Legendary creator and comics master Walter Simonson continues his epic Norse tale from IDW, with Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim, coming this July.
This will be Simonson’s third part of his Ragnarök: saga, as a six-issue odyssey into the deepest corners of the Nine Worlds.
In the Ragnarök series, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid. The gods and their great enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all-encompassing ocean, and the Nine Worlds were destroyed. When we begin Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim, Thor will hear a voice from out of the past and learn that not all the old stories are true…
“After so many years, I finally have a chance to draw the last battle of the Norse Gods and their great enemies,” says Simonson. “I couldn’t be more thrilled. And I have entered Helheim, the realm of the dead, on a journey from which few return. But I have done so and lived to tell the tale — this tale — the breaking of Helheim.”
Walt Simonson remains known for building upon Norse mythology in his own special way for the sequential arts for decades, as he is also well-known for his acclaimed run on Marvel Comics’ Thor from 1983 to 1987.
Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #1 will have Regular and Variant Edition covers by Walter Simonson, a rare Variant Edition – featuring a jam collaboration between Simonson and fellow epic storyteller Stan Sakai – will connect to a Variant Edition of Usagi Yojimbo #1.
Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #1 will release in comic stores and popular digital comics apps, this July of 2019.