Blood, Fire,and Fury in Belladonna #1
Published by Boundless Comics
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Nahuel Lopez
Coloring by German Nobile
Lettering by Kurt Hathaway
Covers by Nahuel Lopez (Viking Vixen and Wraparound cover)
Maiden of Massacre
The blood new issue of BellaDonna – Fire and Fury, the robust red-head warrior with the shield maidens sail out at sea. But lying deep in the fog of night, a ship filled with men prepare to come on board and pirate the ship and the women. It’s BellaDonna time as the women do one horrific massacre leave no flesh unharmed. With swords plunge through bone and organs cast a dark shadow over the men doom lives. BellaDonna dominates over anyone who stands in her way with a cold piece of a steel inside one’s belly. Here’s my review of Pat Shand’s issue #1 of Belladonna: Fire and Fury.
Pat takes the mantle of pen and paper in writing a new chapter of Belladonna blood-thirsty adventure. Belladonna is a fierce female warrior and is no stranger to battle. She sails over the sea to discover a ship full of strong Viking warriors caring to enslave maidens as cargo. It’s a mistake that will seal the Viking men their deadly fate. Pieces of entrails and blood engulf the deck floor and Belladonna her fury maidens bearing down on them. Belladonna is an unstoppable force with her sword mortally sharp and a body that would make porn stars jealous.
Artwork/ Coloring / Lettering
One thing is clear, Nahuel Lopez can draw the body of a woman being showered with the blood of their slain victim without a doubt. It’s both graphics as well as sensual moments whenever Belladonna and her maidens lay waste to the opposition. Every panel is filled with splatter blood sprayed upon naked buxom bodies or severed limbs of Viking men left like horderves from a Christmas party. The shading of colors offers great depth of detail that offers action sequences with brutal results.
Generally speaking, Belladonna has undergone various writers over time. Writers like Brian Pulido and Mike Costa. Her origin story is quite interesting as she’s the daughter of shield maiden who was raped and left to die. Seeking revenge on those who raped her, sails for two years in search of finding them. But when the boat runs aground, a red-hair child is the only survivor. In essence, born motherless Belladonna gathers strength and sharpens her cunning by an old softy Norseman. Overall, if you’re a Game of Thrones or Viking fans then you’ll love Belladonna: Fire and Fury. Not for young kids but for mature adults.Issue #1 is currently available with a special bonus. Check Boundless Comics for upcoming issues.