By Christian Holub
Updated September 14, 2016 at 03:12 PM EDT
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Like the protagonist of his iconic comic series Sandman, Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller with a special talent for reinventing and refreshing old stories. Norse myths are a particular favorite of his; gods like Odin and Loki play big roles in most of his major works like Sandman and American Gods.

Fitting, then, that Gaiman is tackling the original Norse myths head-on in a new book, Norse Mythology. On Wednesday, Gaiman announced that the book will officially be out Feb. 17 2017 from W.W. Norton & Company, and revealed the cover. It comes complete with a GIF of Thor’s hammer spinning, but don’t stare at it too long or your head might start spinning too.