Northlanders #16

Northlanders #16

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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"The Cross + The Hammer" part 6 of 6. Ragnar and his Irish armies appear to be the lone victors of the day as they break the back of Viking rule and finally pin Magnus down in what seems like certain death. But in an unexpected 11th-hour reveal, Ragnar and Magnus both discover that nothing in this battle was ever what it appeared to be.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex C. Lupp Apr 16, 2009

    If you are not reading Northlanders, you are missing out on some thoughtful storytelling. Yes, there are Vikings, and yes there is a lot of action and gore, but there is more here besides just that. This series is as much about the Viking invaders and the people inhabiting the British Isles, as it is about anything else. Well crafted characters inhabit this world, and Brian Wood does a great job of weaving their stories into historical settings and events. Three arcs into this series, despite the sense of disconnect created by the fact that each arc is a separate entity, it is still going strong. Personally, I cant wait to see what Mr. Wood has in store for us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Apr 12, 2009

    Brian Wood's "Northlanders" continues to be one of the best monthly comics on the stands today, and the conclusion of "The Cross + The Hammer" arc proves it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matt Sargeson Apr 13, 2009

    This should make a great trade, especially seeing as how itll doubtless be packaged with "Lindisfarne" when it hits. And, of course, theres always the new arc to look forward to, which could literally be told from any perspective Brian Wood sees fit--as long as that perspective carries a sword and brings the mother-chuffing ruckus, of course. Read Full Review

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