Northlanders #20

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Davide Gianfelice Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 2, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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When we last saw Sven at the end of NORTHLANDERS Vol. 1, he was in exile on a remote island with a brand-new family and questioning if he truly managed to escape the dangers of the mainland. "Don't worry," his wife Enna had said. "There's no one coming." Well, after several decades pass, the epic story of "Sven, The Returned" is on the lips of poets across the land. And now a few mercenaries have decided to look him up...

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 2, 2009

    DC Comics Vertigo imprint has been going through a bit of a renaissance here recently, as the quantity of quality titles being produced is at a high which Vertigo fans havent seen in quite a few years. With its near two year run thus far, Northlanders is one of the leaders of this pack of great new books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 2, 2009

    Davide Gianfelice also returns to revisit Sven. His line work isn't what I would normally describe as tight, but compared to the almost abstract pencils of the previous arc it definitely stands out in that way. Gianfelice depicts a feud that is both wholly unglamorous yet strangely graceful, a perfect fitting for the book. I'm actually starting to miss his work on this series, and I hope we'll see him return before long. I'm perfectly happy bidding farewell to Sven now, but Wood and Gianfelice make a worthy team that shouldn't be so quick to depart. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Sep 9, 2009

    A fun revisiting of an old character that can be enjoyed both as an accessible actioner and a more complex take on the nature of myth and legend. Read Full Review

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