Published on July 19th, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Review: Arhian, Head Huntress #2 (of 5)
Already was #1 reviewed very vividly and honest, and perhaps it would be boring to have the same praise for the #2 in my hands here, but let us just not break the fray and keep up with the praises!
In #2 Arhian manages to decapitate the kidnappers of the King’s daughter but finds out she has been part of raiding for Thaldoom: the city of horrors. There is a Death Rite every 20 years and the worshipers of Death need all the living souls they can muster. What can Arhian hope to do… especially once she is also overrun and captured…
Storywise the now-established characters of Arhian as well as the other members of her adventures, are doing their best to make the right decisions. The dialogue is on par with the action and Arhian adventures and makes sure this comic is múch more then just T&A. It is easy to make a little comparison with Red Sonja or Ghita, but Arhian’s creative team made sure she has a proper, loud&proud voice all of her own.
The art in this issue feels even better then in #1 and the coloring matches that feeling. Sometimes gritty, sometimes a blurr, but all with nice details with a certain style around the characters which is not inked exactly, but still there is a form of capturing the pencils making sure the coloring ádds and not subtracts. This is a style I have yet to see elsewhere and although at first glance it looks muddy it really is much more detailed then you might think. I took an immediate liking to this style, that is for sure!
Bottom line? Still going strong with a lovely ass-kicking, swearing scantily clad heroine and a story setup fighting the right cause and even meeting a truly bad-ass evil-doer, Arhian, Head Huntress should appeal to both bad-girl fans and lovers of classic Red Sonja adventures. If you love your pulp, then get your fill!
Arhian, Head Huntress #2
Story by Arahom Radjah
Written by Arahom Radjah, Abraham Kawa
Art by Yannis Roumboulias aka Yannis Rubulias
Cover art by Christos Martinis
Publisher: ARH Comix
32 pages • full-color
$3.99 U.S. (print and digital)
Now on sale at ARHComix.com, but pre-ordering is even better!