Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Joëlle Jones
Colors: Nick Filardi
Release Date: November 12, 2014
After a strong first issue, Cullen Bunn and Joëlle Jones return this week with the next installment of the Brides of Helheim series. In issue #2, we find Sigrid once again seeking out Rikard, this time to thank him for saving her village. After overhearing the witches advise him on a dangerous journey, Sigrid and Rikard share a tense moment as he departs for the mission. Sigrid goes on to learn how the witches came to be, and the story closes out with Rikard confronting the story’s villian (but not before some sweet axe swinging).
Bunn’s writing does a great job of drawing the reader into the world of Helheim, whether this is your first taste or you have been following from the first series. I have not read the original Helheim series, but had no problem jumping into this story. Joëlle Jones’s art is a little rough, but it works well for this series. There is a point in the book where things get sexually graphic, so be careful with young readers.
Final Verdict: Another strong issue from Bunn & Jones. If you are a fan of the Helheim series, you will continue to enjoy this series.