YMMV / Valhalla

The Comic

  • Awesome Art: By the gods, is it ever.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome:
    • Several, but Odin's Last Stand against the Fenris wolf at Ragnarok, and the accompanying narration, takes the cake.
    • All of the Ragnarok sequence, really. Gorgeous art, accompanied by verses from the "Voluspa" and "Havamal".
    • Thor's third (if you count his previous attempt to catch it as the first, and his wrestling match with it disguised as a cat in 'The Journey to Utgards-Loki' as the second) battle with the Midgard Serpent. When Heimdall expresses amazement that the thunder god is holding his own against the monster, Tyr simply replies: "Of course. He is Thor!"
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • Loki's conversation with Hel in the beginning of The Ballad Of Balder.
    • In Cry Wolf, Loki and Heimdall trying to lure the escaped Fenris Wolf into their trap, walking down the forest while Loki talks in a loud voice about about "delicious bones with lots of tender marrow." The cartoony expressions of Fenris as he follows them and licks his chops in anticipation totally sells the scene.
    • In the same album, Tyr sends out the army against Fenris. They proceed to trample Frey's crops in their march, startling all the livestock, and in the middle of it all, a small group of soldiers are roasting one of the cows on a spit. "We found a cow" they tell their enraged sergeant.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Loki. So much. He always had a big role in the comic, but when the later albums come around he's arguably become the main character.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Loki. He may be greedy, self-centered and slightly malicious, but he takes so much abuse for his schemes that it's hard not to feel a little sorry for him.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Surtr is set up as an exeptionally nasty jötunn when he is shown torturing Fenrir and then unleashing him on humans that were ordered to feed him. But we realise that he has crossed by far when he reveals that he fed Freyja to Fenrir.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Compared to the usual light-heartedness of the comic, Tyr's abusive family in "The Serpent in the Abyss" (and the way the usually heroic god is reduced to a cringing wreck by facing them) is definitely not Played for Laughs and is pretty distressing. Making it all the more cathartic when he finally tells his father where to stick it.


  • Genius Bonus: In Valhalla, a character named Valfar gives Violet a tour of the ravine and its power plant, which can only be described briefly as a cavalcade of quantum physics jokes, puns and concepts.