Norse Mythology: II #2

Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell Artist: Matt Horak Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
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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.

The conclusion of "The Mead of Poets," telling of the wise god Kvasir, poetry's origins, a magical mead, and Odin's devious attempts to win poetry for the gods.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jul 15, 2021

    Matt Horak's art and colors capture the characters, landscape, and humorous moments with beautiful clarity. Galen Showman's letters are etched in a classic script and convey the nuanced tones and expressions of the narrator and the characters. Some readers will recognize the tousled black hair above black sunglasses of the poet wearing a black trenchcoat at a poetry reading. Only those readers can decide which type of poet this represents. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - James Remolde Jul 15, 2021

    Neil Gaiman with the script of P. Craig Russel in addition to the art of Matt Horak brings a masterful tale of old to todays audience. Todays readers are able to immerse themselves in the art and story of how and why the world is today based on the stories from the Vikings of old. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Jul 14, 2021

    Though the charm of Gaiman's version of the fairy tales begins to wane as the issue carries on but by the end of this issue's tale its hilarious conclusion makes the build-up worth it and proves his mastery as a storyteller. Read Full Review

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