Thursday, December 24, 2009

Northlanders #23

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Leandro Fernandez

Wood and Fernandez are doing a great job on the Plague Widow storyline. Where the first two issues were very much focused on Hilda and her daughter, this issue is concerned with the entire town, and how it has been dealing with its self-imposed isolation.

Supplies are running thin, and the winter has been harsh, so when a few abandoned-looking ships get stuck in the pack ice, Gunborg decides to drag them to shore. The ships, of course, are Viking Trojan horses, and soon the town finds itself under attack.

Wood and Fernandez maintain a level of tension throughout this issue. This is strong work.

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