Siegfried Vol. 1 and 2 by Alex Alice
I am skipping the issue two intro pages (nothing new)
I'm gonna continue with the second vol. after a short break.
I'm posting all the intro pages, since they are kinda pretty
And on that note, I give you your choice of themes for the thread!
I think these artworks are from the movie that never was made
This is my desktop wallpaper
Nah, it's from a rather modern interpretation of an old german poem/story
Posting vol. 2 issue 2 cover since it's actually different than the volume cover
Just search for "http:// siegfried" in the moe archives. You should find downloads for both volumes if you scroll a bit.
These were the two volumes that were translated in english so far.
I do have a scan of the third volume in german though and I could try to translate it on the fly while posting if you guys want.
Well okay I will try, I am not a native speaker so please excuse my broken english.
Siegfried - Twilight Of The Gods
Do you remember our first dawn, my love?
You knew no fear...
... but the giants knew no defeat.
Nine days and nine nights have passed since then...
Do you remember the touch of my hands on your body?
Forgot the last two panels:
Do you remember my face? ... My 'first' face.
You wanted to learn about me...
... know everything ...
But I have protected you ...
Because both knowledge and power...
... come always at a price.
... and you knew enough.
Note: Yes he literally fucked the earth and she gifted him knowledge and power.
Then I heard your voice...
Your words ...
I knew where your powers originated from.
And when you forced the world under the law of your spear...
... then I knew the end was near.
Odin: I came to warn you, master of the Niebelungen. Let the earth survive, let go of the gold... or die.
Fafnir: Pleads... Threats... Your spear is useless against me. You are the weakest of us. Governed by your own rules. Prisoner of your own law.
Your wife will die first. Then I will watch your end. In the night will I come onto your earth and corrupt the ruins of your world with the gold. And the love will die.
Odin: Dragon, do you hear the whispering of the wind?
Odin and Fafnir: A hero nears.
Fafnir: A child...
Fafnir: I am thirsting for him!
Mime: Crystal forests, Siegfried!
Meadows made of quartz under a sky of amethyst.
Rewarding iron and copper veins. You'll see! The grottos of Mime are way more comfortable than the overworld!
No rain, no sticky snow, no nasty sun.
Siegfried: No game...
Mime: You only think about food!
Siegfried: And you aren't? Haven't I just heard the growling of your stomach?
[pissed Mime face]
Mime: That's the waterfall!
Mime: Okay, this entrance is collapsed, let's look at the last one, otherwise will we have to dive through the water!
The earth is trembling in the realm of mist.
Siegried: The giants?
Mime: Oh no, die giants don't come here anymore... They know what dwells under the City of Mist.
Siegfried: The dragon.
Mime: Yeah, Fafnir...
Siegfried: He has a name?
Mime: Yes, well yeah, that's what we called him... Keep your eyes straight, maybe we can find some mushroom with a little bit of luck.
Mime: We had giant mushroom farms in the old days in the City of Mist, giant grottos full of mushrooms! What might be left of it, now that nobody cares about it anymore... What might be left...
Mime: Yeah, the entrance is blocked, you will have to go under the waterfall... this way!
Now go already, Mime leaves you alone now.
Siegfried: You won't come with me?
Mime: You are a big boy, or are you?
Siegfried: But... the City of Mist is a giant labyrinth! You told me this yourself!
Mime: Well yeah but you will have to manage that on your own now!
Siegfried: Ah, you just want to get rid of me!
Mime: They tried to escape and the sun has taken them by surprise. He (Fafnir) has led them into a trap!
Mime: If he can even command the mist, then he is able to do EVERYTHING!
You can't face him, Siegfried! He is invincible!
Siegfried: But.. you raised me for the sole purpose of beating him! You must know HOW!
Mime: Mime just wanted to get back into his grottos... But now...
Mime: Let's go, Siegfried! Let's find a new forest, a new forge!
Siegfried: Mime you have the overworld! Besides that, the dragon will come to the surface one day and then is no place save from him anymore.
I will hunt the dragon down, I will wrest the knowledge of the human world from him by force. Both of us will take their naturlal place again. You here and I will be with my people.
Siegfried: Mime, I don't ask you to come with me. Just show me the way!
Mime: Down there in the deeps of the waterfall, that's were you will find the entrance to the city. Just follow the stream deeper and deeper and then you will find the Palast of Mist. A staircase will lead you to the throne room. There will a ravine lead into the abyss, where Fafnir dwells.
Siegfried: Well then, farewell!
Mime: I know you, you would get lost even in a bath tub without Mime!
Mime: Giddyup nag! Before Mime changes his mind.
Siegfried: Do a soft landing, Mime has already fainted.
Mime: Shut up and take a deep breath! The earth, the rot, the clamminess...
Mime: That is the smell of Home! The most wonderful smell in the world.
Mime: Ah yes right, you have a lousy sense of smell and you are as blind as blind as a mole. Take this, it will help you see.
Mime: Just hit it ... softly, if you know what I mean.
Mime: My grottos!
Siegfried: Eh, Mime? [points at giant mushrooms]
>Second panel area
Mime: Ragout made of Giant Morels! You will see how delicious that is!
Siegfried: And for him? [the horse]
Mime: If only he had brought his own plate! Oh look a spotted sheathed woodtuft!
Extremely rare in these deeps. That's something you save up for pleasure.
Siegfried: Ah come on, leave him alone, at least he likes your cookery.
Mime: Mpf! This weird smell of dragon isn't as strong as before, as if he had climbed into even deeper depths.
Siegfried: What is down there?
Mime: The folktales say there is a bridge down there, but no Nibelung has ever climbed down that far. Even Fafnir couldn't have gone that far!
Mime: How do you want to defeat him? He is giant, you know that!
Siegfried: Big game needs to be ambushed.
Mime: Your sword is strong but be wary.. His skin is like iron and his blood has odd powers and his breath is like ice!
Siegfried: He really has no weak point?
Mime: He is vain...
>Lower panel area
Mime: Though, if you could lure him out of the mist, then he would become stone!
Siegfried: But... he isn't a Nibelung!
Mime: He was my brother. He found a metal. Dreadful like the sun... But he greatest of the smiths has forged it for him... Then he became a monster... And spoiled everything.
But with this "Gold" could Mime rebuild the City of Mist!
Siegfried: Does he still wear it?
Mime: He must have devoured it, like everything else. Before he dived into the depths behind the throne... there!
This time will Mime stay behind, but take this, it's for you! To protect your fragile skull!
Siegfried: Are you sure that will fit me? [the poison cup]
Mime: GIVE ME THAT!
Here, please take this helmet, forged by Mime himself.
Siegfried: Mime... I will come back with the knowledge about the human world. The gold shall be yours.
Mime: ... My boy ...
Siegfried: [to the horse] Go!
I KNOW why you are here.
You came to steal from me... my Nibelung brother!
You are brave, but also dumb.
The former surprises me, smith... What weapon have you forged
What weapon could you have forged to find the braveness to come back here?
Fafnir: Oh, I smell it! You have forged a human.
It must have been hard to bring him up, so close to the sun. All these years of hardship...
Fafnir: Devoured in a wink!
Mime: You will swallow his blade!
Fafnir: HA! And then? He will steal my gold and give it to the old smith? What a generous boy.
Fafnir: Has he ever showed his ungrateful side?
Mime: Shut up!
Mime: Mime has a plan
>P5 & 6
Mime: The one who drinks from the cup will fall into a deep slumber. Mime will take the gold from the arm of the ungrateful one and take what is rightfully his.
>P7 & 8
Fafnir: But he will wake up again... Sooner or later will he come with his blade and the life of the thief will be in his hands.
Fafnir: How long will the cup keep the wrath of the boy in slumber?
MIme: Long enough for Mime... Long enough...
Siegfried: A bridge?
S: Who are you?
Apparition: I guard this bridge.
S: I can't pass?
Apparation: If you pass the bridge... then you will never return.
I have to move on, to find the dragon.
Sieg: But I will return!
Voice without body: Siegfried... The enemy who you want to fight against is not the one you would expect. You will have to defeat him alone, Grane can't pass the doorstep to hell
Siegfried: Grane? Grane... [name of the horse]
Sieg: Farewell little girl!
Girl: Farewell... little boy.
Siegfried: Fafnir! Show yourself!
Fafnir: I know your smell
S: Where are you hiding?
Fafnir: You are smelling like your mother.
S: You know my mother?
Fafnir: She is here
Fafnir: You are only a child... Do you want to know the secret that makes a man out of you?
Fafnir: Look around. Your peoople live above...
Fafnir: But everything ends here.
Your father is here. Your mother. All those who came before you... Everyone is equal here.
Why should you continue?
There is no hope. The death is the only end.
There is no hope...
Only the oblivion.
Now look at you, now you are a man
Embrace the darkness
Siegrieds Mother: Siegfried my child...
Siegfrieds Father: Your place is not here! Have you lost all hope?
S: I return to the living!
S: Everyone will know that I escaped your trap and nobody will fear you anymore! You have lost!
S: You have lost!
S: Go! What are you waiting for? Leave already!
S: [to the horse] LEAVE
[cuts into Fafnirs skin]
S: BLEED, NOW!
The armor will not break!
Punch through the mist! The sun is our only chance!
S: It dawns! We are saved!
Hold back your arm, Odin... if you interfere, then we are all damned.
Odin: He calls for the Death!
He does not fear him anymore...
It is over.
Fafnir: You earned your answer. In the west, there is a river without riverside, in which the sun drowns... Follow the river... Find the ocean and you will find your own.
S: The land of the humans.
Fafnir: You got what you searched for, now listen...
You hurt me, you didn't kill me. If you go now and leave your weapon behind, stuck in my heart, then you will find your people.
And I will live.
S: Now you want my mercy?
Fafnir: Quite the contrary!
Pull out your sword. Shred my heart and drink my blood. It will only be a pretaste.
Soon will you lust after the power of the gold. But it's not enough to wear it. Oh, no. You will have to give up love.
Your people will be the first victims. Then the powerful will fall. By the power of the gold! For the gold!
You will wear it, so long until it corrodes you like the worm corrodes the apple... And you will be king.
...Like I am.
S: I am not like you!
Mime: Siegfried? Drink this and you will feel better...
Mime: Well? What are you waiting for? Drink!
Mime: Siegfried, you are suffocating me!
S: Oh, Mime...
S: Mime! The sun!
S: The sun is raising!
Mime: I know...
Mime: Why have you never told me...
Mime: How beautiful she is? [the sun]
Grane: Stand up, dragon slayer!
S: Grane...! But how...?
S: The dragon blood!
Grane: His magic has saved us
Grane: ...but it couldn't do anything for Mime
S: Grane... You always talked with me, didn't you? It was me who did not understand you.
Grane: The mortals are imperfect creatures.
But you are now more than just a mortal. You bathed in the blood of teh dragon. The humans will crown you king.
S: I will not go to the humans.
Grane: Where then?
S: To a place where you can make a fire and find game.
S: The humans don't need me. I have nothing to give besides death.
Grane: Others have fallen for you. Honor their sacrifice and finish your task.
S: So I can continue spreading death? Nobody needs a destroyer!
S: ... Where is he?
S: Where is he? Your companion in the harness [he means the valkyrie, he thinks it is a man]
Grane: I don't know where she is.
Grane: You don't know her, she visited you once when you were still a child.
S: It is her! I know where I can find her. The Völva [witch in the woods] showed me. She is captured at the top of the mountain, surrounded by flames.
>P4 & 5
S: I will search for her in the flames this night. I will free her. Will you carry me this last time?
Grane: For her? As far as the end of the world.
Earth: The earth is yours again, Odin... If you still want it/her
Odin: More than anything else.
Earth: Even more than the gold?
Grane: Don't search for her there, she isn't there.
S: Where is she?
Grane: I can't tell you...
>P4 & 5 & 6
Grane: But be on guard. It is never good if someone like you meets them.
S: Because I am human?
Grane: Because you are mortal. I have to follow them... but you...
S: I stay with you.
S: Who... Who are you?
I am. And the world exists. Thanks to you will the world continue to do so. You alone did not know my law. You alone could beat Fafnir and acquire the gold. I owe my reign to you. I owe you the live of (or all live on) the earth.
Finally you can lay down your weapon. Give up the gold and take on your rightful place under my children, here in my palace of eternity.
Your search is over Siegfried.
S: Not yet!
I have to find the fiery mountain and free its prisoner.
Odin: Look here.
Odin: The Valkyrie sleeps in midst of the flames. Now only a mortal woman. She will sleep there until death takes her.
Odin: She was my daughter. She has opposed me, to save you. I have punished her.
S: But she saved you by helping me
Odin: See, this is Gungnir. This spear is the arbor and the world is the wheel. These runes are my words, the law of the universe. You will have to submit to them if you want to take your place on my side.
S: Then my place is not here.
Odin: You'll face aging, illness and death if you go to the humans.
S: I know death. I will face everything else together with your daughter by my side.
Siegfried: Grane, what is wrong, we are losing height!
Grane: Don't worry about me... Refusing Walhalla has its price!
Siegfried: I have to pay it
Grane: You could get far without me... but not far enough. [jumps]
Grane: You will have to walk the rest of the way alone
Sieg: But the flames...
Grane: Didn't you bath in dragons blood? It will protect you. Not only against HIM.
Odin: You can not win. Give me the gold and accept your place on my side in eternity.
Sieg: Not without her!
Odin: Enough of this!
Odin: You are acting out of love. You are losing the power of the gold. It won't save you. What can a mere sword do against the law of the universe?
S: It's iron won't give in
>P3 & 4
Odin: My spear has broken it before. Yes, your parents opposed me and they payed for it. Just like my daughter. But you...
Odin: You are innocent. Subject to me and I will make you my son.
S: I am Siegfried the dragon slayer and I will pay whatever price is necessary, I swear it. I will break your law!
Thanks for the story OP, but I have a question if you are willing to answer. Do you know if the third volume is going to be translated and sold physically. I would assume so given the first and second volumes have been but I don't know how old the comic is, if it is still being worked on and/or if they decided to scrap trying to translate and sell the comic to English audiences. Again, thanks for the read.
Siegfried: Your spear is useless against me!
Siegfried: Powerless God
Release date for volume 3 in english is december 2015, so a bit more than a year from now.
Siegfried: I am not like you Fafnir. Not like you... Keep your power, make me your servant if you want, but free her.
Odin: I wish to do the thing you asked from me with all of my heart but if I break my law, then will my reign be negated and the world will descend into chaos. I am just as much a prisoner as she is.
Siegfried: Then... Take the gold. Take its power and forget your law. Rule however you want forever and ever.
Odin: I can not forswear all love.
Siegfried: But, you already did! You sacrificed your daughter for your reign. You killed my parents and you would have destroyed me. Take the gold, you deserve it.
Take the gold and set her free.
Odin: Ruling without law. Without love.
Yes, love is the cause of all pain in the world. I swear my new right will be dictated by me and me alone. Without borders, without law.
Siegfried: Release her.
Odin: He who dares to love will die by my spear.
Valkyrie: Stop it.
Now I really wish they'd made the animated film so that Christopher Lee could've voiced Odin in both German and English.
Hearing his voice deliver these lines would've been the most perfectest of all perfect things.
Völva: Have you seen enough
Valkyrie: I have seen enough heroes die and I refuse to live in a world without love
Völva: What does love matter to a valkyrie?
Valkyrie: Soon the valkyrie will be history and she will be a woman, waiting for death in midst of flames. And all that for the sake of love.
Völva: ...for a god?
Valkyrie: for a human
Völva: Then you will save Siegfried, give him your war horse, you will be damned and lose your immortality.
But before that... will you see him once again. He is coming. He got lost in the sump but soon will he find this place. His destiny is still in his future.
Valkyrie: Mine will soon be over.
Völva: You know what you have to do.
Earth/Völva: ...my daughter!
>Odin: Rule without law, without love.
Earth: Odin... You can't renounce love. I know it.
>Odin: Yes, love is cause of all pain in the world.
Earth: I know that you are lying
>Odin: I swear my new right will be dictated by me and me alone.
Earth: Your oath is worthless. You broke your word.
>Odin: Without borders, without law.
Earth: Your word is broken.
>Siegfried: Release her
>Odin: He who dares to love...
Earth: Your word...
>Odin: ...will die by my spear.
Earth: ...is broken. Your word...
Odin: the world is ending, my love.
Earth: No ... only our rule.
Odin... do you remember our first dawn?
You knew no fear...
Well yeah that's it. I hope you liked it and I didn't ruin it too much with my on the fly translations.
Posting some of the extra stuff