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ULIK THE TROLL: WORLD WAR ZEMO
Plot by EXCITER
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by RYAN OTTLEY
Additional reserved characters:
Horth
Ulla
Fagan
Gaark
Ud
Askella
Geirrodur

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ULIK THE TROLL: WORLD WAR ZEMO #1
Plot by EXCITER
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by RYAN OTTLEY
“ALL TROLLS WELCOME HERE”
Trolls. A once noble race that has long been manipulated by malevolent forces into conflicts with the gods themselves… conflicts that typically went poorly for the trolls. After their homeland was lost and their invasion of Asgard was halted, the trolls were placed in internment camps on Vanaheim by Odin(as revealed way back in the Mighty Thor #0 & 1!). One troll, however, never surrendered.
Ulik led his people to escape the camps, eventually teaming up with Thor against a rampaging Hulk and earning the god of thunder’s respect. The trolls were subsequently granted part of Vanaheim as their new homeland (see the Mighty Thor #4). “Trollheim” is now a haven for all trolls, regardless of tribe, and Ulik is their High Chieftain… and champion.
When Ulik learns that a half-troll named Gunna (codenamed, appropriately, “Troll”) seeks asylum in Vanaheim (see NO MORE THUNDERBOLTS #3), he takes interest. Having learned that Gunna magically arrived in the city of Zanadu in the Mystic Mountains just outside Trollheim’s borders, Ulik personally leads a “diplomatic” band to ensure her safety and offer her a homeland. This band consists of Ulik’s brother Horth, Ulik’s mate Ulla, the wise elder crone Askella, and the brave warriors Gaark and Ud. He can’t be too careful, for Ulik has heard many strange things about Zanadu…
However, Ulik isn’t the only one interested in Gunna. She’s only half troll. Her other half is Vanir. In fact, she is the lost niece of Hogun the Grim, member of the famed Warriors Three. Hogun was born in Zanadu and suspects his late sister told Gunna much about their birthplace, which is why she returned there. Accordingly, he returns alongside Fandral and Volstagg to claim custody of his wayward niece. And he’s quickly reminded of why he left…
Yet little do Ulik or Hogun know, Vanaheim is about to be invaded by Zemo’s forces from Midgard! They, too, want Gunna… but they want her dead!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULIK THE TROLL: WORLD WAR ZEMO #2
Plot by EXCITER
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by RYAN OTTLEY
“FOR TROLLHEIM”
“The Builders,” f.k.a. “the Wrecking Crew,” are human goons empowered by Asgardian magic that wield ensorcelled construction equipment as devastating weaponry. Now they’re part of Zemo’s Redeemers and leading a massive incursion into Vanaheim, which includes magical and undead units from the Department of Occult Armaments, in pursuit of the fugitive ex-Thunderbolt, Gunna. Between them and their target - the city of Zanadu in the Mystic Mountain - is a band of trolls…
Ulik and his company marched to offer Gunna a home amongst her father’s people… now they’re defending her life after Midgard brazenly violates the Treaty of Brooklyn Heights that ended the Civil War (see CIVIL WAR #4)! Shouts of “For Trollheim!” ring out as Ulik, Horth, Ulla, Askella, Gaark, and Ud charge into battle where the numbers are overwhelmingly against them!
Within Zanadu’s walls, the Warriors Three rally aid for the trolls - but the city’s bizarre warlord, Mogul, refuses! The “beasts” are not his concern, and he needs all his warriors to defend against Zemo’s assault from behind his ramparts. But Hogun’s niece, Gunna, refuses to listen… is she starting a civil war of her own?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULIK THE TROLL: WORLD WAR ZEMO #3
Plot by EXCITER
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by RYAN OTTLEY
“ODIN ENCHANTED”
Ulik’s band of trolls have proven their mettle in battle against the Department of Occult Armaments and Redeemer forces invading Vanaheim, with support from Trollheim finally arriving. But even then, are they prepared to battle a former All-Father?
Odin, who had returned to his roots as a wanderer after ceding the crown of Asgard to Thor, was accosted by Zemo’s “Emerald Witch” Amora, a.k.a. the Enchantress, and placed under her spell. Now he obeys her every command, and she gives one that he has historically been inclined to give himself: slay the trolls!
The elder troll sorceress Askella recalls the time long ago when Odin dissolved the Troll clans and placed the Trolls in internment camps (see THE MIGHTY THOR #0). Can she avenge her people by the side of Ulik, the hero that liberated those camps? “Ulik this!!!”
Meanwhile, Gunna escapes the city of Zanadu to aid the trolls. She won’t let anyone fighting on her behalf fight alone…
But this escape enrages the eccentric Warlord Mogul. None within sight of the Mystic Mountains may dare defy his orders! And from within his city’s protected walls, he’s about to take his rage out on Gunna’s uncle Hogun and his fellow Warriors Three!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99


ULIK THE TROLL: WORLD WAR ZEMO #4
Plot by EXCITER
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by RYAN OTTLEY
“TROLLS NEVER DIE”
For too long, trolls have been demonized and targeted for slaughter or caged in internment camps. After finally forging a new homeland for his people, Ulik now faces an invasion from Midgard with none other than Odin himself at its vanguard. This leads Ulik to surmise that the Aesir Asgardians must have betrayed the trolls in favor of their precious humans… again. And the Vanir of nearby Zanadu in the Mystic Mountains are no better. Not only have they refused to lend aid to the trolls in defense of their shared Realm, but their leader Warlord Mogul tried to stop the half-troll Gunna from reinforcing her own people.
No more.
With his mighty uru knuckles, and assistance from Gunna, Ulik assails the former All-Father - unaware that Odin is actually ensorcelled by the Enchantress, Amora, and fighting against his will! Channeling all of the rage of generations of trolls, with renewed vigor, Ulik shouts a war cry that could be heard all the way in Asgard and savagely beats Odin to death!
“We will never be caged again!”
The Redeemers and the Department of Occult Armaments, having witnessed Ulik’s fury and simultaneously gotten word of Zemo’s defeat in Washington D.C., retreat back to Earth. The trolls proclaim victory, declaring that henceforth the treacherous Asgardians, Midgardians and the Vanir are all their enemies!
This leaves Gunna with a difficult choice to make. Does she join with Ulik and the trolls, perhaps see what has become of the infamous Magni Tribe from whence she came, or embrace her other half and go with her uncle Hogun and the Warriors Three, the family that she never knew she had?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

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