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Dark Horse launching ‘Norse Mythology II’ #1 June 16th

Explore the origins of poetry—good and bad—in this tale of malicious dwarfs, suspicious giants, and more in ‘Norse Mythology II’ #1.

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Dark Horse Comics has revealed they aren’t done with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, which has been adapted by P. Craig Russell. Fans can expect a new six-issue series starting June 16th and it goes by the aptly named Norse Mythology II. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. The series has been exceptional–just read my reviews of issue #1 and issue #6 to see–and it’s exciting to see Russell continue the series forward.

“It has been an absolute delight working with the slate of artists assembled for our adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology,” says Russell via a press release sent to AIPT. “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.”

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The sequel series will feature 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).

So what’s it about? 

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.

Check out covers by David Mack and Russell below.

Dark Horse launching 'Norse Mythology II' #1 June 16th Dark Horse launching 'Norse Mythology II' #1 June 16th

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 18, 2021)—Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology adaptation continues at Dark Horse Comics 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) in Norse Mythology II. Be sure to check out the 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.”

Norse Mythology II #1 (of six) will be in comic shops on June 16, 2021. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

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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