Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Joelle Jones
Colors by Nick Filardi
Lettered by Crank!
Published by Oni Press
Release Date: 04/29/2015
The events that unfolded in the last issue took an interesting turn as Sigrid and Rikard went from trying to kill each other to finding themselves in a passionate and lustful embrace. This week Brides of Helheim #5 hits stands, as we see the new power couple in a race to track down Raevil, uncertain of what the dark warlock might be contemplating next. Meanwhile, Kadlin who is perhaps feeling betrayed finds herself face to face with Raevil and the witches, leading to an unexpected reunion with a ghost from her past.
I may have stated this before but I’ll say it again, Bunn, Jones, and Filardi have taken the Helheim saga to another level, from both a storytelling and visual standpoint. With BOH, we have all the elements that make up a classic fantasy comic series. Undead Vikings, witches, warlocks, monsters, Valkyries, you name it. Another thing that really sets BRIDES apart from the Witch War is clearly the adult content, as Bunn and Jones give us a steady dose of erotica, with gorgeous displays of heavenly figures along with steamy sex scenes that puts an “adults only” stamp on this second chapter.
Joelle Jones (Lady Killer) continues to impress with beautiful illustrations ranging from violent action sequences to scenes that would make the average Heavy Metal Magazine reader blush. Nick Filardi lends his talented hand with colors that imposingly define Jones’ work.
The world of Helheim continues to evolve thanks to the imagination of Cullen Bunn and his horror venture form of storytelling. Next month will bring us the final issue to this current chapter, and sets the stage for The Womb of Helheim, the third and final chapter in this glorious fantasy series.
REVIEW: BRIDES OF HELHEIM #5
Peter Rodriguez (Geek Sushi)