There are only a handful of comics that can legitimately lay claim to having changed British comics and Sláine: The Horned God is inarguably among them. Thankfully, this new edition gives readers the chance to relish Simon Bisley‘s awe-inspiring painted artwork on Pat Mill‘s tale of Irish legends and brutal violence, which caused a sensation when it was first published in the late 1980’s.
One of the most popular stories ever published in the pages of 2000 AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of fascinating characters and saga-like storytelling. Bisley’s stunning work on the series cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt.
The 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!
Needless to say, if you’re a fan of Celtic mythology, this is not a collection that you want to miss out on by any means.
This larger edition restores the artwork to as close to its originally published size as possible, giving the art and epic storyline the chance to breathe, and providing readers with a new opportunity to savor this enthralling, spell-binding tale.
Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication Sláine: The Horned God Collector’s Edition is out in North America on May 26th 2020, and the UK and Ireland on May 28th. A special limited hardcover edition is also available from the 2000 AD web shop, so keep a look out!