A Viking prince has found the Eye of Odin! However, he must return it to its rightful owner, or he will surely die. Check out the new miniseries Beware the Eye of Odin #1 by Image Comics!
BEWARE THE EYE OF ODIN #1 (OF 4)
Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Tim Odland
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 22nd, 2022
Previously in Beware the Eye of Odin: Doug Wagner, Tim Odland, and Michelle Madsen come together to tell a story of Vikings, frost giants, trolls, and Valkyries!
A CURSED ADVENTURE
Beware the Eye of Odin #1 starts with Viking prince Helgi saving his village from a giant and suddenly possessing a magic eye. The Eye of Odin compels him to return the artifact to Mimir, or he will surely die. He leaves with one-armed warrior Stigr and Kadlin, who thinks she is a Valkyrie. The trio heads to find Mimir. Helgi tries to send his companions home as they walk, claiming that they are in grave danger since he is viewed as a cursed prince. Despite that, they stay with him.
They enter the Shiverwood, which is supposedly riddled with trolls. Suddenly they are ambushed by Hundrafolk, tiny creatures that steal shiny things. One of the things they steal is the Eye of Odin! The trio tracks these creatures through the forest until they realize they have already been massacred… by trolls that want the eye!
TRUST YOUR FRIENDS
Beware the Eye of Odin #1 is a fast-paced comic. The story starts immediately with the leading plot hook, and we are on our way within a few pages. We get to see any characterization of our heroes through dialogue and a few choice scenes. And overall, I think it works. I’m engaged with the plotline, and I have a taste of the characters to want to know a little more. This is incredibly well done to provide a ton of context for the setting and the narrative arc. Even though this has twice the page count of your typical comic, it is important to get to the point. This comic does not waste time explaining the characters and shoves you right into the action.
I like the loner theme in this issue. Usually, I would roll my eyes at the brooding protagonist. This theme’s interpretation was a little more tasteful because of Helgi’s companions. They balance out his broodiness quite well. Great work here.
BOTTOM LINE: GREAT START
The difficulty of fantasy miniseries is that they must introduce the plot, the world, and the characters in a few short pages. Beware the Eye of Odin #1 does that spectacularly. With solid, extremely detailed art, this is an excellent series to pick up. 4.5 out of 5 stars for this new miniseries!
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Beware the Eye of Odin #1
Beware the Eye of Odin #1 provides an excellent start to a promising new miniseries.