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 demons and 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.


“…a wonderfully empowering and exciting new series…”

Spartantown, (on HEATHEN issue #1) 5 out of 5 stars

“Great comics leave you wanting more, replaying what came before, and wishing 30 days would pass in a moment. ‘Heathen’ is that type of fantasy comic, that makes you fall in love with it only to be crushed 20-something pages later with a devastating cliffhanger. Vault Comics just snuck up on the industry with a blockbuster book of their own. Make sure you get HEATHEN so you can say were there from the beginning before it blew up.”

Spartantown, (on HEATHEN issue #2) 5 out of 5 stars

“Buy. These. Books.”

The Court of Nerds, (on HEATHEN issue #3)

“These declarations of self from women and queer characters fit so elegantly into the mythology Alterici uses to weave her tale, it reminds us that these narratives belonged there all along.”

The Mary Sue, (on HEATHEN issue #4)

“Overall, HEATHEN is and has been an excellent series that is highly recommended. The characters that Alterici populates her world with are unique and have heart. The reader will want to enter into the pages and hang out with them. HEATHEN is absolutely one of the best books being made right now. The Verdict: 10/10”

Comicosity, (on HEATHEN issue #6)

“I want epics with female leads, and fortunately HEATHEN fulfills that desire in a big way, while also adding its own unique touch with themes that are as contemporary as they are timeless.”

Women Write About Comics, (on HEATHEN volume #1)

“As a writer, Natasha Alterici has laid down some pretty impressive work. She’s crafted characters that live up to the hype surrounding Nordic myth, people who have very real thoughts and problems, and the courage to face them head on. Now, lest HEATHEN be pegged as being aimed at any one demographic, rest assured that Alterici has covered all bases, managing to represent all manner of folk in her book. . . . All of the clever writing in the world isn’t going to result in a quality comicbook without the art to go with it. No worries there, because as an artist Natasha Alterici has done an outstanding job . . . While there may not be many big action sequences, what there are have been done very well, with an almost cinematic quality . . . Don’t be a twit and write HEATHEN off as a title aimed exclusively at women. It’s a testament that Natasha Alterici was able to weave a story that can be embraced and enjoyed by anyone.”

The Pullbox, (on HEATHEN volume #1)