Northlanders getting axed was a kick to my he-clit. Not the sort of lovely one that follows me being tied up by my Jennifer Lawrence clone, and prior to the candle wax on my nipples. An unsolicited one. It is good news for me then, that Brian Wood intends on continuing Viking stories after the first Universe ended.
It’s been more than five months since Vertigo canceled Northlanders after 50 issues, but writer Brian Wood signaled over the weekend that he hasn’t told his last Viking tale.
“The final volume of the collected Northlanders will be published in December,” he wrote on his blog. “The last monthly comic came out earlier this year. I meant to write some sort of wrap up essay, but it felt like a requiem and honestly I’m not really ready to say goodbye like that. I’ve been missing the book more than I thought.”
He continued, “So I’ve always said that, sure, eventually I’ll write more viking comics. I have plenty of material, and after I let some time pass I’ll get to it. I think once Conan is over — I have about 15 scripts left to write — I’ll start writing this new venture. It may follow the same format as Northlanders or it may not. [...] I know what the story is. I wrote it already as a tv pilot treatment and for awhile I thought it might be a novel and there’s a couple chapters written. I think it probably needs to be a comic. With all these projects I’m taking on, there’s still something missing. This isn’t a eulogy. More like a promise.”