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Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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  1. Russ Rogers says:

    I went and looked up [Google and Wikipedia] "Yggdrasil," the great Ash tree that joins the nine worlds. The name means "terrible steed." "Ygg" is "terrible" or "Yggr" is sometimes an epithet for Odin, "the Terrible One." So this is Odin's Horse. The horse part isn't because Odin uses Yggdrasil to travel from place to place, it's in reference to a myth where Odin HANGED himself from the tree for nine nights in order to gain knowledge of the ruins. Hmm, nine worlds joined by the tree, nine nights hung from the tree. I don't know what it means. But I like the drawing of Odin and his Ravens traveling the trunk and limbs.It's interesting, Norse theology has Odin gaining knowledge, maybe "transcendent knowledge," hanging from a tree in a ritual sacrifice. Christian theology has Christ enduring suffering "hanging from the tree of Calvary." I'm not sure if the one story influenced the other. But there are parallels.Do I always over-think stuff? Yeah.Oh well. I love the strong sense of design, the simplicity and the grandeur of the big, double-page spreads, especially the building on the mountain on 13-14.Anyway. Nice job. Keep hammering out the pages. I'm looking forward to next weeks installment and seeing how you may be blending Norse and Chinese myth.