Exclusive Covers Reveal! Norse Mythology lll #6

Courtesy of Dark Horse, we have a special treat for you – an exclusive cover reveal for the final issue of Norse Mythology III, written by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell, with interior art from Galen Showman, on sale in July from all good comic shops.

The covers on this issue are provided by P. Craig Russell with Lovern Kindzierski, with a Variant Cover by David Mack.

Norse Mythology III #6 - Cover A art by P Craig Russell
Norse Mythology III #6 – Cover A art by P Craig Russell

In Norse Mythology, 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 this latest series, the sea giant Aegir avoids having to throw a banquet for the gods by setting Thor and Tyr off on a wild quest to find a cauldron and pitting the heroes against a multi-headed giantess, fire-breathing sea serpents, and more bizarre mythological creatures.

Norse Mythology III #6 - Cover B art by David Mack
Norse Mythology III #6 – Variant Cover art by David Mack

In the finale of Ragnarok: The Final Destiny of the Gods, artist P. Craig Russell illustrates the death of the gods, the end of the world, its renewal, and concludes the epic run of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology.    

Launched back in 2020, Norse Mythology has spanned three well-received series, 18 issues in total, adapting of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name into comic book form. The book has also previously been adapted by the BBC as an audio drama.

This final arc has seen artists Colleen Doran (Snow, Glass, Apples, Chivalry), the artist and co-creator behind the Eisner Award and Bram Stoker Award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples, P. Craig Russell (American Gods, The Sandman), and Galen Showman (Hellboy: Weird Tales, The Graveyard Book) tackle some of the most iconic stories in Norse Mythology.      

“I fell in love with the Norse gods from reading about them in comics as a boy, so it’s only fitting that they return to the medium that started it,” said creator Neil Gaiman back in 2020. “I cannot wait to see P. Craig Russell and his collaborators tell the old stories for a new generation.” 

Norse Mythology III #6 is on sale in all good comic shops from 13th July 2022 | Check out our British and Irish Comic Shop Map here

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Norse Mythology Collections

Norse Mythology Volume 1 (AmazonUK Affiliate Link)
Published by Dark Horse Comics

Gaiman and Russell team with a legendary collection of artists to take readers through a series of Norse myths, including the creation of the Nine Worlds, the loss of Odin’s eye and source of his knowledge, the crafting of Thor’s hammer and the gods’ most valuable treasures, the origin of poetry, and Loki’s part in the end of all things – Ragnarök. 

Collects Norse Mythology #1-#6, featuring art by P. Craig Russell, Mike Mignola, Jerry Ordway, David Rubín, Piotr Kowalski, and Jill Thompson in a beautiful hardcover volume with a dust jacket.

Norse Mythology Volume 2

Norse Mythology Volume 2 (AmazonUK Affiliate Link)
Published by Dark Horse Comics

In this second volume, Gaiman and Russell once more team with a legendary collection of artists to bring more Norse myths to life, including the origins of poetry and a mead that many will die for, Thor and Loki’s eventful trip into the land of giants, the gods’ woeful bargain that might lose them eternal life, and the beloved god Frey’s journey to Valhalla and beyond to find a certain missing something. 

Collects Norse Mythology II #1­-#6, featuring art by Matt Horak, Mark Buckingham, Gabriel Hernández Walta, and Sandy Jarrell in a beautiful hardcover volume with dust jacket

The original novel, Norse Mythology, published in 2018, is available here; and the BBC Radio 4 Audio Adaptation is available here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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