Viking #1
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Viking #1

Writer: Ivan Brandon Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 22, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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THE MOST VIOLENT CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD IN HISTORY! Finn and Egil, brothers - one bad, one worse - are trying to stab and steal their way to a seat at the table. Two men at war with the world around them. But today's the day the world fights back. From the writer of THE CROSS BRONX comes a crime book for the 9th Century.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Apr 22, 2009

    Despite all these things against it, Image somehow saw fit in giving the book a shot, although its hard to imagine someone coming across this on their desk and turning it down. It is a remarkable and intensely readable first issue. It never feels slight, despite its (wonderful) artistic excesses, and it never feels overly dense despite the occasional hard to assign line of dialogue. Like the best first issues, it leaves the reader almost physically angry that they'll have to wait to read the next page. Not unlike their subjects, Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein have no intention of taking prisoners. This debut is ruthless in its confidence and in its successes. But the most surprising takeaway from such a bold debut, is the book's simplicity and heart. It is in every way a rare kind of comic book. Luckily it carries with it in inevitable guarantee of more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 22, 2009

    Far more flashy than Northlanders and potentially more interesting, I'd say Viking is off to an excellent start so far. Given the strong pre-order sales on this series, I'd venture I'm not the only one who feels that way. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of issue #1 while you still have a chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Apr 24, 2009

    This was a good comic. Not great, but certainly not bad. I would recommend it to others, mostly based on the art. Nic Klein really pulled me in and Im sure anyone else who would read this comic would feel the same. Definitely pick this one up. Although I wasnt entirely keen on this issue, it seems like it has the potential to get much better. Read Full Review

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