On this episode of the Jacked Kirby Podcast hosts Tommy Lombardozzi and Mike D are joined by artist Al Accettura for one reason... Let's Talk Some Asgard! Thor: Ragnarok is on the horizon, so we figured this would be a perfect time to discuss Jack's back up feature Tales of Asgard that appeared in issues of Journey Into Mystery that featured Thor. It was in these short 8 page back up stories that Kirby wrote & drew where he really developed the world of Asgard that we all know and love. The most important of those back up stories were collected into Tales of Asgard #1, an oversized comic featuring 9 stories that was published in October of 1968. The boys talk through those blockbuster stories that laid the world building of the Thor mythos for decades to come!!!!
Guests: Tommy Lombardozzi, Mike D & Al Accettura
(Start - 4:00) - Guest Intro
(4:00 - 10:30) - How did the Tales of Asgard come about? What made them different from the regular Journey Into Mystery stories?
(10:31 - 14:50) - Story #1 - Young Odin and the creation of the Earth
(14:51 - 17:20) - Story #2 - Odin vs The Frost Giants and The Mighty YMIR!!!
(17:21 - 21:00) - Story #3 - Odin vs Surtur and the creation of HELL!!!!
(21:01 - 28:30 ) - Story #4 - Young Thor vs The Storm Giants... and the introduction to Young Loki the Douche! And will Thor EVER be worthy to wield Mjolnir???
(28:31 - 33:20) - Story #5 - Heimdall, Young Thor and the Evil Ones... oh my!
(33:25 - 39:00) - Story #6 - Tales of Asgard... the most popular Feature in Comic-DOM! Thor confronts Hela, goddess of Death, to retrieve the maiden Sif!
(39:01 - 44:20) - Story #7 -Thor buys a boat from the Dwarfs... and is that a mini Scourge the Executioner?
(44:21 - 50:01) - Story #8 - Heimdall PT 1.... What exactly are this guys powers??? How did Heimdall become the guardian of the Bi-Frost Bridge?
(50:02 - 55:00) - Story #9 - The time that Heimdall failed... remember that time Heimdall blew it? What the fuck is an air sprite?
(55:01 - 57:51) - Story #10 - the story of how Balder became Balder the Brave!!!! Will Balder sacrifice himself to prove himself to Odin?
(57:52 - End) - Recapping Tales of Asgard #1 as a book and how we think it will translate to Thor: Ragnarok in November! .
|The full art for the wrap around cover|
|Cover Art from Tales of Asgard #1 (1968)|
|Classic Mythology... Kirby style|
|First appearance of Surtur (bottom Left Corner)|
|Pagan Motorcycle Club lifts Kirby's Surtur for it's logo patch!!!|
|Great Splash of YMIR|
|Odin splits the mountain to imprison the Frost Giants|
|2nd Surtur... much different look than his first appearance!|
|Inventing the Bi-Frost & Hell!|
|Storm Giants vs Young Thor|
|Thor vs Storm Giants (Three Stooges Edition)|
|Thor lifts Mjolnir for the first time!|
|Heimdall, Guardian of the Bi-Frost|
|Thor vs The Evil Ones|
|That Dragon looks alot like Fin Fang Foom, and Thor looks alot like the original Groot!|
|Warriors of Asgard!|
|The first time Thor wields Mjolinir as a weapon!|
|Hela... have mercy!|
|That Dwarf in the green is a little Executioner!|
|The Boar God!|
|The bark of the Tree of Life|
|Mirmir Creates Man & Woman|
|The trails of Heimdall|
|The gaze of Heimdall|
|Standing across the Bi-Frost|
|That sorceress looks alot like Baron Zemo|
|What's an Air Sprite|
|Heimdall watching the Bi-Frost|
|Balder avoids an arrow|
|Balder dodges a spear|
|Balder... the bravest in the land!|