Saturday, October 31, 2009

Northlanders #21

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Leandro Fernandez

Brian Wood's newest epic (and at 8 parts, epic is appropriate) is all about learned discussion of germ theory in millennial Russia. Just to keep things interesting, he's tossed in a plague that's killing tons of people, a widow who coming to terms with her own grief, medieval xenophobia, and a settlement that has committed acts of brutality.

Just as Wood's DMZ started out as a comment on Bush era American policy, 'The Plague Widow' feels very relevant in H1N1-obsessed 2009. I look forward to seeing how this story plays out.

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