Helm, a fantasy adventure comic that began as a web series has had a wild ride. Nominated for an Eisner in 2017 for Best Digital Comic, the book has since seen publication from Action Lab Entertainment. The publisher has announced the first trade paperback collection, Helm Book 1: Harbinger, is set for release in September 2018.
Written by Jehanzeb Hasan and illustrated by Mauricio Caballero, Helm is set in a vast and ancient land plagued by racism, riots, and rebellion. It follows Eldrick Spellsong Jr, a college dropout who unknowingly holds the key to unlocking an age-old secret. He’s joined by the mysterious Luna Lumere as she flees the clutches of the evil Legion. Together they deal with adventurers, villains, and scoundrels in search of the legendary Bastard King.
Creator / writer Jehanzeb Hasan says:
I think there’s something for everyone in this story. It’s made for contemporary readers but kids, teens, adults… they might all find something to latch onto here. There’s light-hearted comedy, drama, action, romance… If you’re a child of the 80’s, or even late-70’s, I think you may especially appreciate Helm because you’ll recognize many of the threads that link this story with some of the classic adventures we grew up on.
Look for Helm Book 1: Harbinger at your local comic shop on September 26th, 2018. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond item code JUL181434.