Spotlight On: Norse Mythology, Volume I

Ready to take your nerdiness to the next level?  Our latest Spotlight title will get you there.

Adapted from Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, which is, of course, a retelling of actual Norse myth and legend, this graphic novel features an all-star group of artists who bring Gaiman's stories to life in glorious technicolor.

This volume collects the first six issues of the Norse Mythology comic, and includes seven stories.  With the exception of the first two tales, which are illustrated by P. Craig Russell and Lovern Kindzierski, each story features the work of different artists.  The general character designs remain consistent, so you'll always recognize the gods of Asgard, but each artist presents them through their own unique lens.  It's a bit like sitting around a campfire with a group of friends as each tells a story about the escapades of gods and monsters.

At the back of the book, you'll also find some "bonus features," including a cover gallery for all the issues collected in this volume, and a "sketchbook" that explores pages-in-progress and character designs.  It's interesting to see how the artists' work affected one another, so that the overall effect is highly collaborative even though artists worked on their own stories. 

There's no single overarching plot to this collection—each story is episodic, exploring one particular adventure of Norse myth.  This makes it easier to savor each story's arc and artwork individually, and though this is a short book and a quick read, you might find yourself pausing between tales just to absorb what you've experienced.  A beautiful addition to your collection, whether you're a Gaiman fan, a mythology buff, or a fan of any of the talented artists who contributed!


 

Norse Mythology Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Jerry Ordway (Illustrator), Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Jill Thompson (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781506718743
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Published: Dark Horse Books - March 23rd, 2021

Norse Mythology Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356182
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Colleen Doran (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506709796
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The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401284770
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Published: Vertigo - October 30th, 2018

Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506703930
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Published: Dark Horse Books - July 10th, 2018

The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Illustrated Edition) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Elise Hurst (Illustrator)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062995315
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Published: William Morrow - November 5th, 2019

The Sleeper and the Spindle Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062398253
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Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 1 Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Rafael Albuquerque (Illustrator), Fabio Moon (Illustrator), Gabriel Ba (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781506715933
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Published: Dark Horse Books - June 16th, 2020

The Neil Gaiman Library Volume 2 Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Michael Zulli (Illustrator), John Bolton (Illustrator), Colleen Doran (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781506715940
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 24th, 2020