Move over, Conan - Sláine's coming to the US
Monday 9th May 2011
"It's the comic book that changed comic books forever"It's the comic book that changed comic books forever - exquisite painted artwork and imaginative characters creating a breathtaking showcase of the new direction of adult storytelling in comics.
Twenty-one years ago, Pat Mills and Simon Bisley's Sláine: The Horned God took the Celtic barbarian in a stunning new direction.
And now this magical, violent classic is blazing its way to the US in a new hard-cover, slip-cased edition - complete with commentary from Mills, and sketches by Bisley.
Shamelessly displaying the potential for full colour painted artwork, The Horned God spawned thousands of imitators and remains one of 2000 AD®'s greatest exports - a sweeping epic that incorporates Celtic mythology with Game of Thrones-style dynastic politics and good old fashioned barbarian violence.
Writer Pat Mills and artist Simon Bisley are available for interview to talk about the release of the US anniversary edition of Sláine: The Horned God.
Review copies and PDF previews are available.
Please contact Michael Molcher on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hardback, slipcase edition hitting stores 17th May ISBN 978-1-907519-74-1 $25
Sláine the Barbarian - created by Mills and his then-wife, Angie Kincaid - first stomped onto the pages of 2000 AD in 1983, accompanied by the duplicitous dwarf, Ukko, and his faithful stone axe, Brainbiter. Witty, dynamic and unashamedly brutal, the series soon became a fan favourite and went on to feature artwork from some of the top names in the industry - Glenn Fabry, Mick McMahon and Greg Staples. However, Bisley was one of the first to popularise the fully-painted style pioneered by Argentinian artist Alberto Brecchia.
Sláine's saga continues until this day, with Clint Langley's lush computer-based art creating an impressive counterpoint to the slick painting of The Horned God.
Monday 9th May 2011