Image Goes Norse in June with New Series Beware the Eye of Odin

Image Comics announced a new series coming in June on Wednesday. Beware the Eye of Odin, by Doug Wagner, Tim Odland, and Michelle Madsen is described as "a tale of Vikings, trolls, frost giants, and Valkyries." The series will run for four issues, with the first hitting stores on June 22nd. The series synopsis reads:

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.

It's no surprise that Image picked up Beware the Eye of Odin, since its concept, gods living in the world of men, is one of the Five Essential Comic Book Pitches Every Creator Needs If They Want to Land an Image Series About One of the Five Things Image Publishes Series About, alongside "criminals you want to root for," "music as a superpower," "dragon men with insatiable lust," and "the future, but it's bad." So you know this is going to be good.

"I can't wait for people to see this book" said writer Doug Wagner in the press release. "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!" added artist Tim Odland. "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 can be ordered with Diamond code APR220066. Check out the cover and a preview below.

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