Image Comics has announced Brian Wood and Gary Brown are teaming for a new ongoing Viking tale titled Black Road.
Black Road was previously announced during Image Expo last year, but now we know the release date – April 2016.
Here is how the publisher describes the series:
In BLACK ROAD #1, readers meet Magnus the Black—neither clean nor sober, neither Christian nor Pagan—but a man true to his word. When a ranking official under his care is brutally murdered, he’s prepared to hunt the killers to the frozen tip of Norway, religious war be damned.
“With Northlanders I went strictly historical,” said Wood in a press release. “But here we’re creating this almost heightened take on the Viking times, where Christian conversion was more like a military occupation, with churches dotting the landscape like green zones and there’s this highway of death heading forever northwards…. this is the Black Road. Anything, and everything, can happen on the cold road north.”
Black Road #1 arrives in stores on Wednesday, April 13th.