Vault Comics announced today that Natasha Alterici’s popular series Heathen will return to the single-issue format for the publisher’s fifth anniversary. The return launch marks the start of Vault Reserve, a line of definitive collector’s edition reprint publications featuring new and rare covers, exclusive back matter, and a deluxe, top-of-the-line presentation.
Created by Alterici, Heathen is an international best-seller that was also selected as an American Library Association YALSA 2018 Great Graphic Novel For Teens. It has seen more than 30 printings and is available in 36 countries around the world.
The epic tale centers on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. There is also a feature film currently in development by Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films, with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke attached to direct.
Heathen: Vault Reserve Edition #1 hits stores on February 16, 2022. The full synopsis can be read below:
“The book that started it all…
Natasha Alterici’s HEATHEN returns to single-issue format for our 5th anniversary to launch Vault Reserve, the definitive collector’s edition – featuring new and rare covers, as well as exclusive backmatter.
Aydis is a Viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.”