REVIEW: The Saga of Bödvar Bjarki Vol. 2 – The Real Beowulf and Grendel´s Mother (2022)

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A Graphic Novel by Volkmar Fleckenstein

In volume one of Volkmar Fleckenstein‘s gorgeous graphic Nordic Saga The Saga of Bödvar Bjarki Vol. 1 – The Real Beowulf and Grendel, we bore witness to the legendary battle between Bödvar Bjarki and the tyrannical Agnar Ingjaldson(Grendel), characters that bear more than just a passing resemblance to the literary Beowulf and Grendel. Agnar is the leader of the Heathobards, a murderous warband that has been at odds with The Scyldings for ages. The current Scylding king, a man named Hroar (or Hrothgar) plans to marry his daughter Freyvör to Agnar in a last ditch effort to calm hostilities. Of course, this is unlikely to happen but it’s basically the only thing keeping his people from finding themselves a lot less alive than the previous day. The one thing that Agnar did not take into account was the…

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