Dark Horse Comics; $3.99
One of my favorite artists since the days of Killraven and Night Music, P. Craig Russell has been doing a superb job as the writer bringing Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology to comic book life. His adaptations have been masterful, and frequently they’ve matched artistic talent perfectly with the particular stories they’re telling.
The second half of “The Mead of Poets,” which explores the origins of poetry in Norse legend, is one excellent example. The art by Matt Horak and colors by Lovern Kindzierski capture the story brilliantly, as do the cover by Russell and the variant cover by David Mack.
– J.C. Vaughn