Black Road leads readers down a dark path

Black RoadWriter Brian Wood and artists Gary Brown and Dave McCaig team up for the all-new, ongoing Viking tale in Black Road, which was first announced during last year’s Image Expo and will be launching from Image Comics this April.

In Black Road #1, readers meet Magnus the Black—neither clean nor sober, neither Christian nor Pagan—but a man true to his word. When a ranking official under his care is brutally murdered, he’s prepared to hunt the killers to the frozen tip of Norway, religious war be damned.

In Northlanders, Wood went a more historical route. With this series he’s taking a heightened take on the Viking times, where Christian conversion was more like a military occupation, with churches dotting the landscape like green zones and there’s this highway of death heading forever northwards…. this is the Black Road. Anything, and everything, can happen on the cold road north.

Black Road #1 (Diamond Code FEB160460) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, April 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 21st.