Northlanders #31

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 11, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Trying to survive in rigid 9th century Norway, young outcasts Erik and Ingrid continue fleeing all forms of society, turning increasingly to the past, to paganism and the "old ways," hoping to find something anything they can feel is their own. But they're dogged every step of the way. The Church sends out heavily armed search and rescue teams to bring Ingrid back to the flock from which she recently ran away.

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 11, 2010

    I don't get to review Vertigo titles for this site as often I'd like, so it was definitely a breath of fresh air to read a title like this with a different approach to sequential art than I usually encounter. It's a provocative spin on the common sense of history and I'm hoping I'll get to read more of it as this Metal storyline unfolds. If you enjoyed that CG Beowulf movie or, to dig further back, the 80s flick Flesh + Blood, then you're going to love this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 11, 2010

    Erik is certainly one of Wood's more memorable protagonists so far, both fitting and breaking the stereotypical Viking mold in many ways. Wood manages to build a great deal on the blossoming romance between Erik and Ingrid in this issue, which will inevitably pay off as Erik comes into further conflict with his enemies. Riccardo Burchielli jumps over from Wood's other Vertigo series, DMZ, to tackle this arc. By and large Burchielli is right at home in this vastly different world, though his character design for Erik is a little more goofy than I would like. After the the bleakly depressing and overly long "Plague Widows" arc, this sort of relatively light fare is just what Northlanders needs. Read Full Review

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