Northlanders #25

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 24, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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"The Plague Widow" part 5 of 8. The plague finally claims a victim within the city walls, and in the outburst of violence that follows, several scores are settled. By the time dawn breaks, will there still be "700 souls on the Volga" and who would be left to command them?

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 24, 2010

    One wonders how Hilda, Karrin, and Boris will survive the onset of Gunborgs usurpation of control of the settlement, and just what he discovered during his journey to the nearest settlement last issue. One also has to wonder what Boris ultimate motives are as well, as he obviously is after more than just survival. These answers will come soon enough, but the wait will be tough. Woods plot has us hooked and awaiting next months installment feverishly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 24, 2010

    To be honest, Northlanders is probably not a book I'd be reading monthly if I weren't reviewing it. This is not a slight against the series by any means. It's merely recognition of the fact that chapters like this seem slightly disappointing out of context but tend to read better as part of the whole. I'm sure my requests for more of Hilda and Karin will be answered soon enough. Despite the currently slow pace, "The Plague Widow" still has the potential to be one of the book's finest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Feb 28, 2010

    There's an emptiness at the core of "The Plague Widow" that has kept it from being one of the best arcs in the series, but perhaps the emptiness is one of loss, of sorrow. Because that's what the Plague Widows themselves feel, and as they stand strong amidst the attacks and manipulations by the vicious men around them, they cannot afford to feel much emotion beyond that. Although the rage is growing, as the finale of this issue establishes, and that may help bring an emotional charge to this story. So the horror of the conflict will matter more to the reader. So their fate, whatever it is, will resonate. Read Full Review

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