Vikings #1

Vikings #1

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Staz Johnson, Richard Elson Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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From the chronicles of the History Channel's truly epic series Vikings comes a new saga of glory and plunder! Ragnar, Lagertha, Rollo, and their legendary kin sail once more for England and run straight into a shield wall of politics, intrigue, betrayal and, of course, axe-wielding, blood-spraying, sword-swinging combat!

  • 8.5
    Project Fandom - Moji Fagbemi May 23, 2016

    This was a beautifully written comic that while short, used every page to its advantage. I loved the art cover by Shane Pierce, showing Travis Fimmel at the forefront intermixed with the colors of nature and earth behind him. Of course, the two additional variants we get at the end with Lagertha and Ragnar were also well done with an eye for the intensity the characters bring. This is a must read for all fans of Vikings as it does not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Apr 26, 2016

    This was a fun comic book with plenty of intrigue. There are a lot of players in this story, and I appreciated the way Scott told the story through Floki's point of view. Even if you haven't seen the television show Vikings: Godhead #1 is a good jumping in point for newcommers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 27, 2016

    Vikings #1 is an okay start for the comic series. Not perfect, but hopefully some of those rough edges will smooth out as the story progresses. The big thing as I can emphasize enough is that they stay true to the things fans and viewers of the show are familiar with. They are the ones this is catering to, and you can easily lose them if given anything less. Aside from this it was as entertaining and intense as should be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Apr 27, 2016

    But that being said, the art is generally very good and the story is well written. It also has enough potential upside that even if you aren't a fan of the show, Vikings is still worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Apr 27, 2016

    I'm not really sure how I feel about this comic book, it did not hold my attention and I did not feel like I was watching the TV show or at least reading the TV show. Maybe it is because Vikings the tv show did not really appeal to me? Well, the way I would put it is, if you are a fan of the show you might like it"as for me, I'll pass on this one. But the art work is rather well done, except everyone kind of looks like same"must be a Viking thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - John McCubbin Apr 26, 2016

    Vikings #1 was a solid, yet disappointing start for this comic book tie-in, with the choice to give us a narrative so closely tied to pre-exceeding events leaving us with a final product that was less than captivating. This wouldn't be helped much by inconsistencies during the art, though the issue was much stronger visually than narratively. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Apr 27, 2016

    Vikings #1 is a mediocre first entry. The book takes us back to Season 2, but doesn't really give us anything juicy yet. Scott does provide some pretty good writing and reinforces the characterization from the show, but it doesn't make up for the drab coloring and the just plain bad character drawings that hardly represent the actors from the show. I'll probably stay around for the second issue because I love the television show, but you aren't missing anything in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick May 9, 2016

    Writing? Blah. Layouts? Boring. It's like someone wrote a computer program to create a comic book. The whole thing is notable for its sheer lack of care; Vikings #1 is somehow less than the scant sum of its parts. If you're a real die-hard fan of the Vikings series, you might buy this comic in a completionist frenzy. Otherwise, don't even bother. Read Full Review

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