Thor is away and the gods are worried that they will be defenseless without him. Find out their master plan in Norse Mythology #3 by Dark Horse Comics!

NORSE MYTHOLOGY #3

Writer: Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
Letterer: Galen Showman
Editor: Daniel Chabon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 9th, 2020

Previously in Norse Mythology: Neil Gaiman comes back to bring his award winning book to life. Gaiman has taken his interpretation on the old mythos and has established his own twist on it. Now in comic book form, you can see Gaiman’s narrative style alongside great artwork. Currently, Thor is away fighting trolls and the rest of the gods are worried about their safety.

BUILD THE WALL

The gods believe they need a wall to protect Asgard. Luckily a master builder is on his way who can complete the wall in a year and a half. All it will cost them is Freya, the sun, and the moon. Clearly the cost is too high, but Loki comes up with a scheme. Give the builder six months and only the help of his horse. No mortal could even accomplish such a task and therefore they are at no risk to lose Freya, the sun, or the moon. Much to Freya’s dismay, the other gods agree. The builder and his horse work at such an exceptional speed. It seems like the builder will actually be able to complete the task and the gods force Loki to “fix” the problem. 

A MAN AND HIS HORSE

Norse Mythology, the book, is a great modern retelling of the old mythos. Neil Gaiman style is suited for these stories and it translates very well to a comic book page. It is just simple masterful storytelling. There is not any complexity added for modern day nor added themes to match the modern times. Now don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of complexity within this story. This idea that Freya is there to be given away is problematic in many ways. And if you are familiar with the mythos, Loki goes off to do some very adult things with a horse. But it is nice to just read a comic and everything you need to know is on the page.

BOTTOM LINE: ENJOYABLE EASY READ

I liked this comic book. I was able to easily enjoy it without having to read in between the lines for hidden meanings. If you are looking for a simple read then I think this story will sit well for you. And I think Neil Gaiman has a great interpretation of the old myths in an easily digestible way. 4 out of 5 for this book. It takes all the information it needs and adds no more and no less. 


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Norse Mythology #3

8.0 Enjoyable Easy Read

Neil Gaiman writing retains the spirit of the old myths and retells it for modern audiences.

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Christopher Rondeau is a storyteller based in Tulsa, OK. Finding himself with little work, he ended up creating a job as a Game Master full time on the internet. Chris spends most of his days reading everything he can, writing bad fiction, and watching old Digimon cartoons with his daughter. Sometimes you can find him Dungeon Mastering a podcast or streaming on twitch. Recently, he has completed his Master's degree with a focus on collaborative storytelling. Find out more at https://rondeaucreator.com

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