Real Name: Hoarfen
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgard) hybrid monster
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Frost Giants and Wolf Gods of Asgard
Enemies: Avengers (Captain America/Sam Wilson, Thor/Jane Foster, Wasp/Nadia Van Dyne), Hercules, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Pantheon (Agamemnon, Cassiopeia, Hector), Siingard, Thor (Red Norvell), Warriors Three (Fandal, Hogun, Volstagg)
Known Relatives: Fenris Wolf (father), unidentified Frost Giantess (mother), Siingard (maternal uncle),
Loki (paternal grandfather), Angerboda (paternal grandmother, deceased),
Hela (paternal aunt), Midgard Serpent (paternal uncle),
Balder, Hermod, Thor, Tyr, Vidar (paternal great-uncles),
Laufey (paternal great-grandfather, deceased), Odin (paternal great-grandfather, deceased), Frigga (great-grandmother),
Echidna (maternal great-grandmother), Vârcolac (maternal great-granfather), Phorcys (maternal great-great-grandfather), Ceto (maternal great-great-grandmother), Set (great-great-great-grandfather);
Sturm & Drang (half-brothers), Iceworm (cousin)
Wolf Gods and Frost Giants (various relations)
Base of Operations: Siingard's castle, Jotunheim, Asgard
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#422 (October, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: The Hoarfen is an immense wolf-creature, at least 50' tall at the shoulder. It possesses the equivalent of Class 100 strength, and is durable enough to resist direct blows from the hammer of Thor (well, a Thor, anyway), as well as the combined assaults of members of the Pantheon and warriors of Asgard. It is presumably immune to cold, and may have other ice powers, as yet unobserved.
(Incredible Hulk II#422 (fb) - BTS) - The Hoarfen was produced by the union of Fenris Wolf and the sister of the Frost Giantess Siingard. It's existence was kept secret as the monster was used to guard the castle of Siingard, though whispered rumors of its existence leaked out.
(Incredible Hulk II#422) - When the Hulk, Betty Banner, the Warriors Three, and a few members of the Pantheon pursued Agamemnon to Siingard's castle, Siingard unleashed the Hoarfen on them in an effort to protect Agamemnon. Siingard blew the horn to summon the beast, commanding it to kill all down below, but to kill the green one first. Just then, Hector flew in and snatched Agamemnon, but the thunderous approach of the Hoarfen made Hector drop Agamemnon into the Hulk's hand below. Unwilling to listen to Siingard's commands to stop, the Hoarfen grabbed the Hulk and Agamemnon in his jaws, killing them both.
(Incredible Hulk II#423) - The Hoarfen remained relatively unphased by the combined attacks of the other invaders, but when the Hulk and Agamemnon were restored to life by Hela, they reappeared in the surprised monster's mouth. The Hulk forced Hoarfen's mouth to open too widely, fracturing his mandible, and the Hoarfen fled the scene.
(Avengers VI#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hoarfen found his way from the Netherrealms to Earth.
(Avengers VI#1) - Though Hoarfen was weakened from the long voyage, the shrunken frost-wolf was still a viable threat. Hercules and the Avengers fought Hoarfen in Central Park. They knocked Hoarfen out by deflecting Mjolnir off of Captain America's shield, which was held by Hercules. After the battle Hercules carried Hoarfen back to his native realm through a portal opened by Thor.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Gary Frank, and Cam Smith.
Quoth Cassiopeia, "Now it's Frost Giants and Wolves? Boy, you people will procreate with anything that's not nailed down, won't you?"
Hoarfen supposedly died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.
Profile by Snood. Avengers update by Markus Raymond. CLARIFICATIONS: It has no other connection to: HOARFROST - Brute Force. icy form, project ice--Thunderbolts#31 images: Incredible Hulk II#422-423 (October-November, 1994) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor) First Posted: 08/20/2004 Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know. Non-Marvel Copyright info Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.! Back to Characters
The name Hoarfen is derived from the Hoarfrost, an archaic term representing the white particles formed by the congelation of dew, and Fenris Wolf
Incredible Hulk II#422, p29
Incredible Hulk II#423, p19
Avengers VI#1 (January, 2017) - Mark Waid (writer), Mike del Mundo (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 04/04/2018
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Profile by Snood. Avengers update by Markus Raymond.
It has no other connection to:
HOARFROST - Brute Force. icy form, project ice--Thunderbolts#31
Incredible Hulk II#422-423 (October-November, 1994) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
First Posted: 08/20/2004
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Non-Marvel Copyright info
Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
Back to Characters