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“The Plague Widow” part 6 of 8. The settlement, driven half into the ground by crushing isolation and starvation, suffers anew in the brutal hands of Gunborg. Hilda, having been spared much of the recent violence, realizes her survival wasn’t by chance, and what she is expected to pay in return is unthinkable.

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.9%


robbydzwonar03/27/10NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.5
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  1. This has been an amazing arc. I really cant think of an arc in Northlanders that hasn’t been, though.

  2. Yea this is the best though.

  3. I can’t believe it’s only been four weeks since the last; I’ve been dying for this one.

  4. I can’t believe there are only three comments here, this arc has been almost amazing so far.  I swear, the majority has NO TASTE!!

  5. I’ve only read the first 10 issues. I’ll be with ya by next week. ; )

  6. I’ve been liking this comic, but honestly there have been some weird flow issues in this issue and the last (Both of which I read today) and some unclear explanations for things. That aside, it’s still a solid book 4/5.

  7. This issue was a bit shaky, and frankly rather dull. It really doesn’t help that 90% of the comic was narration; something that, more often than not in visual mediums, should be avoided like the plague.

  8. Many of the greatest comics have a shitload of narration: The Watchmen.

    This was the best comic I read this week. It established the level of threat for the last two issues and accelerated the collapse of the town.

    This book has been amazing, but I’m off issues at the end of this storyline. Hope they release this book in hardcover some day.

  9. Yeah, rules are made to be broken. However, unless you’re pretty fucking clever and have good reason, it’s generally better to show not tell (and Alan Moore did use it less and less as time went on). At the very least, keep it to a minimum. More often than not it’s a narrative, expositional crutch that sucks a lot life out of something (although comics can handle it better than movies or tv). This issue was setting up things for the final two issue ‘arc’ of this arc, and can’t be expected to be full-on drama constantly. 

    I was probably a bit harsh, the scene in the middle with Boris (after a dozen pages of narration ;D ) was fantastic. 

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