Doug Wagner, creator of serial killer series’ Vinyl and Plastic teams up with artist Tim Odland and colourist Michelle Madsen for a humorous hero’s quest set in the Viking era with all the trolls, frost giants, and Valkyries you could want in Beware the Eye of Odin. A four-issue series This four-issue miniseries from Image Comics coming this June.
“Beware the Eye of Odin follows a Viking prince who, when he discovers the Eye of Odin, must embark on a harrowing quest to return it to its rightful owner — or face a death of boils and decay. By his side are a one-armed warrior past his prime and a female warrior convinced she’s a Valkyrie. Monstrous mayhem ensues.”
Wagner explains the series’ origins, over some Mexican food:
“I can’t wait for people to see this book. This whole thing started with Tim and I sitting at a Taco Bell trying to come up with something for he and I to work on together. He spouted out he’d like to do something with Vikings and monsters (Tim is actually descended from real life Vikings by the way). I was like, ‘I’m in, but only if we get to put our own spin on all those Norse monsters, creatures, and especially dwarves. I want my crack at dwarves.’ We didn’t leave Taco Bell for four hours after that.”
“This was a lot of fun for me! It was the perfect opportunity to revel in the world of Norse Mythology and pay tribute to those Ray Harryhausen adventures that I love so much.”
Beware the Eye of Odin #1 will be out in stores and digitally on Wednesday, June 22.