The Helm is published by Dark Horse Comics. The cover price is $3.50.
- The Helm #3: 08 Oct 2008
- The Helm #4: 19 Nov 2008
- none scheduled
Series of mini-series.
Mathew Blurdy, The Helm, Jill, Lottie
The story is set in and around Portland, Oregon.
The Helm #4
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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.
- 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.'"
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Writer: Jim Hardison. Artists: Bart Sears & Randy Elliott.
First published in 2008.
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Future Publication Dates
News & Features
- 08 Jan 2009 - Hardison Mans The Helm at Dark Horse
- 25 Aug 2008 - Exlusive interview with 'The Helm' comic book writer Jim Hardison
- 19 Jun 2008 - Creative exec finds comic relief
- 16 Jun 2008 - My Own Worst Enemy: Hardison talks The Helm
- Dark Horse Comics - Publisher's Website
- thehelmcomic.com - Official Website for "The Helm"
- Main Character's MySpace page - Mathew Blurdy's Page