Paperback, 115 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Vault Comics
First off, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I downloaded this title from NetGalley. The cover art looked intriguing and it kept popping up all over the place. So I decided to give it a shot. And I’m very glad that I did because Heathen was a beautifully illustrated tale that weaves together Viking folklore, bisexuality, fighting for your dreams, and many other threads and themes in a way that appears seamless.
This volume is a bit short as it only combines the first 4 issues, but there was plenty of world building, character development, and wonderful art throughout. We get to see some of the smaller goals accomplished, but there is a cliffhanger that left me wanting more immediately!
I don’t want to give too much away, but this is a story that almost anyone could pick up and enjoy. I know I’ll be recommending it to people 🙂
Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.