Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Helheim #1: Review (Comic)

When a comic starts with a group of vikings running for their lives you know something is coming. Joelle Jone’s striking artwork the and Cullen Bunn’s writing make Helheim more than even its impressive start lets on. There’s a reason this book is named after the Norse version of Hell.
Having obviously suffered a recent staggering defeat, our hero Rikard and his band emerge from the forest fleeing their enemies. The emerge just in time to find their village gates closed. Cornered, the men turn to meet their pursuers. After cutting down the dogs and crazed savaged their enemies are routed. This pursuit and battle are conveyed beautifully through fully colored pages fluid and energetic images.

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