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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Jen's Pick of the Month

Northlanders The Cross and The Hammer TP

The second NORTHLANDERS collection, featuring issues #11-16, takes place during the tail end of Viking rule in Ireland. A series of mysterious murders and arsons against wealthy citizens leaves the Viking occupiers worried that a potential uprising might ignite. When surprising details involving the crimes are revealed, though, their jobs become much harder! Once again, writer Brian Wood teams with artist Ryan Kelly (Local) for an intriguing, gorgeously rendered peek at the inner workings of society.

One of the many great things about Northlanders is how each trade paperback includes a stand-alone story so you can pick up one and read it in any order you would like. Brian Wood is one of the best newer writers in the industry and shows it with the historically researched Northlanders. While it may not be for kids, the adults are sure to enjoy it!

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