Rainbow bridge which connects Asgard to earth. Upon reaching earth, Odin uses his power to set the earth spinning, trapping Surtur deep within the planet. From there the fire demon produces heat and energy for the earth. Hoping to earn freedom, Surtur presents Odin with the gift of a flying horse.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Storm Giants"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #100.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Storm Giants"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #100.

Thor and Loki, as boys, see two Storm Giants stealing the Golden Apples of the goddess Idunn. Entering the giants castle, Thor demands the return of the Apples. When the giant attack him, he tries to drive them back with a pepper shaker. But is captured by them.

Loki burns a pile of wet leaves to fill the castle with smoke and allows Thor to escape. He sees Loki escaping with the Apples on Agnar the King of the Eagles. Thor manages to leap aboard and they escape together.

As a result of saving the Apples, the young Thor is able to lift the hammer Mjolnir a little higher. Odin states that someday it will finally be his.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Invasion of Asgard"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #101.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Invasion of Asgard"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #101.

Hearing of a threat to Asgard, the boy Thor ask the guardian of the Rainbow Bridge, Heimdall, if he can help guard the Bridge. When Heimdall sends him away, Loki sees an opportunity to destroy Thor. He leads Thor to a hole in rocks which defend Asgard, which Loki himself actually made. There a force of evil enemies attacks Thor. He battles gallantly, but is about to be transformed into a tree, when Odin arrives with his army and drives back the villains.

Thor's bravery gets him one step closer to being able to lift and claim Odin's Enchanted Hammer.

Appearing in 6th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #102.



Synopsis for 6th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #102.



Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Thor's Mission to Mirmir!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #103.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Thor's Mission to Mirmir!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #103.
Quote1 And now, my woundrous ship, bring me to the land of Mirmir! For it is there that noble Odin has sent me, on my most important mission! Quote2
--Thor
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Thor arrives at the workshop of King Sindri of the dwarves, where he is given a magical boat to carry him on a special mission for his father Odin. The boat is small enough to fit in a pocket, but grows to full size and flies if needed. Arriving at Mirmir, Thor has to battle first the dragon Skord and the boar god Gullin before he reaches the palace.

There King Mirmir, who controls the Mystic Fountain from which all waters flow, awaits him. Thor gives him a piece of the Tree of Life, Yggdrasill, which Mirmir drips into the Fountain. Life flows from it and causes the creation of Aske and Embla, the first two humans on Midgard (the Asgardian name for Earth). His mission complete, Thor sails for home.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Heimdall the Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #104.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Heimdall the Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #104.
Quote1 Too long has the Rainbow Bridge remained unguarded! Too many times have our enemies attacked Asgard by crosing its shimmering brilliance! The bridge needs a sentry! And that is why I have decided to appoint a guardian of the Rainbow Bridge! I have selected three warriors--and now I shall choose one of you! Quote2
--Odin

This is the story of how Heimdall came to be the guardian of Bifrost the rainbow bridge. Odin holds a sort of try-out, summoning Heimdall and two other worthy candidates. Agnar the Fierce is the first, and offers himself as having the mightiest chest, the strongest lungs, and that none but he has the power to sound the horn warning, Gjallahorn. As he demonstrates this ability, the "roar reaches to infinity." The second is Gotron the Agile, who claims that his deeds speak for themselves, and that he wass nimble enough to defeat seven frost giants at once, when they attacked Asgard "only last year."

The last is Heimdall The Faithful, who shows that he has useful abilities other than strength "that is a match for any." He proves this by stepping out into Odin's garden and, by placing his ear on the grass, hears the tiniest plant growing in the heart of a place known as the "Hidden Hills," which was scorched by the fiery breath of a dragon. After Odin dispatches his gardener to verify the tiny new plant just blossoming into life, Heimdall proves himself further. He says that his eyesight is so keen that he "can see across time as well as space!!" He then informs Odin of a "savage band of Storm Giants" marching towards the rainbow bridge, still two days away. Odin then dispatches a heavily-armed war party to meet the Storm Giants. The war party returns in days, with the King of the Storm Giants as prisoner. These demonstrations of abilities and noble character earn Heimdall the position of "Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge - - FOREVER!"

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: When Heimdall Failed!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #105.
Brimer (Earth-616), Nedra (Earth-616), and Heimdall (Earth-616) from Journey into Mystery Vol 1 105 0001

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: When Heimdall Failed!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #105.
Quote1 Never have I felt this way before!! Never so uncertain—so troubled!! Have I been at my post too long?? Can it be that I am no longer worthy of guarding the all-important Rainbow Bridge?? Quote2
--Heimdall

The Storm Giant Brimer complains to his queen Nedra that he can not invade Asgard because the ever-vigilant Heimdall guards their Rainbow Bridge. So Nedra summons a Vanna, an invisible, super fast air sprite that she sends to spy on Asgard and disgrace Heimdall.

Being invisible, the creature slips past Heimdall, who even through he cannot see or hear it, still senses something and swings toward the creature, missing.

The Vanna spies out Asgard, going even into Odin's Royal Chamber. Upon warning sent by Heimdall, Odin reaches out and captures the sprite. Heimdall is summoned to Odin's chamber, where the guardian apologizes for failing in his duty. But rather then punish Heimdall, Odin praises him. He was so loyal that he sensed the Vanna and reported it, even though it made him look foolish to report "nothing". He is returned to his post with Odin's assurance that he is second only to Thor in Odin's heart.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Balder the Brave"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #106.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Balder the Brave"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #106.
Quote1 You shall face the test of mortal death! Quote2
--Odin

This flashback tale of the early days of Asgard focuses on Balder the Brave. In this story, he is brought to the court of Odin to answer for the fact that during a recent battle against the Storm Giants, Balder deserted his comrades. Balder explains that during combat, he saw a bird fall from its nest, so he had left the battle to return the bird to its mother.

Furious that Balder would abandon a battle for such a deed, Odin orders Balder to face the test of mortal death, which Balder agrees to take in spite of the other warriors of Asgard's protests.

The test requires that Balder stand in front of a line of soldiers who would attempt to kill him without his resistance. First Odin orders Tyr, master archer of Asgard, to fire an arrow at Balder. The unflinching Balder is saved at the last minute when a hawk swoops out of the sky and stops the arrow from hitting Balder.

Odin orders Honir to throw a spear at Balder, which is stopped by a sudden sprouting of vines from the ground, and again Balder does not flinch. Then Odin orders Thor to strike down Balder with his hammer. As Thor approaches to strike Balder down, the warrior still does not move, prompting Odin to stop Thor.

Odin reveals that he summoned the hawk and the plant to save Balder at the last minute of each attack to test his bravery. Having passed Odin's test, Odin rewards Balder with the gift of invincibility, and has him hailed as Balder the Brave.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Balder Must Die"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #107.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Balder Must Die"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #107.
Norn Queen
You are the embodiment of all that is evil--all that is sinister!
Conversation Tail
Loki
I deeply appreciate your compliment!
Conversation Tail

Jealous of Balder being in favor of Odin next to Thor, Loki decides that he will kill Balder. Knowing that Odin gifted Balder with invincibility, Loki surmises that Balder must have some sort of weakness. He seeks out the Norn Queen in his attempt to find Balder's weakness.

At first the Norn Queen refuses to aid Loki, but eventually gives into Loki's demands and tells him that the only item in all of Asgard that did not pledge to protect Balder was mistletoe. With this knowledge in hand, Loki travels out and obtains a small amount of mistletoe and has one of his slave trolls fashion it into a dart and construct a blow gun.

The next day Loki spies Balder jousting in the combat practice fields and waits for the right moment to strike. Balder trips in an attempt to avoid stepping on a caterpillar and Loki uses it as an opportunity to fire the dart at him. Just as he is about to fire the dart, the blow gun bursts into flames in his hands. The Norn Queen contacts Loki via her crystal ball and informs him that although mistletoe did not pledge to protect Balder, she did, and thus thwarts his attempt to kill Balder. Loki pledges revenge, but the Norn Queen has her aide prepare witches's brew against any such attempt.

Balder, meanwhile regains his feet, little knowing how close he was to losing his life.

Appearing in "Tales from Asgard: Trapped by the Trolls"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #108.

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Synopsis for "Tales from Asgard: Trapped by the Trolls"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #108.
Quote1 Do not despair, man of Asgard! While life remains, hope can truly never perish! Quote2
--Thor

Seeking cover from a raging storm, Thor asks King Sindri of the Dwarfs to provide him shelter. The Dwarfs, required to provide another slave to the Trolls as payment to avoid their kingdom being attacked, drop Thor down into the pit of the Trolls. There he is made their prisoner and is shackled to a wall. However, Thor frees himself with the aid of his hammer and sets the slaves free and single handedly defeats all the Trolls. Freeing everyone, Thor leads them to the surface and uses his hammer to seal the entrance to the Troll caverns.

Appearing in "Tales from Asgard: Banished from Asgard!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #109.

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Synopsis for "Tales from Asgard: Banished from Asgard!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #109.
Quote1 Even the son of Odin may not disobey an imperial command! And so I order you to be...banished from Asgard! Quote2
--Odin

For being involved in a duel against Odin's wishes, Thor is banished from Asgard, much to the protest of the warriors of Asgard, who need Thor's strength in their continuing battle against the Mountain Giants. Learning this, Arkin the Weak, cousin of Loki, travels to a mountain ridge to inform Queen Knorda of the Mountain Giants (in an attempt to win her favor). Knorda and Arkin plan to attack Thor while in his exile from Asgard.

Later, while traveling in the mountains, Thor is attacked by the army of the Mountain Giants, led by Knorda and Arkin. Thor tricks them into traveling into a box canyon and escapes through a cave which the Giants cannot fit in. Traveling up to the top of the canyon, Thor is reunited with Odin and the warriors of Asgard. As it turns out, Odin banishing Thor from Asgard was all part of a plan to ferret out the traitor leaking information to the Mountain Giants, and trap their foes. Arkin finally gets his wish to be with Knorda for the rest of time, only trapped in the canyon. Meanwhile the warriors of Asgard ride back home, victorious.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Defeat of Odin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #110.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Defeat of Odin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #110.
Quote1 Trumpeter!! For the first time since the dawn of man--sound the retreat!! Quote2
--Odin

Following the death of the defiant Rampok the Rebel, his son Prince Rivvak has taken up his kingdom's rebellion against Asgard, and this has caused Odin and his Asgardian warriors to mount a battle against the insubordinate kingdom.

While the Asgardians prepare for battle, Rivvak's men lack confidence that their new leader has the strength to carry them into battle. When the Asgardians make the first move, the battlefield's flaming geysers erupt, threatening their steeds. Odin calls for his troops to retreat as Rivvak's army charges into battle. Odin's retreat causes Rivvak's men to hail him a fearless leader.

Later, Thor asks why Odin called his troops to retreat. Odin explains that rebellion is always good for the blood of his people, and so he wanted to give Rivvak the credibility he needed to maintain the status quo.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Secret of Sigurd!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #111.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Secret of Sigurd!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #111.
Quote1 Methinks The Man Is Bereft Of His Senses! Quote2
--Thor

While returning from a special mission for Odin, Loki convinces Thor and Balder to follow him through a short cut that travels through the Forests of the Mysterious Sigurd, which eventually leads them to a confrontation with Sigurd himself, who challenges the young gods to a duel, claiming he can defeat them all with his secret power.

Thor attacks Sigurd, smashing his opponent's battle ax with his hammer; however, every time Thor manages to knock Sigurd down he gets back up stronger than ever. Eventually, Balder remembers the key to Sigurd's constantly increasing strength: Sigurd is the son of the Earth Sprites, and his strength is increased every time he touches the ground.

Knowing the secret to Sigurd's power, Thor catches his hammer under Sigurd's belt and then flings his opponent into the sky where he will then be stranded on a deserted asteroid.

With their foe defeated, the three gods continue their trek home, Loki disappointed that Thor was not defeated.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Coming of Loki!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #112.

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  • Frost Giants
    • Laufey (First appearance) (Death)
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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Coming of Loki!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #112.
Quote1 Hear Me, Legions of Asgard! From This Moment Hence, I Proclaim Loki: Son of Odin, Half-Brother To My Well-Beloved Thor! For Better Or For Worse, Loki Is Forever-More An Immortal Of Asgard! This Have I Proclaimed! So Be It! Quote2
--Odin

Odin and his army battle the warriors of Jotunheim, where he kills their leader Laufey and adopts Laufey's son Loki as one of his own, following their victory in battle.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: "The Boyhood of Loki!""

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #113.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: "The Boyhood of Loki!""

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #113.
Quote1 If They Would Bow To Me As They Do To Thor, I'd Find A Way To Gain Complete Control Over Them! For I Was Born To Be Served--To Give Commands! Quote2
--Loki

A ten-year old Thor watches a tournament with Loki when Thor predicts the winner. This incenses Loki as Thor is always right. Loki purposely wagers on the poorer fighter and then casts a spell he learned from the Norn witch women to make the more skillful combatant's quarterstaff shatter when Loki's behind Thor's back. The fighters realize they've been hexed and accost young Loki. Thor demands why do they only address themselves to his brother and they answer that they know Thor would never stoop to such a deed. Nevertheless, Thor insists, I was at Loki's side during the tourney and any punishment meted out ought to be shared by the two of us. Impressed by Thor's nobility, the fighters let the youths go on their way, although with ill forebodings about the destiny of Loki. When they're alone, Thor reveals that he was aware of Loki's trickery and admonishes him that it was foolish of him to interfere in the tournament. But the matter is quickly forgotten by Thor as the two of them take up riding practice and Thor offers to race Loki to the bridge. "Why should I?" Loki responds, "You've got the faster horse." To which Thor replies "The speed of the horse is not the only factor, but also the skill of the rider." Thor stays close to his brother to give him an even chance, but Loki broods darkly over the day's events. He wants the power that will force others to bow and scrape before him as they do before his "beloved" brother, Thor, and he realizes that some day Thor will have to be destroyed.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard - The Golden Apples"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #114.

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  • Iduna (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard - The Golden Apples"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #114.
Quote1 A Frail Stranger -- Alone Upon The Winding Trail To Asgard! I Offer You My Protection, Helpless One! Quote2
--Fenris Wolf

The goddess Iduna walks the forests of Asgard carrying a bundle of golden apples. These "Golden Apples of Immortality" are for All-Father Odin, and Iduna brings them to him every year. Along her journey she meets Haakun the Hunter. Haakun greets her warmly and tells her to go in peace.

As Iduna continues further down the path, she next comes upon "a frail stranger". The stranger offers Iduna protection along her journey, but she declines the offer. The stranger takes a strong interest in Iduna's basket and begins asking her questions. She quickly grows suspicious until she discovers that the stranger is actually Fenris the Wolf God in disguise. Fenris shape shifts into his true form and attacks her. Haakun the Hunter arrives and drives Fenris away with his enchanted battle axe. The axe strikes Fenris, spiriting him off to the shadowy land of Varinheim.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard - A Viper in Our Midst"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #115.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard - A Viper in Our Midst"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #115.
Quote1 Loki! You Have Saved Me From The Vengeance of Thor! I Know Not What Motives Caused You To Betray Your Own Kind, But That Is of No Concern of Mine! Know You, Loki, That Ghan Is In Your Debt! Quote2
--Ghan

Thor was leading a band of Asgardian warriors, who were riding out to stop Ghan, "the most deadly of Storm Giants", on his way to attack Asgard. Loki was, of course, resentful of Thor, thinking that he should be leading the warriors. As the battle begins, Ghan hurls a boulder at Thor, who blocks it with his hammer, causing it to shatter. Loki does not enter the battle, claiming that "the cunning Loki is far too clever to take needless chances!" and stays back in safety to plot the defeat of Thor. He then uses his magic sword to weave a spell to give Ghan the final victory. Before the spell can work, Ghan is driven back by the Asgardian's arrows. As the Storm Giant is being driven further back, they let loose their catapult, using a missile containing sleep fumes, to incapacitate him. The Asgardian task force go to where the giant should be sleeping, but find nothing. The rest of the party leaves, but Loki remains behind, saying he wanted to search more. He then "makes a mystic gesture" causing an eagle soaring nearby to return to the its natural form of the giant Ghan, saving him from the wrath of Thor. The giant then pledges his debt to Loki, and in return the Trickster reminds him not to forget it, "the day will come when I order you to repay this debt!" This was the first of many alliances with the forces of evil for Loki, as he plans and schemes to overthrow Asgard and destroy Thor.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard - The Challenge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #116.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard - The Challenge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #116.
Quote1 Show Me A Way To Make A Slave of Thor, And I Will Be Your Willing Ally! Quote2
--King Hymir

Loki has convinced King Hymir to help him in his eternal feud with Thor, by having the King give Thor a series of very difficult challenges. Thor is unable to refuse them, or he is dishonored, and if he fails, he becomes a slave for the cruel king. The first challenge, is to catch a fish from the dreaded Sea of Eternal Darkness. The fish in this sea are "not mere fish - but undersea monsters! No fishing line could capture such a creature! But the Mighty Hammer of Thor CAN!"

This challenge done, the King give him the main task, to break a drinking goblet in only two minutes. He realizes that his time is short, so without delay throws the goblet at a rock wall, shattering the wall. He then tries to use his mighty hammer, to no effect. Thor knows that if he should slay the king, even if he didn't complete the challenge, he would not be a slave, except he would "break the heart of fair princess Rinda!" Rinda was not worried about herself, and urged the Thunder God to do what he must, since he has been deceived. With that, he hurls the goblet, at full force at the crown of King Hymir. The goblet then shattered, revealing the source of the enchantment, the "magic catalyst". This inspired a fit of paranoid anger in the King, directed at the Trickster for supposedly betraying the King, and revealing the secret to Thor, and ordered Loki gone from his kingdom. As he left, Loki vowed "eternity is endless, I shall never stop scheming!"

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: The Sword in the Scabbard!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #117.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: The Sword in the Scabbard!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #117.
Quote1 Thus, I Order The Two of You On An Expedition--Find Your Enemy, And Then--Destroy Him! You Dare Not Fail, For--If You Do, The Crack In The Sword May Grow Larger, And A Universe Will Perish!! Quote2
--Odin

In this tale from Asgard's past, Odin walks in on a battle between the warriors of Asgard and breaks it up. After the fight is over, Odin asks where his sons Thor and Loki are and are told that they are in the jousting room. There he finds that Thor and Loki are fighting, as Loki had enticed the battle outside.

Odin breaks up the battle and brings his two children to the room where the Oversword is stored. He pulls the gigantic sword partially from it's scabbard and shows them that some unknown force has caused it to begin cracking. The sword's destruction would also bring upon Ragnarok, and so Odin asks the two young warriors to go out and find the one causing this destruction and stop them.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: The Crimson Hand!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #118.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: The Crimson Hand!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #118.
Quote1 When The Enchanted Discs On Yon Glove's Palm Make Contact With Another's Hand, Neither You Nor He Can Mouth Any Words Unless They Be The Solemn Truth! Quote2
--Morduk

Continued from last issue....

Preparing for their quest to stop the person responsible for causing the Oversword from crumbling, Thor visits with Morduk who not only charts Thor a course to follow, but gives him a special glove that compels those who shake hands with Thor to tell the truth.

This glove proves advantageous when Thor meets someone that Loki wishes to hire as their ships overseer. When Thor shakes his hand, the man admits that he intended to kill Thor while on their voyage, leading to a fight between the two which Thor easily wins and sends running, much to Loki's chagrin.

With all their preparations set, Thor and Loki set sail on their adventure.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: Gather, Warriors!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #119.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: Gather, Warriors!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #119.
Quote1 Ahhh, Blustering Volstagg! Methinks You Mostly Wish A Brief Vacation From Your Wife And Fifteen Offspring! Quote2
--Thor

Continued from last issue...

With all the preparations met, Thor and Loki begin to sail on their quest to learn and stop whatever is causing the Oversword to crack. Among the crew are Balder, as well as the "Warriors Three": The grim warrior Hogun, the dashing Fandral, and the voluminous Volstagg.

Volstagg's braggart nature causes the other ships crew members to attack him, leaving Thor to come to the rescue of the fat ones aid. After the fight is broken up, the obviously outmatched and cowardly Volstagg compensates for his poor fighting skills by bragging about his apparent battle prowess.

Back in Asgard things are much grimmer, as Odin calls forth his most trusted advisors to show them a message that has appeared on the Royal Wall. Removing a curtain, Odin reveals the message which reads "Ragnarok is Coming" and tells all present to begin praying, otherwise Asgard is doomed.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: Set Sail!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #120.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: Set Sail!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #120.
Unnamed Warrior
I Thought Thou Feared Neither Man Nor Beast!!
Conversation Tail

Volstagg
In Truth, I Do Not--!! But That Is Neither Man Nor Beast--It Is--My Wife!!
Conversation Tail

Continued from last issue...

As Thor and Loki's quest to learn who is responsible for causing the Oversword to crack sets sail, Volstagg bids farewell to the maidens that cheer their quest on, but quickly tries to hide when his equally fat wife disdainfully looks down upon his infidelity. When Loki takes out his frustrations on Volstagg, Thor stops him.

When Magrat and Kroda attempt to assassinate Thor, they are stopped by Hogun who witnesses their attempt on his leader.

While back in Asgard, Odin consults with his Grand Vizier to make some grim decisions, of which will be told as this story is continued in Journey into Mystery #121....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: Maelstrom!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #121.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: Maelstrom!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #121.
Quote1 Why is Loki not in command?? Surely he would have set sail for home by now! Quote2
--Unnamed Argonaut

Continued from Journey Into Mystery #120...

On a voyage to learn the cause of the Oversword's slow destruction, Thor has led an army of his fellow Asgardians on a voyage to determine it's cause and prevent Ragnarok from occurring. Entering the Sea of Fear, they have to pass the Pillars of Utgard in order to continue on their voyage. As a storm rages, Thor rallies his men to maintain course and fight the storm, in spite of Loki's bleak outlook on the situation.

As the ship is battered through the rapids, Balder the Brave climbs the masthead of the ship with a great horn on some grave purpose that will save his fellows from doom.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: The Grim Specter of Mutiny!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #122.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: The Grim Specter of Mutiny!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #122.
Quote1 He accomplished more in defeat than he could have in victory! His very fall toppled half of the mutineers!! Quote2
--Thor

Continued from last issue....

As Thor's ship journey's through the Sea of Fear and through the Pillars of Utgard in violent waters, Loki stages a mutiny with the aid of the dissenting Kroda and Magrat, splitting the crew in half and starting a fight between the two factions.

Rallied with Thor are the Warriors Three, however at the battle on ship rages, the ship itself heads toward the most dangerous part of the Pillars of Utgard: The Dragon's Jaws. As their ship enters this lethal region, the battle gives pause to the sound of Balder, who has climbed to the top of the ships masthead with a great horn and has begun blowing it, in hopes that it's power might steer them to safety.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Jaws of the Dragon!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #123.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Jaws of the Dragon!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #123.
Quote1 What flash and blood can achieve, I shall do! This do I pledge to all! Whate'er befalls, I shall not flinch! Strike, thou creature of darkness--Thor stands ready! Quote2
--Thor

Continued from last issue...

In fabled Asgard, Odin and his advisors watch as a storm heralding in the beginning of Ragnarok comes in over the vast seas, leaving them to wonder how Thor's quest goes to determine what's causing the Oversword to begin to crack, thereby causing this cataclysm.

While in the Sea of Fear, Thor's ship rides through the angry waters near the Pillars of Utgard, their ship comes close to the most deadly part, a cavern waterway called the Jaws of the Dragon (Because the entrance resembles that of a Dragon's maw.)

As Thor and the Warriors Three fight to keep the ship afloat, Balder rides it's masthead blowing into a giant horn, hoping that it's sound will destroy the Jaw of the Dragon so that they might continue to their question. For all his trouble, Balder manages to succeed and the Jaw is blown to bits, allowing their ship to pass onto the next leg of their journey.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Closer Comes the Swarm!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #124.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Closer Comes the Swarm!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #124.
Quote1 Turn, Volstagg!! Turn and behold--the Flying Trolls of Thryheim!! Quote2
--Unnamed Argonaut

Continued from last issue...

Detecting Thor's ship, Queen Ula of the Flying Trolls, a group of insectile armour wearing Trolls that live in the giant Stone Hive of Thryheim, Ula sends out a scouting party to determine how best to raid the ship.

Meanwhile, aboard Thor's ship, Balder the Brave has collapsed in exhaustion following using a giant horn to destroy the Jaws of the Dragon in the Sea of Fear. He is brought down from the ships Masthead by Thor and nursed back to consciousness by Fandral and Hogun. Balder's revival is met with great fanfare from all except Loki, Magrat and Kroda, and they send a spy to watch Thor further.

In another exercise in braggary, Volstagg decides he too will blow the great horn, but finds that in spite of his large girth he cannot muster significant strength to cause it to make sound. However, he is unaware of this due to the buzzing of the coming Troll horde. When all the men on the ship suddenly draw their weapons to greet with coming army, Volstagg (unaware of what's approaching behind him) thinks that his fellows are drawing their swords against him and reverts to his usual cowardly and self-preserving character.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Queen Commands!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #125.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Queen Commands!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #125.
Quote1 Let the preparations be made--we must have a welcome for the sons of Odin! Quote2
--Queen Ula
Continued from last issue...

The Flying Trolls of Ula attacking Thor's ship, Thor, Balder and the Warriors Three lead the crew in a counter attack to defend their ship from the looting trolls.

As the battle rages, Loki, Magrat, and Kroda go below the ship to gather materials for a potion which Loki unleashes into the air that poisons the Trolls, causing the majority of their numbers to fall dead out of the sky. With the battle over, Loki takes all the credit and gloats about being able to stop the horde before Thor could.

Loki's boasts are short lived however, when two of the surviving Trolls capture him and carry him away to the Hive of Stone. Thor in turn, tells his crew that the kidnapping of Loki was an attack on them all, and orders them to prepare for battle. While inside the Hive, Ula has anticipated this move and orders her men to prepare a fitting welcome for the sons of Odin.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: The "Summons!""

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #126.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods!: The "Summons!""

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #126.
Quote1 Too long have I ruled here alone--a queen without a king! But now, at last, I have found the one with whom I might share my throne! If you wish Loki to be freed, I shall grant that boon! Merely say that you will stay at my side--that we will rule together! But, dare to refuse--and all who ride the Odinship die before morning! Quote2
--Queen Ula

Continued from last issue...

With Loki captured by Ula, Queen of the Flying Trolls, Thor has journeyed to her base the Hive Of Stone to try diplomacy in retrieving his captive step-brother. Ula demands that Thor become her consort and rule along side her, less she kill all those aboard his ship. This is a demand that Loki suggests Thor comply with as well, hoping to use it as a means to get rid of his half-brother.

Before Thor can make a decision, there is a blinding flash of light that allows Thor to escape with Loki and return to their ship. There they find that the Warriors Three were fitting the crew to go on a rescue mission for Thor and Loki. When two returning leaders relate the story, Thor theorizes that the only one who could have came to their rescue and cause the blinding flash was Odin himself.

In answer to this, Odin's image suddenly appears, Odin informs them that their quest is done and that they may return to Asgard.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Meaning of Ragnarok!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #127.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Meaning of Ragnarok!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #127.

Continued from last issue...

Odin has summoned Thor and his crew back to Asgard to prepare for the coming of Ragnarok. In order for his people to properly understand what is to come, Odin has the prophet known as Volla reveal her prophesies of the coming cataclysm:

She speaks of a coming blizzard, and how the people of Asgard would become savage and battle one another, and how Loki amass an army of trolls and demons to attack Asgard. This battle would lead to the destruction of the Bifrost Bridge, and a massive battle in Asgard between an army led by Thor, and the opposing forces of Loki and his minions.

So fierce would be this battle that all of Asgard would crumble, and the end would be marked by the coming of the Midgard Serpent, rising from the depths to consume all that is left.

This story is continued next issue....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Aftermath!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #128.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Aftermath!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #128.

Odin continues telling Thor, Balder, Loki, and the Warriors Three of the prophesies of Volla about the coming of Ragnarok. According to Volla's visions Loki would stage a revolt against Asgard which would lead to a great war that would destroy their entire kingdom. In the end the Midgard Serpent would destroy Asgard, leaving nothing but a ruined wasteland. Following this, Surtur the Fire God would rise from his realm and set the realm of Asgard ablaze. However in spite of all this destruction, life would soon restart itself in Asgard, with the restoration of life and eventual advancement to it's former state.

With his story finish, Odin asks all gathered what they think about the visions. Loki, defiant as ever, speaks out telling Odin that he doesn't believe the old womans claims and that they are foolish. Odin, however, believes every word and reiterates the fact that Loki will be the cause of Ragnarok.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Hordes of Harokin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #129.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Hordes of Harokin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #129.
Quote1 To the land of Muspelheim shalt thou journey--there to fetch for thy liege the enchanted Warlock's Eye from the Temple of Mystics! Only by keeping such weapons from the forces of evil can the day of Ragnarok be postponed! Quote2
--Odin

Continued from last issue...

Because Loki is the root cause of Ragnarok according to the prophesies of Volla, Odin has his step-son tossed into the Well of Eternal Sleep, thereby preventing the coming of Ragnarok.

In order to further prevent Ragnarok from happening, Odin calls for Thor and the Warriors Three. He tells the quartet to go to the realm of Muspelheim and retrieve the Warlock Eye from the Temple of Mystics as it too was prophesied to be used to bring about Ragnarok.

As fate would have it, in Muspelheim, the Warlock Eye has been taken by the deceased warrior known as Harokin. Harokin plots to use the Eye to first take over Muspelheim and then the rest of Asgard. He uses the Eye's power to easily dismantle opposing forces against him in Muspelheim. As this battle rages on, Thor and the Warriors Three begin their journey to collect the Eye unaware of the danger they do face.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Fateful Change!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #130.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Fateful Change!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #130.

Continued from last issue...

Thor and the Warriors Three have travelled into the realm of Muspelheim in order to recover the Warlock Eye, however they find that the Eye has been taken by Harokin who intends to use the Eye to take over Muspelheim and then Asgard itself.

The four warriors battle against Harokin's forces, and during the battle Thor himself sneaks into Harokin's chambers and easily subdues his opponent in combat. Thor finds no trace of the Warlock Eye, and knows that the only person who would is the now unconscious Harokin.

However, Thor notices that he and Harokin have a striking resemblance and so he changes into some of Harokin's clothing. When Harokin's men come to the chamber to warn him of the attack in progress it is Thor (disguised as Harokin) who answers and orders the men to bring the Warlock Eye.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Warlock's Eye!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #131.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Warlock's Eye!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #131.
Quote1 So! Thou wouldst trifle with Volstagg? Know you that my very belly is more than a match for a dozen such as thee! Quote2
--Volstagg

Continued from last issue...

Posing as Harokin, Thor orders Harokin's army to take the Warriors Three as live prisoners. As the forces of Harokin busy themselves with battling Fandral and Hogun, Volstagg has cowardly hidden in a barrel. However, he decides to leave his hiding spot in order to search for the Warlock's Eye.

Volstagg finds the location where the Eye has been hidden and easily bests the warriors sent to collect it for "Harokin". With the Warlock's Eye in his possession, Volstagg uses its power to easily defeat Harokin's army. When Volstagg demands that "Harokin" stand down, Thor reveals his true identity and explains that he took Harokin's place to try and secure the Warlock's Eye.

With Harokin's army defeated, and the Warlock's Eye in the possession of Thor and his comrades, Thor wonders what fate is in store for Harokin himself.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Dark Horse of Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #132.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Dark Horse of Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #132.

Continued from last issue....

With the defeat of Harokin and his army and the Warlock Eye in their possession, Thor, and the Warriors Three take a rest while they prepare to return to Asgard. As they wash up and tend to their wounds, the four warriors are alerted by the sound of beating drums.

Going to investigate they learn that it is the call heralding the arrival of the Stallion of Doom, who has come to take one warrior to the land of the dead. As the people in the village flee from the horses approach, Thor and the Warriors Three go to see Harokin who is still being treated for his wounds.

They surmise that the Stallion has come for Harokin, who is more than willing to accept his fate following his defeat. Almost in answer to this, they soon find that the Stallion of Doom waits outside of Harokin's room for him to take his final ride off into the realm of the dead.

This story is continued in Thor #133....

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Valhalla!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #133.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Valhalla!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #133.

Story continued from next issue...

With the arrival of the Stallion of Doom, Thor and the Warriors Three prepare their enemy Harokin for his final journey into the land of the dead. Bringing the body out for the Stallion, all gathered await the arrival of Hela the Goddess of Death to come and escort him off to Valhalla the home of the warrior dead.

The weakened Harokin rides the Stallion of Doom to Valhalla and soon finds renewed vigour and strength when he crosses into the land and sets the Stallion to charge forward into his life of eternal combat.

While back in the realm of the living, Thor and the Warriors Three toast Harokin as a great warrior.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: When Speaks the Dragon!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #134.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: When Speaks the Dragon!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #134.

Thor and the Warriors Three have been dispatched to the realm of Nastrond, home of an evil race that once incurred the wrath of Odin himself long ago, to inspect the creatures effect on the land that they have been banished to.

The four warriors find a desolate and wasted world that is both harsh and cruel. That night as they camp out, Volstagg is awoken by a wise old man who convinces the rotund warrior into following him into a dark cavern. There Volstagg is led to a radiant pool of energy. When Volstagg cowers in fear of it's power, he leaves himself open for the old man, who transforms into his true form, that of the dragon lord Fafnir.

Fafnir takes Volstagg his hostage, and vows to finally get revenge against Odin and all of Asgard.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Fiery Breath of Fafnir!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #135.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Fiery Breath of Fafnir!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #135.

Continued from last issue....

Thor, Fandral and Hogun have woken to find that Volstagg is missing and begin searching for their comrade.

What they find is the dragon known as Fafnir, a creature that was banished to the realm of Nastrond by Odin himself. The creature vows that after he destroys Thor, Hogun and Fandral that he will attack Asgard and get vengeance for his long ago defeat. Naturally, Thor and the others counter attack, giving no quarter against their foe in spit of the monsters seemingly superior strength and mystical abilities.

Watching all this from Asgard is Odin himself, Odin bequaths that the only way that the realm of Nastrond can flourish and thrive again is with the destruction of Fafnir.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: There Shall Come a Miracle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #136.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: There Shall Come a Miracle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #136.

Continued from last issue...

Thor, Hogun and Fandral continue their fight with Fafnir the dragon. As the battle rages, Thor cracks open the ground with his hammer causing the dragon to fall to it's doom. With the creature seemingly killed, Thor and the others fight through the unstable land, braving both storm and earthquake alike.

They find an imprisoned Volstagg and free him from his cage and the four warriors ride out of Nastrond as the storm reaches it's climax.

Witnessing the situation from Asgard, Odin points out to his council that with the death of Fafnir, the realm will now begin to flourish and grow new life, as identified when Odin spots new plant life growin where Fafnir fell in battle.

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Tragedy of Hogun!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #137.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Tragedy of Hogun!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #137.

Returning to Asgard, Thor and the Warriors Three happen upon Saguta, a member of Hogun's people who has been tied to posts out in a field. Cutting him down, they learn from the near hysterical Saguta that Hogun's village was attacked and razed by Mogul, a powerful sorcerer from Mystic Mountain, before he dies from his wounds.

When Hogun vows revenge on Mogul, the killer himself appears before the four warriors in a burst of smoke. Thor attempts to get in the way of Hogun to take on his friends challenge to the one that laid waste to his people. However, Hogun calls of Thor wanting to battle Mogul himself. Neither gets the chance when Mogul is pulled from the scene by his Jinni, telling them all that he answer to no challenge and that any attempts to track him to Mystic Mountain will end in failure.

With Mogul gone, Hogun vows to get revenge on him, Fandral, Volstagg and Thor all agree to help Hogun achieve that.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Quest for the Mystic Mountain!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #138.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Quest for the Mystic Mountain!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #138.

Continued from last issue....

Seeking to get revenge against Mogul for slaying his peopel, Hogun and his friends Thor, Fandral and Volstagg seek out the Wazir, a prophet who knows the location of Mystic Mountain, the home of Mogul. In order to get to the Wazir however, they have to get past the cyclops known as Ogur. However, Ogur will not let them pass without a fight and attacks the four warriors. After a brief battle, Thor and the Warriors Three manage to battle Ogur into submission until the Wazir -- roused from his meditations by the din of battle -- comes from his cavern to know what the commotion is.

Hearing of the warriors plea to be transported to Mystic Mountain, the Wazir agrees to teach them the location. He has Thor, Fandral and Hogun hold his wooden staff and they suddenly are imparted with the knowledge of Mystic Mountains location. Leaving the Wazir's cavern, they find Volstagg, whom they left out on watch, fast asleep. However, when the rouse the sleeping warrior, he claims that he was putting on a ruse for any attacker who might happen by.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Secret of the Mystic Mountain!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #139.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Secret of the Mystic Mountain!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #139.

Continued from last issue...

Sending away his evening entertainment, Mogul learns from his adviser that Thor and the Warriors Three are seeking out the location of Mystic Mountain so that Hogun may get revenge against Mogul for killing his people. Mogul scoffs at this foolishness, confident that his Jinni Devil will be adequately powerful to stop them from achieving their goal.

Meanwhile, Thor and the Warriors Three arrive at the location where the Wazir told them that Mystic Mountain can be found, however all they find is a baron clearing. This upsets Hogun who believes that they have been tricked, however Thor does not believe so. Thor quickly strikes the ground with his hammer, cracking open the ground and revealing the location of Mystic Mountain's central city (Zanadu) is actually hidden beneath the ground.

Breaking the glass barrier around the city, Hogun leads the others towards the newly made opening, however before they can enter the city of Zanadu, they are confronted by the Jinni Devil who welcomes the heroes to their doom.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Battle Begins!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #140.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Battle Begins!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #140.

Continued from last issue...

Having found an entry way into the land of Zanadu to get revenge against Mogul, the ruler of Mystic Mountain for his eradication of Hogun's people, Thor and the Warriors Three must fight against Mogul's defender the evil Devil Jinni.

Although the Jinni has superior mystical powers, Thor and the Warriors Three are more than a match for the evil Jinni and are able to best it in combat. Furious over his slaves inability to stop the intruders, and deciding to take matters into his own hands, Mogul uses a casts a spell that destroys the Devil Jinni.

With their latest obstacle out of their way, Hogun leads the others into the city of Zanadu in hopes of facing Mogul one-on-one.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Alibar and the Forty Demons!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #141.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Alibar and the Forty Demons!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #141.

Continued from last issue....

With the defeat of the Devil Jinni by Thor and the Warriors Three, panic has spread across the land of Xandu, as it's people fear the warriors wrath for Mogul's attack on Hogun's people. As Thor and the others fight through the armies of Xandu, Modgul is presented a thief named Alibar.

At first, the tyrant wishes to kill the young thief, however instead finds another use for him. Mogul uses his magical powers to transform Alibar into the leader of his army of warriors he calls Satan's Forty Horsemen, whom he summons and unleashes upon Thor and the Warriors Three.

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Appearing in "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: We, Who Are About to Die...!"

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Thor #142.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods: We, Who Are About to Die...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #142.

Continued from last issue...

In response to Thor and the Warrior Three's invasion of Xandu, Mogul has unleashed his elite army Satan's Forty Horsemen. The warriors arrive and Mogul also uses a cannon that sends raining fire that send a swath of destruction across the land and terror among the people of Xandu.

As the warriors ride out to meet their foes, Mogul also has his servants mix up a potion that will cause the dreaded Spotted Plague, a disease so deadly it can kill an entire tribe of people. Satisfied that the potion will work, Mogul leaves his palace on his flying carpet to watch over the battle between Thor, the Warriors Three and his Forty Horsemen, plotting to use it against Thor and the others should his horsemen fail.

Not far away, Thor and the Warriors Three have just finished fighting off the regular army of Mogul when they witness the coming of the Forty Horsemen and prepare themselves for battle.

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Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: To the Death!"

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Thor #143.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: To the Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #143.

Continued from last issue...

As Thor, Fandral and Balder prepare to battle Satan's Forty Horsemen, demonic warriors under Mogul's rule, Volstagg has met Mogul's sister the seductive Shezada. The cowardly Volstagg attempts to charm Shezada into allowing him to speak with Mogul, however the evil Shezada has other ideas and attempt to send Volstagg down a pit, however at the last moment Volstagg grabs the girl taking her down with him.

They find themselves in the underworld realm of the bull like Mutaurus who stalks the two intruders. Knowing how to defeat Mutaurus, Shezada leads Volstagg to the creatures throne room where they secure the Rod of Wonderous Wizard Power, a magical weapon which Volstagg uses to seemingly slay the beast.

While elsewhere in Xandu, Thor, Fandral and Hogun continue their fight against the Forty Horsemen, accepting no quarter and battling on.

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Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The Beginning of the End!"

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Thor #144.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The Beginning of the End!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #144.

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As Thor, Fandral, and Hogun continue their fight against the demonic warriors of Mogul, they are joined by Alibar, who has decided to denounce Mogul as his master and help the three Asgardians fight off the demonic army.

As the battle rages, Mogul plots to use a potion containing the Spotted Plague to kill his opponents should they manage to succeed in defeating his armies. When the final army flank of Mogul's army races to meet Thor and the others, they are instantly destroyed in a single blast fire by Volstagg who has just arrived with the Rod of Wonderous Wizard Power.

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Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: The End!"

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Thor #145.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: The End!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Thor #145.

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Thor, the Warriors Three and Alibar the Thief have succeeded in defeating Mogul's demonic warriors Satan's Forty Horsemen, and briefly celebrate their victory. Alibar then gives Hogun a stolen Battle Stadard that Mogul wanted Alibar to use in battle to taunt Hogun, and the five warriors charge toward Mogul's castle.

However, Mogul is far away, travelling to the land of Hogun to commit the ultimate revenge: Unleashing the Spotted Plague in the hopes of killing all of Hogun's people. However, Mogul never gets the chance to unleash the plague, because at that moment Alibar has led Thor and the others into Mogul's room full of mystical artifacts. There Alibar smashes a crystal that seemingly slays Mogul from afar, eliminating his threat.

With Mogul destroyed, Alibar takes his place as ruler of Xandu and thanks Thor and the Warriors Three for their aid in liberating his people. With their mission ended, Thor and the Warriors Three return to Asgard.

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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