Haha that response was fairly epic Traveller, it sounded like something Oda would come out and say. We all know the things Oda says put him ahead of other shounen mankaka!
As for Vinland Saga I really think it has a lot of potential. I haven't really seen anything covering Norse/Viking folklore and history in manga before this. Excuse me of I offend some people when I say Norse instead of Viking sometimes, I do realise there was more to the Vikings than Norway. If someone can correct me to my mistakes on Viking lore during this discussion I would appreciate the chance to correct my faults.
Yes I am especially polite to Northern European people (I'm polite to people in general) because I have a great deal of respect for them and their traditions, and plan on one day after I make it to Japan to visit several countries up there and experience the culture.
Anyway back to Vinland Saga. I really enjoy the series, I anticipate very eagerly every new release. I do find it a bit tragic when it gets a bit darker later on though, and I can really feel sorry for Thorfinn throughout.