Jack "King" Kirby was an American comic book artist and editor regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. He grew up in New York City, learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons, he entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s Kirby teamed with Simon, creating numerous characters for that company and for National Comics Publications to become DC Comics. After serving in the European Theater in World War II, Kirby produced work for DC Comics, Harvey Comics, Hillman Periodicals, other publishers. At Crestwood Publications, he and Simon created the genre of romance comics and founded their own short-lived comic company, Mainline Publications.
Kirby was involved in Timely's 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, which in the next decade became Marvel. There, in the 1960s, under writer-editor Stan Lee, created many of the company's major characters, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk; the Lee–Kirby titles garnered high sales and critical acclaim, but in 1970, feeling he had been treated unfairly in the realm of authorship credit and creators' rights, Kirby left the company for rival DC. At DC, Kirby created his Fourth World saga. While these series proved commercially unsuccessful and were canceled, the Fourth World's New Gods have continued as a significant part of the DC Universe. Kirby returned to Marvel in the mid-to-late 1970s ventured into television animation and independent comics. In his years, called "the William Blake of comics", began receiving great recognition in the mainstream press for his career accomplishments, in 1987 he was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. In 2017, Kirby was posthumously named a Disney Legend with Lee for their co-creations not only in the field of publishing, but because those creations formed the basis for The Walt Disney Company's financially and critically successful media franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kirby was married to Rosalind Goldstein in 1942. They had four children, remained married until his death from heart failure in 1994, at the age of 76; the Jack Kirby Awards and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame were named in his honor, he is known as "The King" among comics fans for his many influential contributions to the medium. Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg on August 28, 1917, at 147 Essex Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, where he was raised, his parents and Benjamin Kurtzberg, were Austrian Jewish immigrants, his father earned a living as a garment factory worker. In his youth, Kirby desired to escape his neighborhood, he liked to draw, sought out places he could learn more about art. Self-taught, Kirby cited among his influences the comic strip artists Milton Caniff, Hal Foster, Alex Raymond, as well as such editorial cartoonists as C. H. Sykes, "Ding" Darling, Rollin Kirby, he was rejected by the Educational Alliance because he drew "too fast with charcoal", according to Kirby.
He found an outlet for his skills by drawing cartoons for the newspaper of the Boys Brotherhood Republic, a "miniature city" on East 3rd Street where street kids ran their own government. At age 14, Kirby enrolled at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. "I wasn't the kind of student. They wanted people. I didn't want to work on any project forever. I intended to get things done". Kirby joined the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate in 1936, working there on newspaper comic strips and on single-panel advice cartoons such as Your Health Comes First!!!. He remained until late 1939, when he began working for the movie animation company Fleischer Studios as an inbetweener on Popeye cartoons. "I went from Lincoln to Fleischer," he recalled. "From Fleischer I had to get out in a hurry because I couldn't take that kind of thing," describing it as "a factory in a sense, like my father's factory. They were manufacturing pictures."Around that time, the American comic book industry was booming. Kirby began writing and drawing for the comic-book packager Eisner & Iger, one of a handful of firms creating comics on demand for publishers.
Through that company, Kirby did what he remembers as his first comic book work, for Wild Boy Magazine. This included such strips as the science fiction adventure "The Diary of Dr. Hayward", the Western crimefighter feature "Wilton of the West", the swashbuckler adventure "The Count of Monte Cristo", the humor features "Abdul Jones" and "Socko the Seadog", all variously for Jumbo Comics and other Eisner-Iger clients, he first used the surname Kirby as the pseudonymous Lance Kirby in two "Lone Rider" Western stories in Eastern Color Printing's Famous Funnies #63–64. He settled on the pen name Jack Kirby because it reminded him of actor James Cagney. However, he took offense to those who suggested he changed his name in order to hide his Jewish heritage. Kirby moved on to comic-book publisher and newspaper syndicator Fox Feature Syndicate, earning a then-reasonable $15-a-week salary, he began to
"Secret Invasion" is a comic book crossover storyline that ran through a self-titled eight issue limited series and several tie-in books published by Marvel Comics from April through December 2008. The story involves a subversive, long-term invasion of Earth by the Skrulls, a group of alien shapeshifters who have secretly replaced many superheroes in the Marvel Universe with impostors over a period of years, prior to the overt invasion. Marvel's promotional tagline for the event was "Who do you trust?" Writer Brian Michael Bendis stated in interviews that the motivation for the invasion is the destruction of the Skrull Empire in the 2007 "Annihilation" storyline. Bendis said the Skrulls believe Earth "is religiously and rightfully theirs," and that there are hints as to the plot placed in the limited series Secret War and the title New Avengers from the first issue; the limited series concluded the plot and was, according to Bendis, "a hell of an end."In November 2007, several ongoing titles and mini-series were branded as tie-ins to the main Secret Invasion storyline, with the tagline: Secret Invasion: The Infiltration.
In addition to the core story, the Avengers titles provided additional plot material and acted as a link between titles. Other Marvel titles featured variant covers with the characters depicted as Skrulls. Bendis stated that the series would not deal with the origins of the invasion, but is conceived from the following perspective: "If there's a character on the team who's a Skrull, we will rewind from when they got on that team, or from before they got on that team, so when they are infiltrated, how they became who they became and the effects of their actions from their'point of view' is shown." The Marvel website featured two online-exclusive e-comics for the event, titled Secret Invasion Prologue and Secret Invasion: Home Invasion, supported by comic pages by writer Ivan Brandon and artist Nick Postic. After the Kree–Skrull War the Earth superheroes Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Black Bolt, Professor Charles Xavier and Doctor Strange join together as a group called the Illuminati to secretly confront the Skrulls.
They attack the Skrull Empire, warn that any further invasion attempts of Earth would mean further reprisals. However, they are all intensely studied before escaping. An eventual successor to the Skrull throne, Princess Veranke, claims that a prophecy foretold the annihilation of the Skrull homeworld; the current Emperor, exiles her to a prison world for inciting religious extremism. After the destruction of the Skrull Throneworld by the cosmic entity Galactus, Veranke becomes Empress by lineage, guides an invasion of Earth, armed with the knowledge of superhumans gained from having studied the Illuminati; the Skrulls capture several superhumans and infiltrate Earth's defenses, with Veranke herself posing as heroine Spider-Woman. Veranke, however, is inconvenienced when there is a breakout of supervillains at the Raft prison, which forces her to join the New Avengers team. After the Civil War, the leader of the ninja group the Hand, is revealed to be a Skrull named Pagon after dying in battle with the New Avengers.
Veranke takes the corpse to Tony Stark to sow distrust among the superhero community. She joins the Mighty Avengers. Posing as agents of spy organization S. H. I. E. L. D; the Skrulls attempt to mine the metal vibranium in the Savage Land and battle the New Avengers before being killed. The Illuminati battle an impostor posing as Black Bolt and two new Super-Skrulls, possessing all-new powers; the Skrull invasion destabilizes the superhuman community as: Simultaneous strikes that disable the S. H. I. E. L. D. Helicarrier and orbiting base The Peak. A breakout is instigated at the supervillain holding facility the Raft; the Baxter Building is transported to the Negative Zone. Thunderbolt Mountain is attacked. Additionally, the Avengers are attacked by Skrulls posing as heroes in the Savage Land, Reed Richards is wounded by the Skrull Criti Noll seconds after determining a way to identify the shape shifters. After several battles between Earth's heroes and the Skrulls in Manhattan and the Savage Land, Mr. Fantastic manages to develop a device that can detect the aliens.
Criminal kingpin the Hood aids the heroes, deciding "no more Earth is bad for business." Veranke regroups with her forces in New York City, a final battle against the combined Avengers, now aided by Nick Fury and his new Commandos, Daredevil, Ka-Zar, super teams such as the Young Avengers and the Thunderbolts. In a final battle, Veranke is wounded by the Avenger Hawkeye. Criti Noll activates a booby trap placed on the heroine Wasp, although the blast is contained by Thor at the cost of her life. Veranke is shot and killed by Norman Osborn; the last remnants of the Skrull armada are destroyed, with Iron Man locating the missing heroes. S. H. I. E. L. D. is dissolved by executive order of the President of the United States while a last Skrull flees with the child of hero Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. This Skrull is killed by Bullseye shortly after returning the child. Norman Osborn is placed in charge of S. H. I. E. L. D's replacement, H. A. M. M. E. R. and forms a secret group consisting of himself, Emma Frost, Doctor Doom, The Hood and Loki which commences the "Dark Reign" storyline.
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William "Bill" Willingham is an American writer and artist of comics, known for his work on the series Elementals and Fables. William Willingham was born in Virginia. During his father's military career the family lived in Alaska and three years in Germany. Willingham got his start in the late 1970s to early 1980s as a staff artist for TSR, Inc. where he illustrated a number of their role-playing game products. He was the cover artist for the AD&D Player Character Record Sheets, Against the Giants, Secret of Bone Hill, the Gamma World book Legion of Gold, provided the back cover for In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords, he was an interior artist on White Plume Mountain, Slave Pits of the Undercity, Ghost Tower of Inverness, Secret of the Slavers Stockade, Secret of Bone Hill, Palace of the Silver Princess, Isle of Dread, In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords, the original Fiend Folio, Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Assault on the Aerie of the Slave Lords, Against the Giants, Queen of the Spiders, Realms of Horror, the second and third editions of the Top Secret role-playing game.
He wrote and illustrated a couple of 1982 adventures for the game Villains & Vigilantes for Fantasy Games Unlimited, Death Duel with the Destroyers and The Island of Doctor Apocalypse. Willingham produced the alien race design artwork for the original Master of Orion video game, he first gained attention for his 1980s comic book series Elementals published by Comico, which he both wrote and illustrated. He contributed stories to Green Lantern and started his own independent, black-and-white comic book series Coventry which lasted only 3 issues, he produced the pornographic series Ironwood for Eros Comix. In the late 1990s, Willingham produced the 13-issue Pantheon for Lone Star Press and wrote a pair of short novels about the modern adventures of the hero Beowulf, a fantasy novel Down the Mysterly River published by the Austin, Texas writer's collective, Clockwork Storybook, of which Willingham was a founding member. In the early 2000s, he began writing for DC Comics, including the limited series Proposition Player, a pair of limited series about the Greek witch Thessaly from The Sandman, the series Fables.
In 2003, Fables won the Will Eisner Comic Industry awards for best serialized story and best new series. He describes himself as "rabidly pro-Israel" and says that Fables "was intended from the beginning" as a metaphor for the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, although he argues that Fables is not "a political tract, it never will be, but at the same time, it's not going to shy away from the fact that there are characters who have real moral and ethical centers, we're not going to apologize for it."Willingham worked on the Robin series from 2004 to 2006, established Shadowpact, a title spun off his Day of Vengeance limited series. He wrote Jack of Fables, an ongoing spin-off of his Fables series, co-written by Lilah Sturges. At the 2007 Comic Con International, he announced that he would be writing Salvation Run, a mini-series about supervillains who are banished to an inhospitable prison planet, he handed over the writing to Sturges after two issues because of illness. He worked on DCU: Decisions, a four-issue mini-series that deals with Green Arrow's endorsement of a political candidate.
Again with Sturges, he began writing the Vertigo series House of Mystery, DC's Justice Society of America with issue #29. In 2009, Willingham agreed to write for Angel by IDW Publishing, initiated a new storyline titled "Immortality for Dummies". At 2013 NY Comic Con it was announced that Willingham would be writing a seven part mini series for Dynamite Entertainment; the series is Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure and includes some of Dynamite's licensed and public domain characters in a steampunk setting. The series was released in January 2014, a collected edition was published in January 2015; the issues listed include those where writing credits are for at least one story included in the issue. Other sources"Bill Willingham at Pen & Paper RPG Database". Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Official website Bill Willingham at the Comic Book DB Bill Willingham at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Bill Willingam at Library of Congress Authorities, with 62 catalog records
Ulik is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He appears as an adversary of Thor. Ulik was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appears in Thor #137. Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, Ulik has appeared in over four decades of Marvel continuity, principally as a member of the character Thor's Rogues' Gallery; the character has appeared in other Marvel-related products including animated television series and trading cards. Writer Mike Conroy commented on Ulik's debut in Thor #137: "In a strip as steeped in Norse mythology as Marvel's Thor, it was no surprise to come across a troll as big and mean as Ulik." Created as a physical equal for the Thunder God, the Asgardian troll Ulik became a perennial villain for the hero. Ulik belongs to a race of Rock Trolls who live in the dimension of Asgard in the "Domain of Trolls" in Nornheim. Like all trolls, Ulik has an innate hatred of the Asgardians as they were driven underground by the King of the Norse gods and forbidden to live on the surface.
Ulik is commanded by the Rock Troll King, Geirrodur, to steal Thor's enchanted hammer, before an attempt to invade Asgard, leading to an extended series of battles with the Thunder God. Ulik proves to be a match for Thor, as the character possessing increasing strength and is equipped with knuckle dusters made of the metal uru, he nearly defeats Thor after going into the berserker state of mind, but is transported away by Geirrodur. On Earth he traps Thor in his guise as Don Blake, tries to gain the power of Thor with his cane. Don tells him to strike it again, although Ulik says if this fails he will kill Blake, but when Ulik brings the cane down Don holds it, meaning he transforms into Thor. Ulik returns on a regular basis: battling Thor and being thrown down a deep hole before accidentally waking Odin's former foe Mangog hoping he can be used as an ally against Asgard after reading an inscription on the prison door by Odin; the character has travelled to Earth and battled both Thor and Olympian ally Hercules.
For a time Ulik fought on the side of several Asgardians, who were lost in their own Earthly identities. This group included the Warriors Three and Sif, he battled a version of Thor called Red Norvell and worked with his temporary allies to escape a Midgard-based technological conspiracy against lost Asgardians. Much maddened and feral, Ulik is given weapons made from the same forge which created Mjolnir, he becomes the lead in Loki's attack on Asgard. Ulik perishes early on in the battles. A child's hammer, made of troll-hurting iron, is thrown into his mouth by Captain America; this results in an explosion. However, like all of Asgard, Ulik is reformed on Earth. During the World War Hulks storyline, Ulik resurfaces and is shown to have gone on a multi-state drinking binge, he ends up destroying a train bridge with the disaster being averted by Marlo Chandler. When Ulik starts choking Marlo, he is defeated by A-Bomb. After Thor dies during the Fear Itself storyline, Ulik replaces him as Tanarus, the new Thunder God, endorsed by the All-Mothers of the Vanir.
Exploiting a glamour charm given by Karnilla the Norn Queen and the circumstances of Thor's death, Ulik is able to retroactively place himself in Thor's place, rewriting history in the process. Only a few individuals like Karnilla and the current juvenile incarnation of Loki are aware of the deception. Tanarus' blunt nature in contrast to the honor of the true Thor allows Heimdall and Sif to realize that something is wrong quickly, culminating in the returned Thor defeating'Taranus' after his resurrection with relative ease. Ulik shows up as a consultant to the Minotaur of Roxxon. First, he helps Roxxon destroy Broxton, OK, right below Asgardia he offers advice and battle against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim; this failed. As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel event, Ulik appears as a member of the Dark Council alongside Malekith the Accursed, Minotaur and some unnamed Fire Demons. Ulik and some of his trolls appear in the Moon, where they're found and encountered by Thor Odinson. After an intense battle and the trolls escape.
Ulik possesses superhuman strength and durability, has the ability to see into the infrared range of the spectrum, allowing complete night vision. He is a superior hand-to-hand combatant. In battle, Ulik uses "pounders", metal bands forged from uru and worn over the hands like brass knuckles. In the MC2 imprint title A-Next, a future alternate universe version of Ulik aids Loki's daughter Sylene in temporarily turning Earth into a new version of Asgard. In the limited series The Ultimates 3, Thor talks of how Ulik forged weapons for his father, including his hammer Mjolnir; the troll appears in flashback in the prequel miniseries Ultimate Comics: Thor. Ulik appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, voiced by Troy Baker. In the episode "The Fall of Asgard", he ambushes Eitri and the Dwarves before they can make it to their forge and ends up fighting them and Iron Man. Ulik is defeated when Iron Man dislodges the cap on the armor's chest device which knocked Ulik unconscious. Shortly after that, Eitri reattaches the cap to Iron Man's chest device to save his life.
Ulik appears in the various animated series seen on Disney XD, voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson. Ulik first appears in the Avengers Assemble animated series. In the episode "The S
In Norse mythology, Ragnarök (. After these events, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in Norse mythology and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory in the history of Germanic studies; the event is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In the Prose Edda and in a single poem in the Poetic Edda, the event is referred to as Ragnarök or Ragnarøkkr, a usage popularised by 19th-century composer Richard Wagner with the title of the last of his Der Ring des Nibelungen operas, Götterdämmerung, "Twilight of the Gods" in German; the Old Norse compound ragnarok has a long history of interpretation. Its first element, ragna, is unproblematic, being the genitive plural of regin "the ruling powers, gods"; the second element is more problematic, as it occurs in - rök and - røkkr.
Writing in the early 20th century, philologist Geir Zoëga treats the two forms as two separate compounds, glossing ragnarök as "the doom or destruction of the gods" and ragnarøkkr as "the twilight of the gods". The plural noun rök has several meanings, including "development, cause, fate"; the word ragnarök as a whole is usually interpreted as the "final destiny of the gods". The singular form ragnarøkr is found in a stanza of the Poetic Edda poem Lokasenna, in the Prose Edda; the noun røkr means "twilight", suggesting a translation "twilight of the gods". This reading was considered a result of folk etymology, or a learned reinterpretation, of the original term due to the merger of /ɔ:/ and /ø/ in Old Icelandic after c. 1200. Other terms used to refer to the events surrounding Ragnarök in the Poetic Edda include aldar rök from a stanza of Vafþrúðnismál, tíva rök from two stanzas of Vafþrúðnismál, þá er regin deyja from Vafþrúðnismál, unz um rjúfask regin from Vafþrúðnismál, Sigrdrífumál, aldar rof from Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, regin þrjóta from Hyndluljóð, and, in the Prose Edda, þá er Muspellz-synir herja can be found in chapters 18 and 36 of Gylfaginning.
The Poetic Edda contains various references to Ragnarök: In the Poetic Edda poem Völuspá, references to Ragnarök begin from stanza 40 until 58, with the rest of the poem describing the aftermath. In the poem, a völva recites information to Odin. In stanza 41, the völva says: The völva describes three roosters crowing: In stanza 42, the jötunn herdsman Eggthér sits on a mound and cheerfully plays his harp while the crimson rooster Fjalar crows in the forest Gálgviðr; the golden rooster Gullinkambi crows to the Æsir in Valhalla, the third, unnamed soot-red rooster crows in the halls of the underworld location of Hel in stanza 43. After these stanzas, the völva further relates that the hound Garmr produces deep howls in front of the cave of Gnipahellir. Garmr's bindings break and he runs free; the völva describes the state of humanity: The "sons of Mím" are described as being "at play", though this reference is not further explained in surviving sources. Heimdall raises the Gjallarhorn into the air and blows into it, Odin converses with Mím's head.
The world tree Yggdrasil groans. The jötunn Hrym comes from his shield before him; the Midgard serpent Jörmungandr furiously writhes. "The eagle shrieks, pale-beaked he tears the corpse," and the ship Naglfar breaks free thanks to the waves made by Jormungandr and sets sail from the east. The fire jötnar inhabitants of Muspelheim come forth; the völva continues that Jötunheimr, the land of the jötnar, is aroar, that the Æsir are in council. The dwarfs groan by their stone doors. Surtr advances from the south, his sword brighter than the sun. Rocky cliffs open and the jötnar women sink; the gods do battle with the invaders: Odin is swallowed whole and alive fighting the wolf Fenrir, causing his wife Frigg her second great sorrow. Odin's son Víðarr avenges his father by rending Fenrir's jaws apart and stabbing it in the heart with his spear, thus killing the wolf; the serpent Jörmungandr opens its gaping maw, yawning in the air, is met in combat by Thor. Thor a son of Odin and described here as protector of the earth, furiously fights the serpent, defeating it, but Thor is only able to take nine steps afterward before collapsing.
The god Freyr loses. After this, people flee their homes, the sun becomes black while the earth sinks into the sea, the stars vanish, steam rises, flames touch the heavens; the völva sees the earth reappearing from the water, an eagle over a waterfall hunting fish on a mountain. The surviving Æsir meet together at the field of Iðavöllr, they discuss Jörmungandr, great events of the past, the runic alphabet. In stanza 61, in the grass, they find the golden game pieces that the gods are described as having once enjoyed playing games with long
Fenris Wolf (Marvel Comics)
The Fenris Wolf is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, based on Fenrir from Norse mythology. The Fenris Wolf first appeared in Marvel Comics in Journey into Mystery #114, was adapted from Norse legends by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; the character subsequently appeared in Thor #277-278, Thor Vol. 2 #80-83 and #85. The Fenris Wolf received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #4; the Fenris Wolf is a creature of Asgardian origin, said to be offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. However, many years ago, he was part of the basis of Little Red Riding Hood; the Goddess, walks the forests of Asgard carrying a bundle of golden apples. These "Golden Apples of Immortality" are for All-Father Odin, Iduna takes them to him every year. Along her journey she meets Haakun the Hunter. Haakun tells her to go in peace; as Iduna continues further down the path, Fenris Wolf transforms himself. Iduna next comes upon "a frail stranger".
The stranger offers Iduna protection along her journey. The stranger begins asking her questions, she grows suspicious, saying his hands seem so grasping and brutal, his voice sounds like that of a beast. She finds his manner sinister and frightening, says his eyes burn with hatred and pure savagery, she discovers that the stranger is the Fenris Wolf in disguise. Fenris Wolf attacks her. Haakun the Hunter arrives and drives Fenris Wolf away with his enchanted battle axe, causing the Fenris Wolf to shrink in an attempt to escape; the axe pursues Fenris and strikes him, spiriting him off to the shadowy land of Varinheim. Just like Norse mythology, Odin had the dwarfs forge the chain Gleipnir, it appeared to be only a silken ribbon, but was made of six wondrous ingredients: the sound of a cat's footfall, the beard of a woman, the roots of a mountain, bear's sinews, fish's breath, bird's spittle. When it came to binding the Fenris Wolf, Tyr lost his hand in the process, as the Fenris Wolf would only allow the chain to be put on him if one of the Gods put their hand in his mouth.
It is prophesied. Hela one time unchained Fenris Wolf to bring about Ragnarok only to be thwarted by Thor. A giant offspring of Fenris Wolf, named Hoarfen, once battled his Pantheon allies; the battle goes poorly for Hoarfen. Loki unchained Fenris Wolf to aid him and Hyrm in attacking Asgard using weapons that were forged for them by Surtur. Ulik and Fenris Wolf attacked Thor together only for Thor to attack them using Mjolnir which resulted in the blast removing Sif's arm. Hyrm managed to shatter Mjolnir. Fenris Wolf attacked Thor, Captain America, Iron Man when they were in Asgard; when Fenris Wolf was about to attack Thor, Captain America and kicked Fenris Wolf in the stomach to reclaim the shield Thor defeated him, causing him to flee. When Kurse was protecting innocent children, Fenris Wolf fought Kurse and killed him by sending a hammer into his skull. Fenris Wolf faced Thor again in battle. Thor used its body to knock down Durok in order to save Sif. With Durok slain, Fenris Wolf snapped its chains and fought Thor, only to be struck down by Beta Ray Bill.
Beta Ray Bill used the power of his hammer Stormbreaker upon the Fenris Wolf, reducing him to a skeleton as the monster's punishment for attacking a weakened Thor. Those that were fighting with the Fenris Wolf fled. Fenris Wolf returned to life and swallowed Asgard's sun and the moon assisting to bring about Ragnarok, as Asgard perishes. Fenris Wolf is the ancestor of the Asgardian Hrimhari. Asgard reforms and re-establishes itself over the state of Oklahoma. Fenris escapes from his prison, a place deep in the dimensional'hells' and steals a technological device that would slaughter innocents and gods alike; the Warriors Three, with the aid of a superpowered A. I. M. Scientist, defeat him in honorable battle, he is now kept prisoner in an Asgardian courtyard. The Fenris Wolf appears in Thor: Tales of Asgard, voiced by Brian Drummond. Fenris Wolf is seen as a patron at a bar. Fenris appears in Thor: Ragnarok; this iteration of the character is female. She is the loyal pet of Hela, is resurrected alongside Hela's army to aid Hela in ruling Asgard.
During the film’s climax, Fenris Wolf battles the Hulk and gets tossed off the side of Asgard into the void below. The Fenris Wolf appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, with vocal effects provided by Fred Tatasciore. In the episode "Meet Captain America", It is seen amongst the Asgardian creatures that the Red Skull and Baron Strucker captured upon finding an entrance to Asgard; the Fenris Wolf appears in Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. In the two-part episode "Avenging Spider-Man", It is among the Asgardian creatures subjected to Doctor Octopus's mass-produced Venom symbiote commanded by Loki; the Fenris Wolf appears in Avengers: Ultron Revolution. In the episode "A Friend in Need", he is shown incarcerated in the Asgardian prison; the history of Tyr losing a hand to Fenris Wolf was intact. An assortment of Fenris Wolves serve as enemies in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance; the "Hand of Tyr" must be placed into a statue of Fenris's mouth to rescue Tyr. Fenris Wolf at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Thomas James Kenny is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for voicing the title character in the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series, video games, films. Kenny has voiced many other characters including Heffer Wolfe in Rocko's Modern Life, his live-action work includes the comedy variety shows Mr. Show. Kenny has won a Daytime Emmy Award and two Annie Awards for his voice work as SpongeBob SquarePants and the Ice King. Kenny was raised in Syracuse, New York, to Theresa Bridget and Paul Austin Kenny; as a young child, he loved collecting record albums in the late 1960s and 1970s. In Syracuse, he met Bobcat Goldthwait in first grade and they became lifelong friends. In their mid-teens, they saw an ad for an open-mic night at Skaneateles that featured comedian Barry Crimmins with the moniker "Bear Cat", he and Goldthwait went to the event, performed under the monikers Tomcat and Bobcat as a tribute to Crimmins, after which Goldthwait used Bobcat as his stage name. Describing Kenny's stand-up routines, Goldthwait said, "Tom would get up there and talk about his therapist and he didn't have a therapist, he just loved Woody Allen."Kenny went to Bishop Grimes High School, a Catholic high school.
After college, Kenny performed stand-up comedy around the country for about eight years before he moved on to other venues. Kenny has acted in many films and TV shows, debuting in How I Got Into College and appeared in films such as Shakes the Clown and Comic Book: The Movie. On television, he would host the "Music News" segments of Friday Night Videos in the early 1990s, he appeared in sketch comedy shows The Edge which aired on Fox from 1992–93, Mr. Show which aired on HBO from 1995 to 1998, both roles in the show were as a regular cast member, he appears in the live-action segments of SpongeBob SquarePants as Patchy the Pirate, appeared on R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour on the season four episode, "Uncle Howee" as Uncle Howee, a high-energy kids' show host with strange powers. Kenny said that he voices "a lot of sweet yellow characters for some reason." He described SpongeBob's voice as in between that of a child and an adult, stating "Think a Stan Laurel, Jerry Lewis kind of child-man. Kind of like a Munchkin but not quite, kind of like a kid, but not in a Charlie Brown child's voice on the TV shows."Joe Murray auditioned Kenny for voice acting roles for Rocko's Modern Life in a casting call in Los Angeles, California.
On one occasion, the producers required Kenny to fill the role of Charlie Adler, absent. He voices. Joe Murray chose Kenny for several roles on another one of his projects, Camp Lazlo as Scoutmaster Lumpus and Slinkman, because Murray, after seeing Kenny's previous work for Rocko's Modern Life, felt that Kenny "adds writing to his roles" and "brings so much", he voiced Dog in CatDog, as well as the voice of Cliff. He voices many characters in The Powerpuff Girls, including the Mayor, the Narrator, Mitch Mitchelson and Little Arturo from the Gangrene Gang, Rainbow the Clown, etc, he voiced Eduardo, various other characters in Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Dr. Two-Brains in the PBS Kids show, WordGirl and the villains Knightbrace, The Common Cold and Mr. Wink in Codename Kids Next Door. Kenny is The Penguin in 2004 TV series The Batman, he voiced the character Squanchy on Morty. He plays a number of roles in the Transformers Animated TV show. A few of the characters he voices in this series are Starscream and his clones, Isaac Sumdac and Waspinator.
Kenny voiced several characters on the animated show Xiaolin Showdown, as well as the Autobots Skids and Wheelie in the live-action Transformers film series. On Dilbert, Kenny voiced Ratbert, Dilbert's shower, some minor characters, he played Mr. Hal Gibson in the animated kids show Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force GO!. In 2009, Kenny became a regular cast voice in Shut Up, he voices Muhammad Sabeeh "Happy" Fa-ach Nuabar, the secretive custodian, plotting a terrorist attack, as well as Happy's interpreter. The series premiered on April 19, 2009. Kenan Thompson, Kristin Chenoweth, Jason Bateman, Nick Kroll, Cheri Oteri, Henry Winkler, Will Arnett, Will Forte are the other main cast members, he plays The Ice Magic Man on Adventure Time. In 2011, Kenny took over the role of Rabbit from Ken Sansom in Winnie the Pooh. From 2012–2014, Kenny voiced Woody Johnson on Comedy Central's Brickleberry, he voices Flain and Teslo in Mixels, Sumo in the Cartoon Network show Clarence, Daddo in Henry Hugglemonster, Dr. Otto Octavius on The Ultimate Spider-Man, Leo Callisto in Miles from Tomorrowland.
He has provided voices in television advertisements for Best Buy and Talking Hank in the YouTube web series Talking Tom and Friends. In video games, Kenny is best known as the voice of Spyro the Dragon, having replaced previous voice actor Carlos Alazraqui, he first voiced Spyro in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, continued to voice the character up until Spyro: A Hero's Tail, where he was replaced by Jess Harnell. He voiced another character in the series, Sgt. James Byrd, in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, he reprised both roles in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection of modern remakes of the original Spyro trilogy. While working on the animated series Rocko's Modern Life, Kenny met marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, the creative director in the show's fourth season. Hi