eye_of_odin-realmeye_of_odin-realm-swarfling-village.jpgDimension of the Eye of Odin

Type: Mystic alien realm

Environment: Mostly barren worlds, with the exception of the verdant land of the dwarven beings

Usual means of access: Magic

Dominant Life Form: Dwarven beings ("dwarflings")

Significant Inhabitants: Eye of Odin

First Appearance: Thor I#292 (February, 1980)

Features: The size of the realm is unrevealed, but Thor glimpsed numerous barren worlds, as well as one that was home to a village of dwarven people.

    No other special properties were noted.

History:

eye_of_odin-blast-dwarvlings(Thor I#292 (fb) - BTS) <"Not long ago" before the main story> - The Eye of Odin arrived in some unidentified realm where it took on a life of its own and grew to gargantuan size.

    It began plaguing a village of dwarflings, projecting fiery blasts at them and making their lives a living torture. 

(Thor I#292) - Eye again plagued the dwarven people, causing them to flee from the withering fire it hurled from its "pupil." 

    Viewing this realm via instructions to his mystic hammer, Mjolnir, to seek out the Eye of Odin in hopes of learning secrets his father could not share, Thor had Mjolnir transport him there.eye_of_odin-dwarflings-watch-battle.jpg

    Thor greeted the dwarven people ("Hail, Little Ones!"), and one of their number asked if he had come to save him from the Eye, or if he had come to merely add to their misery. Thor asked them about the tormenting orb, and they told him what little they knew, noting that this time it was not content with merely laying waste to their village but came for them. Thor advised them to take cover and promised to protect them.

    Thor ultimately unleashed a vortex that contained the Eye; the cyclone also destroyed more of the dwarflings' dwellings, which he vowed to restore after the Eye had surrendered its secret.

(Thor I#293-300) - Eye shared information with Thor, ultimately answering his questions via convoluted tales; ultimately, Thor dragged the Eye out of this realm and back to Asgard and fed it to Mimir.

CommentsCreated by Roy Thomas, Keith Pollard, and Chic Stone. 

    Thor described the realm as "...a world of wonders -- a timeless place, a placeless time which doth defy all law and logic!"

    Orbrealm has a cool name to it, but perhaps a bit too on the...nose...

    Wadossrellm? Wosdenheim? Orrinorbgard? Oyewothar? Candy Apple Island?

    Ultimately, however, it's just a realm to which the Eye of Odin traveled, so it really wouldn't even be named after him.

    After Thor further damaged the Dwarflings' village with the cyclone he had used against the Eye, Thor vowed to restore the village.

    However, once he had learned everything he could from the Eye, Thor returned to Asgard and did nothing for the Dwarflings or their village.
    To be fair, the Eye's tale was long (and stretched out over 9 months of comics real-time); he probably just forgot...or maybe he returned to help them after he had helped restore the Asgardians in Thor I#301.
    It might be a nice story to learn the nature of the Dwarflings and their dimension...

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(Thor I#292 (fb) - BTS) <"Not long ago" before the main story> - The Eye of Odin arrived in some unidentified realm where it took on a life of its own and grew to gargantuan size.

    It began plaguing a village of dwarflings, projecting fiery blasts at them and making their lives a living torture. 

(Thor I#292) - Eye again plagued the dwarven people, causing them to flee from the withering fire it hurled from its "pupil." 

    Viewing this realm via instructions to his mystic hammer, Mjolnir, to seek out the Eye of Odin in hopes of learning secrets his father could not share, Thor had Mjolnir transport him there.

    Thor greeted the dwarven people ("Hail, Little Ones!"), and one of their number asked if he had come to save him from the Eye, or if he had come to merely add to their misery.

    Thor asked them about the tormenting orb, and they told him what little they knew, noting that this time it was not content with merely laying waste to their village but came for them.

    Thor advised them to take cover and promised to protect them.

    Thor ultimately unleashed a vortex that contained the Eye; the cyclone also destroyed more of the dwarflings' dwellings, which he vowed to restore after the Eye had surrendered its secrets.eye_of_odin-dwarflings-close

--Thor I#292 (February, 1980)

Note:
Thor described the village of the dwarven people as "...dwellings, as if torn from some children's fairytale on Midgard."

    Thor described the people as "Dwarves, yet not that kind which I have seen before"

    I wonder if the Dwarflings were related to anyone known races of extradimensional Dwarves, like the Sputs of Tunnelworld.

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Thor I#292, pg. 10, panel 3 (Thor views realm through warp portal);
            panel 4 (dwarfling village);
            panel 5 (alarmed dwarfling pointing to approaching Eye);
        pg. 12, panel 3 (dwarflings meet with Thor);
            panel 4 (dwarflings fleeing Eye's approach);
        pg. 15, panel 4 (in shadows, pointing to Thor and Eye battling)


Appearances:
Thor I#274 (August, 1978) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), John Buscema (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker)
Thor I#292-293 (February-March, 1980) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker)
Thor I#294-296 (April-June, 1980) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Shooter (consulting editor)
Thor I#297 (July, 1980) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor)
Thor I#298 (August, 1980) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Thor I#299 (September, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Thor I#300 (October, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)


Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First Posted: 02/04/2020
Last Updated: 02/04/2020

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