For 30 years he’s been carving his way through the enemies of the Land of the
Young, and now Sláine the Barbarian is back with a brand new series starting
next week in 2000 AD.
Written by the creator of 2000 AD, Pat Mills, Slaine: The Book of Scars also
marks the return to the pages of the critically-acclaimed comic book of the
biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades – Simon
Bisley, Glenn Fabry, and Mick McMahon.
The story begins in 2000 AD Prog 1844, with Clint Langley’s tribute to the late
Sláine artist Massimo Bellardinelli. This issue comes with variant covers by
Langley and the new ongoing Slaine artist, Simon Davis.
With a combination of authentic Celtic mythology, stunning artwork, and
inventive writing, Sláine Mac Roth and his treacherous dwarf servant Ukko are
some of 2000 AD’s most popular characters.
In Tir Nan Og – the Land of the Young – the barbarian warrior united the tribes
of the Earth Goddess and became the first High King of Ireland. Fighting for the
Goddess in other eras, he returned to his own time to save his people from the
Fomorian sea devils. Now, he’s a wanderer and a sword-for-hire, but is his past
about to catch up with him?
Sláine: Book of Scars will be quickly collected up into a special 30th anniversary
hardback book, due out in November, along with a gallery of Sláine covers and
additional material in a great collector’s item that’s not to be missed by fans of
great storytelling, art and warp spasms everywhere!
It was Bisley’s breakthrough painted work on the incredible Sláine: The Horned
God that brought the character to international attention in the 1980s, and 2000
AD is delighted to have him return to the strip that made his name. Fabry also
cemented his reputation on the strip with incredibly detailed work on Time Killer
and Sláine: The King.