Real Name: Presumably Nedra

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Jotunheim; associated with Asgardian cosmology) Giant

Occupation: Former queen of the Storm Giants

Group Membership: Jotuns (Giants of Jotunheim)

Affiliations: Brimer, unidentified Vanna

Enemies: Gods of Asgard, especially Heimdall and Odin

Known Relatives: Presumably Brimer (husband)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Jotunheim (one of the nine/ten worlds associated with the Asgardian cosmology)

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#105/2 (June, 1964)

nedra-giant-jotunheim-jim105-arms.jpgPowers/Abilities: As a Jotun, Nedra was large and strong (perhaps Class 25-50), with superhuman durability and longevity (enhanced lifespan/delayed aging, with a lifespan perhaps measuring presumably at least millennia).

    The Vanna served her will, though whether this was out of respect for her title as queen or because she knew some means to influence or control them is unrevealed.

Height: Unrevealed (perhaps 19')
Weight: Unrevealed; (at human density, at the estimated height above) approximately 2.6 tons; (at previously reported density of giants as 2-3 times human) 5.2-7.8 tons
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed (dark eyebrows)

(Journey into Mystery I#105/2) - Brimer voiced his frustration to Nedra that, even though he was king of the Storm Giants, he could not attack Asgard as long as the ever-vigilant Heimdall guarded the Rainbow Bridge.

    Nedra assured Brimer she knew how to get past Heimdall, reminding Brimer of and then summoning one of the Vanna air creatures, who were a part of the silent breeze that none could see or hear: "Hear me, Vanna -- wherever you may be! Queen Nedra commands you to appear! You may not disboey mu command!! You must heed the orders of Queen Nedra!!"

    When one of the Vanna appeared and noting that it heard and obeyed her, she sent him to steal past Heimdall and learn all of Asgard's secrets. By this, Brimer and Nedra hoped to discredit Heimdall and have him removed from his post. The Vanna promised his queen that he would not fail.

(Journey into Mystery I#105/2 - BTS) - The Vanna indeed stole past Heimdall unseen and unheard, but Heimdall nonetheless somehow sensed that something had gotten past him, and he sent a warning to Odin, allowing Odin to detect and capture the Vanna.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and George Bell.

    It is not explicitly stated that Brimer and Nedra are husband and wife, but she was queen of the Storm Giants at the same time he was king of the Storm Giants. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I would think it most likely that they were married.

Profile by Snood.

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Journey into Mystery I#104/2, story pg. 4, panel 2 (bound and kneeling before Odin);
    #105/2, pg. 1, seated with sceptre, hand covering face;
        pg. 2, panel 1 (face, oblique)

Journey into Mystery I#105/2 (June, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), George Bell (inker)

First posted: 07/31/2018
Last updated: 07/31/2018

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