US publisher Vault Comics has appointed Reemsborko as the global agent for Heathen, the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel series.
Heathen tells the story of Aydis, a Viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. The hero is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and a battler of gods and fantastic monsters.
Aydis is a woman and, born into a period of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.
“I have read comics all my life and am a bit fussy about what to follow, but I love Heathen,” says Reemsborko founder Max Arguile. “This is a great narrative with interesting characters, plenty of action and of course, gorgeous artwork.
“Viking mythology is still popular for a reason: like all great stories, they change and are retold for every generation and in Aydis, Natasha Alterici has created an inspirational warrior for our times – the kind of character that has been all too rare in popular culture. Don’t let the politicians and pundits make you think that feminism is a dirty word, because it isn’t. We need Aydis in our lives.”
Heathen is currently in pre-production as a major film release from Constantin and director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight ).
“No matter where Heathen ventures – the page, the screen – Aydis finds new fans,” adds Adrian Wassel, co-founder and CCO of Vault Comics. “We’re thrilled to have Reemsborko carry Heathen to new heights.”