Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday Comics: Storm: The Legend of Yggdrasil

My exploration of the long-running euro-comic Storm, continues. Earlier installments can be found here.

Storm: The Legend of Yggdrasil (1981) (part 2)
(Dutch: De Legende van Yggdrasil)
Art by Don Lawrence & Script by Kelvin Gosnell

The strange creatures hitch the wrekage (with Storm and Ember inside) to a ceratopsian that drags it back to their base. They leave them on a big bullseye. The reptilian humanoids inspect the the two humans, and one of them who claims to be a High Priest declares them fit sacrifices for Yggdrasil.

Ember is having none of that:

The High Priest wants to kill them now, but he's stopped by a towering member of his race. Wag-Nar reminds the Priest that the law requires that they choose the way they die: A quick merciful death or a death with honor in the arena.

At first, Storm tries to avoid a fight, but Ember wants to fight the priest, but Wag-Nar swats her aside. They can only fight the Master. Storm agrees--and he wants to fight now. Storm is the first human ever to fight Wag-Nar. The creature accepts his request.

Unfortunately, Storm is outmatched. Wag-Nar prepares to kill him. He holds up the holy symbol of Yggdrasil prepares to offer his sacrifice. Storm recognizes it: "a tyrannosaurus!" Wag-Nar stops and has Storm repeat the name, then he asks Storm what his name is.

There is a murmuring among the crowd. A prophecy has been fulfilled! The famous warrior Bora-Ston had a vision that a brave human name Storm who knew Yggdrasil's true name would unite these creatures with their goddess.

Storm and Ember are adopted into the tribe:



Anonymous said...

Funny how lizard men totally give sexist armor to Ember, you would thing they would view all hairless apes the same.

Anthony said...

@seaofstarsrpg ...Hey, come on. Let Mr. Lawrence show off his ability to show beautiful women as anatomically correct as possible. What's the difference between this and the nude paintings of Renaissance painters. HOWEVER... what makes this moment even funnier, is that the dinosaur men who brings Storm and Ember their clothers say that those clothes once belonged to... Wag-Nar's FATHER! Imagine that, a cross dressing dinosaur who loved to show his bare midriff.

And if you think this is sexist... just look out for Ember's personal choice halfway through the episode following this one. ;)