Walt Simonson Returns To Norse Mythology With Ragnarök: The Breaking Of Helheim

by Oliver MacNamee

Walt Simonson is to return to one of the loves of his life, Norse mythology, once again with the third in his outstanding Ragnarök series from IDW. And, I for one am more than happy, having enjoyed the first two series previously. Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim will be a six-issue odyssey diving into the deepest corners of the Nine Worlds as Simonson explains further:

After so many years, I finally have a chance to draw the last battle of the Norse Gods and their great enemies. I couldn’t be more thrilled. And I have entered Helheim, the realm of the dead, on a journey from which few return. But I have done so and lived to tell the tale — this tale — the breaking of Helheim.

Here’s the lowdown on this new series, and for good measures, why not catch up with the man himself when I was lucky enough to interview him last year on a rare trip to the UK, here.

In the Ragnarök series, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid. The gods and their great enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine Worlds were destroyed. When we begin Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim, Thor will hear a voice from out of the past and learn that not all the old stories are true…

Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #1 will be out this July.

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