by Jarrod Jones. “Thor, god of thunder, mightiest of all the Æsir, the strongest, the bravest, the most valiant in battle, was not entirely awake yet… but he had the feeling that something was wrong…”
“Freya’s Unusual Wedding” begins like a proper Thor tale ought, with myth’s surliest thunder god brought swiftly to a mood most foul. A sudden realization that his trusty hammer, Mjölnir, has been swiped out from under him, and we’re off to the races in this enchanting (and comically ridiculous) sixth installment of P. Craig Russell’s fabulous adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Featuring the exquisite artwork of Jill Thompson and Galen Showman, we’re in for a proper comedy-of-errors, in a mighty thunderous manner.
Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, DoomRocket has your first look at the cover and variant cover to Norse Mythology #6, available in stores March 10. Below is a gallery of images that tease what lies in store for you during this most peculiar affair. Think “Billy Wilder goes folklore.” (Some Like it Fraught? No, absolutely not.)
Russell’s main cover highlights the pomp and circumstance, not to mention the sumptuous treats, presented at the Ogre King’s abrupt nuptuals with a bride he believes to be the goddess Freya, while variant cover artist David Mack favors us with a watercolor riddle that sets this whole sordid affair in motion: “Who Dares Take the Hammer of Thor?”
“Who,” indeed! It’s another marvelous edition of Dark Horse Comics’ Norse Mythology, out this March!
$3.99 | MARCH 10 2021
NORSE MYTHOLOGY #6
Written by P. Craig Russell.
Adapted from the book by Neil Gaiman.
Art by P. Craig Russell, Jill Thompson, Galen Showman.
Cover A by P. Craig Russell.
Cover B by David Mack.
From Dark Horse Comics: #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.
In disguise as Freya, Thor takes her place in a most unusual wedding feast with a vile ogre king—and with Loki’s help, maybe he can come out on top, retrieve his mighty hammer, and put an end to the whole sordid ordeal in his own characteristically violent fashion.