Real Name: Presumably Lutefisk
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgardian)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Hugin, Munin, Thor (Thor
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Jotunheim, Asgard
First Appearance: Marvel Mini-Books: The
Mighty Thor (1966)
Powers/Abilities: Lutefisk was a giant
cyclopean monster capable of breathing fire. Being Asgardian, its
strength, durability and endurance was likely superior to that of a
normal human being.
Height: 8'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 950 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)
(Marvel Mini-Books: The Mighty Thor) - When Odin's ravens Hugin and
Munin did not return from the mountains of Jotunheim, Thor flew to the
mountains to investigate. In the mountains' deepest cavern, Thor found
the caged ravens with their winged tied. Before Thor could rescue the
ravens, the beast Lutefisk appeared and breathed fire at Thor, who
removed his cape and allowed it to catch fire. Thor then tossed the
flaming cape at Lutefisk, temporarily blinding the cyclopean creature.
While Lutefisk was blinded, Thor freed Hugin and Munin before Lutefisk
returned to the fight. Thor eventually managed to strike Lutefisk in
the eye, downing him, and then flew back to Asgard.
Comments: Created by an unidentified writer
and artist (possibly Larry Lieber or Flo Steinberg and Marie Severin? - see comments).
According to my internet research, lutefisk is a type of Norwegian fish. Perhaps the monster Lutefisk got his name from his choice of food?
The Marvel Mini-Books were VERY small comic books that were sold inside plastic eggs dispensed from gumball machines for a nickel in the 1960s. Each book was only about the size of a quarter and continued a basic story. Six Marvel Mini-Books were made, including the Amazing Spider-Man, the Mighty Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and surprise inclusions Sgt. Nick Fury and Millie the Model.
Since the comic featuring Lutefisk was in black & white, it was impossible to determine its eye and hair color.
The Marvel Comics Mini-Comics: A Mini-History book by Mark Evanier
that came with the Marvel Comics Mini-Books hardcover box set suggests
that Marie Severin drew most of the Marvel Mini-Books (with the
exception of the Captain America, which appeared to be drawn by Carl
Hubbell, and Millie the Model, confirmed in the hardcover as being
drawn by Stan Goldberg). It also reveals that Flo Steinberg had
confirmed she had written at least one of them (though which one was
not confirmed) and that Larry Lieber confirmed that he may have written
a couple of them but that he didn't recall which ones or even for sure
that he DID write any of them. Evanier does admit that he would not be
surprised if Larry Lieber indeed had written some of the Mini-Books.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Lutefisk has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Marvel Mini-Books: The Mighty Thor, p43, splash page (Lutefisk, main image)
Marvel Mini-Books: The Mighty Thor, p29, splash page (Lutefisk headshot)
Marvel Mini-Books: The Mighty Thor, p31, splash page (Lutefisk breathing fire)
Marvel Mini-Books: The Mighty Thor (1966) - uncredited writer and artist
First posted: 08/19/2015
Last updated: 01/18/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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