Ok so I've read all of Roy Thomas & Mark Gruenwald's Thor: Celestials Saga and it's really good even if DENSE stuff. Previous to reading that I had read Mike Oeming's Thor: Disassembled Ragnarök story and it was also a fitting end to Thor.
Now we're given both Thor and Odin's earliest origins in Roy's Celestials Saga but there are some things that seem to conflict or maybe I don't have the full story of what happened in between that and Thor Disassembled.
So here are my questions:
1) In Celestials Saga, Odin came to be from a convergence of beings who survived the previous Ragnarök. In Thor Disassembled Thor (now with the wisdom of Odin) now sees the past and it shows Odin is already there with his brothers at his side. Is Thor merely seeing the legend as it was told instead of the reality?
2) Asgard in the Celestials Saga was already there from the previous Ragnarök as a big hunk of landmass when the beings who would become Odin resided on it after Ragnarök. In Disassembled Odin supposedly carves out Asgard from the body of Ymir the cosmic giant. Was this again part of the legend and not the actual happenings of Ragnarök? Is this and my first question actually the revelation of the very first Odin and the Asgardians before they were killed and the Kirby Thor ad Odin came to be?
3) In Thor Disassembled, Asgard has many places on what seems to be a world map. I thought Asgard was a big floating city rather than a big continent.