Tale of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods “Valhalla!”
A Stan Lee – Jack Kirby Production/ Inked by: Vince Colletta/ Lettered by: Sam Rosen (May their armor never tarnish!)
Haroken is placed on the Black Stallion of Death as Hela, Goddess of Death and her Valkyrie Guard come to collect him. All present stand solemnly as she takes the barbarian away. Eventually, Hela takes her leave as the Valkyries lead the stallion into Valhalla where Harokin shall forever revel in eternal battle.
Of course, in issue #117, Valhalla was said to be the name of Odin’s ceremonial chamber, not a paradise for fallen warriors. This is a separate location Clearly Odin named his chamber after this netherworld.
Tales of Asgard, Home of the Mighty Norse Gods “The Dark Horse of Death!”
Script Writing: Stan Lee/ Picture Drawing: Jack Kirby/ Panel Inking: Vince Colletta/ Word Lettering: Sam Rosen/ Armor Polishing: Irving Forbush
Having defeated Harokin and secured the Warlock’s Eye, Thor and his compatriots free the people of Muspelheim. Soon they hear the Drumbeat of Mourning. This percussion means that the death of a mighty warrior is at hand, for the drumbeat will draw the Black Stallion of Doom.
Soon the dark horse arrives. It is drawn to Harokin, graceful in defeat and near death. It stops outside of Harokin’s room, as Thor reflects upon the respect he has gained for the man he has mortally wounded.
First Appearance: The Drumbeat of Mourning, The Black Stallion of Doom