Warning: SPOILERS for Struggle of the Realms #4

Marvel’s newest occasion could have given Thor a powerful new arm, however it’s his father who’s getting the much better improve with assist from Iron Man. It is time for comedian followers to satisfy… Odin, the Iron All-Father.

After all, this promotion begs the query: why does the highly effective All-Father want a swimsuit of armor? Odin has been out of the sport for the reason that starting of the War of the Realms event, when he was ambushed by Malekith’s Darkish Elf assassins (earlier than the villain invaded Earth). However a severely wounded All-Father cannot keep on the sidelines any longer, now that his spouse Queen Freyja is in peril. Odin should save her, however it’s Tony Stark who helps give him the sting he’ll want to tug it off.

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Freyja is Holding The Universe Collectively

Odin and Freyja Marvel Comic

When Struggle of the Realms #4 begins, a workforce of covert Avengers has been led by Freyja to Svartalfheim, the Darkish Elf realm, to destroy the Black Bifrost. Most followers of the Thor motion pictures might be accustomed to the traditional Bifrost, also referred to as the ‘Rainbow Bridge.’ Whereas Malekith was capable of launch his assaults on the 9 Realms abruptly, the reality finally got here out: Malekith’s utilizing his personal Black Bifrost to remain one step forward of the heroes, traversing all the realms as he pleases. Since Freyja was compelled to observe because the battle started with Loki being eaten by his Frost Giant father, she is out for revenge that solely bloodshed may give her. However proper because the workforce is about to destroy the black bridge, Freyja can really feel that Asgard’s personal rainbow bridge was simply destroyed by Malekith’s forces. So if she goes via with destroying the black bridge… then each her workforce and the heroes unfold throughout the realms might be stranded. The plan immediately modified: maintain the road, and management the Black Bifrost so long as attainable.

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After killing Bitterhand, the black bridge’s personal model of Heimdall the Gatekeeper, Freyja takes the Bitterblade for herself–and with it management of the Darkish Elves’ Black Bifrost. Whereas single-handedly holding again the attacking horde, after all. The battle scenes that observe show simply how a lot of a badass Freyja actually is, simply as robust and brave in fight as the remainder of her household (together with her battle fury even rising as excessive as Thor’s own bloody ‘berserker rage’). Controlling the black bridge permits Freyja to ship her Avengers again to Earth, after making a number of stops alongside Yggdrasil (the World-Tree) alongside the way in which, recruiting those that have fallen sufferer to Malekith’s battle for one large battle.

However this resolution is made understanding full nicely that Freyja might be left alone to ‘maintain the door open’ behind them. Even for her, it is a demise sentence to face in opposition to the whole navy would possibly of Malekith’s house. And that is precisely what Odin realizes when he hears the primary phrase of her sacrifice.

Odin Will get an Iron Man Improve?

Odin and Iron Man in Marvel Comics

Odin, woke up by the information that his spouse has been left for lifeless in “the very home of the Bor-damned Dark Elves,” is set to save lots of her regardless of accidents that will kill another being. The Avengers is probably not robust sufficient to return to her help except Freyja permits it herself… however Odin is. Clearly setting apart the drunkenness and ego which have outlined him over the previous a number of months, Odin is given new goal upon seeing Freyja put in hurt’s method. Because the All-Father marches off to enter the black Bifrost and save his spouse with solely his spear in hand, he’s stopped by Tony Stark and Screwbeard the dwarf… who proclaim they’ve constructed a fantastic new weapon for Odin.

In traditional Tony Stark vogue, he talks. He reveals what nice weapon he, Screwbeard, and Shuri have been engaged on since its tease in Struggle of the Realms #3. Apparently everybody realized they would wish the All-Father eventually, irrespective of how wounded he was when he arrived on Earth. On the time, Screwbeard was apparently impressed sufficient to ask if Tony and Shuri (“Man of Iron and Woman of Vibranium”) have been sure they did not possess some Dwarf DNA. However now that his work is unveiled to the King of Asgard, Screwbeard is taking all the credit score.

Explaining that he did all of the work whereas Tony simply talked lots, the comedian confirms that it was constructed based on Iron Man’s designs. And as soon as it is revealed, there isn’t any doubt. This weapon is a swimsuit of armor match for a king… and when he arrives on Svartalfheim decided to save lots of his spouse, even Freyja should see her husband in a model new mild.

Meet Odin, The Iron All-Father

Odin the Iron All-Father Comic

The swimsuit’s two massive horns on prime of the helmet stand out straight away, giving an intimidating silhouette that may belong solely to Odin. However the longer you look, the extra particulars come out. Just like the All-Father himself, the swimsuit solely has one eye. On the middle of his chest is just not an arc reactor, however the Valknut–a traditional image from Norse mythology, also referred to as ‘The Odin Knot.’ Using this image exhibits the grim magnificence with which Tony, Shuri, and Screwbeard designed this armor for the daddy of the gods. The valknut is related to each demise and Odin… a darkish omen for what’s to return. Odin is set to save lots of his spouse, however Freya has completely different plans. She is aware of destroying the black bridge could possibly be a turning level within the battle, chopping off Malekith’s reinforcements.

In order the All-Father and All-Mom combat aspect by aspect in opposition to the infinite waves of Malekith’s forces, they’re finally overrun and pinned down. The 2 gods flip to eachother, and profess their love as they destroy the black bridge–and every little thing else round it, themselves included. Is that this actually the final we have seen of The Iron All-Father and Thor’s Bitterblade-wielding mom Freyja? Solely time will inform.

Struggle of the Realms #4 is obtainable now out of your native comedian e book retailer, or direct from Marvel Comics.

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