Awesome map! I am glad I am buying this book! Cant wait for read it.
Pull list: About 23 Marvel books, Age of Bronze, Captain Midnight, Some Valiant, and many dynamite pulp books
That being said I REALLY miss Doug Braithwaite's art on the title, his art was just simply stunning.
Man, looks like I missed adding this to my pull list by one crucial week-- I had just been buying off the shelf, but no copies were left by the weekend. Time to wait for the reorder...
But this issue sounds great, can't wait to read it-- love JiM AND Celtic mythology!
Also, so, it's been confirmed that Ikol is Loki's "evil" side, meaning that Loki actually could be redeemed by the end of this. Or he could become evil again. Well, Gillen's definitely made this a little trickier. Also...I have this feeling that Leah's heading towards a fridge in the near future...
FAdam K- How do you read comics and sit around on this board and not know who Gorilla Man is after the last couple of years??
Boycott #1 issues!!!!!
Where is red hulk's moustache?
1) Didn't the Lady of the Lake say King Arthur was dead in Heroes for Hire #2? That was the most recent mention of Arthur I can remember in a Marvel comic.
2) Isn't Dafydd Apiowerth, from Doctor Strange #3, supposed to be the reincarnation of Arthur? Whatever became of him?
3) Walt Simonson's Thor revealed that there is a gateway to one of the elven realms (can't recall if it was Alfheim or Svartalfheim, but it was Maelekith's kingdom) was located in England; Cornwall I think. Does this part of the Asgardian Nine worlds intersect with Otherworld at all, or are they completely unrelated?
4) Are the Fomor still around, and if so, who's side are they on?
As for what the Lady said, it's a quandry. Apart from anything else, the person who she was talking to when she claimed Arthur was dead was the Black Knight, who was present at Arthur's resurrection and then fought alongside him, literally back to back. So even if Niamh was unaware of Arthur's revival (seems unlikely), Dane wasn't. You can put the dialogue down to a number of possibilities: outright error or Niamh meaning that Arthur was dead on Earth (but not Otherworld).
Otherworld's elves are very different from the Norse Realms' variety. That said, there are points where you can pass from Otherworld to Asgard and vice versa, mostly closed up but openable to those who know how, as we saw in the Thor stories that introduced the Tuatha. And there seems to be some evidence that, while the elves are not related, some trolls and giants of each realm may have emigrated and / or crossbred with those of the other realm.
I'm catching up with this series and had questions about this issue. What exactly is the "Otherworld?" At first I thought it was a Celtic pantheon, when the All-Mother is discussing the plea, but later it made more sense to think of it as a realm of medieval/renaissance English mythology, like King Oberon from Midnight Summer Dream.
So then how does Camelot and King Arthur fit into all this? I thought they were historical figures, not mythic beings. What about Captain Britain?
Yeah actually I should have just read the next issue before asking; it gives a better idea. This is wonderful stuff. It's a really great spin on Sandman/American Gods as to how mythological functions in the real world.
Otherworld. Love this part of Marvel and how it's been getting more focus lately. I wish there was a book that concentrated more on it.
Awesome thank you.