DC Comics has announced it has made the first issue of Vertigo’s Northlanders available on its website for free.
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
Following the red-hot success of DMZ, Brian Wood’s NORTHLANDERS is a fresh take on the lore of the Vikings. NORTHLANDERS tells the epic tale of Sven, an exiled Viking prince who’s been living the decadent, high life in Constantinople â€” the 11th century’s answer to Las Vegas â€” but now must return to the desolate lands of his birth in the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his vast inheritance. Intending only to take his money and run, he finds more than he bargained for as his former family and friends are enslaved at the hands of Gorm, his ruthless uncle.
What follows is not only a bloody quest to free his people, but also a young man’s struggle to discover where he belongs in a rapidly changing world . . . and what awful sacrifices it will take to make a Prince into a King. Joining Wood on this epic journey is outstanding newcomer artist Davide Gianfelice.