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

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

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  • Elder God/Asgardian Hybrid
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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.

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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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  • Ogur (First appearance)

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  • Wazir (First appearance)

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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.

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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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  • Elder God/Asgardian Hybrid
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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.

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

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

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  • Elder God/Asgardian Hybrid
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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.

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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...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
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.

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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!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
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.

This story is continued next issue...

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

This story is a reprint of the comic
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!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
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.

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: Heimdall, 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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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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