Hávamál ‘Sayings of the high one’ a collection of old Norse poems containing advice for living, proper conduct and wisdom.
Lore of the Havamal seems to be truer to the Norse Myths with some fun (and bizarre) thrown in to revise the Ragnarök myth. This explores the world not ending as planned and because of it, Odin becomes a grumpy bartender in Midgard. The images are graphic novel traditional and do not shy away from bloody bodies, BFW (Big F- Wolf), even bigger BFS (snake), said wolf eating a man, heads and limbs severed from the body, dead people, and some bondage (but not the fun kind).
Cat Mihos, you are odd. And your friends (Jouni Koponen, Ethan McQuerrey, Dee Cunniffe) are, too. Rantz Hosely is an odd editor, but it is a fun odd. An odd that people can get behind. If you like that kind of odd. Which I did. Mostly. I mean, sure I was not sure what was happening, but seeing some myths I know (okay, yes, partly from Marvel movies, but hey! there was a Librarian tv show episode tossed in, too), was interesting. And to see folklore reimagined is a favorite genre. And I am now interested in Hel. I mean she seems really… nice. Really could see yourself being her BFF (and I am guessing if you are not, you will regret it). And to see a more unlikable Loki is neat. I mean this is the trickster, the father of monsters, the God that is going to start the mess and come out, sounds like dead, but of course, he has a few tricks up his sleeve.
And that ending! The buildup! The growing to the climax! The secrets that unfold! And that THE END! Now that had me screaming! Okay, it was WT FLYING F?????????? You ended it THAT way? Is there are a book two? Is there SOMETHING? Yes, dear reader of this review, the cliffhanger ending is the Granddaddy of all Cliffhanger endings. And I am more confused than I was when I started this graphic novel.