This tale sets up is the end of days. After Thor has to face a few trials much like Hercules, he and his pal later set sail to go fishing, and meet the Midgard Serpent
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Ragnorak is coming in Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of his novel Norse Mythology into comic book form. It’s up to series three and after the single issues are released, I’m sure all the past volumes will be bound into a large trade paperback–as this third and perhaps final volume may well be it. This issue is the first of three.
Norse Mythology II also continues providing variant covers for each issue by David Mack.
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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).
Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell have something up their sleeves to make Ragorak as rival Marvel Entertainment’s build-up to the Infinity War.
By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
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Ragnarok is very likely to happen in Dark Horse Comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Norse Mythology, but just what events will transpire before is not too hard to find out now. This company has set six issues to tell the tale before releasing the trade paperback (as revealed on their website). Midway, the focus is on Freya and the “Master Builder.”
Bets are being made, and if this mason can’t finish the heavy lifting to build the great wall around Odin’s palace, many worlds will feel the consequence. Freya is to be married off, and the sun and moon–well, the citizens in Midgard won’t be happy. This tale sets up the calm before the storm. I’m more inclined to say calamity, all things considered.
With three stories per issue and fifteen chapters in the book, we’ll be regaled with tales till February 2021. I’ll be getting my horn and sipping mead every time I revisit this world.
By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)
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Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell’s comic book collaborations are usually always perfect. From their days with DC’s Sandman to Dark Horse Comics latest Norse Mythology, I don’t think I need to read the written work again. Well, I’ll have it on the bookshelf to crack open for a look ahead to what the comic book adaptation will soon offer. In issue #1, the first three chapters, Yggdrasil and the Nine Worlds (with Russell authoring), Mimic’s Head and Odin’s Eye (with art by Mike Mignola) and The Treasures of the Gods (as visualized by Jerry Ordway) are enigmatically featured. These talents are also regulars to this mini-series.
According to the publisher’s advance solicitations page, artist Piotr Kowalski will have a tale in issue #2, and the variant covers by David Mack are ongoing. His rainbow coloured portraits of wonder are worthy of being put on full size posters to hang in any art room. The first issue features Thor and Mjölnir as though they are on the rainbow bridge, and the light is misting around them and reflecting off the shiny armour like a Van Gogh painting.
Today, Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology into comic book form! Featuring a pantheon of award-winning artists, including Mike Mignola, P. Craig Russell, and Jerry Ordway. Colorists Dave Stewart and Lovern Kindzierski and letterer Galen Showman round out the creative team in this amazing first issue. This new series will feature covers by P. Craig Russell with colors by Lovern Kindzierski and variant covers by David Mack. Subsequent issues of Norse Mythology (18 issues total) will feature a mix of major interior artists to be announced later.
“I fell in love with the Norse gods from reading about them in comics as a boy, so it’s only fitting that they return to the medium that started it,” said Norse Mythology creator Neil Gaiman. “I cannot wait to see P. Craig Russell and his collaborators tell the old stories for a new generation.”
After previously writing about deities in American Gods and The Sandman, Gaiman finally brings readers to follow the northern gods in their own setting in this comic book adaptation of the hit novel! Gaiman and P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life—Ragnarök.
The first issue of Norse Mythology goes on sale May 27, 2020.