Thursday, July 10, 2008

Northlanders #7 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Northlanders #7, about which I write the following sentences: "If you're reading this series, you must know how good it is, but if you're waiting for the first trade, or if you're waiting to see if it lasts before investing in it monthly, how about if I throw a little high concept description at you? What if I say, "Northlanders is 300 meets Braveheart, but with vikings?" Would that interest you? Because that's not too far off from what issue #7 feels like. But it's more than that, too. "300 meets Braveheart" cheapens what Brian Wood and Davide Gianfelice are doing in this series -- it's an oversimplification just to get your attention. Yet, issue #7 in particular has moments that evoke both of those films. (And, yes, I know 300 was a comic before it was a film, but let's keep our comparisons cinematical, shall we?) Northlanders #7 has a group of warriors facing impossible odds, using their shields to create a barricade -- their only hope of survival. It also features the return of the prodigal son, bent on exacting a violent revenge. It's also got plenty of blood and cursing."

Read the entire review HERE.

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