I picked up this beauty up the other day! I love this series so much! I used to own all of the comics in this series but had to sell them, so this collection is perfect. I had to get this to go along with vol. 1. Awesome books! All the viking goodness anyone could ask for.
is out NOW!
So go get a copy!
- Series: Northlanders
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Vertigo (November 8, 2016)
- ISBN-10: 1401265081
- ISBN-13: 978-1401265083
FROM THE SHADOWS OF THE FIRST MILLENNIUM COME THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WOULD DEFINE THE NEXT.
In A.D. 871, the Norsemen arrived on Iceland’s shores. They sought land, freedom and a new way of life. Over the course of centuries, these humble settlers built farms, clans and towns until they shaped a new nation and its path through history.
A daring man 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 Immortal.” 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 “The Icelandic Trilogy,” a small family with the name Hauksson builds a powerful crime family only to clash with the rising Church.
Writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Rebels, The Massive), with a lineup of acclaimed artists including Fiona Staples (NORTH 40, Saga) and BECKY CLOONAN (GOTHAM ACADEMY), brings his modern, stylish sensibility a thousand years into the past. Collecting issues #20, #29, #35-36 and #42-50, NORTHLANDERS BOOK 2: THE ICELANDIC SAGA is the second of three volumes chronicling the entire NORTHLANDERS saga!
“A well-reserched, richly realized world that illuminates politics and culture without getting bogged down in history-book stuff.”–Entertainment Weekly
Brian Wood is a twenty-year veteran of the comic book industry, and the creator/co-creator and writer of numerous titles, including DMZ, The Massive, Channel Zero, Demo, The Couriers, Northlanders, Rebels, Starve, and Briggs Land.
His work on licensed properties includes Star Wars, The X-Men, Conan The Barbarian, EVE: Online, Supernatural, and Aliens.
He co-wrote the video game screenplay for 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and is currently writing and producing the television adaptation of his Briggs Land series for AMC TV.
He is most known for work dealing with near-future world building, but also for historical fiction, military sci-fi, and female-friendly YA, all with strong identity and socio-political themes.
Brian lives in Brooklyn, NYC with his family.