Comic Review 196 // SLÁINE: THE KING


Time to get rocking through some Slaine goodies! Slaine: The King continues the story of Time Killer that ended abruptly, in my opinion. So grab an axe, pray to the Earth Goddess and become the King!

Title: Slaine: The King

Author: Pat Mills & Angie Kincaid

Art team: David Pugh, Glenn Fabry, Mike Collins. Letters Steve Potter

Format: Digital Edition

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Book 3 of 17 in the series.

Through the blood of his enemies...he will regain his throne!

From writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law) and artist Glenn Fabry (Preacher) comes a world of mists and magic and the ultimate Celtic warrior, Sláine! This classic tale of sword and sorcery, which makes Conan look like a boy scout, is finally available again, complete with an introduction by Mills and a host of extras.

Exiled from his tribe, Sláine is forced to roam the land of Tir-Nan-Og with his dwarf, Ukko. Ahead of him lie terrifying ordeals that will require all of Sláine's famed warrior strength if he is to return victorious and claim his rightful place as King!

Stories include:

The Tomb of Terror

Spoils of Annwn

Slaine the King

The Killing Field

Slaine the Mini-Series

Plus!

Author Bios

Bonus Material

Gallery

Review

Firstly it is great to get the conclusion from the last book. I was a little annoyed to find that they had split it. But hey, at least I didn't have to wait long. So the story continues with Slaine, Ukko and Nest teaming up with a rag-tag group of warriors and a mysterious Sorcerer. As they progress through the tomb, we discover an Old God is awakening from slumber thanks to the aid of the Cythrons. Of course, Slaine and crew are on hand to save the day but the building dread and the deaths really hit well in this tale.

With the threat passed, for now, we continue onto a trial of Hercules style story as Slaine, Ukko, and Nest travel to a new and strange country, completing tasks that will ultimately lead Slaine to become the King of his people.

But as Slaine returns home, he discovers his people to be enslaved by Northmen. And now prepares to rally his tribes and beat back the invaders. Which seems will be the focal point of the next book.

For the most part, I enjoyed the book, the HR Giger style Cythrons make for a great otherworld villain. This was great, paired with learning about elder races and gods/goddesses. I did, at times, struggle with the artwork, and I found the whole Leyser sword or gun not really needed. But overall a great read that has expanded my Slaine knowledge to no end.

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