A New Viking Discovery in Canada

The potential discovery of another Viking settlement in Newfoundland is thrilling, especially because the site was found from space. It also doesn’t surprise me. The Vinland Sagas end around the year 1000. However, from other sources, such as the writings of Adam of Bremen, we know the Vikings’ activities in Vinland continued into the 13th-century … Continue reading A New Viking Discovery in Canada

On Delving into Marvel Comics’ Thor

On paper, I should love Thor. Norse mythology? The Viking age? Absolutely fascinating to me. I’ve read the Volsung Saga, the Poetic Edda, the Greenland and Iceland sagas. I’ve listened to Wagner’s Ring Cycle in its entirety several times (even though I don’t speak a word of German). Northlanders is a comic I look forward … Continue reading On Delving into Marvel Comics’ Thor

A recent comic purchase… Northlanders #20 DC Comics/Vertigo Written by Brian Wood Art by Davide Gianfelice I love Vikings. Northlanders is a comic about Vikings. (There’s also Image Comics’ Viking, so there’s clearly something in the water.) If you like history, then Northlanders is one of the best comics that you’re probably not reading. It’s … Continue reading