Northlanders is pretty much everything I have ever wanted a comic book to be.
— Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man)

NORTHLANDERS

A Norse epic that spans genres and defines expectations.

The British Isles were a tempting target to the Vikings, who craved lush land to farm and rich monasteries to plunder, and the fractured Saxon kingdoms were barely able to resist. But as time progressed and the centuries-old pagan belief in nature, the fates, and a raucous warrior afterlife were gradually replaced by the rigid traditions of Christianity, a dark ages culture war took shape.

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.

Nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Writer, 2008


THE NORTHLANDERS RETROSPECTIVE (LINK)
NORTHLANDERS: BRIAN WOOD TALKS TURNING 25 - COMICS ALLIANCE (LINK)
BRIAN WOOD'S 'THE NORTHLANDERS METHOD' (
LINK)

Northlanders becomes more and more compelling... providing even more proof that the author is one of the best character writers in the industry.
— IGN
Northlanders is a major work by a serious writer.
— CBR
Amid all the enjoyably bloody battles and desperate sex, Wood cleverly plays with the philosophical and religious shifts... clashing all over the world during the Dark Ages.
— Time Out New York
Another creative victory for Wood, who’s quickly emerging as one the medium’s premier scribes. Northlanders [is] Vikings finally done right!
— Entertainment Weekly