Brides of Helheim #2

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Joelle Jones Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Even after death, the draugr Rikard remains the thrall of three witches. And now maiden, mother, and crone have sent the walking dead man on another mission of chaos and bloodshed. Traveling to far away lands, the undead Viking wages a one-man siege of the Black Abbey, where he hunts the warlock who taught the dark arts to the women who raised Rikard from the dead!

  • 9.3
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Nov 10, 2014

    In a recent chat with Bunn, he mentioned to me that the idea for Raevil may have come from Legends of Mad Monks, but is not exactly sure. What is certain though is his ability to create these fascinating and engaging characters that make his stories so appealing. Bunn has also mentioned that Helheim was always intended for a more adult audience, and when you mixWiccansex, undead Viking violence, and gigantic sea monsters withhis style of story-telling, you get Brides of Helheim. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Nov 17, 2014

    Joelle Jones, Nick Filardi and CRANK! are back as artists for this issue, and they do some right incredible stuff here. Whether it is the flashback scenes dealing with the spae-witches' origins, or Rikard fighting other undead monsters or even his particular mode of sea-transport, one thing remains that the artwork is darn beautiful. It starts off a little rough but the artists are back in their groove almost immediately and the rest of the ride through is great indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Nov 10, 2014

    Really there is very little to be critical of in this issue, as this series stands out as one of the best surprises for me since returning to this medium as a regular reader. The only critique which I could imagine that some might come up with is that this is not a comic about superheroes and that some might not like it just because of the content and genre, but for those that enjoy a holistic experience of the medium, there isn't likely to be much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 14, 2014

    "Brides of Helheim" challenges itself to go further than its predecessor and looks good doing it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Nov 11, 2014

    Another strong issue from Bunn & Jones. If you are a fan of the Helheim series, you will continue to enjoy this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - John F. Trent Nov 12, 2014

    The history of the spae women and what drove them to be the witches they are was extremely intriguing as was Jones' epic action sequence at the end of the book. However, the opening that emphasizing Rikard is no longer a human is repetitive. The two stories also do not have a clear transition and only seem to be connected by Rikard and Raevil. Bunn did create enough mystery around Raevil to keep readers intrigued as to his motives. Read Full Review

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