Ragnar Rocks On As TV’s ‘Vikings’ Invade Comics
The groundbreaking TV drama Vikings is spinning off into a series from Titan Comics, by Doctor Who comics writer Cavan Scott and former Wolverine artist Staz Johnson. A show like Vikings seems like a perfect fit for comics, and I for one am in favor of comics/television cross-pollination in general. If fans of Vikings want to follow Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha and the rest to comics, that can only be good for the medium. And if it inspires comics fans to check out the TV show, that certainly doesn't hurt either.
From Titan's press release:
Titan Comics is thrilled to announce a new comic book series based on the critically acclaimed television series, Vikings.
The forthcoming comic book series which takes place within the third season and will follow Ragnar Lothbrok as he leads his Northmen on a new saga of glory and plunder. This tale of politics, intrigue, betrayal and sword-swinging combat is penned by best-selling Doctor Who writer Cavan Scott and illustrated by Staz Johnson (Wolverine, Spider-Man).
“I have been a complete Viking geek ever since I visited the Yorvik Viking Centre in York as a kid. After years of reading the sagas of the marauding Northmen I couldn’t wait for the Vikings series. I’ve loved every minute of the first three seasons and am absolutely thrilled to be bringing Ragnar, Lagertha, Rollo, Floki and the rest to the world of comics. I can promise you the same mix of melees, mysticism, blood and treachery as King Ragnar faces his toughest challenges yet. Who will desert him first, his gods or his men?" - Cavan Scott
Vikings will launch in spring 2016.