Northlanders #29

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 30, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Throughout their time as masters of the sea, Vikings traveled thousands of miles over Open Ocean in shallow boats with little protection from the elements. In this standalone issue, Brian Wood and artist Fiona Staples (North 40) chart the path of one boat headed horribly off course and into the realms of myth and terror.

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 30, 2010

    Northlanders is a series with an oddly contemporary voice despite its European Dark Ages setting. Issue #29 offers a standalone tale that explores themes instantly relateable to any modern reader - personal stagnation, the threat of globalization and the shrinking of the world stage, and the desire for personal freedom and the thrill of discovery. All of these ideas are covered as a small-time shipping merchant named Dag sails off the charted map and into the Western seas. Wood's strong ear for dialogue helps establish Dag as another find addition to the fluid Northlanders cast. His desires are real, even if his methods are often questionable. Fiona Staples provides excellent pencil work that manages to be both unique and still right in line with past artists. The muted color palette serves her far better than the one employed in North 40. Sadly, Wood doesn't quite bring the whole package home, as the ending left me a bit cold and underwhelmed. But still, issue #29 is another fine exam Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Todd Dyck Jul 2, 2010

    [Note: the actual cover is different from the accompanying image. The shock of blue of the cover should make it easy to find The Sea Road on the comic shop stand.] Read Full Review

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