Comic Book Series
The Helm 1

Cover to The Helm #1

The Helm is published by Dark Horse Comics. The cover price is $3.50.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

The Helm #3: 08 Oct 2008

Current Issue[]

The Helm #4: 19 Nov 2008

Next Issue[]

none scheduled


Series of mini-series.


Main Characters[]

Mathew Blurdy, The Helm, Jill, Lottie



Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

The story is set in and around Portland, Oregon.

Recent Storylines[]

The Helm #4[]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

The Helm #3[]

The Helm #2[]

The Helm #1[]

On the same day that epic loser Mathew Blurdy's girlfriend breaks up with him and he is fired from his job at the video store, he encounters a magic, talking helmet at a garage sale which proclaims him "The Valhalladrim," the chosen warrior of the light. That is, until Matt touches the Helm and it suddenly realizes how unworthy he is. Then it changes its tune. But Matt's not willing to let his shot at superherodom go so easily. He steals the Helm, thus becoming the first superhero whose magical superpower hates his guts.

Past Storylines[]


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • The Helm - Collects the four-issue miniseries. "Matt Blurdy's day has gone from crap to worse. Not only did his girlfriend break his heart at work--and in front of all of the video-store patrons--but he just got fired. All that's left to do is minibike his sorry, thirty-year-old (and freshly unemployed!) butt back home to his mom's basement and drown his sorrows in a bucket of extra-crispy chicken while contemplating where his life went wrong. On the way home, Matt decides to quiet his aching heart with a brief detour to a garage sale. When an ancient-looking helmet calls to him as 'the Chosen One,' exhorting him to don the mantle of the 'Valhalladrim,' Matt touches it with trembling fingers--and is jolted by raw magical power. Holy crap! Is he going to be a superhero? Is this why he always felt special even when everyone else thought he was a loser? Then the helm gets a sense of whom it's dealing with. Suddenly, it changes its tune: 'I was mistaken. You are not the chosen one. Good day.'"


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer: Jim Hardison. Artists: Bart Sears & Randy Elliott.

Publishing History[]

First published in 2008.

Order Codes[]

These are the order codes and prices as provided by Diamond Distribution.

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