By Thunder, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology Gets a Book Two!

18 Mar

Dark Horse Comics
Coming June 16, 2021

I’m not surprised that bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology adaptation is continuing. I made the call back in December with my review of #3, and todays news only affirms that the comic book adaptation is going in a different direction! It’ll stay faithful to the written work, but the chapter lead up to Ragnorak will be different!

Gaiman continues to lead the pack with Dark Horse Comics’ terrific pool of talents–from Eisner winning comics legend P. Craig Russell, along with artists Matt Horak (The Punisher, The Covenant), Mark Buckingham (Hellblazer, Miracleman), Gabriel Walta (Barbalien: Red Planet, Sentient), Sandy Jarrell (Archie, Meteor Men), and colorist Lovern Kindzierski (The Worst Dudes, The Sandman).

Norse Mythology II also continues providing variant covers for each issue by David Mack.

Explore the origins of poetry—good and bad—in this tale of malicious dwarfs, suspicious giants, and the wise god Kvasir, whose eventual fate leads to the creation of a powerful mead that many will fight and die for.

“It has been an absolute delight working with the slate of artists assembled for our adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology,” says Russell. “Sending the artists the layouts and then seeing their finished pages come rolling back in, each having brought their own unique artistic vision to the page, has been great fun.”

Praise for Norse Mythology:

“Weaving together ancient Norse mythology with 21st-century sensibility, Gaiman’s storytelling once again recreates an entire genre for the modern reader.”–Newsweek

“A gripping, suspenseful and quite wonderful reworking of these famous tales. Once you fall into the rhythm of its glinting prose, you will happily read on and on, in thrall to Gaiman’s skillful storytelling.”–Washington Post

Norse Mythology delights in the gods’ petty machinations as much as their heroics. In these accessible, retold tales, fantasy is odd, and real, and dire.”–The Boston Globe

“Mr. Gaiman milks [the Norse gods’ hijinks] for all their humor and incongruity, very much in the spirit of the originals. . . . [He] has produced . . . a clear, continuous narrative, with big scenes the same as they always were but with emotional pointers added.”–The Wall Street Journal

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