by Natasha Alterici
Pub Date 08 Aug 2017
"Hot take alert: Natasha Alterici is the real deal." --Keith Grayeb, Comic Bastards "The series operates on two levels: It's a sweeping Nordic fantasy, but it's also a personal story about coming out and coming of age in a culture that doesn't accept who you truly are. The intersection of those two narrative planes is what makes Heathen so engrossing, and the grander elements of the plot have more emotional impact because they are tied to Aydis' queer awakening." --Oliver Sava, The Onion A/V Club "Alterici is that rarest of comic writers whose sense of story and pacing is equal to her tremendous artistic skill." --Katherine Cross, Bitchmedia PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS: 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.