In June 1955, DC premieres an important new anthology comic book: The Brave & The Bold #1. Starting off as an anthology series, the book features three new heroes plucked from historical fiction, the best of which is The Viking Prince. The other two were Silent Knight and the Golden Gladiator.
The Viking Prince was created by Robert Kanigher with artist Joe Kubert. Looking at this first adventure here, it certainly is reminiscent of later Thor work in Marvel.