Death And Axes: Image Comics Announces Comedic Viking Era Hero Quest, ‘Beware The Eye Of Odin’

by Olly MacNamee

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.”

Odland added:

“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.

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