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A young Viking woman is on a mission to end the tyrannical reign of god-king Odin during a time of warfare, slavery, and the subjugation of women.

Heathen follows the story of Aydis and her quest to challenge the gods with the help of the legendary immortal, the Valkyrie Brynhild. With her loyal horse Saga by her side, Aydis battles, befriends, and outwits the various gods, demons, and fantastic creatures of lore she encounters along the way.

"I want to see more comics with these characters and mainly I want to see artist Natasha Alterici drawing more comics that she loves to draw. Highly recommended."
- Coverless Reviews
"The art flows viscerally from panel to panel in defiance, the lines are so dynamic that the page can barely contain them... Definitely snagged me, hook line and sinker."
- Kate Reynolds, Feminism/Geekery

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Heathen: Volume One

Heathen: Volume One

The trade paperback collection of the first four issues of Natasha Alterici's debut tale of a viking taking on the Norse gods to create a more just, equitable world. Named "Best Self-Published Comic Of 2015" by Comixology and called "Amazing … Powerful, grounded fantasy with a feminist angle," by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Chicago Med, Elk's Run).

Released January 20, 2016 - Available Now

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Heathen Issue #1

Heathen #1

Though set in the age of Vikings, Heathen tells a myth relevant to our own culture. Our hero struggles with finding bravery, purpose, identity, wisdom, and love-as all great heroes do. But the hero of this epic quest is a woman. Her struggle is further complicated by patriarchal ideologies and attempts by men to control her, just as it is for women of today.

Released June 3, 2015 - Available Now

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Heathen Issue #2

Heathen #2

The Viking warrioress, Aydis, reaches the inferno trapping a legendary Valkyrie leader while Aydis's horse, Saga, is left behind with mystical predators lurking.

Released August 5, 2015 - Available Now

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Heathen Issue #3

Heathen #3

Aydis awakes to find herself kidnapped by a seductive goddess and trapped in the Valkyrie stronghold. Meanwhile, a recently freed Brynhild teams up with Saga to seek out help from a very old friend.

Released October 7, 2015 - Available Now

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Heathen Issue #4

Heathen #4

As they set out to find the kidnapped Aydis, Brynhild and Sigurd run into trouble at a local village. With a quiet friend's help, Aydis strikes a crucial blow against the enemy.

Released December 16, 2015 - Available Now

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"Natasha has a beautiful artistic style. She brings a level of subtlety to the medium that draws a person into it. Her pieces feel like they contain a lot of life and atmosphere."
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About Natasha

Natasha Alterici

Natasha Alterici is a freelance artist / illustrator. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts in 2009 and has been doing freelance projects for over nine years. And when she's not working on comics or art projects, she enjoys sexy intelligent graphic novels, dinosaurs and watching ole timey dinosaur movies.

If you'd like more information about Heathen or Natasha's other art projects, send a tweet to @alterici.

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