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Peter Madsen's Valhalla #8 - Freya's Necklace, 1992

Drawn and written by Peter Madsen
Color by Søren Håkansson
Published by Carlsen Comics, 1992

Freya's Necklace was elected the best foreign comic album of 1992 in Norway. That same year Peter Madsen received The Norwegian Comics Forum's "Sproing" Prize.

Story by Henning Kure, with contributions from Per Vadmand, Hans Rancke-Madsen and Peter Madsen. It was based upon a highly Christianized yarn spun in the 15th century saga "The Tale of Hogni and Hedinn". The late original is pure propaganda used to legitimize King Olaf Tryggvison who converted Norway to Christianity by making his ascension to the throne the will of the Heathen Gods.

Kure and Madsen expanded upon the original plot and ignored most of the Christian overtones. There are a few inconsistencies with the lore, but there are some wonderful accuracies that should teach American Asatruar a lot (e.g., Heimdall, Ing and Frey are one and the same god).

The Valhalla series is EXTREMELY entertaining and this particular issue is very dear to my heart for Freyja is exquisitely treated in both written and illustrated form. Freya's Necklace has so far been published in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. Since this work is not in English, only the most beautiful pages of are represented.

See more by Peter Madsen at http://www.petermadsen.info
See also http://www.valhalla-comics.dk
Visit the publisher at http://www.carlsencomics.de

I am unaware exactly where to buy copies. Check with your local comic store - they may be able to order.