"The Icelandic Trilogy" concludes with "Waygone," rounding off the epic, centuries-spanning tale of the Haukssons, Iceland's notorious organized crime family, also bringing Brian Wood's critically acclaimed series to an end.
It may be disappointing that we didn't get a more powerful send off for the series as a whole, but this was still an outstanding ending to this story arc. I'll miss Northlanders a lot. Read Full Review
These words can be taken so many ways, but coming as they do at the end of an excellent run of a quality series I cannot help but see those words as a comment on the state of comics. It's both a beautiful and sad sentiment, and one that is all too true. Perhaps it's a bit overdramatic for comics commentary since it's intended to be a more literal comment about life and death and everything in between, but I cannot help but nod to myself in agreement with the words on all levels. Read Full Review
This is not the sort of finale that sheds some new light on the franchise concerned or invokes a sense of catharsis for the readers as participants of the journey. Nor is it left lacking or confusing, as many have levied such accusations against LOST or Sopranos and the like. Rather, Northlanders #50 ends the series just right, nothing more, nothing less, and in a way encourages the reader to go through the series' entirety and make up his own mind on the title's worth. It's this sort of earnestness, the commitment to telling good tales on their own merit, that can make this series stand the test of time and stay bright in the collective consciousness of the purveyors of this medium. Read Full Review
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