Norse Mythology #1

Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell Artist: P. Craig Russell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend 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.
Having previously written about deities in American Gods and The Sandman, Gaiman teams with Russell to finally bring readers to follow the northern gods in their own setting in this comic book adaptation of the hit novel!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 7, 2020

    If all you know of Norse Mythology came from a certain other Marvelous comic company, you are in for a treat reading this volume. If you are a Gaiman fan curious how the master's words are adapted into a comic form, rest assured this all-star team of artisans does not play fast and loose with their craft. This is a great comic and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 11, 2020

    Just an amazing comic, based on a terrific book, with some of the top creators in comics at the peak of their game. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 6, 2020

    Norse Mythology is as if a classic storybook from your childhood crept up and hid itself on your bookshelf only for you to find it years later. All told, this three-chapter first issue opens on an imaginative fantasy world as if dreamed up by Gaiman himself, slowly pulls itself up with a magical tale of Odin, and brings itself to a more realistic place by the book's end. This comic is a good reminder stories deserve to be told in multiple formats; from novelizations to comic books, each holds intrinsic value in telling a different side of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Miriam Herrera Jun 17, 2021

    Neil Gaiman's retelling is one not to miss and now that it has taken the form of a comic book, it is even more wonderful to pick up. The next adaption to Norse Mythology will be out July 14th and this will be the other half of Ksvair's story and what will be brought forward will be amazingly beautiful and I cannot wait for you to pick these comics up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Benjamin Morin Oct 7, 2020

    Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell deliver a fantastic comic adaptation of the Norse myths in Norse Mythology #1. This is a must-read for fans of this mythology, both old and new. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Oct 9, 2020

    A deeply enthralling issue that is a beautiful introduction for anyone not familiar with Norse Mythology? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Oct 8, 2020

    Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology treads familiar grounds but never comes off as trite, and is instead charming, funny, and an altogether cozy read. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 7, 2020

    Norse Mythology feels a little too like an introductory primer about the subject matter rather than much of a story, but ends with a hint at more, particularly with respect to Loki and his scheming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Oct 9, 2020

    Neil 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 – Ragnarok. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 25, 2020

    I'll admit that I approached this issue with some trepidation. I've been let down far too many times by this style of adaptation, but hand on heart this is really good. Is it a series that Id collect as a monthly publication? Probably not. I think that this is something that should be read in one of Dark Horses trademark oversized Library Editions that you can sit down and with take a Sunday afternoon to savour and enjoy, and when that comes out Ill be all over it! Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 8, 2020

    Russell, Mignola and Ordway deliver some impressive visuals in this issue, but their art can't transcend the feeling that I'm experiencing a lecture rather than reading a story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Oct 7, 2020

    While the names attached to Norse Mythology are some of the biggest in the history of American comics, a monthly comic book probably isn't the best way to frame these stories. Read Full Review

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