Neil Gaiman is having his properties adapted right, left, and all over. Some are, of course, more successful than others.
The latest book of his to score an adaptation is his collection on Norse Mythology. Released in 2017, the book is a collection of Norse myths with the typical Gaiman flair. Previously, the collection had been adapted into a radio drama on BBC 4 with Derek Jacobi as Odin, Natalie Dormer as Freya, and Colin Morgan as Loki.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Norse Mythology will be adapted again into a comic series from Dark Horse comics. Dark Horse has also adapted Gaiman’s American Gods to comic as well. (If you’re quitting the TV version, then might we recommend the comics?)
The series will feature art from a collective of artists that includes Jerry Ordway and Mike Mignola. P. Craig Russell will adapt the series from Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. The series will last 18-issues, according to Dark Horse, and will start to be released in May 2020.
In a statement, Gaiman said, “I fell in love with the Norse gods from reading about them in comics as a boy, so it’s only fitting that they return to the medium that started it. I cannot wait to see P. Craig Russell and his collaborators tell the old stories for a new generation.”
Check out some artwork from Norse Mythology #1 below.
Norse Mythology will release its first issue on May 27, 2020.