A new story in the Kid Beowulf Eddas series: “Lay of the Last Survivor” debuts today as a digital-only exclusive at Comixology and Amazon Kindle.  Not too long ago I posted some behind-the-scenes process pages for this story, now the story is finished and I’m pleased with how it turned out (the colors by colorist Jose Flores are terrific). For continuity nerds, this story takes place before part two of book one, “The Blood-Bound Oath” and follows an early adventure of Beowulf and Grendel’s mother, Gertrude.

Long before she protected her sons, Beowulf and Grendel, Gertrude protected another…

Led by a brutal warrior, a crew of Viking raiders storms the winter coast of Daneland and takes no survivors.  When fifteen-year-old Gertrude stumbles upon their camp and finds a lone child among the dead she is compelled to get it to safety…or die trying.

Enjoy the six-page preview below, if you want to read more, I’ve been posting more pages on Instagram and you can download the full story today at Comixology and Amazon Kindle.

Download the rest of the story at Comixology and Amazon Kindle!

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Alexis E. Fajardo is an Eisner award-winning editor and cartoonist and creator of the action-adventure graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf.