Real Name: Yagg

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgard) warrior

Occupation: Guardian of Skornheim

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Loki Laufeyson, Thor Odinson

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Skornheim, Asgard

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#116/1 (May, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: Because of his large size, Yagg possessed enhanced strength--he may be related to the giants of Asgard's Jotunheim region. 

Yagg wore gauntlets over each of his hands which fired energy blasts. By connecting the tips of each gauntlet together, he could combine their power into a single, powerful burst of energy.

Height: 20' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed


(Journey Into Mystery I#116/1) - By order of Odin, Thor and Loki were to be transported to the deadly land of Skornheim, to take part in the "Trial of the Gods"--they were to be unarmed, save for their wits and natural strength; forbidding weapons, Odin had taken Thor's hammer, but the deceitful Loki secretly carried a pouch containing magical Norn Stones concealed beneath his tunic.

   While in Skornheim, Thor and Loki made their way past some of the land's natural obstacles, then they found themselves confronted by the massive Yagg the Slayer, who unleashed energy blasts at them with his gauntlets. Loki fled from Yagg's lethal bolts by using the power of the Norn Stones to levitate away.

   Furious at having lost an intended victim, Yagg turned his attention to Thor, determined to make sure the thunder god would not escape. But after dodging another of Yagg's bolts, Thor tore a rock from a cliff-side and hurled it at Yagg's helmeted head, knocking him unconscious.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Because Yagg's helmet had a face guard, the features of his face were concealed in all 5 of the panels in which he actually appeared.--Ron Fredricks

Yagg supposedly died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.

Profile by Prime Eternal. Expansion by Ron Fredricks.

Yagg the Slayer should not be confused with:

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Journey into Mystery I#116/1, p8, pan3 (Yagg battles Loki and Thor)
Journey into Mystery I#116/1, p6, pan5 (Yagg challenges Thor and Loki)
Journey into Mystery I#116/1, p9, pan5 (Thor hurls rock at Yagg's head)

Journey into Mystery I#116/1 (May, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Artie Simek (letters)

First posted: 05/23/2004
Last updated: 02/16/2024

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