NORTHLANDERS (3 volumes)
Over the course of its fifty monthly issues, Brian Wood redefined the Viking genre in comics, introducing a realism and historical devotion that up to that point was almost completely absent.
Northlanders Book One: The Anglo-Saxon Saga:
An exiled Viking warrior returns to Orkney to claim a family title in “Sven The Returned.” A trio of Norse wives hold a coastal fort against wave after wave of invaders in “The Shield Maidens.” A forensic investigator tracks a series of killings across pagan Ireland in “The Cross And The Hammer.” “Thor’s Daughter” introduces a young woman, the sudden and tragic heir to an army of impatient warriors. And in the poignant “Lindisfarne,” a young boy witnesses the brutal monastery raid that started it all.
Northlanders Book Two: The Icelandic Saga:
A daring adventurer named Dag becomes the first man ever to turn his Viking boat west and sail to unknown shores in “The Sea Road.” Twenty years after being exiled, Sven of Orkney comes face-to-face with his own mythology as a group of mercenaries comes to hunt him down in “Sven the Returned.” An old Icelandic fisherman discovers the body of a young girl embedded in the ice and then finds himself accused of her murder in “The Girl in the Ice.” And in the epic “Icelandic Trilogy,” a small refugee family builds a powerful crime syndicate and dominates the small island.
Northlanders Book Three: The European Saga:
An isolated Viking settlement falls prey to violent contagion just as the Northern winter starts to set in.
Northlanders Book One: The Anglo-Saxon Saga (2016)
Northlanders Book Two: The Icelandic Saga (2016)
Northlanders Book Three: The European Saga (2017)