Preview: Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition

Out this week from 2000 AD – Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition

There are only a handful of comics that can legitimately lay the claim to being groundbreaking and industry-changing – The Horned God is inarguably among them. Simon Bisley’s painted artwork on Pat Mill’s tale of Irish legends and extreme violence caused a sensation when it was first published in the late 1980s. This larger Collector’s Edition – out in May – restores the artwork to as close to its originally published size as possible, gives the luscious art and epic storyline the chance to breath and provides readers with a new opportunity to savour this enthralling, spell-binding tale.

  • CREATIVE TEAM: Pat Mills (w) Simon Bisley (a) Steve Potter (l)
  • RELEASE DATE: 28 May 2020 (UK) 26 May 2020 (US)
  • PAPERBACK, 208 pages
  • PRICE: UK £19.99 // US $24.99 // CAN $33.99
  • ISBN: 9781781087626
  • DIAMOND: MAR202064

Rediscover one of the most influential graphic novels ever, with the Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition. Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication, this new, larger edition of the bestselling 2000 AD collection, written by industry visionary Pat Mills, features the groundbreaking fully-painted art of comics legend Simon Bisley. One of the most popular stories ever published in the pages of 2000 AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of Celtic mythology, extreme violence, and beautiful artwork. As well as Mills’ fascinating characters and saga-like storytelling, the stunning enormity of Bisley’s work on the series cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt. This deluxe collector’s edition returns us to the mist-wreathed realm of Tír na nÓg, the ancient land suffering under the dominion of the Drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

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