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Northlanders Volume 1: Sven the Returned (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)
     

Northlanders Volume 1: Sven the Returned (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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by Brian Wood
 

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In this first volume collecting NORTHLANDERS #1-8, DMZ writer Brian Wood stabs Viking lore in the face with a fresh take on what it means to be a warrior. Meet Sven, an exiled Viking prince who must return to the desolate lands of his birth to reclaim his vast inheritance upon the death of his father. See why Entertainment Weekly calls it "a well-reserched, richly

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In this first volume collecting NORTHLANDERS #1-8, DMZ writer Brian Wood stabs Viking lore in the face with a fresh take on what it means to be a warrior. Meet Sven, an exiled Viking prince who must return to the desolate lands of his birth to reclaim his vast inheritance upon the death of his father. See why Entertainment Weekly calls it "a well-reserched, richly realized world that illuminates politics and culture without getting bogged down in history-book stuff."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401243364
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Northlanders
Sold by:
DC Comics
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
690,319
File size:
117 MB
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Meet the Author

Brian Wood developed his skills as a comics writer and designer whileworking a string of internet design jobs. Since then he has created aseries of successful comics and graphic novels, most notably DMZ, DEMO,NORTHLANDERS, Channel Zero and The Couriers. In addition to earning himinternational acclaim, these projects have also resulted in four Eisneraward nominations. Brian was also a designer for the video gamefranchise series Grand Theft Auto for Rockstar Games.

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Northlanders, Volume 1: Sven The Returned 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
"A very long time ago...in the lands we call home...these things happened." So begins the first volume of Northlanders, the tale of Sven, a Viking warrior in 980 CE who leaves his plush Mediterranean lifestyle to claim an inheritance from the harsh cold lands of the North. But once there he encounters resistance from his uncle, Gorm, who is unwilling to hand everything over to Sven. Sven begins a one man war against Gorm and his men to get his money and his lands back. Northlanders is a familiar tale of one man against a greater evil, dressed in brutal, vivid Norse clothing. The art is fantastic and explicit, bleeding emotion out in color. The story capitalizes on the hardest, most violent parts of Viking legends. But it has a soul too. Sven is a remarkable character, one worth following into the wilds of the world. Northlanders is a solid addition to the libraries of horror, historical or Viking fans and a good graphic novel for those new to graphics to pick up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid artwork, story leaves something to be desired
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Northlanders is a rough emotional gem from vertigo. Its main character is a untrustworthy narrator and is constantly at odds with his former people and beliefs, and his new belief. Also this series has a structure similar to American Horror Story. So every volume has a brand new cast of characters except for the 3rd volume
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