Odin
Odin is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery #86 (Nov. 1962) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack KirbyBased on the being of the same name from Norse mythology, Odin is the son of Bor (father, one of the first Asgardians) and Bestla (mother, a frost giantes... Show more »
Odin is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Journey into Mystery #86 (Nov. 1962) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack KirbyBased on the being of the same name from Norse mythology, Odin is the son of Bor (father, one of the first Asgardians) and Bestla (mother, a frost giantess). Bor and Bestla also have two other sons, Vili and Ve. With the aid of his brothers, a young Odin battles and defeats the fire demon Surtur. Many millennia later, Odin would reveal the origin of his powers and the eventual fate of his brothers. Odin becomes ruler of Asgard, and eventually falls in love with Gaea, in time becoming the father of the Thunder God ch0036546. Odin is also the adoptive father of Loki, a child of Giant blood whose father Laufey is killed by Odin in battle. Despite Odin's best intentions, his sons become bitter enemies, with the feuding often requiring Odin's mediation.Thor's preoccupation with Midgard (the Asgardian term for Earth) is a constant annoyance for Odin, who as punishment has disempowered his son on at least three occasions. Thor's acceptance of the sanctions along with his willingness to atone for his transgressions, not to mention his continued noble intentions and bravery, however, eventually convince the All-Father to relent and thereby restore Thor's original powers and identityAs ruler and protector of the Asgardian people, Odin has been involved in a number of crises that have threatened Asgard and, on occasion, Earth. Notable examples included stopping Loki, the Storm Giant Skagg, and Surtur (with the aid of Thor and Balder defeating the Absorbing Man after he absorbs almost all of Asgard; banishing the monster Mangog sacrificing his right eye to Mimir for the wisdom to stop Ragnar Show less «