Real Name: Brunnhilde (often referred to as Brunnhilda)
Identity/Class: Asgardian god
Chooser of the
Membership: Avengers (Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), Beast (Henry
McCoy), Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Brother Voodoo, Luke Cage,
Captain America (James Barnes), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Dr.
Stephen Strange, Giant-Man (Hank Pym), Hawkeye (Clint
Hill, Human Torch (Jim Hammond), Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Iron
Man (Tony Stark), Jessica
Jones, Justice (Vance Astrovik), Mockingbird, Moon Knight (Marc
Spector), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Protector
(Noh-Varr), Prince of Orphans, Quicksilver, Red Hulk, Steve Rogers, Scarlet Witch (Maximoff),
Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Stature,
Stingray, Thing (Ben Grimm), Tigra, Venom (Flash Thompson), Vision
(Jonas), War Machine (James
Rhodes), Wasp (Hank Pym), Wolverine (James Howlett/Logan), Asgardian
Sisters (Hilda, Mista, Sangrida),
Friagabbi, Geirahod, Goll, Grimgerta, Gunna, Helmviga, Herfjotur,
Hildegarde, Hlokk, Krista, Leita, Mist, Danielle Moonstar, Ortlinda,
Pruda, Radgrid, Randgrid, Regenleif, Rossveissa, Rota, Siegrina,
Sigurdrifta, Skeggjold, Skuld, Svava,
Sygnet, Valtrauta, others);
formerly Defenders (Andromeda, Angel/Archangel, Beast (Hank McCoy), Clea, Cloud, Devil-Slayer, Dr. Strange, Gargoyle (Isaac Christians), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hellcat, Howard the Duck, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Iceman, Interloper, Manslaughter, Nighthawk, Over-Mind, Power Man (Luke Cage), Red Guardian (Tania Belinsky), Silver Surfer, Son of Satan, Candy Southern, Sub-Mariner, Yellowjacket (Henry Pym)), Dragon Circle (Andromeda/Genevieve Cross, Sian Bowen, Interloper/Will Fanshawe, Daffyd ap Iowerth, Manslaughter/Roger Loomis)
A-Bomb, Benjamin Abrams, Alice,
Annihilators (Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator (Kallark), Ikon, Quasar (Wendell
Vaughn), Ronan the Accuser), Arabian Knight (Navid Hashim), Aragorn,
Archon, Avengers (Beast (Hank
McCoy), Black Panther
(T'Challa), Captain America (James Barnes), Captain America (Steve
Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark),
Mantis, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Red Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Swordsman
Duquesne), Thor, Vision, Wonder Man), Aymes, Bambi,
Michael Barnett, Barton
Beekman, Victoria Bentley, Black
Knight (Sir Percy of Scandia), Black Knight (Dane Whitman),
Black Panther (T'Challa), Luann
Bloom, Abigail Brand, Danielle Cage, Vera
Cantor, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Sharon Carter, Elizabeth
(Al Gentle, Philip
LeGuin, Theodore Kroeber, Georgia Orr, Ursula
Cutlass, Cyclops, Dagger,
Danny, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), "Defenders
for a Day"
(Black Goliath, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Captain
Ultra, Emmett, Falcon, Freya, Gunnar, Hayes, Hercules, Helgi
Hundingsbane, Idunn, Invaders (Blazing Skull (Mark Todd), Human Torch
(Jim Hammond), Spitfire (Jacqueline Falsworth), Toro, Union Jack (Brian
Falsworth)), Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Jack
Ragnar Lodbrok, Machine Man, Marvel Man (Wendell Vaughn), Norna-Gest,
Nova (Richard Rider), Paladin, Parvez, Polaris,
Prowler (Hobie Brown), Red Hulk, Valeria Richards, Sigmund, Stingray,
Tolor, Torpedo, White Tiger (Hector Ayala)), Alvin
the Hun, Sean
Faber, Finesse, Argyle
Fist, Forearm, Emma Frost, Nick Fury, Ghost Rider (John
Blaze), Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch), Gibichungs (Gunther, Gutruna, Hagen),
Grane, Amber Grant,
Greeneggs, Guardians of the Galaxy (Vance Astro, Charlie-27,
Martinex, Starhawk, Yondu), Ruth Hart,
Holliman, Hazmat, Hercules,
Mr. Hudack, Human Torch (Johnny
Storm), Illuminati (Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Namor,
Professor X), Edwin Jarvis, Jeff,
Junkies (Alex, Cody, Isaac, Paulie), Kahji-Da, Jennifer
Kale, Korg, Kubik, Mrs.
Christa Ludlow, Fia
Macken, Man-Thing, Medusa, Mindy,
Moondragon, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Namorita, Barbara
Denton Norriss, Jack
Norriss, Old Jigme, Omega the Unknown,
John, Professor X, Monica Rambeau, Colonel
Razhumin, Red Hulk, Red She-Hulk, She-Hulk (Jennifer
Walters), Red Wolf
(Will Talltrees), King Richard the Lion-hearted, Rintrah, Rom, Rose
Milton Rosenblum, Roxxon
(Mr. Bromley), Sassafras,
Richard "Ziggy" Siegfried, Sigmund, Sheriff
Roxanne Simpson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Squadron Supreme
(Amphibian, Arcanna, Cap’n Hawk, Doctor Spectrum, Golden Archer,
Hyperion, Lady Lark, Nuke, Power Princess, Tom Thumb, Whizzer),
James-Michael Starling, Trish
Starr, Stevens, Hope Summers, Beverly
Mae Terry, Thing, Thunderbolts (Luke Cage, Ghost, Songbird),
Todd, Troll (Gunna), USAgent, Valkyrie
Veil, Vishanti, Vision, Dorothy
Walker, Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg), Wasp, "Whaling
Captain", Dian Wilkins, Sara
Walker, Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Watcher (Uatu), Wong, Dr.
James Wynter, X-Force (Cable, Caliban, Meltdown, Moonstar,
Rictor, Shatterstar, Sunspot, Warpath),
Xiombarg aliens, X-Men (Emma Frost, Moonstar, Storm), Zeus;
formerly Enchantress, Son of Satan, Harrison Tyrk
(Advanced Idea Mechanics), Alpha
the Ultimate Mutant, Anything
of Eternity (Sai Anand, Socrates Cavropolis, Ivan),
the All-Seeing, Attuma,
of the Bland (Black
the Hun), Behemoth
(Manfred Haller), Big
Black, Blackheart, Black Mast, Blackout, Blowtorch
Brand, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Blob, Lorelei,
Magneto, Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde),
Mind Control Movement, Chandu
the Wizard, Circus of Crime (Bruto the Strongman, Clown, Fire-Eater, Livewire), Committee
for Free Emigration, Celestia
Denton, Crossbones, Cult
of the Harvester of Eyes (Agent
(Batroc the Leaper, Beetle (Abner Jenkins), Blob, Boomerang, Electro
(Max Dillon), Joe
the Gorilla, Leap-Frog,
(android), Shocker (Herman Schultz), Toad, Whirlwind), Descendants
(Adaptoids, Lady Deathstrike, Urn, Yalda, others),
Dibbuk, Dire Wraiths, D.O.A./Department
of Occult Armaments (Innards,
Rotwrap, Wraithwitch, Wildpride),
of the Moon, D'Spayre, Durok
the Demolisher, E-Street
of Evil (Cobalt
(Ralph Roberts), Egghead,
Enchantress, Enmity, Erlik
Khan, Executioner (Skurge), Felicia,
(Salinger), Forgiven (Ghost Blade, Inka, Nighteyes, Quickshot, Raizo
Gnostic Wizard, Gouzar, Grandmaster,
and "Glaucus" constructs, Hashid,
Gorilla-Man (Arthur Nagan),
Son of Satan, Hotspur,
Jewel (Jessica Jones), Jicarilla
Trolls, Magus, Marduk
Kurios, Magus, Master Pandemonium, Loki,
Tyrk/Harrison Turk), Mad
Tapping Tommy), Malekith the Dark-Elf, Mephisto,
August Masters, Masters of Evil (Arcade, Armadillo, Batroc the Leaper, Bi-Beast, Black Talon, Brothers Grimm, Carrion, Coachwhip, Constrictor, Crossfire, Diablo, Firebrand (Dennison), Griffin, Ironclad, Killer Shrike, Lady Stilt-Man, Lascivious, Letha, Madame Masque, Madcap, Ox (of China Force), Pink Pearl, Princess Python, Ringer, Scarecrow, Squid, Taskmaster, Thunderball, Tiger Shark, Vector, Vengeance (Kowalski), Whiplash (Vanko), X-Ray, others), Mayor
(David Kessler), Meteor
Mikaboshi, Minister Marvel, Miracle
le Fey, Mutant
Riders, Nosferatu clan,
the Living Darkness,
Ollerus the Unmerciful,
Darqon Par, Phoenix Force, Piledriver (Brian Calusky), Pluto,
the Man-Slayer, “Screechy”,
Takkor), Prince John, Red Ghost,
Scorpion (Mac Gargan), Secret Empire operatives (Harridan,
Professor Power, others), Serpent
Shadow Council (John Steele),
Shazana, Sin (also as Skadi), Sisterhood
of the Badoon (Queen
Six-Fingered Hand (Avarrish,
Sleeper replicas, Ephraim
Soles, Snow Wyrm, Sons
of the Serpent (JC
Pennysworth), Sorcerer Rasputin,
Spirits of Air, Earth, and Water, Squadron
Sinister (Dr. Spectrum, Hyperion, Whizzer),
Thief, Sultan Magus, Supernalia,Super-Synthoids,
the Terrible, Taskmaster, Temax,
Ruby Thursday, Tribunal
(and their agent the Elf
with a Gun),
Ones, Universal Church of Truth, Unnameable,
Man, the Worthy (Angrir, Nul), Xemnu
formerly Barbara Norriss, Cloud, Manslaughter, Over-Mind, Seraph, Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne)
Known Relatives: None
Val, "Val Doe", Valerie, Woman Incarnate, Death-Maiden, Shield-maiden,
Chooser of the Slain, Sword-Girl (nickname given by Hulk), Golden Hair,
Handmaiden of Death;
possessed/essence cast on: Sian Bowen, Barbara Norris, Samantha Parrington, Amora the Enchantress, Lorelei (possibly)
formerly Asgard; Borders of the Land of the Dead; New York City, USA; Montclair, New Jersey; Richmond Riding Academy, Upstate New York
First Appearance: (Enchantress as Valkyrie) Avengers I#83 (December, 1970); (Samantha Parrington as Valkyrie) Incredible Hulk I#142 (August, 1971); (Barbara Norriss as Valkyrie) Defenders I#3 (December, 1973); (Brunnhilde back in true body) Defenders I#109 (September, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: Valkyrie, the strongest of all the Valkyrior, is superhumanly strong, capable of lifting up to 45 tons. Possessed of extremely long life, immunity to diseases, high resistance to injury, and enhanced agility, stamina, and endurance like other Asgardians, Valkyrie also possesses the ability to sense a deathglow surrounding those soon to die. She is capable of transporting herself and a dying or dead person to the realm of the dead. Valkyrie often rides a winged horse (often Aragorn) and is trained in its use. She has been known to wield a long spear in battle as well as the enchanted sword Dragonfang, which allowed her to change her attire at will, could remain invisible on her hip while sheathed, can absorb and redirect electrical blasts, and has at least a small mystical connection to some other dragons. (Valkyrie briefly wielded the deadly and cursed Ebony Blade). At times, Odin has granted Valkyrie enhanced powers to combat specific situations, greatly increasing her own ability and even once allowing her to appear at giant size. Even while based in the Borders of the Land of the Dead (after her brief seeming death), Valkyrie could traverse dimensions to summon souls. Valkyrie possesses a mental link to others of the Valkyrior, including Danielle Moonstar. When acting as the leader of the Valkyrior, Valkyrie has access to mystic knowledge and abilities that she seemingly does not otherwise, including the capability of dimensional travel and access to knowledge of the lands of the dead. Valkyrie has been capable of passing a portion of her life essence on to others, and could bestow leadership of the Valkyrior to another.
While in Barbara Norriss’ body, Valkyrie could not even defend herself against robotic women due to an enchantment by the Enchantress. Valkyrie was briefly granted the ability, by the Vishanti, to possess the mortal form of Sian Bowen, retaining all of her natural abilities and memories. What became of this union is unknown. Valkyrie is part of the Dragon Circle, a group of mortals meant to block the Dragon of the Moon from entering Earth’s dimension again. Valkyrie has, at least once, been summoned by an Earth sorceress for aid.
When Enchantress had Valkyrie’s soul trapped in the Globe of Souls, Brunnhilde’s essence could be cast on to other women, Asgardian or Earthian, enabling them to assume Brunnhilde’s likeness, powers, and skills in battle, though not remembering any true origins. This spell (after being used by the Enchantress, Samantha Parrington, and Barbara Norriss) was eventually destroyed, but later utilized by Pluto and Lorelei (on Samantha Parrington, again, and Lorelei). A later version of Barbara Norriss could seemingly access these powers as well, but it is unrevealed how she obtained this ability. While her soul was imprisoned, Valkyrie’s form was in suspended animation for an undetermined number of years, and was briefly inhabited by the soul of Barbara Norriss. Valkyrie also briefly dwelled in a mortal form, as a punishment by Odin. While in the body of Barbara Norriss, Valkyrie did not have her full faculties, memories, powers, or personality. Valkyrie has been known to fall victim to a "warrior's madness" that causes her to attack those around her in a short-lived berserker rage, though this was only briefly and connected with her separation from her true form. For a time, due to a spell by Dr. Strange, Valkyrie could summon Aragorn by shouting "Aragorn -to me!"
While the details remain unconfirmed, Valkyrie may have briefly dwelt in a mortal form, though she still had her Asgardian memories. At this time, she could grant a spell of invulnerability over one she loved, which would protect this person unless they turned their back to a foe.
Weight: 475 lbs.
(Secret Avengers I#14 (fb)) – Waiting for an army to attack Wrlstead Arms, the mortal Princess Brunhilde sparred with fellow warrior Sigmund as the other male warriors fraternized. They bantered about how dangerous the coming threat could really be.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#4 (fb)) – Stalling her training, Brunnhilde tossed their swords into the lake and flirted with Sigmund, who drew her close and told her how she mattered to him.
(Secret Avengers I#14 (fb)) – When the attackers hit, Sigmund was killed by arrows. Grieving and furious, Brunhilde grabbed her blade as the attacker, Odin, burst through the door. He ordered her away, but she refused to leave her dead friend. Sensing her courage, Odin recognized her warrior spirit. He identified himself as a god and offered to allow her to carry the souls of her countrymen into the afterlife. He instructed her to carry the souls of fallen warriors to the afterlife in Valhalla. He told her that men would commit great acts of bravery and sacrifice just to try and see her, and promised her a place in Valhalla one day. He called her as his Valkyrie.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#7 (fb)) – Shortly after being summoned by Odin, Valkyrie was offered a golden apple of Asgard by the Warriors Three, giving her immortal life.
(Defenders I#109 (fb) - BTS) - Odin, the All-Father of Asgard, created nine mighty Valkyries, including Brunnhilde (sometimes called Brunnhilda), who were to act as the Valkyrior, sweeping over the battle fields of Earth astride flying horses and gathering the souls of the slain, taking them to Valhalla, resting place for the worthy dead. Brunnhilde was the eldest of the nine, and was very dear to Odin.
(Thor: Son of Asgard#7) - A young Brunnhilda enrolled in a swordsman school, the only girl there besides Sif.
(Thor: Son of Asgard#8) - Brunnhilda admired the enchanted blade of Balder and taunted Thor for not having one, and Sif came to Thor’s defense, striking Brunnhilda. The two of them got into a fist fight until the teacher intervened, blaming Sif for the ruckus. The next day, Thor and Brunnhilda were practicing swords when Amora the Enchantress interrupted, casting a love spell on Thor with an enchanted mirror.
(Thor: Son of Asgard#9) - Brunnhilda watched Sif argue with Thor and Amora, and realized the spell had been cast. She allied with Sif, apologizing for their earlier fight and convincing Sif to help her free Thor. They attacked Amora and Loki, her ally, and Brunnhilda broke the mirror, releasing Thor from the enchantment.
(Thor I#296 (fb)) - In a possible origin told by the Eye of Odin, Valkyrie led the Valkyrior to gather the slain souls from Viking battles and to lead them to Valhalla or Hel, as appropriate. Brunnhilda was called by Odin and asked to slay the Viking Hunding, who had come at odds with Odin's son Siegmund (Thor's mortal identity at the time) for betrayal with Hunding's wife, Sieglinda. However, Frigga, Odin's wife, implored Odin to slay Siegmund instead since he had betrayed a marriage vow. Odin ordered Brunnhilda to slay Siegmund, but made plans of his own at the same time. Brunnhilda appeared before Siegmund on Earth and told him of his pending demise, but she chose to disobey Odin's orders when she realized how deep Siegmund's love for Sieglinda was. When Hunding attacked, Brunnhilda stayed back, earning Odin's wrath and Odin saw Hunding slay Siegmund regardless. Valkyrie took Sieglinda upon her winged horse, hoping to protect her, and fled.
(Thor I#297 (fb)) - Brunnhilda brought Sieglinda back to the Valkyrior, and her sisters took Sieglinda to a place where she could raise her unborn child in safety from Odin. Brunnhilda gave Sieglinda the shattered pieces of Siegmund's sword, Needful. When Odin approached, he cast the Valkyrior aside and vowed to strip Brunnhilda of her godhood and banish her. He took her to the outskirts of Asgard and told her she would be destined to marry the first man she saw and take care of him, as a mortal, as her hair grew grey. In tears, Brunnhilda begged that only a worthy man be given this power over her, and Odin agreed. He took away her godhood and placed her on a rocky crag, surrounded by fire created by Loki at Odin's command, to remain until a brave man found her.
(Thor I#298 (fb)) - Sieglinda's son, Siegfried (who was another mortal version of Thor), grew to manhood and reforged his father's sword, then went on a quest to find Brunnhilda. He braved many dangers, including the fire, then awoke Brunnhilda with a kiss, and she retained full memories of her past and Odin's punishment. She initially rejected Siegfried until she realized that their love was true.
(Thor I#299 (fb)) - Brunnhilda asked Siegfried to leave her behind while he fulfilled his destiny. She cast on him her spell of invulnerability (which would protect Siegfried unless he turned his back on a foe), and he awarded her with a ring he'd won from a dragon. She also gave Siegfried her once-winged steed, Grane, who'd been nearby. Siegfried was tricked by three of the Viking Gibichungs, Gunther, Gutruna, and Hagen, into drinking a potion that made him fall in love with Gutruna and forget his vows to Brunnhilda. He agreed to retrieve the ring and Brunnhilda for Gunther so that Gunther could marry Brunnhilda. Meanwhile, Brunnhilda received a visit from Valtrauta of the Valkyrior, who warned Brunnhilda to cast aside the ring Siegfried had given her, but Brunnhilda refused to do so. Soon Siegfried returned, but in the visage of Gunther and not remembering Brunnhilda. He demanded the ring from her finger, and she fainted rather than give it to him. Siegfried took the ring and brought Brunnhilda back to Gunther, where they commenced with the wedding, Siegfried to Gutruna and Gunther to Brunnhilda. Brunnhilda finally came to her senses again and stated that Siegfried was her love, causing an argument among the Vikings, but Siegfried was protected in the following fight by the spell of invincibility. Siegfried departed with Gutruna, leaving Brunnhilda despairing, and Hagen planning on slipping Brunnhilda a love potion. In weakness, Brunnhilda revealed Siegfried's weakness: that if he turned his back, he could be slain.
(Thor I#300 (fb)) - Hagen slew Siegfried and Gunther before being taken away. Brunnhilda, in grief, commanded a funeral pyre be built for Siegfried and set up on the river. In despair, she and Grane leaped on to it, slaying themselves. Odin had the Valkyrior bring them both back to Asgard and he restored their lives, though he wiped their memories of their mortal experiences. (It is unconfirmed whether Brunnhilda's time as a mortal actually happened, or if it was a story concocted by the Eye).
(Thor: Man of War#1) – The Valkyrior were sent against Thor, who’d been raging against Odin and the nine worlds for days. They joined forces against a storm giant, and Odin later sent Thor to Earth to learn humility.
(Thor: For Asgard#3) – Valkyrie escorted Heimdall to Valhalla, with Thor riding alongside her.
(Thor: For Asgard#4) – Thor accompanied Valkyrie to Valhalla, where he was pleased to see fallen warriors like Heimdall, Ragnar Lodbrok, Norna-Gest, Sigmund, Gunnar, Helgi Hundingsbane, and others. Sigmund told Thor Balder wasn’t there before challenging him to battle with his sword Gram. Hela arrived and forced those in Valhalla into Hel, and Thor and Valkyrie narrowly escaped.
(Defenders I#109 (fb) - BTS) - When the gigantic Celestials came to Earth, Odin made a vow to no longer interfere in the ways of mortals, and so disbanded the Valkyrior. Brunnhilde was saddened and displeased, but Odin could not tell her why he’d chosen to do this.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#9 (fb)) – During a time when the Valkyrior were forbidden to go to Earth, they focused on the fallen souls of Asgard in wartime.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#1 (fb)) – In the Ardennes in 1945, the Valkyrior appeared on Midgard over a group of fallen bodies and were baffled that they’d been summoned to Earth. Brunnhilde determined it was sorcery and determined to stay and figure it out, but was frustrated when the Valkyrior left her there without waiting for her to dismiss them. A dying German soldier spoke of the Thule just before an Asgardian Snow Wyrm attacked. Vowing to find who’d summoned them, Valkyrie slew the creature.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#2 (fb)) – In the ruins of a Nazi laboratory, Valkyrie came across Raizo Kodo, who accused her of being behind the atrocities. She sensed that he wasn’t living, and he confessed that he’d stopped the Thule from experimenting on vampires. He told her he’d killed the Thule there, warned her the building was going to explode, and then disappeared. She rushed out as it exploded, wondering who the Thule were.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#3 (fb)) – When Valkyrie drew close to the Thule’s castle, they launched a number of mystical defenses at her, but she battled them back bravely.
(Fear Itself: the Fearless#5 (fb)) – During WWII, in the North Sea, the Invaders (Blazing Skull, Human Torch, Spitfire, Toro, Union Jack) were battling the Sleeper replicas when Valkyrie joined them. She realized Asgardian flesh (including a Frost giant) was being used in the robots and was horrified. Before she could act, Enchantress arrived, summoning her home and telling her that Odin had severed ties with Midgard and the Valkyrior were no more, not caring that Valkyrie had been summoned to Earth. She drew Valkyrie back to Asgard with a spell.
(Defenders I#108 (fb)) - Bitter and bored since the dissolution of the Valkyrior, Brunnhilde confided in the Enchantress and agreed to act as her agent for a time. As they adventured, Valkyrie did not realize that Enchantress was siphoning off Valkyrie’s life essence little by little, but she soon discovered that Enchantress was evil, and refused to serve her any more. Enchantress cast a spell on Valkyrie, locking her soul in the Globe of Souls and keeping her form buried in a mountain.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#14) - Enchantress discovered a way to impose the form and powers of Brunnhilde on another person, and used it over the years on others, including herself, though others apparently had no memories of the events, nor did Valkyrie. The details of this time are unknown. Valkyrie’s form was kept alive in suspended animation, still in Asgard.
(Marvel: the Lost Generation#5) - Valkyrie (or someone in her guise) attended a court Odin held against Thor.
(Avengers I#83 - BTS) - The Enchantress briefly disguised herself as the Valkyrie on Earth.
(Incredible Hulk II#126 - BTS) - Humans Jack and Barbara Norris joined van Nyborg's cult seeking to resurrect the Undying Ones. Barbara sacrificed herself to free Dr. Strange and became a captive of the Undying Ones.
(Incredible Hulk II#142 - BTS) - The Enchantress, seeking revenge on the Hulk, temporarily turned socialite Samantha Parrington into the Valkyrie.
(Defenders I#3 - BTS) - Barbara Norris, insane with loneliness, joined the Undying Ones as their mate until the Defenders rescued her. They returned Barbara to Earth, utterly mad.
(Defenders I#4) - The Defenders, with Barbara, were soon captured by Casiolena, Fragon, and the Executioner. The Enchantress and the Black Knight were also imprisoned, and in order to facilitate escape the Enchantress changed Barbara into the Valkyrie.
(Defenders I#109 (fb) - BTS) - Enchantress altered the spell, sending Brunnhilde’s true mind into Norriss’ form and sending Norriss’ soul into Valkyrie’s form. She also made it so Valkyrie could not attack another woman without severe pain.
(Defenders I#4) - Valkyrie helped the team escape and vanquish their enemies, defeating Executioner and Casiolena herself, though the Enchantress had to force Valkyrie's hand in the defeat of a female. The Enchantress departed, leaving the Black Knight a stone statue. Valkyrie took the Knight's ebony blade and his winged horse, Aragorn. Valkyrie offered to join the Defenders, but they let her know there was no team to join.
(Avengers I#157 (fb)) - The Defenders traveled between dimensions, returning home.
(Defenders I#5) - Valkyrie, who was staying at Doctor Strange's mansion, wandered the city wondering about her origins and the blank slate that was her life. She battled Cyrus Black's men, with Strange's help, then took Aragorn to find Namor and Hulk, using enchanted crystals provided by Strange. When Namor disappeared, Namorita joined Valkyrie in looking for him. An angry Hulk soon disappeared as well, and Aragorn saved Valkyrie when she fell. Valkyrie and Namorita tracked the heroes to where they'd been captured by the Omegatron. Using swordplay, strategy, strength, and Aragorn's senses, Valkyrie fought the Omegatron and almost single-handedly defeated it, lopping off its head.
(Defenders I#6) - With Namor, Strange, and Silver Surfer, Valkyrie battled Cyrus Black and his minions, and later battled Black's nightmare creations. Valkyrie felt feelings of love for the Black Knight, still stuck as a statue, and began to feel purpose as part of a team.
(Defenders I#7) - Namor and Valkyrie found Hulk and met Hawkeye, and they all returned to Strange's mansion, greeted by Wong and Clea. The four heroes attacked Attuma's forces, and held their own until Namor was captured and the others surrendered. By falsely seducing Big Grokko, Valkyrie helped the heroes escape, only to find Namor mind-controlled by the Red Ghost.
(Defenders I#8) - Recaptured by Namor, Hawkeye and Valkyrie were subjected to treatments for weeks that left them in Red Ghost's control. They attacked Atlantis, but when Barbara's madness somehow reasserted itself, Valkyrie was incapacitated. Strange and Silver Surfer found Valkyrie and calmed her, and Attuma and Red Ghost's plot was soon vanquished.
(Defenders I#8/2) - Later, when Dr. Strange gathered the team around the Black Knight's statue, Valkyrie was pensive about her madness and her love for the Black Knight. Strange seemingly heard a message from the Black Knight's psyche that directed them to gather the pieces of the Evil Eye in order to save him (the message was a ploy by Dormammu and Loki).
(Avengers I#116) - The team split up to retrieve the Eye pieces.
(Defenders I#9) - Valkyrie deposited Hawkeye in Mexico, where Strange informed them telepathically that the Avengers would be opposing them. Hawkeye brashly kissed Valkyrie, causing her anger and intrigue. She then moved for Sucre, Bolivia.
(Avengers I#117) - In Bolivia, Valkyrie used Aragorn to spiral an Avengers ship in the air, then rushed to the castle where the Eye was. Before she found it, the Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne) attacked and the two engaged in an agile swordfight through the castle. When the Swordsman grabbed the exposed Eye, he was shot by the castle's patron. After making sure the Swordsman would get medical help, Valkyrie grabbed the Eye and fled.
(Defenders I#10) - Almost all reunited, the Defenders and Avengers joined forces once they realized they'd been duped. They stopped the battle between Thor and Hulk, the assembled the Eye, prepared to face Dormammu who were now invading their world.
(Avengers I#118) - When Dormammu began changing humans to monsters, SHIELD agreed to contain them while the heroes took the battle to the Dark Dimension. Dormammu knocked the Defenders unconscious, leaving the Scarlet Witch to almost single-handedly defeat the villain.
(Defenders I#11) - After the Defenders saw to the clean-up of the battle, they used the Evil Eye to track down the Black Knight's psyche and found him fighting in the ancient Crusades (in the body of his ancestor Eobar Garrington). They participated in a battle to rescue King Richard the Lionhearted from Prince John, Mordred, Chandu the Wizard, Temax the giant gnome, and their army of gnomes and Mohammedans. Prester John reclaimed the Eye, the Black Knight remained in the past willingly, and the Defenders returned to the future. The Valkyrie left the ebony blade with the Knight.
(Defenders I#12) - While she contemplated leaving the Defenders to find herself, Valkyrie was presented with a sword called Dragonfang by Dr. Strange. Strange claimed the sword had been carved by a wizard, Kahji-Da, from a dragon's fang. When Strange received a mental distress call from the Hulk, he and the Valkyrie investigated. Xemnu the Titan attacked them with inanimate objects, and the Valkyrie destroyed a steam-roller with her sword, before they were captured by the mind-controlled townsfolk. The freed Hulk and Strange defeated the villain.
(Giant-Size Defenders#1) - Valkyrie viewed the origins of her teammates when Clea cast a spell to show their pasts.
(Defenders I#13) - Nighthawk burst into Strange's mansion and briefly battled Hulk and Valkyrie. He revealed that Nebulon and the Squadron Sinister were planning to flood the Earth, then was teleported away. After seeking out Namor, who Valkyrie convinced to join them, the Defenders traveled to the polar ice caps and defeated the Squadron Sinister while Valkyrie tried to free Nighthawk from his force bubble. Nebulon trapped all the heroes in a force bubble.
(Defenders I#14) - The heroes escaped the bubble, which had been sent into space, and defeated the Frozen Man that Nebulon created to battle them. Overwhelmed by force, Nebulon reverted to his monstrous alien form and Nighthawk seemingly destroyed Nebulon with a laser cannon. After Nighthawk was almost killed in an explosion, the Defenders volunteered parts of their life force to let him live. He asked to join the Defenders.
(Defenders I#15) - Valkyrie and Dr. Strange welcomed Nighthawk to the team, then Valkyrie announced her plan to soon leave the team. She was concerned about Aragorn, so Nighthawk arranged to buy a secluded riding academy for the horse. The Defenders traveled to the Carlsbad Mountains at the request of Professor X, telepathic leader of the X-Men, and met the Hulk there so they could fight against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Blob, Lorelei, Magneto, Mastermind, Unus). After battling a monster that turned out to be an illusion, they were held in a magnetic field by Magneto, the Brotherhood's leader, and listened to his plot to rule the world through his new creation, Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant. Professor X helped the heroes escape and Valkyrie battled Unus the Untouchable, with his impenetrable forcefield, unsuccessfully until Unus dropped the field. Alpha then awakened.
(Defenders I#16) - After unsuccessfully battling Alpha, the villains were teleported away by Alpha, who trapped the Defenders and Professor X in a sealed mountain, leaving the heroes to dig themselves out. The heroes tracked the villains to the United Nations building, which was hovering in the air. While trying to battle Alpha again, Valkyrie's legs were turned to putty by the mutant. Soon Alpha realized who the true villains were and reduced the Brotherhood to infancy before leaving Earth completely. (Valkyrie's legs were restored).
(Giant-Size Defenders#2) - Valkyrie accompanied the Defenders and the Son of Satan into Hell to rescue the Hulk from Asmodeus. While there, she was beset by a despairing vision of other forms of her having no face, reflecting her fear that she had no identity.
(Defenders I#17) - Valkyrie saw the headquarters Nighthawk had built for the team at his riding academy in upstate New York. After Nighthawk tried to ride Aragorn unsuccessfully, she changed and prepared to depart. Strange cast a spell on her sword so it would be invisible on her waist until drawn. Valkyrie said her goodbyes and was kissed on the mouth by Nighthawk, then departed to find out Barbara's origins.
(Defenders I#18) - Feeling alone, Valkyrie started her quest in Cobblers Roost, Vermont, where Barbara had first been seen by the Hulk.
(Marvel Two-In-One#7) - The Enchantress and the Executioner traveled to Cobblers Roost in order to retrieve the Celestia harmonica, an artifact that contained the life-force of Celestia Denton, Barbara’s mother, and was bound to Alvin Denton, Barbara's father. Thing and Alvin approached Valkyrie at Cobblers' Roost and Alvin embraced Valkyrie, recognizing his daughter, causing Valkyrie distress, before Enchantress appeared and briefly reduced Valkyrie to the maddened Barbara again. In a chaotic alternate world created by the harmonica, Valkyrie and Thing fought against the Asgardians until they won the harmonica and set the world aright. Alvin Denton suffered a fatal heart attack during the fight.
(Defenders I#20) - Valkyrie mourned the loss of Alvin Denton while Enchantress and Executioner departed. She carried the corpse back to Cobblers Roost, asking the Thing to leave them be. Sheriff Tom helped turn Alvin's body over to Henry Todd, the undertaker, then showed her to Alice's restaurant, where Valkyrie learned that Barbara had been married to a man named Jack. Tom took her to the Denton's home and she entered, only to be subdued by Van Nyborg. She was soon rescued by Nighthawk and the Thing, and learned that Barbara's mother, Sister Celestia, had been part of the plot.
(Defenders I#21) - Valkyrie looked through a picture album, trying to connect to Barbara's memories, and planned to confront Barbara's husband, Jack, which caused Nighthawk to depart in anger as he had a crush on Valkyrie. Valkyrie attempted to visit Jack at Mrs. Lafferty's, but was met with animosity. Despairing, Valkyrie returned to Strange's mansion and helped the exhausted Banner enter. When the Headmen's black rain caused all sleeping New York citizens, including Hulk, to rampage, Valkyrie joined Strange in trying to subdue the Hulk, who quickly knocked her aside. The rain soon died out.
(Giant-Size Defenders#3) - The Grandmaster recruited six heroes to use in his game against the robotic Prime Mover, and selected Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Dr. Strange, Hulk, Daredevil, and Sub-Mariner as his pawns. The Prime mover selected six other-dimensional opponents. The Defenders agreed to fight, knowing the fate of the world was in the balance. The Grandmaster explained to his champions that they would battle two villains in pairs and in another unfamiliar world. He stated that lethal force would be required for victory. Valkyrie, astride Aragorn and armed with Dragonfang, battled the deadly skeletal Takkor, who rode a monstrous mount. Despite lopping off Takkor's head, Valkyrie was beset by the strange villain until she realized that by she must slay the mount. She lost Dragonfang in the battle, then watched Nighthawk defeat his bat-like opponent, “Screechy.” Grandmaster's forces won, and Dragonfang was restored, but he declared he would rule Earth anyway; he conceded after Daredevil tricked him into losing a game for it.
(Giant-Size Defenders#4) - Valkyrie, with Hulk and Strange, waited at the hospital while Nighthawk and his girlfriend, Trish Starr, received operations by Dr. James Wynter for wounds received in a car bombing. Nighthawk set them after the Squadron Sinister, who he assumed was responsible for the accident. Valkyrie, Strange, and Hulk were defeated by the Squadron, rescued by Yellowjacket, and then defeated the Squadron at the hospital, though Valkyrie had little to with the battle.
(Marvel Team-Up I#34) - Nighthawk told Valkyrie of a battle he'd had with the Meteor Man that he'd chosen not to finish. Disgusted, Valkyrie moved to finish the battle for him. She tracked down Spider-Man, who did not want her help, and pushed aside a cop who tried to stop her from pursuing Spider-Man, who she found battling Meteor Man. She was surprised b y his strength, and Meteor Man fled. Learning he'd been stealing meteor samples, Spider-Man leapt onto Aragorn behind Valkyrie and they knocked Meteor Man from the air, defeating him.
(Marvel Team-Up I#35) - Valkyrie was captured by the mystic Jeremiah, who planned to sacrifice her. She found herself beset by visions of attacking demons and illusions, though she called out to Strange for aid. She was soon rescued by Strange and Human Torch.
(Defenders I#22) - Valkyrie walked through the streets sadly until she broke up a mugging, intimidating the attackers. She heard a woman scream and helped rescue the woman's baby from a rat. She took the woman, Elena, and the child to get them help at Strange's mansion. The Defenders returned with Elena to her tenement building, only to see it had had a fire. A fight broke out between the tenants, their landlord Harold Holliman, and the racist armored Sons of the Serpent. The Defenders intervened and broke up the attack.
(Defenders I#23) - Valkyrie watched as her teammates interrogated a captive Son that Yellowjacket had brought in. She was shocked when they apprehended a man peeping in the window and the man revealed himself to be Jack Norriss She rushed from the room in tears, overwhelmed, but soon returned composed. The team split up, part to attend to another Serpent attack and part to question Harold Holliman, who they assumed was behind the Serpents. Valkyrie told Jack their relationship would have to wait until this crisis ended. They questioned Holliman, but did not unearth any proof, and so joined the battle against the Serpents, who used powerful ray guns to capture the entire team, though they left the Hulk behind.
(Defenders I#24) - Held captive with Nighthawk, Strange, and Yellowjacket, Valkyrie burst free of her chains an attacked the Sons until she realized there were women too and was recaptured. They hung Valkyrie on an inverted cross and planned to assassinate her on television. Allies Clea, Daredevil, Hulk, Power Man, and Son of Satan arrived to save her as the cross was lit on fire.
(Defenders I#25) - Valkyrie was saved through the efforts of her allies and Jack Norris, though she later brushed him off when he tried to comfort her. Valkyrie and her allies took down the Sons of the Serpent after receiving information from their leader, J.C. Pennysworth.
(Giant-Size Defenders#5) - Valkyrie investigated a temporal phenomenon with Dr. Strange and Hulk and saved a ship from a barrage of dead fish created by the creature Eelar. They tracked and battled Eelar, who at one point attacked Aragorn and electrocuted Valkyrie through her blade. After joining with Nighthawk and the futuristic Guardians of the Galaxy (Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Martinex, Yondu), Valkyrie and her allies defeated Eelar. The Defenders agreed to help the Guardians in their quest to alter the future by battling the Badoon now.
(Defenders I#26) - Valkyrie and Jack discussed their relationship and Jack was persistent in stating that she was his wife despite Valkyrie's protestations that she was a different woman. Jack kissed Valkyrie, and she pushed him away. After rescuing Jack from an earthquake, Valkyrie returned to the Defenders and accompanied them to the Guardians' future Earth, shoving Jack away before she left.
(Defenders I#27) - The Defenders’ teleportation beams were skewed by the Badoon, causing Valkyrie and Vance Astro to land on a Badoon world. They were beset by attacks from the female Badoon, and Valkyrie grew weak and nauseous, collapsing in pain. Vance Astro rescued her, then the mysterious Starhawk healed her.
(Defenders I#28) - Starhawk revealed that Valkyrie's sickness had come from fighting the Sisterhood, causing her to wonder how he knew so much. The trio approached the Sisterhood's city, where Queen Tolaria told them of the Badoon's origins. The heroes questioned the Sisterhood's willingness to stand by while the Brotherhood conquered the universe. Dr. Strange then teleported them off planet and arrived just in time to see the Badoon prepared to execute Nighthawk, Charlie-27, and Martinex.
(Defenders I#29) - Valkyrie and Vance Astro subdued the few Badoon and released the others from their restraints. Nighthawk told Valkyrie Strange was dead. The heroes stormed the Badoon's Earth headquarters, joined by Hulk and Yondu, and fought until Strange, still alive, paralyzed all the Badoon magically. Strange, with Jack's aid, liberated all the planet's captives, and Strange returned the heroes to their own time. Valkyrie learned that Jack had followed them to the future Earth.
(Defenders I#30) - Valkyrie, Strange, and Hulk moved to aid Nighthawk in battling the Maggia. They fought Maggia goon Tapping Tommy, who managed to disarm Valkyrie and defeat the heroes with a gas attack. They were placed into an elaborate trap and Valkyrie found herself unable to defend herself against even robotic women. She soon freed herself and destroyed the male robots. Valkyrie soon defeated all the robots by destroying the control held by the man, Hodges. Strange defeated Tommy.
(Marvel Treasury Edition#12) - When Howard the Duck and Beverly Switzer came to the mansion, Valkyrie and the Defenders found themselves under attack by Dr. Angst and his minions, Black Hole, Sitting Bullseye, Spanker, and Tillie the Hun. Valkyrie battled Sitting Bullseye at the mansion and at Shea Stadium and was soon triumphant, despite having her sword vibrated by an arrow.
(Defenders I#31) - Valkyrie attended a day at Coney Island with Jack and was perplexed by their games and prizes there, even breaking a strength tester. She admitted to becoming attracted to Jack, despite being 'created to lay bare man's foolish notion of his superiority to women.' Jack and Valkyrie returned to Strange's mansion and saw Strange, Nighthawk, and Hulk, holding a baby deer called Bambi. Nighthawk, who had Chondu the Mystic's brain in his body, trapped the allies in an ectoplasmic field and fled before Strange dissipated the field. 'Nighthawk' hit them with a strength-draining spell before Strange subdued him.
(Defenders I#32) - Son of Satan attempted to exorcise Chondu from Nighthawk unsuccessfully, but Jack helped them realize who Chondu was.
(Defenders I#33 (fb) ) - Dr. Strange performed a complicated spell that sent Chondu's mind into the body of the baby deer, and Jack Norris's mind into Chondu's brain in Nighthawk's body. Chondu woke up in the body of a fawn and was infuriated.
(Defenders I#32) - With Hulk, Strange, and Jack (whose mind had been magically transferred into Chondu's brain in Nighthawk's body), Valkyrie traced Nighthawk's brain to Connecticut and they were knocked unconscious by Ruby Thursday's exploding head.
(Defenders I#33) - Valkyrie, Strange, and Hulk were donned with brainwashing equipment to bring them to the Headmen's way of thinking. The Defenders awoke and attacked; Valkyrie was briefly disarmed by Ruby and mauled by Nagan. Jack escaped with Nighthawk's brain and the Defenders were left stuck under putty from Ruby's head while the Headmen escaped.
(Defenders I#34) - After freeing themselves, the Defenders returned home to discover that Jack was not there, and 'Bambi' had escaped. Strange grew concerned over Jack being absent from his body for so long. Investigating strange reports from the Hulk, Strange, Hulk and Valkyrie went to the Park Plaza hotel to attend a seminar on Celestial Mind Control, Valkyrie briefly being detained for her sword setting off the metal detector. They listened to a bizarre speech, put on Bozo masks when instructed, and were shown the sample of humanity that had been gathered as an example, including Jack-as-Nighthawk and Chondu-as-Bambi. The man speaking was revealed as Nebulon and he subdued the Defenders until Chondu, tapping into Nebulon's powers, made both he and Nebulon disappear.
(Defenders I#35) - Dr. Strange arranged for Russian Dr. Tania Belinsky to perform the brain transplant for Kyle. He transferred Jack's mind back to his own body, and Jack, feeling very rested, agreed to accompany Valkyrie and Hulk in searching for the missing deer. Valkyrie stopped Hulk from harming some cops who accosted him. After searching for Hulk unsuccessfully, Valkyrie allowed Jack to put his arm around her as they relaxed. They saw Chondu in a new form attacking a man, and Valkyrie pursued him astride Aragorn. Chondu pulled her off, parrying her sword with his new horn and lifted her off the horse, so she sliced off his wing. They crashed into a restaurant and Valkyrie swiftly defeated Aragorn, though she was placed under arrest.
(Defenders I#36) - Valkyrie was processed and considered hostile as she had no identification and no last name. She was given clothes and her sword was confiscated. In the cell, one particular inmate Felicia ridiculed Valkyrie, treating her and the other women brutally. Valkyrie tried scaring the woman off, even lifting her off the ground, but grew ill over attacking a woman.
(Defenders I#37) - Felicia continued harassing Valkyrie, and she was helpless to stop it.
(Defenders I#38) - Valkyrie talked to her cellmate Shirley at the table and dumped a bowl of stew on the large prisoner's head when she picked on Valkyrie again.
(Defenders I#39) - Valkyrie, called "Val Doe," was taken to the warden, who tried to seduce her, causing Valkyrie to toss him aside. The warden, furious, ordered her to be placed on work detail, determined to make an example of her. When Valkyrie refused to do the work and punched the warden again, she was thrown into solitary confinement, which Valkyrie appreciated for its isolation. Having had enough, she burst out discovering Shirley and the other inmates had had an uprising and were holding the warden captive. Valkyrie helped take down Felicia finally and the women agreed to end the riots. The Defenders arrived, finally having found Valkyrie.
(Defenders I#40) - Represented by Matt Murdock in court, Valkyrie was cleared of her crimes. Her sword was returned to her, but she found that her costume had been thrown away. At Strange's mansion, she found that Clea had made a new costume for her and enjoyed the way she looked in it. Jack wondered why she continually rushed into battle, and she blew him off. While showing off her costume, the Committee for Free Emigration threw a rock through the window aimed at Red Guardian, who rushed to pursue them herself. Jack, thoroughly frustrated with the Defenders, chose to leave the heroes, taking a payment of $300,000 from Nighthawk, causing Valkyrie soft distress.
(Defenders Annual#1) - The Defenders watched a video sent by Jack where he postulated that many of their recent incongruent actions had been the result of the Headmen's tampering with them during the time they were captive, and stated that he was infiltrating Ruby Thursday's political campaign. The Defenders agreed to begin addressing the world challenges that they'd been subliminally avoiding. Valkyrie and Power Man were sent to India to investigate a recent string of assassinations. They arrived just after one such attack and grabbed a box from the attacker that contained the shrunken down bodies of the supposed victims. Gorilla-Man of the Head-Men attacked and shrank down Power Man while Valkyrie tried to flee, but she too was shrunk and added to the box. The Defenders were all gathered under one sphere before being rescued by the Hulk. Valkyrie and Jack defeated Shrunken Bones while the others defeated the other Head-Men and Nebulon.
(Defenders I#41) - Valkyrie and her allies were called to the American southwest to aid Dr. Strange, Nighthawk, and Trish Starr against Shazana the sorceress.
(Incredible Hulk II#206-207) - Valkyrie joined her allies in opposing the Hulk, who was destroying the city in a grief-filled rage. Despite being buried in rubble, the Defenders managed to stall the Hulk, Valkyrie using Dragonfang to waylay the Hulk, who unsuccessfully tried to break her blade. Hulk was soon calmed down and returned to the mansion, though the news that his love was dead caused him more grief.
(Defenders I#47 (fb) - BTS) - Valkyrie realized that when she drew her sword, it automatically changed her garb to her old costume.
(Defenders I#57 (fb)) - Valkyrie and Dr. Strange tried to calm the Hulk, who reacted violently to an apparition of Ms. Marvel appearing. Valkyrie was struck for her efforts and went to rest.
(Defenders I#42) - Valkyrie watched Nighthawk get hit with a powerful solar blast and joined her teammates in repelling attackers Solarr and Rhino, members of the new Emissaries of Evil. Valkyrie guarded Nighthawk and parried with Solarr until the villains departed. Strange departed, leaving Valkyrie in charge, and Cobalt Man soon attacked, primed to give off a nuclear explosion.
(Defenders I#43) - Nighthawk saw the explosion stopped, and Red Guardian rejoined the heroes. Back at the mansion, Egghead attacked and defeated Valkyrie with an electrified egg. Cobalt Man and Egghead seemingly disintegrated.
(Marvel Comics Super Special#1) - Valkyrie was among the Defenders who met with Dizzy the Hun and decided to stay out of the newly-empowered KISS' conflict with Dr. Doom as well as their extradimensional travels.
(Defenders I#44) - Valkyrie successfully quelled Hulk from rampaging, and they agreed to search for Strange. Jack returned and confessed he loved Valkyrie, hoping she'd give him a chance, but she turned him down and departed. Valkyrie listened to Red Guardian's political plight before Hellcat rushed in with a dire warning of the Star of Capistan. They noted Wong and other citizens mentally ensorcelled, and tracked the source to Red Rajah, secretly Dr. Strange possessed by the Star, and with Nighthawk, Hulk, and Power Man in his service.
(Defenders I#45) - Valkyrie, Red Guardian, and Hellcat fought a mountainous image of Dr. Strange that Red Rajah created, then fled, barely saving Red Guardian from being ensorcelled. The women discussed possible reasons why they may have been able to resist Rajah's teachings, Valkyrie assuming it was her strong sense of individuality. Clea joined them and they returned to fight Rajah and his minions. Valkyrie, back on Aragorn, fought Power Man, knocking him from the air and catching him before he landed. Clea freed Strange, and the Defenders made amends, though Strange announced he was leaving the team.
(Defenders I#46) - Strange, Red Guardian, and Power Man departed and Hellcat joined the team, who moved their headquarters to Nighthawk's riding academy. Valkyrie struggled with her decision to stay, but couldn't imagine life without the Defenders. They returned to the riding academy, where Scorpio, wielding the Zodiac Key, attacked, looking for Kyle Richmond. The heroes aided each other in disarming Scorpio, who then wielded a chain against Valkyrie before turning himself to water and getting the Key back, then departed.
(Defenders I#47) - Valkyrie and Hellcat went to Avengers Mansion to call off the alert about Red Rajah, and Valkyrie returned to visit Clea, who altered the enchantment on Dragonfang and gave Valkyrie a new costume. Moon Knight and Jack arrived seeking help against S.H.I.E.L.D. who had been accosting Jack. They went to get Hellcat and found her unconscious. Assuming Wonder Man was responsible, they fought him until Hellcat stopped them. They then saw a message for the Avengers from Fury, who was looking for Jack.
(Defenders I#48) - The heroes chose to release Jack to Fury, despite Jack's reservations. Valkyrie felt guilty about it, even asking Hellcat to be quiet while Valkyrie rode. They went back to the riding academy where Nighthawk received word that Scorpio was holding Jack for ransom, infuriating Valkyrie. Nighthawk was captured while Valkyrie and Hellcat slept.
(Defenders I#49) - Valkyrie and Hellcat received word from Clea that Moon Knight was waiting for them at Strange's mansion, hoping they could aid Nighthawk and Valkyrie. They met with Moon Knight, and worked to entice Hulk into joining them, having to make him angry to do so. They tried to flee in Moon Knight's helicopter, fighting off Hulk the whole and bringing him to Scorpio's base just as the robot Zodiac awoke.
(Defenders I#50) - Valkyrie, Hellcat, Moon Knight, Hulk, and the soon-freed Nighthawk got involved in a complicated melee with the Zodiac, who had varying responses and states of mind about Scorpio's plan, some of them meeting grisly fates that unhinged Scorpio's sanity further. In the end, the Zodiac was defeated and Scorpio committed suicide.
(Defenders I#51) - After the mess from the battle was cleaned up, Valkyrie was convinced by Nighthawk to try enrolling in college. The contact he attempted to connect her with was dead, so she was required to fill out many forms, stand in many lines, and attempt to comprehend lingo she had no understanding for. Incredibly frustrated, her final form was torn up by a stern secretary, and Valkyrie broke the woman's desk in return.
(Defenders I#52) - Valkyrie broke the pipe of the man smoking behind her at the movie, college professor Harrison Turk. At a nearby donut shop, she heard about the college's costumed menace, Lunatik.
(Defenders I#53) - Valkyrie stayed the night at Strange's mansion and found the Defenders gone on a mission. After discussing her college frustrations with Clea, she returned to ESU, suffering a crowded subway ride and seeing her first glimpse of Lunatik.
(Defenders I#54) - After successfully registering, Valkyrie went to Dollar Bill's house and watched his home movie, which put her to sleep.
(Defenders I#55) - Ledge walked Valkyrie to the subway where they saw Lunatik had killed two drug dealers. Valkyrie garbed for battle.
(Defenders I#56) - Valkyrie watched as Lunatik wounded Ledge, then engaged in a maddening battle all over the city, saving various pedestrians, listening to Lunatik's nonsensical banter, and even having one of her pigtails lopped off. Lunatik seemed to be hit by a train, but Valkyrie saw him shortly after that again.
(Defenders I#57) - At Strange's mansion, the A.I.M. creation Warbot attacked and proved resistant to the attacks of Clea, Hulk, and Valkyrie, who he encased in a crystal cage. The Defenders later helped Ms. Marvel rescue her friend, Michael Barnett, from A.I.M.
(Defenders I#58) - After visiting Ledge in the hospital, Valkyrie and Hulk (as Banner) went to a nightclub with Dollar Bill. Valkyrie sensed an odd aura from one of the patrons, and was proven right when he turned out to be Devil-Slayer battling Vera Gemini. Valkyrie and Hulk initially assumed Devil-Slayer was the villain and attacked him, but learned that Gemini was the true villain. Devil-Slayer transported Valkyrie and Hulk to another dimension with him.
(Defenders I#59) - Valkyrie allied with Devil-Slayer and retrieved Hulk from his inter-dimensional battle with the Ort-Beast. The trio then returned to Strange's house, where they learned the Eye of Agamotto had been stolen by the Cult of the Harvester of Eyes, led by Vera Gemini and the Agent of Fortune. Nighthawk, Hellcat, and Hulk joined Valkyrie back at Strange's mansion to participate in a mission and met film student Dollar Bill.
(Defenders I#60) - The heroes prepared to depart for Mexico to track the Cult of the Harvester of Eyes, and Dollar Bill convinced the heroes to let him accompany them, promising to stay out of trouble. They flew to Mexico in Nighthawk's plane, though the Air Force, manipulated by the demon Baltazar, shot them down. The heroes separated and Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Dollar Bill were attacked by a demonic version of Dr. Strange, who enticed Valkyrie to slay it. She did so despite her reservations and ended up breaking Strange free of the demon. The heroes soon triumphed.
(Defenders I#61) - Valkyrie watched as Hellcat showed off her Shadow-Cloak, briefly accidentally pulling the Ort-Beast through it. The Defenders read of Lunatik's deadly rampage across Empire State University campus, and devised a plan, with the aid of Professor Harrison Turk and Dollar Bill, to trap the vigilante. They built a statue of Spider-Man to lure Lunatik in and, with Spider-Man himself, battled Lunatik when he arrived. Lunatik escaped, managing to knock Aragorn and Valkyrie out of the air during the fight and leaving them to be caught in Spider-Man's web.
(Defenders I#62) - After playing Frisbee with her teammates, during which Valkyrie took a hard blow from Hulk, Valkyrie and the Defenders learned that Dollar Bill had televised his recordings of the Defenders, inviting any interested hero to join the team. When over a dozen heroes showed up in response, Valkyrie tried to meet them cordially, serving poorly made coffee to the guest.
(Defenders I#63) - As the chaos died down, Iron Man delivered news that several villains were terrorizing the city under the name Defenders, the heroes divided into three teams, Valkyrie agreeing to lead Falcon, Jack of Hearts, Prowler, Stingray, and Torpedo. They left for New York immediately.
(Defenders I#64) - Valkyrie's group came across a group of villains (Boomerang, Joe the Gorilla, Leaper, Libra, Melter, Pecos Bill, Shocker, Toad) who had already beaten Nighthawk. She unexpectedly succumbed to a 'warrior's madness' and single-handedly waylaid all of the heroes and villains. She almost choked Nighthawk before she snapped out of it.
(Defenders I#65) - Valkyrie and Nighthawk returned to the academy and Valkyrie asked to be left alone, though she soon entered the madness again and took it out on a water trough until Nighthawk snapped her out of it. He vowed to get her medical help. Valkyrie awoke in front of a fire and her past life became awakened in her mind, at least in part. She sensed a summons to return to Asgard and left immediately, leaving a note for her companions to not try and find her.
(Defenders I#66) - Valkyrie returned to Asgard on Aragorn via the Rainbow Bridge, greeting Heimdall as she did so. She rode through the streets, frightening Asgard’s citizens, and wondered why she’d been summoned, knowing that her memories were still unclear. She visited the Three Fates (Skuld, Verandi, and Urdur) to learn her future and foresaw a mighty battle, a civil war in Valhalla between forces led by Hela and a masked opponent, death claiming the Defenders and others on Earth, and finally banishment to the hell-like Niffleheim for herself. Resigned to her fate, Valkyrie flew onward, wondering if the same fate would overtake the Barbara Norris side of herself. Valkyrie saw the war had already begun as Tyr and his Sea Reavers won the first battle. She found the hordes of Hela, led by Harokin, and met up with Hela, who’d been appointed by Odin to reign over Valhalla, and the Valkyrior. Hela revealed she’d summoned Valkyrie back to aid in the battle against the forces of Ollerus the Unmerciful. Valkyrie discussed her situation with Svava, of the Valkyrior, then rushed to warn Harokin of Ollerus’ attacking army. The two opposing armies battled in Valhalla until a rising mountain caused an earthquake that broke up the battle. Valkyrie investigated and found a portal that led her to her true body, from which her soul had been pulled and in her original costume. When she touched it, that form was awakened and Valkyrie fell unconscious. Her true form possessed the maddened mind of Barbara Norris.
(Defenders I#67) - Valkyrie attempted to fight against Ollerus and Poppo the Cunning, but was kept in an enchanted spell on their mountain. Valkyrie soon noticed she was in her original costume, and realized the villains must have switched her clothes with Barbara’s. Valkyrie grabbed one of the spears of Ollerus’s guards, then burst through the wall of the mountain. She slew one of the mighty Watch-Dragons, and Harokin slew the other, helping Valkyrie escape on the back of Aragorn.
(Defenders I#68) - Valkyrie watched as the two armies began another vast fight. She realized that the mountain would have to be defeated for Ollerus to lose, and so decided to sneak in to hopefully capture Casiolena and Poppo, or to have a rematch with the Norris-Valkyrie. She soon found Norris, wielding Dragonfang and riding on a winged horse Casiolena had created, then noticed the Defenders had been recruited to fight in Ollerus’s army. The Defenders were unsure of which Valkyrie was the true one and, despite Valkyrie’s pleas to let she and Norris fight alone, Hulk threw a stone and dismounted Valkyrie, who he assumed was evil. The Defenders soon realized their folly, however, and returned to aid Valkyrie. The team joined with Hela’s forces, under Harokin, and, after Hulk destroyed Ollerus’s mountains, proved triumphant. Valkyrie realized that it was Norris who would be banished to Niffleheim, along with Ollerus and Hela, who appointed Harokin the new ruler of Valhalla. Valkyrie agreed to return to Earth with the Defenders.
(Defenders I#119 (fb)) - Valkyrie tried giving Nighthawk horseback lessons before Yandroth, in a woman’s body (Stephanie Donal), attacked them and gained mind control with a small brain implant. Soon, at Strange’s mansion, the woman had control of Dr. Strange, Clea, Nighthawk, Valkyrie, Hellcat, Hulk, and Sub-Mariner, but the Defenders managed to break free and defeat Yandroth. Valkyrie was one of the earliest to break free, and struggled to battle against the woman’s form.
(Alias#25 (fb), 26 (fb) - BTS) - The Defenders and the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel Scarlet Witch, Thor, Vision) returned from an adventure. Shortly after the mind-controlled (by Purple Man) heroine Jewel (Jessica Jones) had attacked Scarlet Witch, the Quinjet with the Defenders (Dr. Strange, Hulk, Namor, Silver Surfer and Valkyrie) landed. Jewel fled, but was hunted down and severely beaten by the present heroes until she was saved by Ms. Marvel.
(Defenders I#69) - The Defenders returned to Earth and were soon gathered by Dr. Strange to investigate the Omegatron, which had possessed a veterinarian who called himself the Anything Man. He battled the Defenders successfully, even holding off Valkyrie in a sword-attack, until Nighthawk convinced him to relinquish his powers.
(Defenders I#70) - Returning to the academy, Valkyrie received an invitation from E.S.U. to attend a midnight mixer and she agreed, taking Hellcat with her. They saw Dollar Bill and Prof. Turk there, along with Ledge, who accused Turk of being Lunatik. When Lunatik attacked, Valkyrie pursued him and defeated him in a difficult battle. However, Nighthawk and Hellcat soon returned, having defeated two more Lunatiks, and Turk claimed to be Lunatik himself.
(Defenders I#71) - The Defenders met with Dollar Bill, Turk, and Ledge, and the three captive Lunatiks and learned that the Lunatiks and Turk were each aspects of Arisen Tyrk, the deposed god of Other Realm. Hellcat was captured by the Lunatiks, and Valkyrie pursued on Aragorn.
(Defenders I#72) - Though hard-pressed to catch up, Valkyrie battled the Lunatiks until the Nilffim attacked, worrying her until Dr. Strange and Hulk arrived to aid her. Their combined forces went after the Lunatiks’ master, the Unnameable, fighting a group of monsters on their way.
(Defenders I#73) - The heroes teamed up with Xhoohx, sorcerer supreme of Tunnelworld, and saw the Lunatiks recombined into Arisen Tyrk, who they fought and defeated before returning home.
(Defenders I#74) - Nighthawk announced he’d be leaving the team for a time, shocking Valkyrie and Hellcat. While conferring with Clea and Hellcat, Valkyrie was interrupted by Dollar Bill and Ledge, who brought Foolkiller to the Defenders. Foolkiller soon attacked.
(Defenders I#75) - Foolkiller held Dollar Bill hostage while he explained his motivations, then turned his gun on Valkyrie before escaping. Acting as leader of the Defenders, Valkyrie soon defeated Foolkiller, but the academy burned down. When reporter Fia Lundstrom tried interviewing Nighthawk, he announced that the Defenders were kaput and flew off. Richard Rory asked for aid from Valkyrie and Hellcat in finding Omega the Unknown.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#225 (fb)) - Valkyrie watched Foolkiller get loaded on an ambulance.
(Defenders I#76) - Hellcat had Wasp take them in an Avengers Quinjet, along with Rory, Amber, and Ruth, and they heard about James-Michael Starling and Omega the Unknown. They went to pick up adolescents Dian and James-Michael and saw spaceships descending, leading them to battle armored aliens. Valkyrie and Wasp fought savagely while Hellcat called for help. Moondragon responded just before the aliens pulled back. The women and their allies burst into the house to find that James-Michael had switched places with the corpse of Omega.
(Defenders I#77) - Valkyrie, Hellcat, Wasp, and Moondragon tracked Starling to Las Vegas and found Ruby Thursday with her ally, the monstrous teleporting Dibbuk, and they fought until Wasp blew a hole in Ruby’s computer head, leading Dibbuk to teleport her away. They found Starling, now powered, holding off the aliens, and he turned his powers on the women until he realized his friends were in danger. Moondragon helped him learn the truths of Omega’s origins, after which she departed.
(Defenders I#78) - Hellcat, Valkyrie, and Wasp took Amber, Ruth, and Dian aboard a spare Quinjet, picked up by Yellowjacket, who quickly took them to Colorado to respond to a distress call on a military base. They battled the Mutant Force (Burner, Lifter, Peeper, Shocker, Slither) and the women warriors of the Mandrill. Valkyrie fought against Slither and redirected the energies of Shocker’s blast back at him. Most of the Force escaped, having captured Yellowjacket. Hellcat, Wasp, and Valkyrie were soon led into a trap.
(Defenders I#79) - The women fought the female warriors, and Valkyrie was soon vanquished, unable to do more than defend herself. They were held in restraints, though Wasp managed to escape, then Mandrill took the women under his control with his voice, forcing them to admit they loved him and having them join his army, which attacked the military base.
(Defenders I#80) - The females savagely fought the military, who had the Wasp on their team. Valkyrie slashed apart tanks and responded well to this independent role. Nighthawk soon attacked them and was able to free Valkyrie and Hellcat’s minds by tossing them into an electrical field. Mandrill fled, and the heroes rescued Yellowjacket.
(Defenders I#81) - Valkyrie and Hellcat returned to Nighthawk’s apartment with him, and Hellcat offered to help Valkyrie acclimate to life on Earth. Nighthawk was then arrested, shocking the heroines.
(Defenders I#83) - Hellcat and Valkyrie went shopping, becoming fast friends. They stopped men from robbing a bank, Valkyrie slashing the car’s engine with a sword.
(Defenders I#84) - Valkyrie and Hellcat united with Clea, and they decided to form their own Defenders, inviting Dr. Strange to join them.
(Defenders I#85) - Valkyrie joined with her allies, who’d recruited Black Panther, in leading an attack against the Mandrill. Sub-Mariner and Hulk dropped by the mansion, though Sub-Mariner quickly left after he and Black Panther almost came to blows. They attacked Mandrill’s forces in Frenchtown, New Jersey, and Hellcat and Black Panther were caught in a trap aboard a plane. Valkyrie almost fell to her death when she tried to rescue them, but Clea saved her astride Aragorn. Mandrill now recognized the Defenders as formidable foes.
(Defenders I#86) - Valkyrie tried to track down the purchasers of smuggled Wakandan technology, the silencing Arranger, but she was unsuccessful. She enjoyed the sunset over the city, and reflected on her position in life. She returned and took Banner to the movies, trying to cheer him up. The Arranger was brought near the movie, quieting it, and Valkyrie moved to track it, unintentionally starting a riot. Hellcat and Black Panther quelled it by destroying the Arranger.
(Defenders I#87) - Valkyrie and Hellcat, who were currently living in Nighthawk’s penthouse, returned to the burned down riding academy. They noticed they were being watched and pursued a fleeing limousine; when they tried to stop it, they were knocked out by agents of the Tribunal. They returned home, then moved to find Hulk, who was in trouble with the authorities. They found him at Giants’ Stadium and rescued him from an attack by the Mutant Force and the Air Force.
(Thor I#311/2 - BTS) - Valkyrie didn't answer Odin's call and refused to rejoin the Valkyrior.
(Defenders I#88) - Valkyrie helped men at Richmond Enterprises repair their air-car. When Hellcat and Valkyrie tracked Hulk, they found him aboard the ship of the "Whaling Captain" and Vassily, who Valkyrie was suspicious of. Hulk sank the ship, also destroying the air-car. They fought a giant squid and Hulk, on a whale, rescued Valkyrie from drowning.
(Defenders I#89) - Valkyrie and her allies bid hello to Barton Beekman, Nighthawk’s doorman, and learned that the government was freezing all of Nighthawk’s assets. A call came in and Hellcat learned that her mother had passed on. On Hellcat’s request, Clea changed the spell on Valkyrie’s sword back to the old one, so that her old costume returned. Valkyrie attended the funeral and joined her teammates at Dorothy’s home in Montclair, New Jersey, where she met Dorothy’s housekeeper, Dolly Donahue. Valkyrie was sent to go grocery-shopping, Hulk accompanying her. After they stopped some robbers, they simply bought beans (as Valkyrie lost her shopping list) with the aid of Mr. Hudack and Mindy.
(Defenders I#90) - After grabbing a bite to eat, Valkyrie took Aragorn out for exercise. At Nighthawk’s trial, Valkyrie proved unruly and was almost arrested before Hellcat and Fem-Force, under sway of Mandrill, burst in the room and put Valkyrie and Judge Clark under their control. Valkyrie battled Hulk for a time, but fled on Aragorn when Mandrill did.
(Defenders I#91) - Valkyrie rode Aragorn to Mandrill’s headquarters, and was appointed his second-in-command. At Arrowshaft Nuclear Plant, Valkyrie was forced to battle Hellcat, who drew a sword from her Shadow-Cloak to fight, but the enchantment against fighting women in opposition to Mandrill’s orders caused Valkyrie extreme psychic pain. The two fought until Valkyrie finally snapped out of it, and she tearfully apologized to Hellcat. Mandrill was defeated.
(Defenders I#92) - Valkyrie teamed up with Sub-Mariner to travel to Greece, where they worked to find one of the missing aspects of Eternity, Socrates Cavropolis. They met his wife, Lizzie, who informed them Socrates had disappeared. They tracked him and battled and defeated psychokinetic constructs of the Greek Harpy and merman Glaucus. They were soon caught up in a cosmic fight with other Defenders and the other two aspects of Eternity, Sai Anand and Socrates Cavropolis. The Defenders were defeated, and Nighthawk convinced the aspects to return to Eternity in order to experience humanity to its fullest.
(Savage She-Hulk#13) - Hellcat pestered Valkyrie to engage in leisure time until Hellcat disappeared, relieving Valkyrie.
(Defenders I#93) - Valkyrie relaxed with her friends until Nighthawk collapsed, discovering he was paralyzed. She then went with the Defenders to oppose Sub-Mariner’s Atlantean attack on London. They were defeated by Namor’s Sonic-Scrambler, and held captive. Valkyrie tried to convince Namor of his wrong-doings, and was attacked by Namor’s seemingly resurrected lover, Dorma, who turned out to be Nebulon in disguise. The Defenders quickly defeated Nebulon, who was taken up into space.
(Defenders I#94) - Valkyrie, Son of Satan, and Dr. Strange responded to a call for aid from Hellcat and found her home destroyed and an injured Dolly Donahue informed them Gargoyle had kidnapped her. They tracked her to Christiansboro, Virginia, where they battled the demon hordes of Avarrish, then Hellcat, transformed and possessed by Avarrish, attacked. Valkyrie refused to fight, and helped to shock Hellcat back to her senses. Gargoyle allied with the Defenders.
(Defenders I#95) - The Defenders returned to Strange’s mansion where they learned that Nighthawk had gained his ability to walk, but only at night; Valkyrie attacked him when she thought he was an intruder. Later, the Valkyrior summoned Valkyrie to Asgard for battle, but she declined and instructed them to select a new leader. The Defenders were attacked by Dracula, who was possessed by Puishannt of the Six-Fingered Hand, then they teamed with his to stop Puishannt, and they successfully defeated the demon’s cult in Transylvania.
(Defenders I#96) - Valkyrie accompanied Nighthawk in visiting his lawyer, Milton Rosenblum. Defenders, sans Nighthawk, soon left for Detroit, where they allied with Ghost Rider (who they had to battle briefly) to drive the demon Fashima out of singer, Asmodeus Jones, and witnessed the demise of his manager, Felix Palmer.
(Defenders I#97) -Joined by Nighthawk and Devil-Slayer, the Defenders traveled to the Middle East to track down the Hand. Devil-Slayer’s wife, Cory Payne, had joined a group worshipping supposed Messiah, David Kessler. Kessler healed Nighthawk, then launched an attack of demons posing as angels on the Defenders, who fought them, then drove the demon Hyppokri from Kessler’s form.
(Defenders I#98) - Nighthawk quit the Defenders, who soon responded to a call for help from the Avengers (Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Wonder Man), who let them know that Citrusville, Florida had disappeared. The group was attacked by the demon Unnthinnk possessing the body of Man-Thing while Hellcat quietly departed. The team traveled through the Nexus of All-Realities to a dimensional level of Hell, where the Six-Fingered Hand waited with captives Clea, Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Sub-Mariner.
(Defenders I#99) - The expanded team of Defenders were taunted by the Hand’s manipulation of the citizens of Citrusville and had to fight the demons and the town’s transformed citizens until the demons’ power wore off and Mephisto revealed that he and other lords of Hells, Satan (Kurios), Thog, and Satannish were behind the Hand all along. They took the Defenders back to Earth, which had been transformed into a world of night and demons. Nighthawk and a newly transformed Hellcat were there.
(Defenders I#100) - The Defenders reeled with the seeming revelation that Hellcat was Satan’s daughter (later proven to be false). Hellcat accosted Valkyrie and Hellcat, embracing her new ‘heritage.’ The Defenders agreed to participate in three contests to attempt to attempt to wrest control of Earth from the entities. Valkyrie, with Silver Surfer and Clea, were sent to a void of nothingness, faced with being insubstantial and ineffective against Mephisto. Valkyrie rejected the promises of a dimension of endless battle with her Valkyrior; she and the others defeated Mephisto, who then allowed them to seemingly fade into nothingness. The Defenders were soon reunited against Satan and the possessed Hellcat, who was soon restored to normal, though Satan left her with doubts about her parenthood. The Defenders fed their energy into Hellstrom, who defeated Satan and returned to Hell with him.
(Defenders I#101) - Valkyrie watched many of their allies depart, and then accompanied Hellcat, who she agreed to be there for, and Gargoyle to the hospital to visit Dolly Donahue, who was much improved. She later helped welcome Devil-Slayer to the team.
(Marvel Team-Up I#111) - The Serpent Men captured several Defenders (Clea, Devil-Slayer, Dr. Strange, Gargoyle, Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Valkyrie) in a complex plot, and imprisoned them in mystic energy in Japan.
(Marvel Team-Up I#111) - The Serpent Men tried to manipulate Spider-Man into completing the resurrection, but he managed to free the Defenders, and all seven heroes defeated the villains together.
(Marvel Team-Up I#116) - Valkyrie stopped the E-Street Jukes gang from robbing citizens Jeff and Lynne. As she flew away on Aragorn, her sword was possessed by the combined energy of Dalia and Meru, who then took over Valkyrie’s mind and instilled in her a desire to slay Spider-Man and Thor. Valkyrie attacked Spider-Man, slashing at him with Dragonfang all across the city and seeking to kill him, until Thor intervened and Spider-Man took Dragonfang away. Valkyrie’s mind clear, she stopped Thor from confessing his connection to her in the past in their mortal forms, claiming her life was too complicated right now for more revelations. Thor smashed Dragonfang and vanquished Dalia and Meru, then departed with Valkyrie to fix Dragonfang.
(Marvel Graphic Novel: Death of Captain Marvel) - Valkyrie, alongside many other heroes, traveled to Titan to witness the passing of Captain Marvel.
(Silver Surfer Annual#6 (fb) ) - Along with many other heroes Valkyrie was present at Mar-Vell's funeral.
(Defenders I#103) - After accompanying Hellcat back to New Jersey, Valkyrie joined Hellcat, Clea, Devil-Slayer, and Gargoyle in investigating Gargoyle’s hometown, Christiansboro, Virginia. She met a demonic cat before the group united against Null the Living Darkness, who was defeated by Gargoyle.
(Defenders I#104) - Attending a party with Hellcat, Matt Murdock, Gargoyle, Rosenblum, Luann Bloom, and Nighthawk, to celebrate Nighthawk’s legal resolutions, Valkyrie and the others were quickly attacked by some of August Masters’ men, including Hanson, who gassed the heroes and took them captive.
(Captain America I#268) - Hellcat, Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Gargoyle were awakened by the Psychics/Chorus in Mt. Charteris and fought against August Masters’ soldiers, soon joining with Captain America and trying to escape. When Masters threatened innocents, however, the heroes surrendered and were recaptured.
(Defenders I#106) - Dr. Strange, Son of Satan, and Beast rescued the heroes, who then fled only to see the base explode with Nighthawk still inside.
(Defenders I#107) - While the heroes were still in shock, one of Masters’ men fired a high-powered gun at Valkyrie, slaying Barbara’s body and setting Valkyrie’s soul adrift. A small memorial service for Valkyrie and Nighthawk was attended by Beast, Vera Cantor, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Gargoyle, Hawkeye, Hulk, Power Man, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Sub-Mariner, and Thor. Valkyrie’s soul soon appeared before Hellcat, unable to speak, and soon before the Defenders (joined by Beast, Vera Cantor, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Sub-Mariner). They conducted a séance, and Valkyrie entreated them to help her free her true body from Niffleheim so that she could have form again. A spell by the Enchantress trapped Valkyrie’s sword inside Dragonfang. Clutching Dragonfang, Enchantress required the heroes’ aid if they ever wanted to see Valkyrie alive again.
(Defenders I#108) - Enchantress promised to restore Valkyrie’s true body to her if the Defenders retrieved the Rose of Purity for her. However, Valkyrie realized that this task would send Barbara’s mind adrift eternally, an act which Valkyrie could not commit though Hellcat argued with her. The team split and Hellcat, wielding Dragonfang, accompanied Son of Satan, Sub-Mariner, and Hulk to retrieve the Rose of Purity. They traveled to the Rose’s other-dimensional world and Valkyrie’s long-forgotten memories began coming back to her. They found the Rose, a being who caused peace and purity all around, and Valkyrie convinced Hellcat not to destroy that. The embodiment of Love soon retrieved Barbara’s soul and took it with back to the cosmos, granting it a peaceful afterlife. Her body free, Valkyrie’s soul rushed back into it and she awakened, vowing her revenge on Enchantress, who stood nearby with Dr. Strange, Beast, Gargoyle, and Spider-Man.
(Defenders I#109) - Strange cast a spell that confined Valkyrie and Enchantress, allowing them to battle without Enchantress fleeing. They traded blows, Valkyrie seeking to slay her foe, until Enchantress cast a spell that was slowly turning Valkyrie into a tree. Valkyrie, however, saw the nearby globe of souls and used her familiarity with it to draw Enchantress’s soul into it, trapping her. Valkyrie considered her revenge sufficient. Hellcat returned to them, and Valkyrie bid her teammates farewell as she went to approach Odin. She questioned why he’d forsaken her all these years, and Odin revealed that he’d assumed she was angry at him and living elsewhere. Valkyrie was furious and refused to forgive Odin, but she hugged him and stated that she accepted him for what he was, then departed back to Earth.
(Avengers Annual#11 (fb) ) - After exercising Aragorn, Valkyrie returned to the Defenders and joined Beast, Gargoyle, and Wong at Strange’s mansion. They were approached by Supernalia, who mentally manipulated them into believing Nebulon was mind-controlling the Avengers. Valkyrie helped Supernalia retrieve Silver Surfer to aid them.
(Avengers Annual#11) - The Defenders moved to attack the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Wasp) and Nebulon, first at their mansion and then pursuing them to the Himalayas. Valkyrie and Thor battled, and Valkyrie almost snapped out of Supernalia’s control due to her familiarity with Thor, but Supernalia maintained control by having Aragorn suddenly appear, though Thor soon was felled by Silver Surfer. All the heroes’ energies were drained by Nebulon’s Ennui device, which ended up killing both Nebulon and Supernalia.
(Defenders I#112) - Valkyrie reunited with her allies and held a house-warming party at their new headquarters, a brownstone Nighthawk had purchased for them before his death. The patrons at the party (Beast, Vera Cantor, Dolly Donahue, Gargoyle, Scarlet Witch, Silver Surfer, Vision) commented on Valkyrie’s new personality. Dr. Strange soon transported the heroes to the alternate world of the Squadron Supreme where they were united with Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Son of Satan, Strange, and a seemingly resurrected Nighthawk (actually the Squadron’s Nighthawk template). They discovered that the Squadron Supreme (Amphibian, Arcanna, Cap’n Hawk, Doctor Spectrum, Golden Archer, Hyperion, Lady Lark, Nuke, Power Princess, Tom Thumb, Whizzer) had been mentally enslaved by the Over-Mind.
(Defenders I#113) - The heroes were joined by a composite being of the Psychics (telepaths who’d been manipulated by August Masters) and moved to the moon to attack Over-Mind. Valkyrie battled against Power Princess. Over-Mind was soon defeated, only to have Null the Living Darkness attack.
(Defenders I#114) - The heroes, focusing their powers through the Psychics, defeated Null, and the composite being took over Over-Mind’s body.
(Defenders I#115) - When transporting home, Valkyrie, Sub-Mariner, Gargoyle, and Beast were shunted to the dimensional world of Here and There. Valkyrie calmed Sub-Mariner with words of admiration. They aided Greeneggs and Annham and other cartoonish citizens in fighting against Mayor Easyread and the sleep-inducing Thornton. Finally the bizarre adventure came to an end when they used the Ruby Sneakers to travel home.
(Defenders I#116 (fb) ) - After bidding Vision and Scarlet Witch farewell, Valkyrie called forth Aragon, who could be summoned by saying “Aragorn -to me!” thanks to a spell by Dr. Strange. Valkyrie flew on Aragorn away with Sub-Mariner.
(Defenders I#116) - Valkyrie flew with Sub-Mariner to the sea. The two laughed, enjoyed each other’s company, and kissed, but the Sub-Mariner departed, stating that they could never be more than friends. The smaller team later bonded.
(Defenders I#117) - After bidding a final farewell to Nighthawk, Valkyrie and Hellcat traveled through the city and Valkyrie noted how reluctant Hellcat was acting around her. After Valkyrie stopped some bank robbers, she discovered that Hellcat felt Valkyrie was a stranger. Valkyrie took Hellcat to Maine where she explained that her soul was restored and that their friendship had endured, and the two friends embraced. They later welcomed Over-Mind to the team.
(Incredible Hulk II#278) - In Washington Hellcat was present along with dozens of heroes when the Hulk was granted complete amnesty in front of the White House.
(Incredible Hulk II#279) - Hellcat joined dozens of heroes when the city of New York honored the Hulk.
(Contest of Champions I#1, 2-3 - BTS) - Valkyrie was summoned alongside dozens of super heroes to witness the cosmic game played between Grandmaster and Death.
(Defenders I#120) - At the local YMCA, Valkyrie wrapped heavy barbells around some patrons who doubted her heritage. When Hellcat sensed that Son of Satan was in danger, a group of Defenders traveled to Massachusetts to find him.
(Defenders I#121) - The reality-altering Miracle Man caused the Defenders’ ship to crash, then the heroes battled an ice giant. Valkyrie briefly argued with Beast over who should be the leader of the team. Miracle Man taunted the heroes with claims of being able to give humanity paradise; Valkyrie argued that man must find his own way to paradise, however. Miracle Man stood revealed as wanting power for himself, however, and Valkyrie briefly engaged in a mighty sword fight against floating swords. The heroes soon defeated Miracle Man.
(Defenders I#122) - The Defenders returned Miracle Man to the monastery. Later, back at Strange’s mansion, Valkyrie met Beast’s dog Sassafras. Hellcat announced that she was leaving the team to marry Son of Satan. Valkyrie, upset, flew away on Aragorn and only returned just in time to wave goodbye to Hellcat. While reminiscing over lost loves, Valkyrie was summoned by Odin to return to Asgard for a task.
(Defenders I#123) - Valkyrie was called to Asgard by Odin, who told her how proud he was of her. He asked her to watch over the mortal Moondragon, giving Moondragon a chance to redeem herself.
(Defenders I#124) - [Valkyrie only appears on the cover of this issue, and in the preview to the next issue.]
(Defenders I#125) - Valkyrie returned to Strange’s mansion with Moondragon, w ho put her team off with her haughty nature and refused to concede at even attempts at compassion. While the team interacted, Dolly announced Patsy and Daimon’s wedding, and they planned to attend. Later, while Valkyrie sculpted a bust of Odin, Beast questioned the others on making the Defenders an official team. They dressed up and took a Quinjet to the wedding, where they met Patsy’s family (Joshua and Bea Walker). When Mad Dog and the Mutant Force (minus Peepers) attacked, Valkyrie quickly leaped at Lifter, who negated her gravity and tossed her away, but she quickly returned and hit him into a pigsty. After the villains were vanquished, the wedding went forward, and the heroes agreed to the official new team. The soon received the original Defenders’ blessing.
((New) Defenders I#126) - The Defenders saw Nick Fury and SHIELD arrest the villains, then learned that others (Cloud, Harridan, Seraph) had escaped SHIELD custody. On their way home, Valkyrie caught Iceman when he fell. After dinner, Valkyrie nominated herself as new team leader, laughing at Beast when he suggested himself. This sparked an argument among the team that lead to Angel flying away, furious. Embarrassed, the Defenders went looking for Angel and found him battling the giant Leviathan. While contemplating her place in the team, Valkyrie pummeled Leviathan only to be knocked down by the giant’s punch. Working as a team, they subdued the giant, Valkyrie delivering the final punch.
((New) Defenders I#127) - Struggling with Moondragon’s haughty nature, Gargoyle and Valkyrie discussed their new teammate until former Secret Empire operative Cloud attacked and soon fell unconscious. Moondragon quickly came to Cloud’s aid, disconcerting Valkyrie, then a group of Mandroids seeking Cloud burst through the wall, already in battle with Angel, Beast, and Iceman. Using teamwork, the Defenders quickly defeated the Mandroids, but another group attacked and subdued the heroes, gassing Valkyrie. They departed, taking Cloud captive again.
((New) Defenders I#128) - After a flight upon Aragorn to renew her spirits, Valkyrie returned to her teammates and Moondragon admitted she telepathically knew the location of the Empire’s headquarters. When Moondragon taunted Beast telepathically, the headband Odin had equipped her with gave her feedback, and Valkyrie explained to the others what the headband was. After conferring with Nick Fury of SHIELD, the Defenders attacked the Empire, fighting through a powerful forcefield and then against dozens of guards and operatives (Mad Dog, Mutant Force, Harridan, Seraph). Valkyrie chopped Harridan’s staff in half, reflecting on how mad Moondragon was driving her. The whole team was vanquished and captured by Leviathan. Professor Power then told them he would use them to destroy Professor X.
((New) Defenders I#129) - The Defenders were held in transparent cages while Professor Power tried to mentally condition them. The team managed to escape, following a plan of Moondragon’s, and they allied with Cloud and Seraph to take down the Secret Empire. Valkyrie chopped the head off a robotic Mandroid as they fought their way free, then she and Moondragon leaped onto a launching missile to try and stop it.
((New) Defenders I#130) - Valkyrie and Moondragon managed to destroy the rocket, and Angel and Gargoyle saved them from crashing to the Earth. The team then defeated Mad Dog and Mutant Force again. They confirmed with Fury and Colonel Razhumin that the Secret Empire was being dismantled, then returned home and discovered Professor Power holding Candy Southern and Dolly Donahue. After a brief battle, Moondragon subdued Power telepathically.
((New) Defenders I#131) - Valkyrie relaxed by the pool with some of her teammates.
((New) Defenders I#132) - The team fought against a gamma-irradiated beast, which sprang forth out of mansion visitor Ephraim Soles. When the beast was thought dead, Valkyrie stabbed it for good measure and was shocked to see deadly flowers spring out of it. The beast attacked again, and Valkyrie continued fighting by her teammates, seeing no way to defeat it, but they soon did, working as a team.
((New) Defenders I#133) - While the mansion was under quarantine, the Defenders took a vacation to Angel’s residence in San Francisco (Iceman spun Dragonfang to determine which place to stay). From the residence window, they witnessed Cutlass on the back of a cab and rushed to help him, agreeing to aid him in a difficult case. They were soon fighting black-clad assassins to save Typhoon, then resisting Mr. Ozu of the Drug Enforcement Agency as they went to fight more black-clad villains. They aided Cutlass and Typhoon in shutting down a drug import, exposing Ozu as one of the villains.
((New) Defenders I#134 (fb)) - The Defenders began receiving threats of death from the mysterious Manslaughter, who laid traps for Cloud, Iceman, and Angel, and pilfered Valkyrie’s sword. Valkyrie watched as Gargoyle disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
((New) Defenders I#134) - Valkyrie accidentally attacked the Beast, thinking he was Manslaughter, then Manslaughter himself appeared, taunting the heroes and even catching and returning Valkyrie’s thrown dagger before disappearing. The Defenders huddled together until Manslaughter seemingly killed Cloud; they then split up to find him. Valkyrie soon found him and the two battled with swords until Manslaughter cut her leg with Dragonfang, which had been dipped in a poison. The wound was deadly enough for Valkyrie, who collapsed. The Defenders later defeated Manslaughter and Valkyrie was put in deep freeze by Iceman to keep her alive.
((New) Defenders I#135) - The medical professionals arrived and aided Valkyrie in getting the poison out of her system. Valkyrie was soon up and around, which surprised new ally Candy Southern. Days later, the Defenders responded to a call for aid from local sheriff Garvin, and they helped bring down Blowtorch Brand, who had started a fire in a local workshop. Garvin sacrificed his life in the fire, and Valkyrie took his soul to Valhalla, surprising her teammates.
((New) Defenders I#136) - Valkyrie, with her teammates, was very shocked to find that Cloud had changed sexes. The Defenders soon left to investigate Gargoyle’s disappearance, and battled roots generated by the Gnostic Wizard to get to Gargoyle. They were attacked by Gargoyle, now a giant.
((New) Defenders I#137) - Valkyrie used Dragonfang, “carved from the fang of a celestial dragon, and scriven with the runes of the Valkyrior” to draw blood from Gargoyle, but she recognized that this battle was beyond the Defenders’ ability to handle. She attacked, but was knocked off Aragorn by Gargoyle’s hand, and had to be saved by an ice-slide. All other attacks were unsuccessful, but Valkyrie caught a falling Angel and held Gargoyle’s hand while Beast chopped it off with Dragonfang. The hand mutated into a demon and Valkyrie helped slay it. Finally they won by defeating the Gnostic Wizard, and Gargoyle was returned to his standard size.
((New) Defenders I#138) - The Defenders returned home and saw their new security system, which used holograms to ward off attackers, and Valkyrie saw that Gargoyle’s wounds were tended to. Candy Southern was later named new team leader. The Defenders were shocked when Mantis attacked (actually a psychic manifestation from Moondragon).
((New) Defenders I#139) - The Defenders battled ‘Mantis’ until she disappeared. The Defenders responded to a call from aid from the government, and traveled to the small town of Jicarilla, where they heard from Red Wolf (Will Talltrees) that a group of trolls had attacked them. While investigating in the mines, Valkyrie realized they’d been transported somehow to the caverns of the Asgardian trolls, and a group quickly attacked them and took the Defenders captive. The Defenders escaped and Valkyrie pulled the ceiling down on the heads of the trolls. Moondragon, having proved worthy in battle, lost the headband Odin had granted her.
(Rom#65-66) - Alongside many heroes, Valkyrie witnessed Rom’s last defeat of the Dire Wraiths.
(Sub-Mariner II#3) - Valkyrie and the Defenders watched Sub-Mariner’s address to the United Nations on television.
((New) Defenders I#140) - While fraternizing, the Defenders saw Moondragon’s new costume. They attended the trial of Danny Sheppard, the Heartbreak Kid, and heard testimony from Edna Mae Terry; Valkyrie watched as Moondragon intervened to get the whole truth.
((New) Defenders I#141) - When the Gamma Spores that had infected Ephraim Soles surrounded the mansion, Valkyrie and her teammates rushed back to home, stopping in the town of Ephraim to gauge the deadly threat. The Spores, in monstrous form, loomed over them and threatened the world until Moondragon and Gargoyle were able to stop them.
((New) Defenders I#142 - BTS) - (Valkyrie only appeared on splash page and cover)
((New) Defenders I#143) - The entity, the Dragon of the Moon, began to take over Moondragon’s conscious mind. Valkyrie and Gargoyle, aware of this, decided to give Moondragon the chance to handle it on her own. However, when she felt the Dragon’s attack was pending, Valkyrie ordered Candy, Dolly, and Sassafras out of the mansion, and Valkyrie, with Angel and Gargoyle, soon stood against the Dragon, who turned Gargoyle’s bestial nature against him, struck Angel blind, and made Valkyrie disappear in a blast.
((New) Defenders I#144) - Valkyrie, powered by Odin, appeared before the Dragon in Moondragon’s body as a giant, wielding tremendous power and revealing that Moondragon had bee placed in Valkyrie’s charge in the first place because Odin had sensed the Dragon’s power in Moondragon’s soul. They traded blows, and Valkyrie successfully quelled the Dragon’s attempt to use the Earth’s molten core against her, but the Dragon attacked her physically, putting Valkyrie on the defensive. She summoned the Valkyrior to her aid. The battle did not end, however, until the other Defenders reached Moondragon psychically. In the aftermath, the Dragon, Valkyrie, and the Valkyrior were all gone.
((New) Defenders I#145) - Back in her normal form, Valkyrie returned to her teammates and revealed that Moondragon was still out there and was being more and more corrupted by the Dragon of the Moon. She also revealed that with the Dragon’s initial defeat, that Valkyrie’s stewardship over Moondragon was over, and that any additional powers granted to her were now gone. The team agreed to continue on. Valkyrie briefly associated with John Blaze, Roxanne Simpson, and General Argyle Fist.
(Marvel Fanfare I#20) - Dr. Strange sought out the help of the Defenders in trying to aid the Hulk.
((New) Defenders I#146) - With her teammates, Valkyrie received the news that Angel’s blindness was permanent. The Defenders left for New York, leaving their mansion in the care of Fist, who sent his aid (secretly Seraph) with the as a liaison. They traveled to Strange’s mansion, and met Wong and Sara Wolfe. As Valkyrie contemplated the worthiness of the current Defenders team, she, with her senses heightened by Strange’s mansion, sensed an aura of death nearby. She led her teammates to Central Park, where they found Hotspur terrorizing an ensorcelled crowd. Hotspur hit Valkyrie with his deadly muspel-flame, then lopped off her pig-tail with a sword. The heroes were soon joined by new ally Andromeda.
((New) Defenders I#147) - The allies charged Hotspur, who caused Valkyrie to believe she was fighting trolls, driving her berserk as she destroyed things around her until she came to her senses. They continued fighting, caught up in a vision of fighting alongside Nick Fury and his Howling Commandoes against Hotspur’s deadly Hades-Engine. At ‘Fury’s’ urging, the heroes almost gunned down innocents before finally snapping out of the hallucination. Cloud then defeated Hotspur, and the heroes welcomed Andromeda to the team. Seraph then revealed herself and stated she was there to reveal Cloud’s origins.
((New) Defenders I#149) - After hearing of Andromeda’s origins, the Defenders accompanied Cloud to learn the truth of her origins. In West Virginia, Cloud had an outburst that nearly crashed their ship. At the local hospital, the Defenders learned Cloud was connected to two teenagers, Danny and Carol Faber.
((New) Defenders I#150) - Cloud, actually a sentient astral body, transported the Defenders and Seraph into space to battle the alien Star Thief, who was causing many of the stars in the sky to go black. After allying with group of aliens from Xiombarg, and the former Cosmic Cube (in the form of Captain America), the Defenders donned translating devices. The unlikely allies battled Star Thief’s race, and convinced the young alien to return the stars to their orbit. Cloud left the team, and the Cube returned the heroes to Earth.
((New) Defenders I#151) - The Defenders bid farewell to Seraph and returned hoe to find that Manslaughter had infiltrated the mansion and captured Candy. He stated he wanted to join the team, but then proceeded to defeat the heroes one by one until Valkyrie choked him into temporary submission. Manslaughter started the mansion on fire and threatened to destroy it unless the heroes allowed him to join the team, but the Eternal Interloper arrived and subdued Manslaughter, calming the flames as well. Interloper informed the heroes that it was crucial that Manslaughter join them just before Moondragon, under the influence of the Dragon of the Moon, attacked anew.
((New) Defenders I#152) - The Defenders and their allies attacked Moondragon, using teamwork, and Moondragon’s form shifted into a more serpentine one while Valkyrie held on to her. Soon, rather than facing Manslaughter’s madness, Moondragon fled. After hearing Manslaughter and Interloper’s origins, the Defenders regrouped, but Moondragon soon attacked anew, renewed by the power of the Beyonder. She quickly mutated Gargoyle into a monstrous form. The heroes tried a savage attack on Moondragon and Gargoyle, but they were led for a final battle in a ring of fire with the looming image of the Dragon of the Moon behind Moondragon. Moondragon toyed with Beast, Angel (restoring his sight) and Iceman, while they attacked. Interloper finally proposed that Valkyrie join his life-force to his, and the two willingly sacrificed their bodies to achieve power capable of stopping the Dragon once and for all. Needing mortal forms to focus their power, Interloper acted through Manslaughter and Valkyrie through Andromeda, and the heroes focused their energies for a final attack. Valkyrie implored her other allies to rush away. After a bright flash, the Dragon was defeated, and all that remained of Moondragon, Gargoyle, Valkyrie, Interloper, Manslaughter, and Andromeda were statues of ash.
(Strange Tales II#5 (fb) - BTS) - Due to Valkyrie’s status as a chooser of the slain, Valkyrie, Interloper, Manslaughter, and Andromeda were all transported to the dimension between life and death, the Borders of the Land of the Dead, where they began defending themselves against countless demons controlled by the Dragon of the Moon. Valkyrie was occasionally granted respite from the battles in order to retrieve a slain soul and take it forward to its final reward.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#37/4) - While battling the demon Baltazar, Devil-Slayer drew Dragonfang from his Shadow-Cloak and teleported to the Borders of the Land of the Dead, seeing ashen statues of the four "dead" Defenders there. After the battle, Dragonfang disappeared and Devil-Slayer left the statues behind.
(Doctor Strange II#80) - Valkyrie went to escort Dr. Strange to his afterlife, but he resisted and returned to life.
(Strange Tales II#5/2) - Valkyrie appeared in the Tibetan mountains to retrieve the soul of Old Jigme, who was near Dr. Strange and Rintrah. Strange tried to stop her, wanting to preserve Jigme's soul, and Valkyrie reminded him that if he allowed her to take Jigme, he could then summon she and her allies to aid him in battle, for one 24-hour period. Strange agreed, and allowed Jigme to pass.
(Strange Tales II#6/2) - When Strange was accosted by the demon, Erlik Khan, he summoned Valkyrie and the others to aid him in battle. They quickly repelled Khan, aiding Strange and Rintrah.
(Strange Tales II#7) - After a brief siesta of food, water, and wine, Valkyrie and her allies were joined by Cloak and Dagger, who was distressed at Valkyrie's undead state, and then the entire group was pulled by Nightmare into his dimension. They fought against several of Nightmare's apparitions, including maniacal heads and insects. When Cloak was near death, Valkyrie prepared to escort him into the afterlife, but he chose to go back, leaving the four Defenders to go back to the Borders of the Land of the Dead on their own.
(Black Knight II#3) - Victoria Bentley allowed Brunnhilde to possess her to aid Dr. Strange and the Black Knight (Whitman possessed by his ancestor Sir Percy) against Morgana and her forces in Avalon. She freed Black Knight, who soon had to save her from the monstrous Balor. Afterwards she explained to her allies what Victoria had done to save her friends. Valkyrie returned with the other to Earth which was already invaded by Morgana's hordes.
(Black Knight II#4) - Valkyrie, Dr. Strange and Black Knight fought Morgana's hordes on Earth. Valkyrie and Dr. Strange were both knocked out and then imprisoned within the Wicker Man until it was destroyed by Black Knight, who also ended Morgana's plans to turn Earth into a medieval world. When all was over Valkyrie left Victoria's body again and returned to the Borders of the Land of the Dead.
(Doctor Strange III#3) - The four Defenders finally defeated the last of the Dragon’s servants, and the Vishanti agreed to grant them new life for their service. They were placed into the forms of a gathered group of mortals: Valkyrie into Sian Bowen, Manslaughter into Roger Loomis, Andromeda into Genevieve Cross, and Interloper into Will Fanshawe, and given the power to achieve their true forms at various times with the humans to maintain their natural forms and wills most of the time. With Daffyd ap Iowerth, who contained a portion of the Pendragon, they called themselves the Dragon Circle. They reunited with Dr. Strange, and realized that the Dragon had managed to come through to Earth as well. The group fought the attacking Spirits of Air, Earth, and Water.
(Doctor Strange III#4) - The Dragon Circle and Strange visited Manchester, England, where the Dragon had influenced several people to riot. After quelling the riot, Strange used Dragonfang to locate the Dragon’s next place of influence, and took them to a nuclear plant. The Dragon Circle got the Dragon to reveal himself, then attacked, Valkyrie using Dragonfang relentlessly to weaken the Dragon of the Moon. The Circle joined hands and Strange cast a spell that reduced the Dragon in size, then Iowerth crushed the remainder between his fingers. The Dragon Circle was meant to act as a talisman to prevent the Dragon from ever again influencing the world.
(Thor I#454) - Valkyrie, Tilda, Hermod and Tyr were summoned by Odin to discuss the fate of the Warriors Three.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#168/2) - While traveling to find herself, Valkyrie was attacked by the elemental soldiers of Taaru the Terrible in a remote part of China. She was knocked out by the water elemental and taken to Taaru’s pleasure palace, where she was place din the dungeon until summoned by Taaru, who called Valkyrie “Golden Hair”. She attacked him again, knocking his elementals aside and crushing his mystic talismans. She tossed Taaru to his former captives and departed.
(Valkyrie#1 (fb) - BTS) - A woman named Barbara Norris committed suicide and her soul was fed upon by the demonic D’Spayre. Soon, Valkyrie woke in Barbara’s bed with no memory of her former life. She found friendships Barbara had had with members of the band the Junk-Food Junkies, including Paulie, Isaac, Cody, and Alice. She began being plagued by dreams of Asgard, Aragorn, and the Valkyrior, losing all sense of identity. She also began seeing death-auras around those that would soon die. Barbara worked as a bartender at ‘The Gates of Hell.’
(Valkyrie I#1) - ‘Barbara’ awoke after another intense dream and made her way down to Paulie’s diner, the Pierogi Restaurant, for some pancakes and coffee, seeing a death-aura around a homeless woman on the way. Paulie sensed that ‘Barbara’ was struggling and they talked, passing the homeless woman, who had passed away. ‘Barbara’ was overcome with a feeling, and, with a glowing light, released the woman’s soul into the next life. They soon arrived at the rehearsal of the Junk-Food Junkies, and Alice was strung out on drugs again. ‘Barbara’ was shocked when a death-aura appeared over Paulie and Alice, and she rushed away in shock. While despairing in an alley, she met a stranger who briefly taunted her. The next morning, she’d had the same bad dream, then a winged horse she called Aragorn appeared outside her window. She jumped on his back, feeling free, until she was dislodged and discovered she had enhanced strength as she fell to the ground. While at work, ruffian Bruno was being a jerk and tried to attack her, but she knocked him aside. Alice arrived, high, and ‘Barbara’ convinced Alice to confide in her and work to give up drugs. Later, the mysterious stranger returned and showed ‘Barbara’ a newspaper article stating that her suicide killed her. The stranger revealed himself as the demonic D’Spayre, and he wanted to claim Alice’s soul. ‘Barbara’ found Alice collapsed in the bathroom, having taken another hit, and D’Spayre tried to convince ‘Barbara’ that she was mad. Somehow this freed her inner psyche, and Barbara, in a colorful flash, transformed into the sword-wielding Valkyrie. She fought D’Spayre and saved Alice’s soul, then rushed Alice to the hospital aboard Aragorn, Paulie riding along with them. Valkyrie told Paulie of her Asgardian connections, and then realized that he had AIDS. Wanting him to feel true peace, then took him on an inspiring flight in the sky.
(Ghost Rider III#80) - Valkyrie was summoned by Jennifer Kale to battle the Dark Lady, Ember, and Lady Ash. After reverting Ember to her human form with Dragonfang, Valkyrie turned her attention to the other two villains, but was buried under a van hurled by Lady Ash.
(Ghost Rider III#81) - Having come out from under the van to see the other villains already defeated, Valkyrie confronted Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch) and Jennifer Kale, learning that she’d fought the Furies. She vowed to ask Strange about her familiarity with them.
(X-Force/Champions Annual 1997 (fb) - BTS) - Malekith the Dark-Elf captured most of the Valkyrior, seeking to use their powers to dethrone Odin. He sent Fenris against Valkyrie, and Fenris greatly weakened her in battle.
(X-Force/Champions Annual 1997) - Valkyrie and Aragorn crashed to Earth in Montana, near Moonstar, formerly of the Valkyrie, and her ally, Forearm. Valkyrie implored Moonstar to help her, giving Moonstar a bit of her life essence to protect, just as Valkyrie was snatched up by Fenris and returned to Asgard. Malekith bound Valkyrie with the other Valkyrior, petitioning her to relinquish her power to span dimensions. Moonstar brought her allies in X-Force (Cable, Caliban, Meltdown, Moonstar, Rictor, Shatterstar, Sunspot, Warpath) to Asgard to liberate the Valkyrior. To stop Malekith, the Valkyrior had surrendered their life essence to Hela, but Moonstar returned the essence Valkyrie had given her, restoring the Valkyrior to life. Malekith was soon defeated.
(X-Force I#74) - Possessing the knowledge that Warpath, of X-Force, had been killed but not gone on to his rightful reward, Valkyrie transported herself to Moonstar, and her allies Meltdown and Sunspot. She transported them to Blackheart’s hell to resolve the situation with Warpath.
(Hellcat#3) - Valkyrie gathered in Centerville, California alongside many of Hellcat's friends to aid her against Mephisto.
(Defenders II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Pluto (of Hades) and Lorelei (of Asgard) somehow used the Valkyrie spell to change Samantha Parrington into the likeness of Brunnhilde once again. Pluto then used the same magic on Lorelei, though she later broke out of it.
(Defenders II#4) - Along with the Valkyrior, Brunnhilde traveled to Earth to aid the Defenders (Strange, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, Nighthawk, Hellcat) against Pluto and Lorelei, who had put the world in danger with an invasion of the dead. After Zeus appeared, the villains fled. Brunnhilde gave the new Valkyrie (Samantha Parrington, who'd been used in Pluto's plot) Dragonfang and Aragorn, and encouraged her to remain with the Defenders.
(Wonder Man II#5) – Someone in a Valkyrie costume attended Captain America’s party at Avengers Mansion.
(Thor II#83 (fb) - BTS) - Sensing great need back in Asgard, Valkyrie returned to the Valkyior from Earth, again wielding Dragonfang and riding Aragorn. The Valkyrior witnessed the beginning of Ragnarok, the death of the gods, and grew weary from all the death they’d witnessed. Valkyrie found Sif and blessed her with chiefdom of the Valkyrior, needing fresh eyes to continue the battles.
(Thor II#82) - While in a massive battle leading to Ragnarok alongside many of the other Norse gods, Valkyrie was shot from the air along with Aragorn. The attack left her and many others dead. Sif cradled Valkyrie’s form as she passed.
(Thor II#83) - Volstagg built a large funeral pyre for Valkyrie and the others, and Sif took Dragonfang into battle.
(Valkyrie II#1 (fb) - BTS) - After the destruction of Asgard, Brunnhilde was reborn as Valerie, a hotel desk worker in New York City. One night, after three years of working in the hotel business, patron Ryan Sanduski summoned a worker to his room for a problem, and Valerie went when her coworker was too scared. When she got there, he demanded that she meet his sexual needs.
(Valkyrie II#1) - When Valerie refused, Sanduski threw her from his balcony to her death. She later awakened in a flash of thunder as EMTs Richard “Ziggy” Siegfried and Joe worked on her. Struggling with her memories in the ambulance, and with her sword magically in her hands, she burst forth to investigate Sanduski, and angrily confronted her former friends at the hotel. Avoiding the police, she went to the home of the Wasp to learn more about herself, and Brunnhilde began to regain her memories. She realized Sanduski was really Piledriver of the Wrecking Crew, and had a premonition that Ziggy would be in danger. She rushed to the hospital, where she found Piledriver threatening Ziggy and his wife and son. As he held her out the window again, she was overcome with memories of her life, including Siegfried, the Defenders, the Enchantress, Barbara Norriss, and Samantha Parrington. The battle with Piledriver took her onto a construction high rise, where she soon defeated him, then commandeered a policeman's horse to rush Ziggy to the hospital.
(Marvel Tarot#1 - BTS) - Sorcerer Ian McNee turned over a mystic tarot card revealing Valkyrie to be one of the Earth's current representations of the Justice card.
(Thor I#610) - Valkyrie assisted in the rebuilding of Asgard after the events of the siege.
(Vengeance of the Moon Knight#10) - The Secret Avengers were briefed by Sharon Carter on the piracy of Captain Barracuda and the Black Mast. They swiftly attacked the villains, Valkyrie using her horse, sword, and strength to her advantage, even when Barracuda blew the Horn of Proteus and summoned sea monsters. The Secret Avengers soon stood victorious.
(Secret Avengers#1) - While undercover in Dubai, Valkyrie and Black Widow returned to the room of Roxxon employee Mr. Bromley, where Valkyrie grew agitated with his wandering hands and knocked him out. She drew her sword, seemingly from thin air, and the two women fought the Roxxon security forces, soon joined by Steve Rogers, and successfully retrieved the artifact they'd been after. After learning about the object (a mystic crown) and receiving intel that Roxxon was digging on Mars, Rogers assembled the Secret Avengers to investigate the disappearance of Nova, who'd gone missing while investigating. They took a rebuilt Kree ship and soon arrived, leaving ally Sharon Carter behind.
(Secret Avengers#2) - After exploring the mysteries of the base on Mars, the Secret Avengers were attacked by armed men with black eyes who were seemingly being mind-controlled. They defeated several, Valkyrie using her strength and sword, and the survivors killed themselves. The Avengers moved to check outside, where Valkyrie, Moon Knight, and Black Widow were sent to explore a road that led to Nova, under the control of a Serpent Crown, and a team of men under his control. Nova quickly launched himself at them.
(Secret Avengers#3) - Valkyrie reported back to Rogers about finding the mind-controlled Nova, and that Black Widow and Moon Knight had fallen quickly in action. After defeating several minions of the Shadow Council, she was defeated by Nova himself, who soon created a breathable atmosphere on Mars for his men. War Machine retrieved his unconscious allies.
(Secret Avengers#4) - After Archon explained the situation and Rogers took on the Nova Force powers, Rogers led a massive charge against an army of evils from another dimension. Valkyrie struggled to keep the taint of living tendrils of the Abyss out of her mind. As the battle wrapped up, a massive station exploded, destroying much of their breathable atmosphere. They freed Nova, took command of the Thorned Crown, and headed back to Earth, struggling to learn the truth behind these threats.
(Thunderbolts II#146) - When Troll (Gunna) was apprehended by the Thunderbolts, Valkyrie, appointed by Rogers, explained that she was a half-Asgardian/half-Troll girl. As Luke Cage and Songbird listened, she argued with John Walker about jurisdiction, then agreed to leave Gunna in their care until Rogers could make a decision.
(Avengers Academy#3) - As a guest instructor for Finesse, Hazmat, and Veil, Avengers trainees, Valkyrie was supposed to teach combat but instead instructed them in gender roles, giving a very opinionated stance on women's super human rights. Tigra chastised her for serving the girls mead, then had them move into combat training.
(I Am an Avenger#2/3) - After Jarvis got hay for Aragorn and Valkyrie food, Wolverine checked in to see where Jarvis went.
(I Am an Avenger#2/4) - In a pie eating contest with her fellow Avengers at the Annual Avengers Picnic, Valkyrie lost to D-Man.
(Incredible Hulks#614) - Working with the American military, the Secret Avengers, with Valkyrie on Aragorn, battled the Hulk at Cape Canaveral. But just when they thought him defeated, he revealed he'd been faking and was joined by A-Bomb, Korg, Red She-Hulk, and She-Hulk. Valkyrie traded blows with Red She-Hulk until Rogers and Hulk settled things, and the Hulk's group soon flew into space to deal with another threat.
(Chaos War#1) - Valkyrie and the other Avengers responded to Hercules' resurrection in Central Park, where they learned of the threat of Mikaboshi and, endowed with Hercules' new godly power, stormed the realm of Nightmare, where they found him dead.
(Taskmaster II#4) - Rogers led the Secret Avengers (Ant-Man, Black Widow, Moon Knight, Valkyrie) on a mission to take down a former SHIELD affiliate, the Org, run by Mercedes Merced and her husband/pawn the Taskmaster. When they arrived at the secret base, they only found a cassette tape left by Merced explaining the truth about Taskmaster.
(Ant-Man/Wasp#3) - Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Valkyrie, and Justice traveled to Norway to battle an army of Super-Synthoids, aiding Ant-Man and Wasp in a mission against AIM.
(Klaws of the Panther#4) - Valkyrie stood by for a Secret Avengers mission.
(Avengers IV#8) - Valkyrie showed up in the Himalayas with many other Avengers to confront Iron Man on the secrets of the Illuminati.
(Avengers IV#9) - Valkyrie stood by while the Avengers debated what to do about the missing Infinity Gems.
(Secret Avengers#8) - Valkyrie joined the Secret Avengers (including Prince of Orphans) in combating Zheng Zu (the father of Shang-Chi) and the Shadow Empire's attack on Hong Kong. Valkyrie was immediately hit by an energy blast before facing the operatives, thanking Rogers for his help.
(Avengers IV#10) – Valkyrie and the Avengers teams worked to secure the other Infinity Gems. She traveled with several Avengers to Area 51 in New Mexico where they battled computer simulations of many of the X-Men’s greatest foes in order to retrieve one gem, but they found the Hood already retrieving it.
(Avengers IV#11) – Valkyrie lay among the unconscious as some of the heroes battled the Hood. After awakening, she rushed with the other heroes to join the fight, but the Hood disappeared. They saw the Watcher (Uatu) standing by.
(Avengers IV#12) – The Hood was finally defeated and Iron Man seemingly destroyed the Infinity Gauntlet. The Red Hulk joined the Avengers officially. (Secret Avengers I#9) – When Steve Rogers fought John Steele in order to free Sharon Carter (trading Shang-Chi for her), the Secret Avengers, including Valkyrie, rushed in to help him. Valkyrie slashed her sword through Shadow Council guards until they escaped with Shang-Chi.
(Secret Avengers I#10) – When they got the word from Moon Knight (who’d infiltrated the Shadow Council), the Secret Avengers jumped out of a plane to attack, Valkyrie with a smile on her face. During the ensuing battle, Valkyrie traded blows with the powerful John Steele. He proved a formidable opponent, shrugging off her blows and even returning a knee to her face after grabbing her pigtail. When the building began collapsing around them (after Shang-Chi was rescued), War Machine admonished Valkyrie to hurry up. She put her sword through Steele’s abdomen, defeating him. As the Avengers evacuated, she took him along and Steele was later incarcerated.
(Avengers IV#12.1) – Valkyrie stood by the other Avengers while Abigail Brand of SWORD clued Steve Rogers in on an alien attack. He selected a team to track it down and respond.
(Captain America: Hail Hydra#5) – Valkyrie and the Avengers listened to Captain America list the seriousness of Hydra’s search for immortality. They agreed to split the team into three groups to attack three Hydra bases to stop Geist. Valkyrie’s group (Ant-Man, Falcon, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Spider-Man, Tigra) attacked the base in Yosemite National Park.
(Secret Avengers I#12.1) – Rogers told the Secret Avengers of the massive exposure of American informants and their need to protect them. Rogers announced that they’d be focusing on saving one man, Benjamin Abrams, a former AIM informant now in Arlington. Valkyrie stormed the base herself, fighting mightily through a contingent of AIM soldiers. They saved Abrams, but failed to save his wife, who was the real traitor. Rogers later took down the Captain, the man who exposed the secrets.
(Thunderbolts I#157 – BTS) – Valkyrie recommended an Asgardian war axe for Gunna in battle when she joined the Thunderbolts.
(Fear Itself#3) – Valkyrie and others gathered as Captain America (James Barnes) lay dying after a battle with Skadi, after the attack on Washington, DC.
(Secret Avengers I#14) – During Skadi’s attack, Rogers sent Valkyrie to lead a contingent of American military into battle. Valkyrie was introduced by the leader, Aymes, to the soldiers, including Emmett, Hayes, and Stevens. She warned them that most of them would die that very day. She fought bravely in the battle and carried the body of one soldier, Emmett, away.
(Journey Into Mystery I#626.1) – Brunnhilde and Sif discussed Thor’s resurrection of Loki and whether or not Loki was no longer evil.
(Thunderbolts I#163.1) – Valkyrie rode her horse to Avengers Mansion to check on Gunna, where Songbird told her Gunna and others had been lost in time, claiming personal responsibility. Valkyrie revealed they could track Gunna through her axe over time.
(Secret Avengers I#17) – Rogers ordered Valkyrie, Carter, and War Machine into the Quincarrier, and they sped to Eastern Europe to rescue a truckfull of trafficked Serbian refugees. The robotic driver of the truck was able to down the ship with his offensive weaponry, so Valkyrie called for Aragorn to pick her up. Sword drawn, she jumped off of Aragorn’s back when the horse started pitching from a sonic attack, and Valkyrie cleaved the truck in two with her sword. They defeated the villain, but the refugees were beyond help.
(Fear Itself#7) – Valkyrie stood with the Avengers after their defeat of a powerful foe and listened as Cap vowed to rebuild the world.
(Hulk II#42) – At Rogers’ orders, the Secret Avengers (Black Widow, Valkyrie, War Machine) traveled to Qatar to stop the Red Hulk from interfering in international affairs. After War Machine fired a volley, Valkyrie struck Red Hulk with the base of her sword.
(Hulk IV#43) – Red Hulk immediately knocked Valkyrie into War Machine, but she rebounded quickly. War Machine detected a sniper up on the hill and rushed up to find Arabian Knight with his powerful sword. Knight knocked back War Machine and then Valkyrie attacked with her sword against his, but she found herself repelled. Soon Rogers showed up, stopping a group of warheads from hitting them and entreating them to stop fighting. They joined forces to assess the threat of the Sultan Magus. Arabian Knight rushed off, and Machine Man joined them. Their hands tied, the Avengers departed, leaving Red Hulk and Machine Man behind.
(Annihilators: Earthfall#1) – Valkyrie showed up with a contingent of Avengers in Colorado to handle the Annihilators (Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator (Kallark), Ikon, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Ronan the Accuser).
(Annihilators: Earthfall#2) – The Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Red Hulk, Spider-Man, Valkyrie, Wolverine) stood against the Annihilators. Valkyrie mostly fought Ronan the Accuser, cleaving a rock in two when it was launched at her and later threatening to gut him before being batted aside, but they soon joined forces against their mutual enemies in the Universal Church of Truth.
(Annihilators: Earthfall I#4) – Even with the entire Earth at risk, Valkyrie couldn’t bring herself to kill the child Magus, but when the child disintegrated she yelled for her teammates. They soon defeated the Magus, and the Church.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#6 (fb)) – Odin summoned Valkyrie and promised her she could finally end her service to him and join Sigmund in Valhalla soon. He predicted doom for the world, but she had more faith in the humans.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#6 (fb) – BTS) – Odin promised Valkyrie that if the humans won the war and she gathered the fallen hammers and sealed them up, then she could die.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#7 (fb)) – Valkyrie left six golden apples in the care of humans at the emergency room, tired of living and wanting others to be healed instead.
(Avengers IV#18) – Valkyrie was among the Avengers when some of then moved into Avengers Mansion temporarily.
(Thunderbolts I#166) –Valkyrie took some of Asgardian dwarf technology to Norway to help the Thunderbolts track Gunna’s axe through time. They launched the spell and begin the tracking process.
(Thunderbolts I#167) – After several unsuccessful attempts, they let Ghost try and he made it through to the past.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#4 (fb) –BTS) – Valkyrie was charged by Odin to retrieve the six hammers of the Serpent.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#1) – As the heroes cleaned up the mess in Broxton, Valkyrie entreated Cap to let the Asgardians be responsible for the Serpent’s powers, but he refused, wanting humans to keep them under guard. Valkyrie defended the intentions of the Asgardians and warned him of the danger of the weapons. She looked at one of the hammers aboard the Quincarrier, and correctly determined that Cap had sent War Machine in to watch over her when the hero entered the room. She shockingly attacked War Machine, reflecting on the fact that she once had a family and how she wasn’t immortal. After trading blows and shrugging off his artillery blasts, she defeated War Machine, took the hammer, and fled.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#2) – In Transylvania, Valkyrie slew a vampire, saving a woman from being killed, before approaching an old building where a vampire sect called the Forgiven, left by Raizo Kodo. Kodo told her that he’d have to fight her for the weapon she sought. They savagely battled with swords and Kodo slashed her side with his claws as he taunted her with his words. She grabbed his sword with her bare hand and he called a finish to the fight and surrendered the broken hammer to her, but told her that he could see she was somehow chasing death. As she left, she saw the Secret Avengers (Ant-Man, Black Widow, Sharon Carter, Prince of Orphans, Shang-Chi) waiting outside with drawn guns to stop her. They were soon overwhelmed with an attack by a clan of Nosferatu vampires.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#3) – Valkyrie and the Secret Avengers savagely battled back the vampires, and Valkyrie tried convincing the Avengers to leave but they refused to leave the hammers behind, frustrated with Valkyrie’s seeming betrayal. Valkyrie was shocked when Raizo came to her aid, and again when Sharon Carter was bit by a vampire. She surrendered a golden apple of Idunn to Sharon to cure her, stating that she didn’t need it anymore. She regretted not being able to explain her actions to her team, then flew away on Aragorn.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless I#4) –Valkyrie delivered the broken hammer of Nul to Tolor the dwarf for repair, and she used his advice to break into the Baxter Building, where the Thing was waiting to stop her from retrieving another hammer.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#5) – Thing willingly let Valkyrie take Angrir’s hammer, and Valeria Richards helped crack the combination blocking it.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#6) – Valkyrie and Tolor landed in Asgard, where the all-mother Freya agreed with Odin’s former promise—that if Valkyrie gathered the hammers and sealed them up, then she would be allowed into Valhalla.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#7) – Valkyrie stormed Project: PEGASUS, where the Avengers (Captain America, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Wolverine) were overwhelmed with attacks from Crossbones, Sin, the DOA (Department of Occult Armaments), and mystic attacks. She destroyed the source of the attacks, but was too late to stop Son of Satan turning on the heroes and helping the villains escape with the hammer.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless I#8) – Valkyrie opened a portal with her sword and arrived at her home, where Tolor was resting. Fatigued due to giving up her apples, she ordered Tolor to repair the chipped sword and moved for a two hour rest, realizing she had only 3 hammers while her enemies had four. She arrived at Utopia, where Moonstar had the hammer for her. Emma Frost tried to stop her telepathically, but Valkyrie was resistant and flew away, where Storm waited in the skies.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#9) – After a savage battle, Valkyrie left Storm unconscious. She returned and found Tolor had let in Dr. Strange and Captain America. Confronted, she explained her weariness at her long history and her plan to take the weapons and retire at long last in Valhalla. Just then Crossbones and the DOA attacked, blowing up the building.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#10) – Wielding Cap’s shield in battle, Valkyrie fought off the DOA, but they escaped with the hammers. She found one still alive and retrieved the location of their headquarters from him. She attacked as the Final Sleeper awakened, taking many of Earth’s heroes with her, including the Avengers (Black Widow, Luke Cage, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Mockingbird, Ms. Marvel, Namor, Red Hulk, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, War Machine, Wolverine), the Fantastic Four (Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing), and the Thunderbolts (MACH-V, Songbird). They fought the villains, including Blackout, Wildpride, and Master Pandemonium.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#11) – Realizing Sin was powering the armor, Valkyrie managed to pierce the Sleeper, but it proved deadly to all the heroes, who were also overwhelmed by the DOA. She pursued the Sleeper into a populated area, and was killed, her neck broken, in a single blow.
(Fear Itself: The Fearless#12) – Valkyrie joined Sigmund in his version of Heaven and she immediately realized that it wasn’t for her and that she’d made a grave mistake. Her experiences on Earth had changed her and she willfully went back to her healed mortal body when Dr. Strange cast a spell allowing it. Immune to the fear-based powers of the Sleeper, she savagely attacked and defeated it. The Valkyrior returned to Earth and scattered the Serpent’s hammers to hidden places. She made amends with Captain America. Later, in Asgardia, the All-Mother commissioned her to select a new Valkyrior of eight female super heroes to be led by her on Earth.
(Secret Avengers I#22) – Valkyrie sat with the Secret Avengers as Hawkeye was announced as new team leader and Captain Britain was introduced to the group.
(Venom II#15) – Valkyrie, aboard the Secret Avengers space station, welcomed Venom to the team, and he briefly awkwardly flirted with her.
(Secret Avengers I#23) – The Secret Avengers (now including the Human Torch (Hammond)) worked to track down Ant-Man, who’d gone after a mother and child into the Core, an underground city of robots called the Descendants.
(Secret Avengers I#24) – The Secret Avengers stormed the Core. Valkyrie and Black Widow fought Adaptoids to save young Parvez, but they were both defeated, and some of Valkyrie’s childhood memories were stolen from her.
(Secret Avengers#25) – Valkyrie fought desperately against the Descendants, but she had to be rescued by Venom. The team regrouped and escaped, blowing up the city behind them. They agreed to keep the knowledge of the Descendants to themselves.
(Avengers Vs. X-Men#1) – A team of Avengers (Beast, Captain Britain, Ms. Marvel, Protector, Thor, Valkyrie, Vision, War Machine) was sent into space to stop the Phoenix Force.
(Avengers Vs. X-Men#2) – The team prepared to face the Phoenix Force.
(Secret Avengers I#26) – The Avengers, after a brief respite, battled the Phoenix Force in space, but failed to stop it. They moved toward Hala to rest.
(Avengers Assemble#6) - Valkyrie, in a new costume, was among the Avengers briefed by Maria Hill and Iron Man on Thanos stealing a Cosmic Cube.
(Avengers IV#26 (fb)) - Captain America hand selected the Avengers team to go into space to confront the Phoenix Force. She joined a group of Avengers (Giant-Man, Beast, She-Hulk) against the Avengers (Phoenix-powered Cyclops, Magneto, Dr. Nemesis, Armor).
(Secret Avengers I#27) - Vision narrowly saved Valkyrie and the others from being executed, as the Kree began to realize how dangerous the Phoenix Force actually is. After Minister Marvel killed himself, the Avengers barely managed to save Hala from being destroyed, though Captain Marvel was killed again in the battle.
(Avengers vs. X-Men#4) - The defeated Avengers floated in space as the Phoenix Force rushed to Earth.
(Avengers IV#26) - The Avengers reported back to Earth that they'd failed in their mission. Thor attacked it again, taking some of the Phoenix Force into his hammer. Before they could aid the Avengers, Protector attacked, stating he needed to take it to the Kree.
(Avengers IV#27) - The Avengers attacked Captain Marvel, who was apologetic, but they furiously ordered him to remain on Hala while they returned to Earth.
(Avengers vs. X-Men#5) - The defeated Avengers were still in space.
(Avengers vs. X-Men#7) - Back on Earth, Valkyrie was among the Avengers who prepared for battle with the X-Men, with Hope and the Scarlet Witch guiding them.
(Avengers vs. X-Men#8) - Valkyrie was among the Avengers who fought the Phoenix-powered Namor in Wakanda. After the battle, they fled into K'un-Lun.
(Venom II#21) - Valkyrie and the Secret Avengers heard Venom come clean about his secrets.
(Captain America V#17) - The Avengers (Valkyrie, Iron Man, Vision) battled Constrictor and Scorpion.
(Secret Avengers I#29) - Valkyrie and Venom fought undead sorcerer Rasputin in Moscow, narrowly stopping his ship from crashing, then gathered the Shadow Council technology for Giant-Man. They nearly kissed after the battle. Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Venom, and Valkyrie rescued John Steele from the Circus of Crime, but he soon died. They tortured the Clown for information and Hawkeye had to stop Venom from killing him.
(Secret Avengers I#30) - Valkyrie was frustrated at not being able to aid Venom against the Taskmaster. Later, she jumped on a motorcycle with Hawkeye, who pursued Taskmaster to try and retrieve the three crowns of power. Vengeance snared her with his chain and pulled her onto the pavement, where she soon summoned Aragorn to aid her. The crowns merged and the Abyss took over all of the villains.
(Secret Avengers I#31) - Possessed by the Abyss, Valkyrie stood ready to fight Venom and Ant-Man, whose minds were still free.
(Secret Avengers I#32) - Valkyrie battled Venom until he took the crown from Taskmaster, cancelling the mind control of the Abyss. Black Widow accused Ant-Man of being one of the Descendants. Valkyrie checked in on Parvez, then initiated sex with Venom.
(Secret Avengers I#33) - While in bed, Valkyrie and Venom were attacked by the Descendants (Urn, Deathstrike, Yalda, others). She confessed to having feelings for Venom as they were defeated and thrown out into space; Parvez was kidnapped.
(Secret Avengers I#34) - Venom narrowly saved Valkyrie, then Black Widow helped them teleport out of the exploding space. They landed in the Core, home of the Descendants.
(Secret Avengers I#35) - The Descendants launched their attack on the surface world.
(Avengers IV#34) - Valkyrie was among the Avengers who responded when some Avengers disappeared into the Microverse. They returned and the team battled the giant centaur Gouzar.
(Venom II#28) - Valkyrie sparred against Flash Thompson, flirting and severing his symbiotic legs with her sword to make herself the victor.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (story), John Buscema (pencils), and Tom Palmer (inks).
Valkyrie received entries in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#12 and OHotMU Deluxe Edition#14.
Thanks to Dragynwulf for help with Avengers I#157 and Ghost Rider III#80! And to Markus Raymond for help with Alias#25-26, Black Knight II#3-4 and a few other small appearances I had originally missed.
Despite Valkyrie’s overly complex origin, there are a few garishly dangling plotlines that have yet to be addressed. It was never explained what happened to the form of Sian Bowen, or whether or not Valkyrie continued to possess her mortal form. In the Valkyrie one-shot, Barbara Norriss is inexplicably back and able to transform into the Valkyrie again (maybe an Odin construct?). And we never learned whether Valkyrie’s shared mortal history with Thor was true or not.
It is not revealed the circumstances under which Valkyrie retrieved Aragorn and Dragonfang from the other Valkyrie (Parrington).
In Marvel Tarot, it was stated that Valkyrie was still dead.
one of the above images it is mentioned that Valkyrie shared her form
Cross (see Dragon Circle), but this was obviously an error
shared her form with Genevieve and Valkyrie with Sian
Profile by Chadman.
Valkyrie is loosely connected to, but not meant to be confused with:
(Defenders I#39 (fb) - BTS) - A recovering heroin addict, Shirley was placed in a women's jail with little medical attention, rats, and bullying from the guards.
(Defenders I#36) - Shirley was in jail when the Valkyrie was admitted. Felicia ridiculed Valkyrie, Shirley, and others.
(Defenders I#38) - Now Valkyrie's cellmate, Shirley questioned Valkyrie about her seeming super-strength. Felicia tried intimidating Shirley, and Valkyrie stood up against her by dumping food on her head. When questioned by the guards, Shirley claimed not to witness the event as she feared Felicia's reprisal.
(Defenders I#39) - The inmates soon took a chance and revolted, holding the warden hostage while they made demands the place be improved. After Valkyrie defeated Felicia, Shirley and the others agreed to end the riot.
--Defenders I#36 (Defenders I#36, 38-39
(Defenders I#36) - Felicia, an inmate at a women's prison, ridiculed and prodded new inmate, Valkyrie, and others, including Shirley. Shirley was furious when Valkyrie tried to stand up against her.
(Defenders I#37) - Felicia continued prodding Valkyrie.
(Defenders I#38) - Felicia ridiculed Valkyrie again, putting a cigarette out in her stew, which Valkyrie dumped on Felicia's head. Felicia lied to the guards about the act.
(Defenders I#39) - Valkyrie was taken to the warden who she stood up against. Felicia and the inmates were inspired and took the warden hostage. Felicia started making phone demands that the jail be cleaned up. Felicia, leading the women, was furious when Valkyrie wanted to use the phone. She tried punching Valkyrie, then grabbed a knife and a chair when that proved ineffective, but Valkyrie tossed Felicia against the wall.
--Defenders I#36 (Defenders I#36-39
Mr. Hudack and Mindy
(Defenders I#89) - Employees at Food Acres in Montclair, New Jersey, Mr. Hudack and Mindy were shocked when superheroes Valkyrie and Hulk stopped some robbers, then bought several dozen cans of beans. They let the heroes buy them at a discounted price.
(Valkyrie#1) - While drinking at the bar ‘The Gates of Hell,’ Bruno felt disrespected by bartender Barbara Norris, and he leaped to attack her, but she tossed him into a wall.
Marvel Team-Up I#116, p1, pan1 (main)
Avengers I#14, (Princess Brunhilde)
Thor: Son of Asgard I#7, p23, pan1 (young Brunnhilda)
Defenders I#24, p22, pan1 (upside down)
Defenders I#40, p4, pan1 (golden costume)
Defenders I#47, p5, pan2 (white costume)
Marvel Comics Presents I#168, p9, pan1 (new costume, as part of Dragon Circle)
Valkyrie I#1, cover (reborn as Barbara Norriss-Valkyrie)
X-Force I#74, p8, pan2 (on horseback)
Defenders II#5, p20, pan4 (as part of Valkyrior)
Defenders I#38, p5, pan2 (Shirley)
Secret Avengers I#3, p6, pan3 (Mars costume)
Secret Avengers I#14, p6, pan2 (attitude)
Fear Itself: The Fearless#12, cover (black armor)
Defenders I#39, p16, pan4 (Felicia)
Defenders I#89, p17, pan5 (Mr. Hudack and Mindy)
Valkyrie I#1, p17, pan2 (Bruno)
Avengers I#83 (December, 1970) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), and Stan Lee (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#142 (August, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), John Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Defenders I#4 (February, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank McLaughlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Avengers I#157 (March, 1977) - Gerry Conway (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Gerry Conway (editor)
Defenders I#5-6 (April-June, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank McLaughlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#7 (August, 1973) - Steve Englehart & Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank Bolle (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#8 (September, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank McLaughlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Avengers I#116 (October, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Bob Brown (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#9 (October, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank McLaughlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Avengers I#117 (November, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Bob Brown (penciler), Mike Esposito & Frank McLaughlin (inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#10 (November, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank Bolle (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Avengers I#118 (December, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Bob Brown (penciler), Mike Esposito & Frank Giacoia (inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#11 (December, 1973) - Steve Englehart (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank Bolle (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#12 (February, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jack Abel (penciler/inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Giant-Size Defenders#1 (July, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Jim Starlin (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#13 (May, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#14 (July, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Dan Green (penciler/inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#15 (September, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#16 (October, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Giant-Size Defenders#2 (October, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Gil Kane (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#17-18 (November-December, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#6 (November, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), George Tuska (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Two-In-One#7 (January, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#20 (February, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (penciler/inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Defenders I#21 (March, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Giant-Size Defenders#3 (January, 1975) - Steve Gerber, Len Wein, & Jim Starlin (writers), Jim Starlin (pencilers), Dan Adkins, Don Newton, & Jim Mooney (pencilers/inkers), Roy Thomas (editor)
Giant-Size Defenders#4 (April, 1975) - Steve Gerber, Don McGregor, Roger Slifer (writers), Don Heck (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#34-35 (June-July, 1975) - Gerry Conway (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#22 (April, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito (penciler/inker), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#23 (May, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#24 (June, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Bob McLeod (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#25 (July, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Giant-Size Defenders#5 (July, 1975) - Steve Gerber, Gerry Conway, Roger Slifer, Chris Claremont, & Scott Edelman (writers), Don Heck (penciler), Jim Mooney, Mike Esposito, & Dave Hunt (inkers), Len Wein (writer/editor)
Defenders I#26-27 (August-September, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (penciler/inker), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#28 (October, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Frank Giacoia & John Tartaglione (pencilers/inkers), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Defenders I#29 (November, 1975) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (penciler/inker), Len Wein (editor)
Defenders I#30 (December, 1975) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sam Grainger (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Marvel Treasury Edition#12 (1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#31-34 (January-April, 1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (penciler/inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Defenders I#35 (May, 1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Defenders I#36 (June, 1976) - Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (penciler/inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Defenders I#37-40 (July-October, 1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Defenders Annual#1 (October, 1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#41 (November, 1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#206-207 (December, 1976 - January, 1977) - Len Wein (writer/editor), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Staton (penciler/inker)
Defenders I#42-43 (December, 1976 - January, 1977) - Gerry Conway (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Gerry Conway (editor)
Defenders I#44-45 (February-March, 1977) - Gerry Conway, Roger Slifer, David Kraft (writers), Keith Giffen (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Gerry Conway (editor)
Defenders I#46 (April, 1977) - Roger Slifer, David Kraft (writers), Keith Giffen (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#47 (May, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft, Roger Slifer, John Warner (writers), Keith Giffen (penciler), Klaus Janson (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#48 (June, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft, Don McGregor (writers), Keith Giffen (penciler), Dan Green (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#49 (July, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Mike Royer (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#50 (August, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Mike Royer (penciler/inker), John Tartaglione, Dave Cockrum (inkers), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#51 (September, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#52 (October, 1977) - David Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#53 (November, 1977) - David Kraft (writer), Dave Cockrum, Keith Giffen, Mike Golden & Terry Austin (penciler/inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#54 (December, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen (penciler), Mike Golden (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#55-56 (January-February, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Carmine Infantino (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#57 (March, 1978) - Chris Claremont & Gerry Conway (writers), George Tuska & Dave Cockrum (pencilers), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#58 (April, 1978) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (penciler), Klaus Janson & Dan Green (inkers), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#59-60 (May-June, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#61 (July, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (penciler), Bob Lubbers (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#62-63 (August-September, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Defenders I#64 (October, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#65 (November, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Bruce Patterson (inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#66 (December, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (penciler/inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#67 (January, 1979) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (writer/penciler), Bruce Patterson (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#68 (February, 1979) - David Kraft & Ed Hannigan (writers), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#69 (March, 1979) - Jim Shooter & Mary Jo Duffy (writers), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker/editor)
Defenders I#70 (April, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#71 (May, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Jack Abel (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#72 (June, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Fred Kida (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#73 (July, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#74 (August, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Steve Mitchell (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#75 (September, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#225 (February, 1982) - Roger Stern (writer), John Romita, Jr. (penciler), Bob Wiacek (penciler/inker), Tom Defalco (editor)
Defenders I#76 (October, 1979) - Steven Grant (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Steve Mitchell (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#77 (November, 1979) - Steven Grant & Mark Gruenwald (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Chic Stone & Steve Mitchell (inkers), Al Milgrom (inker/editor)
Defenders I#78 (December, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#79 (January, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer/penciler), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#80 (February, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#81 (March, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Jack Abel (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#82-83 (April-May, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#84 (June, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Tex Blaisdell (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#85 (July, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Jim Mooney (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Thor I#297 (July, 1980) - Roy Thomas (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Defenders I#86 (August, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Thor I#298 (August, 1980) - Roy Thomas, Ralph Macchio (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Defenders I#87 (September, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Thor I#299 (September, 1980) - Roy Thomas, Mark Gruenwald (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Thor I#300 (October, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Thor I#311 (September, 1981) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Defenders I#88 (October, 1980) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#89 (November, 1980) - David Kraft & Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#90-91 (December, 1980 - January, 1981) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#92 (February, 1981) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (penciler/inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Savage She-Hulk#13 (February, 1981) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Mike Vosburg (penciler), Frank Springer (penciler/inker), Mary Jo Duffy (editor)
Defenders I#93 (March, 1981) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott, Frank Giacoia, others (inkers), Al Milgrom (inker/editor)
Defenders I#94-101 (April-November, 1981) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#111 (November, 1981) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Marvel Team-Up I#116 (April, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Marvel Graphic Novel: Death of Captain Marvel Graphic Novel (1982) - Jim Starlin (writer, penciler, inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#103-104 (January-February, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Captain America I#268 (April, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Mike Zeck (penciler), John Beatty (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Defenders I#106-108 (June-August, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Sam Trapani, Rick Magyar, Jack Abel (inkers), Al Milgrom (inker/editor)
Defenders I#109 (September, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald & JM DeMatteis (writers), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Avengers Annual#11 (1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Jack Abel (& crew, inkers), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Defenders I#112 (December, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin, (penciler), Mike Gustovich (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#113-114 (January-February, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (writer/penciler), Mike Gustovich (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#115 (March, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Hilary Barta (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#116 (April, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), 'Diverse Hands' (inkers), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#117 (May, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#278 (December, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#279 (January, 1983) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Mark Gruenwald (pencils, Greg LaRocque (inks), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Contest of Champions I#1-3 (June-August, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo (writers), John Romita, Jr. (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Tom Defalco (editor)
Defenders I#120 (June, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Jack Abel, Kim DeMulder, Andy Mushynsky (inkers), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#121 (July, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (writer/penciler), Jack Abel, Andy Mushynsky, Alan Kupperberg (inkers), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#122 (August, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#123-125 (September-December, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#126 (January, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Alan Kupperberg (penciler/inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#127 (February, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Alan Kupperberg (inker), Ann Nocenti (editor)
(New) Defenders I#128 (March, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Alan Kupperberg (penciler), Mike Mignola (inker) Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#129 (April, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#130 (May, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Mike Zeck (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#131 (June, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (plot), Peter B. Gillis (writer), Alan Kupperberg (penciler/inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#132 (July, 1984) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#133 (August, 1984) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Alan Kupperberg (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#134-139 (September, 1984 - February, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Rom#65 (April, 1985) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), P. Craig Russell (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Rom#66 (May, 1985) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Steve Leialoha (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Sub-Mariner II#3 (November, 1984) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Bob Budiansky (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
(New) Defenders I#140-144 (February-June, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#145 (July, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Art Nichols (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#146 (August, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Luke McDonnell (penciler), Art Nichols (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#148 (October, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Art Nichols (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#147 (September, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Art Nichols (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#20 (May, 1985) - Jim Starlin (writer), James Novak (penciler), Christie Scheele (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
(New) Defenders I#149 (November, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Art Nichols (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#150 (December, 1985) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Alan Kupperberg & Randy Emberlin (inkers), Carl Potts (editor)
(New) Defenders I#151-152 (January-February, 1986) - Peter B. Gillis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Dell Barras (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Doctor Strange II#80 (December, 1986) - Peter Gillis (writer), Chris Warner (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#27 (Late December, 1989) - Dwight Zimmerman (writer), Rodney Ramos (penciler), Jim Sanders (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Strange Tales II#5 (August, 1987) - Peter Gillis (writer), Larry Alexander (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#6-7 (September-October, 1987) - Peter Gillis (writer), Terry Shoemaker (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Doctor Strange III#3 (March, 1989) - Peter Gillis (writer), Richard Case (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Doctor Strange III#4 (April, 1989) - Peter Gillis (writer), Richard Case (penciler), Tony Dezuniga (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Black Knight II#3 (August, 1990) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writer), Rich Buckler (penciler), Diverse Hands (inkers), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Black Knight II#4 (September, 1990) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writer), Rich Buckler (penciler), Tony Dezuniga (inkers), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thor I#454 (late November, 1992) - Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Surfer Annual#6 (1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Joe Phillips (pencils), Tom Christopher & others (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#168 (Late November, 1994) - Mariano Nicieza (writer), Pino Rinaldi (penciler/inker), Richard Ashford (editor)
Valkyrie#1 (1997) - JM DeMatteis & Len Wein (writers), Pablo Raimondi (penciler), Manny Clark (penciler/inker), Joe Rubinstein, Al Milgrom (inkers), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Ghost Rider III#80-81 (December, 1996-January, 1997) - Ivan Velez Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (penciler), Bob McLeod (inker), James Felder (editor)
X-Force/Champions Annual 1998 (1998) - Tom & Mary Bierbaum (writers), Terry Shoemaker (penciler), Sean Parsons & Harry Candelario (inkers), Bobbie Chase (editor)
X-Force I#74 (February, 1998) - John Francis Moore (writer), Adam Pollina (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation#5 (October, 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (penciler/inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Hellcat#3 (November, 2000) - Steve Englehart (writer), Norm Breyfogle (penciler/inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Defenders II#4 (June, 2001) - Kurt Busiek & Erik Larson (writers), Ron Frenz (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Alias#25-26 (October-November, 2003) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thor II#82-83 (September, October, 2004) - Michael Avon Oeming & Daniel Berman (writers), Andrea Divito (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thor: Son of Asgard#7-9 (October-December, 2004) - Akira Yoshida (writer), Greg Tocchini (penciler/inker), Mackenzie Cadenhead (editor)
Wonder Man II#5 (July, 2007) – (Peter David (writer), Andrew Currie (penciler/inker), Victor Olazaba (inker), John Barber (editor)
Marvel Tarot#1 (2007) - David Sexton (writer/designer), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Thor: Man of War I#1 (January, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Clay Mann (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Patrick Zircher (penciler/inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Thor I#610 (July, 2010) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Doug Braithwaite (penciler/inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Secret Avengers I#1-2 (July-August, 2010) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Mike Deodato (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Vengeance of the Moon Knight#10 (September, 2010) - Gregg Hurwitz (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (penciler/inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Secret Avengers I#3-4 (September-October, 2010) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts II#146 (September, 2010) - Jeff Parker (writer), Kev Walker (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers Academy#3 (October, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Mike McKone (penciler), Andrew Hennessy (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Valkyrie II#1 (November, 2010) - Bryan JL Glass (writer), Phil Winslade (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
I Am an Avenger#2/3 (December, 2010) - Paul Tobin (writer), David Lopez (penciler), Alvaro Lopez (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
I Am an Avenger#2/4 (December, 2010) - Jacob Chabot (writer/penciler/inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Incredible Hulks#614 (December, 2010) - Greg Pak (writer), Barry Kitson (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Chaos War#1 (December, 2010) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Khoi Pham (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Thor: For Asgard I#3-4 (December, 2010-January, 2011) - Robert Rodi (writer), Simone Bianchi (penciler/inker), Andrea Silvestri (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Taskmaster II#4 (February, 2011) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Jefte Palo (penciler/inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Ant-Man/Wasp#3 (March, 2011) - Tim Seeley (writer/penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Klaws of the Panther#4 (February, 2011) - Jonathan Maberry (writer), Gianluca Gugliotta (penciler), Pepe Larraz (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers IV#8-11 (February-May, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers I#8-10 (March-April, 2011) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers I#12.1 (June, 2011) – Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Bryan Hitch (penciler), Paul Neary (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America: Hail Hydra I#5 (July, 2011) – Jonathan Maberry (writer), Graham Nolan (penciler/inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Secret Avengers I#12.1 (June, 2011) – Nick Spencer (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), Jaime Mendoza (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#157 (July, 2011) – Jeff Walker (writer), Kev Walker (penciler), Jason Gorder (inker), Declan Shalvey (penciler/inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Fear Itself I#3 (August, 2011) – Matt Fraction (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade Von Grawbadger (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Secret Avengers I#14 (August, 2011) – Nick Spencer (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), Jaime Mendoza, Rick Ketchum (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Journey Into Mystery I#626.1 (October, 2011) – Rob Rodi (writer), Pascual Ferry (penciler/inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thunderbolts I#163.1 (November, 2011) – Jeff Parker (writer), Declan Shalvey (penciler/inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Secret Avengers I#17 (November, 2011) – Warren Ellis (writer), Kev Walker (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fear Itself#7 (November-December, 2011) – Matt Fraction (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade Von Grawbadger (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Hulk II#42 (December, 2011) – Jeff Parker (writer), Patch Zircher (penciler/inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Annihilators: Earthfall#1 (November, 2011) – Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tan Eng Huat (penciler), Andrew Hennessy (inker), John Denning, Bill Rosemann (editors)
Annihilators: Earthfall#2 (December, 2011) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tan Eng Huat (penciler), Andrew Hennessy (inker), John Denning (editor)
Hulk IV#43 (December, 2011) – Jeff Parker (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler/inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Fear Itself: the Fearless#1-12 (December, 2011-June, 2012) – Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction, Chris Yost (writers), Paul Pelletier, Mark Bagley (pencilers), Danny Miki, Andy Lanning (inkers), Alejandro Arbona (editor)
Avengers IV#18 (December, 2011)- Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Daniel Acuna (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#166-167 (January-February, 2012) – Jeff Parker (writer), Declan Shalvey (penciler/inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Annihilators: Earthfall#4 (February, 2012) – Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Tan Eng Huat (penciler), Andrew Hennessy (inker), John Denning (editor)
Secret Avengers I#22-25 (March-June, 2012) – Rick Remender (writer), Gabriel Hardman (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Venom II#15 (June, 2012) – Rick Remender (writer), Lan Medina (penciler), Nelson DeCastro, Terry Pallot (inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Avengers vs. X-Men#1-2 (June, 2012) – Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction (writers), John Romita Jr (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers I#26 (June, 2012) – Rick Remender (writer), Renato Guedes (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Assemble#6 (2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers I#27 (2012) - (Rick Remender (writer), Renato Guedes (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers vs. X-Men#4 (2012) - Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction (writers), John Romita Jr (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers IV#26-27 (July-August, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Walter Simonson (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers vs. X-Men#5 (2012) - Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction (writers), John Romita Jr (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Venom II#21 (September, 2012) - Cullen Bunn, Rick Remender (writers), Lan Medina (penciler), Pallot, Soto, Kesel (inkers), Tom Brennan (editor)
Captain America V#17 (2012) - (Ed Brubaker, Cullen Bunn (writers), Scot Eaton (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers I#29-32 (2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers I#33 (2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Andy Kuhn (penciler/inker), Lauren Sankovitch, Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers I#34-35 (2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers IV#34 (2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Brandon Peterson, Mike Mayhew, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Venom II#28 (2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Thony Silas (penciler), Nelson DeCastro (inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
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