Out This Week: Karl The Viking – Book One

From The Treasury Of British Comics is a new collection of Karl The Viking. This is the first collection of this classic series.

  • CREATIVE TEAM: Ken Bulmer (w) Don Lawrence (a)
  • RELEASE DATE: 19 January
  • PAPERBACK, 240 pages
  • PRICE: £19.99
  • ISBN: 9781786184627

Originally serialised in Lion, Karl the Viking is a sweeping historical fantasy story of an orphaned Saxon boy, adopted and raised by the viking Eingar after his raid on Britain. Upon coming of age Karl succeeds Eingar and leads his tribe into battle in Britain against wild tribes of Picts, and re-connects with his old Saxon family, gaining an ally in his cousin Godwulf, and making an enemy of the Earl of Eastumbria. These fast-paced stories were drawn by Don Lawrence shortly before he revolutionised painted comic art with The Trigan Empire, when he was already a master of pen and ink, and his Karl the Viking series was the pinnacle of black and white comic art.

Available in print from: Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPadAndroid and Windows 10

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