death of Odin; picture frame MarvelCover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. "And Odin Dies!", script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta; Odin defeats Mangog by casting a spell that separates him from the hate that feeds him; Unfortunately, the result is not only Mangog's demise, but Odin's as well, as he was not strong enough to keep going after casting such a strong spell; Thor causes time to stand still around Odin so that when Asgard is returned to its rightful dimension, Hela cannot claim his soul.
'The Michelangelo of comics.' Buscema was one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s heyday, best known for his run on the The Avengers and The Silver Surfer, and for over 200 stories featuring the sword-and-sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. In addition, he penciled at least one issue of nearly every major Marvel title, including long runs on two of the company's top books, Fantastic Four and Thor.