— Entertainment Weekly
— New York Magazine
- David Gianfelice - "Sven the Returned" and "Sven the Immortal"
- Ryan Kelly - "The Cross + the Hammer"
- Dean Ormston - "Lindisfarne"
- Vasilis Lolos - "The Viking Art of Single Combat"
- Danijel Zezelj - "The Shield Maidens"
- Leandro Fernandez - "The Plague Widow"
- Fiona Staples - "The Sea Road"
- Ricardo Burchielli - "Metal"
- Becky Cloonan - "The Girl in the Ice"
- Simon Gane, Matthew Woodson, Marion Churchland - "Thor's Daughter"
- Paul Azaceta, Declan Shalvey, Danijel Zezelj - "The Icelandic Trilogy"
- Amazon Brigade: An interesting example in "The Shield Maidens" in that the three women aren't trained warriors but do a great job of defending themselves
- Badass Beard: Sven grows one in "Sven the Returned" as he comes to accept his identity as a Orkney Viking.
- Badass Grandpa: Sven in "Sven the Immortal."
- Black and Gray Morality:
- Country Matters: "Cunt" is used liberally.
- Downer Ending: The Cross and the Hammer. Turns out Magnus is a delusional murderer, and gets stabbed to death.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Horny Vikings: Completely averted. The comic book is noted for being historically accurate, with not a horn to be seen.
- Yandere: Jens in "The Plauge Widow".