Northlanders, Vol. 5: Metal and Other Stories

Northlanders, Vol. 5: Metal and Other Stories

Brian Wood Riccardo Burchielli Fiona Staples Becky Cloonan / Sep 20, 2019

Northlanders Vol Metal and Other Stories The fifth volume of Northlanders finds DMZ artist Riccardo Burchielli joining Brian Wood s Viking epic Opening in th century Norway Erik a blacksmith meets Ingrid a girl enslaved by corrupt Chris

  • Title: Northlanders, Vol. 5: Metal and Other Stories
  • Author: Brian Wood Riccardo Burchielli Fiona Staples Becky Cloonan
  • ISBN: 9781401231606
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • The fifth volume of Northlanders finds DMZ artist Riccardo Burchielli joining Brian Wood s Viking epic.Opening in 9th century Norway, Erik, a blacksmith, meets Ingrid, a girl enslaved by corrupt Christian missionaries When Erik liberates Ingrid from her captors, they set out to live by the old ways, hoping to find something anything they can feel is their own The CThe fifth volume of Northlanders finds DMZ artist Riccardo Burchielli joining Brian Wood s Viking epic.Opening in 9th century Norway, Erik, a blacksmith, meets Ingrid, a girl enslaved by corrupt Christian missionaries When Erik liberates Ingrid from her captors, they set out to live by the old ways, hoping to find something anything they can feel is their own The Church will not let them go that easily, though, and sets out to bring them back by any means necessary, driving Erik to adopt a scorched earth policy their pursuers.

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      • Brian Wood Riccardo Burchielli Fiona Staples Becky Cloonan

        Brian Wood s history of published work includes nearly thirty volumes of genre spanning original material From the 1500 page future war epic DMZ, the ecological disaster series The Massive, the American crime drama Briggs Land, the blistering youth culture action trilogy The Couriers, and the groundbreaking lo fi dystopia Channel Zero, Wood has a proven track record of marrying socially conscious world building and political commentary with compelling and diverse characters.His indie YA novels Demo, Local, The New York Four, and Mara have made YALSA and New York Public Library best of lists His historical fiction, the Viking series Northlanders and the American Revolution centered Rebels, are benchmarks in the comic book industry.He co wrote the award winning video game 1979 Revolution Black Friday, and is currently adapting his Briggs Land graphic novel series for television at AMC.


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    1. It's funny. The main story in this titled is named "Metal" and while good is the weakest part for me. The two other stories here which one focuses on just a one shot of travelers going to a new land and ending up with a nice twist. The second is at the end when a old man fishing in the icelands finds a dead girl under the ice. This started off mehish but by the end I really felt some strong emotional moments hitting here. The main story here focuses on a Viking slaughtering every Christian he se [...]


    2. Another strikeout in this series I am finding so overrated. This book collects three shorter stories from the Northlanders "universe," though after this volume I think it's safe to say there is no universe. No consistency, no unity. It's just a bunch of random ideas Brian Wood had, damned if they even work together as a whole.My reason for saying this is the story Metal, which is the bulk of this book. Before Metal, Wood's Northlanders was inconsistent in terms of its storytelling, but at least [...]


    3. I LOVED Fiona Staples' story, it was perfectly creepy. Lost interest about half way through the titular Metal (the faces were weird in that one and I don't even know why, but the heavy handed anti-Christianity theme bothered me [though I am not Christian, myself]), though I gained that interest back with The Girl in the Ice.


    4. "Metal" contains the stories of a merchant captain in need of adventure, taking his crew off to distant shores and seeing strange creatures; an old man living in the mountains discovering the frozen body of a young girl beneath a lake; and a Viking Bonnie-and-Clyde taking on the anything Christian in their land. It's this last story that's the longest, taking in 5 issues, while the frozen girl is 2 issues and the merchant captain is a one shot. The book is self-contained so it could be read as a [...]


    5. A very, odd and interesting tale. Erik the blacksmith, from 700AD Norway, decides to resist the encroachment of the Christians. He communes with the old gods, Hulda, in particular and goes to war against the Christians. He meets an albino woman and together they wander around attacking Christian churches and settlements. The story has some really strange things from old gods, to trippy visions and a draugur (Norse mythos undead). It is sometimes hard to tell what is real and what isn't. The artw [...]



    6. Yet another strong entry in the Series by Brian Wood, who's obviously immensely talented. 3 stories in the 5th Volume, Girl in the Ice - about just that, a girl in the ice, and the old man who finds her; The Sea Road - about a ship captain who decides to strike out Westward into the open sea where none have ventured before, and what that brings him and his crew; and Metal, a 5 parter about a young Blacksmith and girl who find themselves together and pillaging/destroying all the Christianity that [...]


    7. I picked this book up mainly because of my love of Black Metal, and the advertised ties between the genre and this book. And those ties are there, the principle story being about a pair of Norwegians who burn churches and kill Christians in defense of native Paganism and the old ways. Varg would be proud. And its a fun story, delivering a sword and sorcery narrative for the most part. Unfortunately, since Christianity eventually won, the author has to do something with the ending. It didn't happ [...]


    8. Seriously this series just keeps getting better and better. I truly appreciate what Wood has accomplished here, jumping around to different time periods and different casts of characters, telling all sorts of tales within this particular culture, location, and era. METAL contains three different stories. All are fairly grim, but they're so damn good you just don't mind. Very sad to hear this series is coming to an end, but I'm excited there will still be a volume or two left for me to read. ;)




    9. Honestly, this one was my least favourite volume. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't like the other volumes.The Sea Road, while being very short, was actually interesting and a bit sad. The main protagonist Dag is an old sailor who seems to never get anything worthwhile out of his adventures in the sea. So he decides to deviate from that path and heads farther into the unknown, further angering his already furious crew, and ends up stranded on the shores of Greenland. He loses half of his crew on [...]


    10. Synopsis: "The fifth volume of Northlanders finds DMZ artist Riccardo Burchielli joining Brian Wood’s Viking epic.Opening in 9th century Norway, Erik, a blacksmith, meets Ingrid, a girl enslaved by corrupt Christian missionaries. When Erik liberates Ingrid from her captors, they set out to live by the “old ways,” hoping to find something – anything – they can feel is their own. The Church will not let them go that easily, though, and sets out to bring them back by any means necessary, [...]


    11. Very good book, really realistic with the pagans killing the Christians, and the last bit was a bit sad how the old man got thrown into jail for a crime he did not commit overall great book art was amazing story that you could follow.


    12. By no means a bad book, this one gets the dubious distinction of being my least favourite "Northlanders" collection. It contains:- A stand-alone issue with art by Fiona Staples (Saga, Vol. 1, Mystery Society) about "the first northman to sail West (as in: to Greenland)". Having reached Greenland, he goes crazy and kills whatever is left, only to be killed himself by the indigenous population.- The five-parter title story METAL, with the supernatural thrown in this time. The Christians were comin [...]


    13. Another solid volume in the best Viking comic around. There are three shorter story arcs included this time. The first is a single issue about a failed attempt at a new trade route that lands the Vikings in Greenland where things don't end well. The second is the longest and details one Norseman's vendetta against the Christians encroaching on his homeland. The third is about an old man discovering a lady in the ice where he usually fishes.The first story, about Greenland, was very interesting f [...]


    14. Collected from issues #29-36:The «Sea Road» is a single-issue story that gives us a look at a Viking boat (the first?) heading West, along the way they encounter a volcanic Iceland, sea-monsters and finally make it to the shores of Greenland going mad all along the way. Too bad, as an interaction with the natives could have made for interesting stories. In «Metal», opening in 9th century Norway, Erik, a blacksmith, meets Ingrid, an albino girl enslaved by corrupt Christian missionaries. When [...]


    15. While the bookend stories are quite good, the title story of this volume is definitely a low-point for the series. The supernatural elements really clash with the gritty, historical realism of past installments, and overall the story just feels like a misguided attempt to cater to meatheaded metal fans who idoloze Manowar and The Sword (not that there is anything inherently wrong with that). On top of that, the art from Burcelli is quite ugly, and not up to the standards he set for himself with [...]


    16. Tackling another key theme from the Viking era, Wood explores the transition of the Viking world into a Christian faith. He sets the story well into the missionary period, so the community and characters are well aware of this new religion, but the majority of Northmen just wish to take advantage of their "neighbours" through trade and commerce rather than convert. Our lead in the story is a troubled young man who refuses to accept the Christians and sees in them a more violent nature due to the [...]


    17. -De lo mejor de la serie hasta ahora, Brian Wood es mejor en numeros unitarios que en sagas largas y deberia saberlo, En METAL un herrero se cansa de los cristianos humillando a su pueblo, sus dioses y alza su espada y empieza a destazar a los seguidores de cristo.Algo confuso el ultimo numero, pero aun asi muy bueno, mientras que LA CHICA EN EL HIELO prometia algo bueno pero se quedo en el camino ( normal en la serie) y en su numero de los vikingos en barco, el arte de Fiona Stapels es cuando m [...]


    18. Hit or miss once again in this series. The opening one-issue story arc was quite well-done. It follows the first journey of a ship of vikings to Greenland, though during the journey things don't necessarily go as planned. The 5-issue Metal story arc was interesting, but underwhelming. Particularly, disheartening was the anti-Christian axe-grinding. "The Girl in the Ice" was another really well-written story, however.


    19. This series is just awesome and keeps getting better. Even though, so far, this is my least favourite volume in the series - it is still much better than many graphic novels I have read and still earns 4 stars. One thing I didn't quite understand though, is in the story with Erik the blacksmith and the albino missionary, how did the man who was chasing them come back to life?? I thought the grave diggers put his physical body in the ground?


    20. The slow conversion of a pagan-warrior culture to Christianity. The author doesn't take a flattering point of view of Christianity, implying that it effectively ruined the proud viking culture. Sure, many tried to resist, but in the end it was futile. Part of Christianity's appeal was first to the peasant class, summing up the the words of Nietzche "it is a religion empowers a slave-master culture"


    21. 'The Sea Road' was a very good tale that transmits the sense of isolation in a norsemen sea trip and how it could lead to madness; beautiful. The core story 'Metal' was sloppy narrated, full of anti-christian discourse sometimes just to have a very clear antagonist, and Black Carl was just your bad of the baddest villain just because; awful, from my POV. The true gem of the book was 'The Girl in the Ice'. Awesome plot, beautifully illustrated and an ending that devastates.


    22. I've yet to read a volume of Northlanders that I didn't love. Brian Wood does such a terrific job making the characters actual people, even in such an unfamiliar setting. The artists are colors are always first rate too. My only complaint is that these would probably look even better on an iPad. For some reason they print awfully dark on the paper that Vertigo chooses to use. Anyway, if you haven't checked out this series you're missing out!


    23. First book read in the Northlanders series. Everything about it reeks of Scandinavian storytelling. Things get ugly and the endings aren't clearly defined. It is possible to look at this book and write it off as being cynical or purposely depressing, but it's so much more than that. It is just life as it truly is, neither good nor bad. Things happen, messes get made, and people move on. It's amazing.


    24. Dva kratší "negerojské" příběhy (speciálně pak dosavadní vrchol celé série The Girl In The Ice) to celé pozvedávají o úroveň výše. Bohužel hlavní příběh Metal je podprůměrné mlácení již v minulých částech dávno vymlácené slámy; tentokrát ovšem poprvé s příměsí magie (nebo šílenství?) a jedním Lobem navrch. Opět jeden versus svět, opět střet starých náboženství s křesťanstvím, opět námět na dva sešity a nikoli pět částí. Navíc je [...]


    25. Couldn't even finish the first story. I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I wasn't in the proper mood, but every time I picked it up I put it right back down again. What an inconsistent series! Think I've learned my lesson about reading good reviews and beginning a book with high expectations. Doesn't matter if it's raved about, if it's not your schtick, you're not going to like it.


    26. There are three stories in this volume. The opening one is mediocre and the ending one was the best. The middle story, and the volume namesake, was sort of a let down the way volume 2 was a let down after the awesome introduction of Sven. Nothing has been as good as Sven, but Vol 4 The Plague Widow came awful close. Metal overall was just okay and nothing I'd recommend.


    27. The series goes strong, and Metal, in particular, is a particularly visceral tale. There's brutality and inhumanity and yet firm belief on all sides of the story, and it's an excellent experience when the protagonist of the tale is someone you're not even sure you should be liking at all (and yet you keep going).


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