Journey into Mystery #104:Heimdal Guardian Of The Mystic Rainbow Bridge!

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In this issue, we get the origin of Heimdall as the guardian of the rainbow bridge. But is this story dramatic and everything we would hope for it to be, or is it a biography that, while having value, falls short of what is promised on the introductory page?


The story starts with Heimdall being summoned before Oden, the King of the gods, informing the warrior that he is seeking a sentry to watch over the Rainbow Bridge to help protect Asgard from assault before the enemies are upon it. However, where one might expect Odin to have already picked the warrior, it is quickly revealed that he is but one of three finales

Agnar, Gotron, and Heimdall all have a chance to make their case to the king for why it should be them. I don’t think it will be a spoiler to say that Heimdall is selected by showing his innate and unnaturally extraordinary senses, namely hearing and sight.

While telling this origin, and being entertaining, the story is not captivating. But it does gain value by helping build up an Asgardian warrior who has thus far only played a minor part in any tale up until this issue.


Much like the story, it was not disappointing but also not Amazing. But allow me to offer a selection of five pane


So, in the end, I find that this Tale of Asgard, while supplying an important bit of background for Heimdall was fairly dull and outside showing how he come to stand guard on the rainbow bridge it is unimportant.

Book Information:
Cover Date: May 1964
Read At:
  • Stan Lee
  • Jack Kirby
  • Don Heck
  • Art Simek
Review Ratings:
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  • Asgardians
    • Heimdall
    • Odin
    • Agnar the Fierce
    • Gotron the Agile
  • King Brimer






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