Balder the Brave, Thor's brother in all but blood, undergoes his own gauntlet of gods and giants -- earning the love of witch-queen Karnilla and the throne of Asgard! Meanwhile, on Midgard, Thor finds an era-hopping authoritarian officer racing him to defeat an old enemy possessed by an even older evil! Plus: Sabretooth and the Marauders! All with Walt Simonson's trademarks: epic sensibilities, godly grandeur and talking frogs! Verily!