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Valhalla 11 - The Magic Mead , 1998

Drawn and narrated by Peter Madsen
Based on a story by Henning Kure
Versified text by Per Vadmand
Colourist: Jesper Ejsing
Carlsen Comics, 1998

I let another gold nugget disappear between the troll lass's lungs. I was told the giant Suttung never showed up in the public bar. I went in through the main door. All of a sudden, there she was ... just behind me. My eyes locked into hers.
"You are?"
"Gunnlod, Suttung's daughter."
Cool lady. Cold as ice, in fact. Just the way it always goes.
At the beginning of time, before beer was invented, at a time when mead was nothing but water sweetened with honey, Odin had to solve the mystery of the disappering of the intoxicating magic mead.

The Magic Mead is a recounting of the myth of how Odin gets the precious magic mead to Asgard from Utgard. The story also explains the magic mead's connection with the war and peace between Aesir and Vanir, the two lines of gods. The story is based on The Prose (Snorri's) Edda and Ynglinga Saga.

Valhalla 11 has so far been published in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.

See sketches and pages in large format (Danish version):
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