Kickstarter Bifrost ProjectMay 6th, 2013
Bill Willingham of DC Comics and Frank Cho of Marvel are teaming up to create a graphic novel with Willingham providing the storyline and Cho doing the illustration in a style of “sophisticated woodcut.” The story is Bifrost, about the Rainbow Bridge of Norse mythology. As described the the team, “This is a story about Mary Fimbul, illegitimate daughter of a Valkyrie and a certain hammer-wielding god of the north. Mary’s tough and strong, can see ghosts, and also happens to be the only survivor of Ragnarok, the final battle that ended the gods and their rule over mankind. As the sole surviving descendant of the royal line, Mary now controls Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge, which still connects our world to Asgard and the other nine worlds, even though they’ve been unlivable wastelands for untold millennia.”
The Kickstarter campaign ends on May 19. To date, the team is about halfway to their goal of $30,000. A pledge of $60 gets you an unsigned copy of the hardcover novel plus a 8.5″ x 11″ exclusive Frank Cho print. For $125 you get, instead, a signed copy of the novel. If you’re a big fan, pledge $5,000 and Bill will travel to you an write one chapter of the novel in your home.