THE ISLE OF SILENCE
Classification: Island of Asgard
Creator: Presumably natural processes on Asgard
User/Possessors: Acts of Vengeance prime movers (Dr. Doom, the Kingpin, Magneto, the Mandarin, the Red Skull, the Wizard), Loki, Odin, the Silent Ones, Ulik
First Appearance: Avengers I#1 (September, 1963)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Isle of Silence functioned as a place of exile for those who would harm Asgard. The island was ripe with deathtraps such as tangle vines able to entangle anyone who came in their vicinity. It also had a mountain volcano able to spew explosive gas globules that could only erupt via magic incantations.
History: (Avengers I#1) - While exiled to the Isle of Silence, Loki plotted to get his revenge on his half-brother Thor by first spying on Thor's alter ego Dr. Don Blake, then manipulating the Hulk into destroying a train track. Loki hoped that the false accusations against the Hulk would lure Thor into a battle against the Hulk. When Loki realized that he had also attracted the attention of Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Iron Man, he duped Thor into attacking a Hulk illusion. Thor quickly deduced that Loki was behind the illusions and returned to Asgard to ask Odin's permission to confront Loki. Thor eventually made his way to the Isle of Silence where the tangle vines threatened to entrap him. He made quick work of the vines to find that Loki had magically erupted the mountain volcano on the Isle. As Thor made his way to confront Loki, Loki sent the Silent Ones after him. Upon their defeat, Thor managed to bring Loki to Earth where he was defeated by the heroes who had gathered to stop the Hulk.
(Avengers I#300/2 (fb) - BTS) - Loki visited the Isle of Silence annually since his original exile there.
(Avengers I#300/2) - On his most recent pilgrimage to the Isle of Silence, Loki vented his anger of his part in the creation of the Avengers.
(Punisher War Journal I#12-13, Avengers Annual#19/3, Avengers West Coast#53, Spectacular Spider-Man II#158, Wolverine II#19, Thor I#411, Punisher II#28, Thor I#412, Avengers I#311, Captain America I#365, Avengers I#312, Punisher II#29, Captain America I#366, Avengers West Coast#54, Avengers I#313, Thor I#413, Web of Spider-Man I#60, Spectacular Spider-Man II#160, Web of Spider-Man I#61) - Loki employed the Isle of Silence as a base of operations for the prime movers of the "Acts of Vengeance" conspiracy. Loki provided a portal to the meeting room on the isle for Dr. Doom, the Kingpin, Magneto, the Mandarin, the Red Skull, and the Wizard, but none of the participants were aware of Loki's true identity, nor the location of the meeting room. Loki also had Ulik meet with him on the Isle during the operations.
(Avengers West Coast#55/Avengers Annual#19/3) - The Avengers eventually followed the Wizard back to Loki's base at the Isle of Silence. As the Avengers arrived, Loki unleashed a Silent One as well as using his sorcery to halt most of the Avengers. Thor managed to defeat Loki yet again while the Avengers were busy defending themselves from Loki's magic. The Kingpin and Mandarin escaped, while the Wizard was captured.
(Mighty Avengers I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Hank Pym was inspired by the portal hub created by Loki on the Isle of Silence to create his Infinite Mansion. He also incorporated one of the portals to the Isle of Silence in the Infinite Mansion.
(Mighty Avengers I#34 (fb) ) - After they found out the Scarlet Witch they were dealing with was actually Loki the Mighty Avengers decided to hunt him down. Pym, who knew Loki returned annually to the Isle of Silence, came up with a plan to set a trap for him there.
The Mighty Avengers passed through the door to the Isle of Silence in the Infinite Mansion and took all the equipment needed for the trap through it. On the Isle of Silence they were attacked by Trolls, which were fought by Hercules, Vision and Stature while Quicksilver took Pym to Loki's summer palace. Quicksilver picked up the equipment for Pym while Stature, Vision and Hercules kept fighting the Trolls. When the trap was set up Loki arrived as expected and was caught in it. Quicksilver and Pym tortured Loki to find out what he knew of the real Scarlet Witch's whereabouts. They were soon joined by Stature, Hercules and Vision, who had defeated the Trolls. Though Loki tried his best to turn the Mighty Avengers against each other he failed and secretly called his brother Thor for help.
(Mighty Avengers I#34) - Thor used Mjolnir to find Loki and it transported him to the Isle of Silence where he found the defeated Trolls. When Loki noticed his arrival he directed Thor to his palace to save him from the Mighty Avengers. Thor considered their action honorless and Pym's trap a crime against gods. Thor attacked Quicksilver when he kept torturing Loki. Pym shut down the trap, saved Quicksilver from Thor's wrath and handed Loki over to Thor. When Pym suggested to Loki to actually join the Mighty Avengers everyone present, including Loki, considered him mad. Quicksilver, Vision, Stature and Hercules decided to leave the team afterward.
(Loki: Agent of Asgard#9 - BTS) - Odin encased Lorelei and Sigurd in stone and exiled them to the Isle of Silence.
(Loki: Agent of Asgard#15) - When Odin summoned all Asgardian warriors by blowing the Gjallahorn Lorelei and Sigurd were released from imprisonment on the Isle of Exiles to join the final battle against Asgard's enemies.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers.
Avengers: The Origin#1-5 (June-October, 2010) by Joe Casey (writer) and Phil Noto (artist) is an extended retelling of the events in Avengers I#1 (September, 1963).
The Isle of Silence was presumably destroyed along with the rest of Asgard at the end of Thor II#85.
Profile by Proto-Man and Prime Eternal. Update by Markus Raymond (Mighty Avengers & Loki: Agent of Asgard).
The Isle of Silence has no known connections to
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Avengers I#1, p2, pan1 (Isle of Silence, rocky cliff & tangle vines, main pic)
Avengers West Coast#55, p18, pan2 (Isle of Silence, rocky ground & tangle vines, 2nd pic)
Loki: Agent of Asgard#15, p18, pan1 (as floating island)
Avengers I#1 (September, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (artist), Dick Ayers (inker)
Avengers I#300 (February, 1989) - "The Coming of the Accursed Avengers!" story - Ralph Macchio (writer), Walt Simonson (artist)
Punisher War Journal I#12-13 (December, 1989) - Carl Potts (writer), Jim Lee (#12) & David Ross (#13) (pencils), Don Hudson (#12), Al Milgrom (#12) & Russ Heath (#13) (inks), Rob Tokar & Don Daley (editor)
Avengers Annual I#19/3 (1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Vince Mielcarek (penciler), Bob Downs (inker)
Avengers West Coast#53-54 (December, 1989 - January, 1990) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Keith Williams (#53), Paul Ryan (#54) (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#158 (December, 1989) - Gerry Conway (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks)
Wolverine II#19 (December, 1989) - Archie Goodwin (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Thor I#411-412 (December, 1989) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Punisher II#28-29 (December, 1989 - January, 1990) - Mike Baron (writer), Bill Reinhold (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Don Daley (editor)
Avengers I#311-313 (December, 1989 - January, 1990) - John Byrne (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Captain America I#365 (December, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#413 (January, 1990) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#160 (January, 1990) - Gerry Conway (writer), Sal Buscema (artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Web of Spider-Man I#60-61 (January-February, 1989) - Gerry Conway (writer), Alex Saviuk (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Avengers West Coast#55 (February, 1990) - John Byrne (writer/penciler), Paul Ryan (inker)
Mighty Avengers I#34 (April, 2010) - Dan Slott (writer), Neil Edwards (pencils), Andrew Currie & Andrew Hennessy (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Loki: Agent of Asgard#9 (February, 2015) - Al Ewing (writer), Lee Garbett (artist), Wil Moss & Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Loki: Agent of Asgard#15 (August, 2015) - Al Ewing (writer), Lee Garbett (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
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Last Updated: 12/28/17
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