rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read Northlanders in single issues.
It reads like a Burning Wheel campaign run by Thor Olavsrud when the table is in a particularly brutal mood.
In non-indie tabletop RPG jargon, it is a new comics series by Brian Wood, author of DMZ. DMZ left me cold but a new series about vikings was too good to pass up.
I liked it. It was bloody and rather than try to make the language archaic, it just surrendered to modern language, dropped -F- Bombs and not giving a fuck.
Something about the role of women in the series made my head itch but I’ll have to read the arc again to suss out exactly what it was. When I do, I’ll write another review with some more depth to it.