Characters Appearing: Balder, Brona, Forsung, Magnir, Odin, Sif, Thor
Issue(s): Thor #144
...while the third and oldest goes after Odin, interrupting his enjoyment of a wrestling match.
The Odin/Forsung battle results in the other Asgardians being depowered (to some degree; Thor is still strong and able to use his hammer), which leaves Thor, Balder, and Sif stranded on Earth after they defeat the other two.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Sif and Balder are hanging out in Donald Blake's apartment at the beginning of this issue. It's not a direct continuation of the previous issue, but it's pretty close and Thor shouldn't appear elsewhere between these issues.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Spectacular #15
At about this time, the fanzine Yancy Street Gazette #13 speculated that Don Blake was a phony ID for Thor all along.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 5, 2014 5:40 PM
Very interesting in retrospect: during his battle with Thor, the Enchanter Magnir is able to lift and hurl Mjolnir. So these guys really are up in Odin's league. Too bad they just fizzled out. Also interesting: Magnir is only one letter removed from "Magni", meaning "strong" in Old Norse, and the name of one of Thor's children in myth. If I was given to that sort of thing, I might speculate that Kirby intended Magnir to be related to Thor, maybe even to be his son, time-traveling from the future. Wouldn't that be something?
PS, you have "Bron" rather "Brona" as the character name for one of the other Enchanters.
Posted by: Andrew | November 21, 2016 1:27 PM
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