Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

This week on Bloodbath, we take a trip back to the Viking Age for a Dark Horse comic about father/daughter bonding: Sword Daughter. It’s also about killing….lots and lots of killing…..but there’s bonding as well. Written by Brian Wood and drawn by Mack Chater, Sword Daughter gets pretty dark. Here’s the official synopsis for the series:

One thousand years ago, a murderous clan known as the Forty Swords burned a village to the ground, leaving just two people alive: a shattered father and his teenage daughter. Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the width of Viking Age Europe, they find the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry.

Find out what Andrew and Sammy think of Sword Daughter as they weigh in on the first five issues. Make no mistake, there will be blood. But will it be the blood of the comic tale or will it be the blood of our hosts? A ripping yarn full of savagery can lead a man to do savage things. Wait, that’s not right. Both and Andrew and Sammy will keep it civil as they dissect this comic series. Take a listen and revel in the carnage! What I meant to say was enjoy!

A special thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for providing a copy of Sword Daughter Volume 1, available now. Pick up yours today.

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