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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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!"

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Thor #133.

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Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Valhalla!"

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

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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!"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Solicit Synopsis

The legend has come true! By the will of the gods, I am alive! I am invincible! I am — THOR!!! And so began the very first epic tale of Marvel’s most revered hero, the mighty Thor, whose legend would grow alongside the success of Marvel comics, making him the most exciting super hero of all time! Never has Thor been more sensational than during these early tales, crafted by Marvel’s greatest, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Re-live classic Norse mythology in the mighty Marvel manner as well as Stan and Jack’s stories of the Norse Gods and Thor before he came to Earth as Don Blake. Witness as these masters breathe life into the thunder god and some of Marvel’s most enduring characters: Helmdall, Balder, Loki, Odin and Hela. Read these stories as never before with all-new, modern coloring and six extraordinary interlocking covers by current THOR artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting the “Tales of Asgard” backup stories from THOR #129-136.

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  • Also includes biographies for Sif and raw cover pencils

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