The Helm is published by Dark Horse Comics. The cover price is $3.50.
- 1 Publication Dates
- 2 Status
- 3 Characters
- 4 Recent Storylines
- 5 Past Storylines
- 6 Collections
- 7 History
- 8 Leftover Useful Information
- 9 News & Features
- 10 Links
Publication Dates[edit | edit source]
Last Issue[edit | edit source]
- The Helm #3: 08 Oct 2008
Current Issue[edit | edit source]
- The Helm #4: 19 Nov 2008
Next Issue[edit | edit source]
- none scheduled
Status[edit | edit source]
Series of mini-series.
Characters[edit | edit source]
Main Characters[edit | edit source]
Mathew Blurdy, The Helm, Jill, Lottie
Allies[edit | edit source]
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Minor Characters[edit | edit source]
Other Characters/Places/Things[edit | edit source]
The story is set in and around Portland, Oregon.
Recent Storylines[edit | edit source]
The Helm #4[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
The Helm #2[edit | edit source]
The Helm #1[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
Trade Paperbacks[edit | edit source]
- 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.'"
History[edit | edit source]
Leftover Useful Information[edit | edit source]
Creative Team[edit | edit source]
Writer: Jim Hardison. Artists: Bart Sears & Randy Elliott.
Publishing History[edit | edit source]
First published in 2008.
Order Codes[edit | edit source]
These are the order codes and prices as provided by Diamond Distribution.
Future Publication Dates[edit | edit source]
News & Features[edit | edit source]
- 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
Links[edit | edit source]
- Dark Horse Comics - Publisher's Website
- thehelmcomic.com - Official Website for "The Helm"
- Main Character's MySpace page - Mathew Blurdy's Page