Marvel Fanfare 34-37

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Marvel Fanfare 34-37

Post by Col_Fury » Sat May 10, 2008 12:56 am

There is only one story in Marvel Fanfare 34 & 35 each, and the second stories in 36 & 37 are already in the MCP, so the only thing to cover is a four issue Asgard story:

Marvel Fanfare #34
September, 1987

Appearances:
Norn Sisters(Urd, Skuld, Verdanda), Heimdall, Volstagg, Hildigunn, Hrolf, Svein, Iron Shanks, Loki

Synopsis:
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The Norn Sisters tell us an important marriage is about to take place on Midsummer’s Eve, and if it doesn’t happen then all of Asgard is doomed! Heimdall sounds his horn as Volstagg tries to get away from his family to attend the wedding. Meanwhile, Loki spies on the bride & groom to be, pissed that he wasn’t invited. He turns the groom into a goat, who runs into the forest. Loki, disguised as an old man, hands the goat back with instructions on how to return him to normal. Volstagg happens by and takes the goat to Wolf’s castle to bathe the goat. After fighting some wolf men he does, but the goat stays a goat.

References:
There’s a one-page spread on page 2, but it’s an establishing ‘these are Asgardians’ shot, and not an actual appearance.

Marvel Fanfare #35
November, 1987

Appearances:
Norn Sisters(Urd, Skuld, Verdanda), Odin, Volstagg, Fandral, Hogun, Loki

Synopsis:
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The Norn Sisters tell us an important marriage is about to take place on Midsummer’s Eve, and if it doesn’t happen then all of Asgard is doomed! As Odin starts to go to the wedding, Volstagg sleeps at his dinner table and Fandral woos a young lady. Meanwhile, Hogun is delayed on his way to the wedding on a bridge. Elsewhere, Loki spies on the bride & groom to be, pissed that he wasn’t invited. He turns the groom into a goat, who runs into the forest. Loki, disguised as an old man, hands the goat back with instructions on how to return him to normal. Hogun happens by and takes the goat to Elf’s wood to feed the goat some fruit. After dealing with mischievous fairies he feeds the goat, but the goat stays a goat.

References:
Sound familiar?

Volstagg appears here before last issue, Hogun just missed him because he was delayed, and Loki appears here simultaneously with last issue.

Marvel Fanfare #36
January, 1988

Appearances:
Norn Sisters(Urd, Skuld, Verdanda), Fandral, Freya, Loki

Synopsis:
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The Norn Sisters tell us an important marriage is about to take place on Midsummer’s Eve, and if it doesn’t happen then all of Asgard is doomed! Fandral is supposed to be making his way to the wedding, but instead he’s making out. Elsewhere, Loki spies on the bride & groom to be, pissed that he wasn’t invited. He turns the groom into a goat, who runs into the forest. Loki, disguised as an old man, hands the goat back with instructions on how to return him to normal. Fandral finally makes it and takes the goat to the Isle of Love to see Freya. Freya works her magic and tells Fandral that the goat stinks of Loki.

References:
Sound familiar?

Marvel Fanfare #37
April, 1988

Appearances:
Norn Sisters(Urd, Skuld, Verdanda), Loki, Fandral, Volstagg, Hogun, Iron Shanks, Odin, Frigga, Thor, Iron Shanks, Hildigunn, Hrolf, Svein

Synopsis:
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The Norn Sisters tell us an important marriage is about to take place on Midsummer’s Eve, and if it doesn’t happen then all of Asgard is doomed! Loki gloats to himself over his awesome goat plan. He has the real groom, while he passed out three fakes. Meanwhile, the Warriors Three converge at the wedding site. Odin, Frigga and Thor arrive and the Warriors Three go after Loki, who hands them their collective asses. Thor decides to lend a hand a quickly defeats Loki. The groom is restored, the wedding commences, and Asgard is saved! Having saved the day, Volstagg returns home to get yelled at by Hildigunn and tormented by Hrolf & Svein.

References:
While the previous three issues happen more or less at the same time, this one happens afterwards. Also, the Norn Sisters don’t appear simultaneously, their dialogue progresses as the story does.

Here’s how these issues would look in a chronology:

FANDRAL [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 35
M/FAN 36
M/FAN 37


FREYA [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 36


FRIGGA [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 37


HEIMDALL [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 34


HOGUN [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 35
M/FAN 37


LOKI [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 34 ~ M/FAN 35 ~ M/FAN 36
M/FAN 37


ODIN [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 35
M/FAN 37


THOR/"DR. DONALD BLAKE"/"SIGURD JARLSON II"/"JAKE OLSON"/"LOREN OLSON" [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 37


VOLSTAGG [ASGARDIAN]

M/FAN 35
M/FAN 34
M/FAN 36
M/FAN 37


I couldn’t find a chronology for any of the Norn Sisters. Do any of them have one? The same goes for Volstagg’s wife Hildigunn, or his two kids Svein & Hrolf. Or Iron Shanks. Have they never appeared anywhere else?

I have no idea where this would go in the Asgardian’s chronologies. Any ideas?
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Re: Marvel Fanfare 34-37

Post by dimadick » Sun May 11, 2008 12:45 pm

"I couldn’t find a chronology for any of the Norn Sisters."

They have appeared in :

*"Bizarre Adventures" #32 (August, 1982) . A tale occuring in Viking times. A young Thor is decreed by Odin to visit the Norns once as year and does so for the first time.
*Journey Into Mystery #102/2 (March, 1964) and its modern retelling Thor:Son of Asgard #10 (January, 2005). In both cases a young Thor is told by the Norns that he must face death before claiming Mjolnir as his own. The tale proceeds to his first meeting with Hela and then he is able to claim Mjolnir.
*Marvel Graphic Novel:The Raven Banner (1985). Here they are identified with the Fates of the Olympians. Asgardian tale of some time ago, perhaps centuries.
*Tales to Astonish #33/3 (July, 1962). World War II tale of the Fates, presumably the Norns. They appear to a traitor of the American Armed Forces, warning him that he can not escape justice for his betrayal. He scoffes at the notion and seeks refuge with his employers in Japan. He is present in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and their prophecy is fullfilled.
*Thor #197 (March, 1972). First appearance in stories taking place in the Marvel Age.
*Thor #200-201 (June - July, 1972).
*Defenders vol. 1 #66 (December, 1978).
*Thor Annual #11 (1983).
*Thor #346-348 (August - October, 1984).
*New Mutants Special Edition #1 (1985).
*Thor #376 (December, 1986).
*Ultimate Silver Surfer:Tarnished Soul (November, 1995). Here they introduce themselves both as Norn and Fates. Claiming their true names to be Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, the names of the Greek Fates. (Presumably respectively Urd, Verdandi and Skuld)
*Cable vol 2 #79, 81, 83 (May, July, September 2000).
*Thor vol. 2 #85 (December, 2004). Perishing in the Ragnarok. Anyone's guess if they returned with the others in Thor vol. 3.

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