Sven is living the high life in Constantinople-the Las Vegas of the 11th century-when he learns of his father's death and sets out to the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his birthright. Intending only to take his money and run, he discovers far more than he bargained for back at home. What follows is a bloody quest to free his people, a struggle to discover his place in a rapidly changing world, and an introduction to the awful sacrifices required to transform from a prince into a king. Collects NORTHLANDERS #1-16, #18-19, #41.
Pretty much everything I have ever wanted a comic book to be. -- Brian K. Vaughan, creator of Y: THE LAST MAN and Saga Chalk up another creative victory for writer Wood (DMZ), who's quickly emerging as one the medium's premier scribes. Like his best work, NORTHLANDERS takes you into a well-researched, richly realized world that illuminates politics and culture without getting bogged down in history-book stuff. A- --ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Thoroughly researched by Wood (DMZ) and totally entertaining. -NYMagazine/Vulture Taut, historically well researched. . . . As a picture of human behavior in extreme conditions, these stories are moving and memorable. -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY