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The Helm, Volume 1
     

The Helm, Volume 1

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by Bart Sears
 

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 patronsbut he just got fired. 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

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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 patronsbut he just got fired. 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." But for once in his life, Matt's not taking no for an answer. Not today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595822611
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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The Helm, Volume 1 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
Sometimes people seek their fate. Other times fate forces itself on a person. However there is a third option, fate could completely shun you. This is the case for Mathew Blurdy. The mystical helm sees Matt as a loser and tells Matt to go away. What a great idea, the premise alone is worth the price of admission. It is a fun ride watching Matt stumble on the road to being a hero. The artwork adds to the enjoyment. The interaction between Matt and The Helm is great. I think we could add this duo to the list of some of the greats. After a great first half, the story it becomes a little pedestrian. Matt has to hide his secret from his mom and girlfriend. The worlds collide in a climatic, if not expected, finale. At which point the reset button is hit and everything is prepped for a second volume. The story may be a little tired, but if you like comedic buddy stories this one is pretty fun. Reviewed by Chris for Book Sake.