A Storm in Valhalla.

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A Storm in Valhalla.

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I’ve been a comic book nerd since childhood. And a geek for mythologies just as long. For me, the two are intertwined. The Heroes of Greek, Roman, and Norse were the supermen of the past. I thought that Marvel’s original Thor movie did a wonderful job of weaving history back into the mythos of its hero, but for this I wanted to take things even further.

The serpent of Midgard can be see in the background behind Thor’s clutches, as is the floating city of Asgard above the winding limbs of Yggdrasil. I went a little Tolkein with my interpretation of the Bifrost (deep reference to Soromon’s cloak, for those who get it. But in reverse). I went with the female version of Loki based on the spectacular cosplay by R1ddle, and flooded her costume with references of Loki’s sigil and the Norse serpent of change and runic ‘liar’ & ‘lies’. For Thor I took the classic Kirby design and infused the ancient sigil of Thor’s hammer with classic designs and runes related to the god and thunder.

In the frame is a poem I wrote in Norse Runic that loosely translates as ‘Love is gone. Lies are gone. We brothers in pain everlasting.’

Illustrated with ink, circa 2011.

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