SOLICITATIONS: The Slaine: Book of Scars

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Marking 30 years of the Celtic barbarian’s adventures, this special anniversary book brings together a new story from creator Pat Mills and the biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades.

Debuting in 1983, Pat Mills and Angela Kincaid’s seminal Celtic hero is one of the most popular British comic book characters ever.

Along with his odious sidekick Ukko the Dwarf, Sláine has endured 30 years of trials across the ages as he has served the Earth goddess, Danu, both as High King of Ireland and as a time-travelling warrior.

This beautiful hardback book is a fitting tribute to three decades of fantasy adventures, infused by Mills with the mythology of Ireland and a healthy anti-authoritarian attitude.

The Book of Scars is a special anniversary story which sees Sláine return to the most pivotal moments of his life where he has to face off against his greatest foes – all beautifully rendered by Mick McMahon, Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, and Clint Langley, the artists who secured the character’s name in the annuls of British comics history and who returned for this special one-off story.

This book also collects every Sláine cover ever to grace the front of 2000 AD, as well as some stunning pin-ups, sketches and rarities. Artists, writers, editors, and famous fans all contribute their own thoughts on what makes Sláine such a great cover star for the legendary British weekly comic.

With a brand new afterword from comedian and writer Graham Linehan, this great collector’s item is not to be missed by fans of great storytelling, art and warp spasms everywhere!

Writer: Pat Mills
Art: Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Mick McMahan, Clint Langley
Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-1-78108-176-1
Diamond Order Code: STK623155
Price: £13.99
Published: 7 November 2013

SLAINE-BOS cover

via 2000 AD