One of the most under-used genres in historical fiction, Vikings have finally been done justice in this superb title from DC’s Vertigo imprint. Under the pen of Brian Wood, the acclaimed writer of DMZ, Local and Demo, this series truly brings the violence, passion and drama of Viking times to a modern audience.
Each volume is a self-contained story focusing on a different time period and location from throughout the lengthy Viking Age when they controlled most of Europe, all steeped in accurate historical detail. Ranging from the attack on the English monastery at Lindisfarne in A.D. 793, to how they dealt with the plague in Russia in A.D. 1020, every chapter is full of well-developed characters and tense, gripping storytelling.
Featuring a plethora of top artists, including Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ), Ryan Kelly (Local), Leandro Fernandez (Punisher Max) and many more, Northlanders is ideal for fans of TV shows such as Deadwood or Rome, and anyone with even a passing interest in historical fiction.
Volumes 1 – 5 are available now, with volume 6 due March 14th. Just ask at your local Ace Comics store about availability, or contact us by email to order direct from our head office.