Straight for the art | The cover of Northlanders #21

Writer Brian Wood unveils the absolutely beautiful cover for Northlanders #21, with art by Massimo Carnevale and by Wood.

I've liked all of the covers for the Vertigo series, but I find this one particularly striking. I'm generally not keen on vertical type, but here I don't mind it as the repositioned logo clears space for the steeple and the crow-filled tree, and visually signals something new (in the case of Issue 21, the beginning of an eight-part arc). You couldn't ask for a better pairing of story title -- "The Plague Widow" -- and art, either.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that Carnevale is downright phenomenal.

Northlanders #21 is set for release in September.

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