Blood in the Snow is part of Brian Wood’s Viking comic series, Northlanders. It’s a collection of short stories set in different time frames. One is about three women fighting a pillaging horde, one is about a Saxon boy who hates his father and his Nailed God religion, and one is about a duel.
All three of the stories are good, but the duel one is my favourite, probably because it doesn’t show the story, just this fight. The coolness is all about the narrator’s background and context for how these two clan champions are fighting. It oozes research, but also a wry modern tone (with images of the old ultra-violence). So good. Brian Wood just writes awesome stuff and all his artists in here work really well.