Valhalla Mad #1

Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greghorn the Battlebjörn! Jhago the Irritator! Three warrior gods vacationing on Earth, just looking to get their drink on and have a good time! Join the drunken festivities with toastmasters JOE CASEY (SEX) and PAUL MAYBURY (SOVEREIGN). The new mythology begins now!

This comic reads like a parody of superhero comics to me. The characters are obviously designed to be a play on Asgardians specifically, with the main character looking a lot like Thor. They all speak in “old” language; thees and thous abound throughout. It makes reading the story a bit tedious overall, at least for me. It isn’t that it’s incomprehensible, it’s just over the top and to me, that made it a less enjoyable read.

The story is a little flimsy – gods come to earth to party hardy, more or less. There’s a lot of talk about partying, there’s some drinking, there’s some people complaining about gods in the modern age, which they’re not entirely sure they trust. Nothing in the book was out of the ordinary or stood out to me as terribly original. The book looks to have developed a story by the end of it, but I’m not sure it’s worth hanging on until the next one.

There’s some humor to be found in the book, if you like the writing style. I’d probably give it 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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