Appearing in "The Day the Thunder Failed!"
- Utgard (First appearance), (Only in flashback)
- Logi (First appearance), (Only in flashback)
- Hugi (First appearance), (Only in flashback)
- Elli (First appearance), (Only in flashback)
- Midgard Serpent (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "The Day the Thunder Failed!"
Flying overhead, Thor sees a bully picking on a smaller child. After having run the bully off, Thor tells the children of the time he was bested in contests by Utgard. Utgard disguised himself as Skrymir, and led Thor and Loki into his castle Utgardhall in Jotunheim. There, he challenged the gods to a series of contests. Loki fought against Logi in an eating contest, and lost after Logi consumed not only the food but the plates, and table as well. Loki then is challenged to a footrace by Hugi, but loses before he even starts. Thor then accepts the challenge of emptying a drinking horn, but fails there, as the horn is just as full as when he started. Utgard then challenges Thor to lift a cat off the floor, but he is only able to barely get one paw up. The final challenge is for Thor to best an old woman, Elli, in a contest, but he completely fails at that as well. After they have been completely bested, Utgard reveals that they have been tricked, as Logi is really fire, Hugi is really thought, Elli is really the personification of old age, and the cat was in reality Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. After his tale, Harris Hobbs tells Thor that he's going to shoot a documentary on location in Asgard.
- Shooter is consulting editor.
- This story is reprinted in the trade paperback Thor: Ragnarok.
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