Black Road, Vol. 2
Having located Bishop Oakenfort on the extreme northern coast of Norssk, Magnus The Black moves in on this rogue Vatican outpost with the intent to shut it down. But as formidable a Viking warrior as Magnus is, he is still one man versus a fortress. The epic conclusion to the story started with volume 1's "The Holy North." Collects issues 6 through 10.

Black Road, Vol. 2 Details

TitleBlack Road, Vol. 2
Author
FormatPaperback
ReleaseJul 26th, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN1534302263
ISBN-139781534302266
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics

Black Road, Vol. 2 Review

  • Chris Thompson
    June 20, 2017
    Overall an enjoyable series and a good second half. While the story is sometimes unclear, especially what happens between some of the characters, the artwork is great and there are some pretty exciting moments. It seems this could have been developed more strongly with two more volumes, and Brian Wood and team could have crafted a stronger villain as well, which would serve to raise the stakes for what Magnus the Black faces.As it is, Brian Wood does a nice job of showing a bleak world set far i Overall an enjoyable series and a good second half. While the story is sometimes unclear, especially what happens between some of the characters, the artwork is great and there are some pretty exciting moments. It seems this could have been developed more strongly with two more volumes, and Brian Wood and team could have crafted a stronger villain as well, which would serve to raise the stakes for what Magnus the Black faces.As it is, Brian Wood does a nice job of showing a bleak world set far in the past and what happens when two different religions collide - violence ensues. When it comes to belief in God or gods, humans are very stubborn, and Magnus stands out as the only character in this story able to see the good in both his own pagan beliefs and the new Christian ones invading his land. Whereas most of the characters assailing the massive Christian fortress are doing so to rid the land of this religious invasion, Magnus is doing so to avenge a Christian man placed in his charge who he came to admire and respect. In the end I think Magnus is trying to show that we should pledge our allegiance to the goodness in people rather than an organization that expects blind obedience.
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  • Dave Sammath
    May 31, 2017
    Story wasn't mad, just not a whole ton of dialogue. Really enjoyed the artwork though.
  • Imogene
    June 19, 2017
    Well, that was bleak
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